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The most popular alcoholic beverages in the world

Drinking alcohol negatively affects the state of the body. Alcohol abuse can lead to unpredictable consequences and serious pathologies. But all thes ...
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calendar_month 03/08/2023

Drinking alcohol negatively affects the state of the body. Alcohol abuse can lead to unpredictable consequences and serious pathologies. But all these factors have no effect on the popularity of these products. Alcohol production is one of the biggest productions. The volume of alcohol production worldwide is staggering, and new types of alcoholic beverages are emerging with surprising regularity. Most countries have laws to regulate their production, sale and consumption. However, alcoholic beverages are legal in most parts of the world. The sale of the alcoholic beverages industry in the world was 1500 billion dollars. These drinks are divided into three main groups of beers, wines and distilled drinks. Alcoholic beverages obtained by fermenting barley are considered beer, those obtained by fermenting grapes are wine, and those obtained by fermenting grains and fruits and then distilling them to increase the alcohol content are beverages such as whiskey and vodka.  After trying to understand the facts and develop the myth, you will find two of the most popular alcoholic beverages in the world:

  • Vodka: Vodka is traditionally made from fermented potatoes or grains. Some brands prepare it from other ingredients such as fruit or sugar. One of the most widely consumed and popular alcoholic drinks is vodka, which is either neat or consumed in cocktails such as Martini, Bloody Mary and Cosmopolitan.
  • Beer: Beer is the most widely consumed and oldest alcoholic beverage and the most popular beverage in the world after water and tea. Beer is the result of fermentation of starch and basically all types of grain, although mostly barley is used, but rice, corn and wheat are also used. Most of the bitter taste of beer is due to hops, which are also a natural preservative, although in some cases beer also contains other flavors such as vegetables and fruits. References to the production and distribution of beer can be found in some of the oldest known writings.
  • Cognac: This alcoholic drink should contain less than ninety percent of Tribiano, Full Blanc or Columbar grapes and the rest of ten selected grape varieties. However, most cognacs are made from Tribiano. Then the resulting wine is distilled twice in special copper stills and then stored in French oak barrels for three and a half to four years. The drink obtained in this way is called cognac.
  • Whiskey: Whiskey is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage that is usually prepared from fermented grain mash, including barley, corn, rye, and wheat. The distinct flavor of the drink is obtained after fermentation in charred white oak wood. The whiskey aging process stops after bottling from the cask. There is up to 40% alcohol in a good whiskey.
  • Brandy: Brandy is the spirit of wine that has not yet lost the taste of the original fruit that made the wine. Brandy is a shortened form of Brandywine and is derived from the Dutch word brandewijn, which means burnt wine. Its alcohol content is 40-60% ethanol and it is mostly consumed as an after-dinner drink. This liquor is obtained from the distillation of wine or the pulp left over from dewatering the grapes and then kept in wooden barrels for a while until it acquires a brown color. Sometimes caramel is added to change the color of the final product and to save aging time.
  • Absinthe: Absinthe is a distilled beverage with a high percentage of alcohol obtained from the distillation of anise, absinthe, or fennel. Absinthe usually comes in a natural green color. The drink is hallucinogenic. Consumption of this liquor is prohibited in Canada. In some cases, absinthe is mistakenly called liquor. Unlike other alcoholic beverages that are poured into a bottle and drunk, due to its high alcohol content, it must be diluted with water when drinking.
  • Gin: It is a distilled and aromatic alcoholic drink that is obtained from the berry fruit of a mountain pine tree called juniper. Making gin is considered more of a traditional profession and industry and it is obtained from the distillation of the fruit of the juniper tree, which is a type of mountain cedar. The minimum alcohol content is about 40%.
  • Tequila: It is a distilled alcoholic drink made from the blue agave plant. Tequila is usually served as a shot with salt and lime in Mexico. Tequila should be between 35 and 55 percent alcohol (US 70 to 110). Its color is transparent, brown or golden.

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