Interesting facts about cider

Cider, hard apple cider, or hard cider is an alcoholic drink made from fermented apple juice. Cider is popular and widely available in the United Kingdom. It is also popular in many Commonwealth countries, such as Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Aside from the UK and its former colonies, cider is popular in other European … Read more

Interesting facts about absinthe

Absinthe is an alcoholic drink made from grand wormwood (Artemisia absinthiumd) and a range of other herbs such as fennel, anise, melissa and hyssop. Actual recipes have always varied by country and manufacturer, as has the quality of each absinthe brand. Absinthe traditionally has a natural green color but may also be colorless. Traditionally, the … Read more

Interesting facts about rum

Rum is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane by-products, such as molasses or honeys, or directly from sugarcane juice, by a process of fermentation and distillation. Sugarcane was first introduced to the Caribbean in 1493 by Christopher Columbus. The first distillation of rum took place on the sugarcane plantations of the Caribbean in the … Read more

Interesting facts about gin

Gin is a clear alcoholic spirit which derives its predominant flavour from juniper berries (Juniperus communis). The name gin is a shortened form of the older English word genever, related to the French word genièvre and the Dutch word jenever. All ultimately derive from juniperus, the Latin for juniper. A juniper berry is the female … Read more