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Orange Flower Water - a particularly fragrant distillation of orange petals that is used sparingly to accent mixed drinks.

 

Oransoda, Lemonsoda, Pelmosoda - fruity soft sparkling drinks made with fresh, natural juice.

 

Orgeat - almond syrup.

 

Oude Meester ginger liqueur - South African ginger liqueur.

 

Oude Meester peppermint liqueur - South African peppermint liqueur.

 

 

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Parfait Amour - a purple liqueur that is flavoured with citrus fruits, cloves and other spices. Name means "Perfect Love".

 

Pastis/ouzo/ojen - a European liqueur that clouds up when mixed with water, hence the name pastis.

 

Pernod - French pastis.

 

Phillips Holiday Nog - egg nog style liqueur.

 

Pimm's - English in origin, this liqueur has a base of London Gin and flavoured with fruit extracts.

 

Pineau de Charentes - a fortified red wine that is similar to port.

 

Pisco - a colourless brandy that is produced in Latin America. Main producers are Peru and Chile.

 

Poire William - a liqueur which is flavoured with Williams pears.

 

Port - a dark dessert wine from Portugal.

 

Pousse-cafe - an after-dinner drink made with liqueurs of varying weights and colours. The liqueurs must be delicately poured into the glass so that several separate layers of liquid are the result.

 

Praline liqueur - a cordial flavoured to taste like buttery pecan pralines.

Prosecco - an Italian sparkling wine.

 

Punsch/Swedish Punch - a rum-based drink to which other forms of alcohol - including wine - are added, together with spices such as cinnamon. It is sweetened and then cask-aged.

 

Punt e Mes - see vermouth.

 

 

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RaspberryLliqueur - a raspberry-flavoured cordial, sometimes called creme de framboise.

 

Rhum Barbancourt - Hatian rum.

 

Rock and Rye - an amber-coloured American liqueur originally made from rye whiskey and rock candy.

 

Rum - a spirit produced from the fermented juices of sugar cane, sugar cane syrup, sugar cane molasses or other sugar cane byproducts. It is traditionally produced in the Caribbean.

 

Rye - a whiskey distilled from a mash containing not less than 51% rye grain, traditionally produced in the United States and Canada.

 

 

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Sabra - Israeli liqueur that is flavoured with Jaffa orange and chocolate.

 

Sake - wine produced from rice.

 

Sambuca - an Italian licorice-flavoured liqueur made from elderberries.

 

Sauternes - A delicate sweet white wine from the Bordeaux region of France, made from grapes that have been infected with noble rot.

 

Schnapps - dry European spirit. Popular flavours include apple, peppermint, peach, black cherry, cinnamon, and wild berry.

 

Scotch - whisky distilled in Scotland, usually from malted barley, broadly divided into 2 types - blended and single-malt.

 

Sherry - a dessert wine from southern Spain.

 

Simple Syrup - a combination of water and granulated sugar that, when boiled, condenses into a clear, sweet syrup - often used in cocktail recipes.

 

Sint Maarten Guavaberry - This liqueur is made from local guavaberries on the island of St. Maarten/St. Martin.

 

Skyy Citrus Vodka - vodka flavoured with lime, lemon, tangerine, orange, grapefruit.

 

Skyy Cosmo Mix - non-alcoholic mix flavored with lime, cranberry, orange.

 

Slivovitz - a European plum brandy whose base fruit is a particular variety of black plum called Madjarka.

 

Sloe gin - a cordial or liqueur whose characteristic flavour is derived from sloe berries.

 

Sour Mash - a blended grain mash used to make whiskeys.

 

Southern Comfort - a fruity American whiskey liqueur.

 

Spumante - Italian sparkling wine.

 

Strega - an Italian liqueur flavoured with citrus fruits, supposedly based on a witches's brew. Name means "witch".

 

Suze - a wine-based liqueur that is flavoured with gentian root.

 

 

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Tarantula Azul - blue tequila.

 

Tequila - a spirit distilled from the agave plant, produced in Mexico.

 

Tia Maria - a deep brown coffee-flavoured drink that has a base of Jamaican rum. Counterpart is Kahlua.

 

Tonic Water - a carbonated beverage containing lemon, lime, and quinine, an alkaloid obtained from the cinchona bark.

 

Triple Sec - a type of curacao liqueur.

 

Tuaca Liqueur - a unique blend of brandy, vanilla, and citrus fruit essences. It is produced in Italy.

 

 

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Van der Hum - a South African brandy-based liqueur which is flavoured with naartjies (tangerine-like orange variety), nutmeg and other spices.

 

Vermouth - an aperitif wine derived from grapes.

 

Vodka - a clear spirit that is generally made from grain, but can be distilled from other starches such as potatoes, corn and beets. Vodkas are commonly flavoured with essences of citrus or other fruits, or spices such as pepper.

 

 

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Whiskey / Whisky - a spirit distilled from fermented grain mash, stored in oak containers.

 

White Magic - a brand of white rum distilled by Caroni in Trinidad.

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