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The Basics Each Bar is different and will require different spirits to make the drinks required by its customers but the basic spirits should be found in every bar. There are different classifications of spirits available in each category of spirit.
Types of Spirits Vodka Gin Whiskeys/Whisky Rum Tequila Brandy
Vodka Types Brands Grain Wheat Potato Molasses flavored Cheap/House Brands $10 Smirnoff - US Svedka - Sweden Average Brands $20 Finlandia - Finland Reyka - Iceland Skyy - US Absolut - US Expensive/Premium $30 + Grey Goose - France Three Olives - England Luxury/Premium $50+ Belvedere – polish IDOL - France (grapes) Stoli Elit - Russia
Vodka History/FactsFlavor/Service Originated in Russia Mainly from Eastern Europe Colorless Most are tasteless and odorless. Better served in mixed drinks
Gin History/FactsFlavor mixed oil of Juniper berries with grain alcohol called genever (French for Juniper) Herbs and spices
Gin TypesBrands London Dry Gin Plymouth Gin Old Tom Gin Genever or Hollands Aristocrat - US Barton - US Glenmore - US Gordon's - US McCormick - US Beefeater - England Bombay Sapphire - England Mercury - England Tanqueray - England Van Gogh- Holland Magellan – France
Whisky or Whiskey History/FactsFlavor/Service The Scotts and Canadians spell whisky without the "e", while the Irish and Americans spell it with an "e" as in whiskey. Whisky can be called Whisky only when it matured for a minimum of 3 years in oak casks. A whisky stops maturing after it is bottled)
Whisky or Whiskey TypesBrands Single malt whisky: is a 100% malted barley Blended: is a mixture of single malt whisky Bourbon: must be made of a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn Jameson Dewars White Wild Turkey Glenlivet Johnnie Walker Jim Beam Black Jack Daniels Chivas
Rum History/FactsFlavor/Service Most rum produced is made from molasses or sugarcane “Liquid Gold of the Caribbean”
Rum Types Brands Light Rum: white or silver/light and sweet Golden/ Rum: light bodied / smooth and dry Dark Rum: full bodied / darker, sweeter / strong flavor and smell Spiced Rum: white, golden, or dark Rums /contain spices or fruit flavors. (Rum punches) Bacardi Silver - Puerto Rico Ron Abuelo Anejo - Panama Pusser's British Navy Dark - Trinidad Appleton Estate Jamaica Captain Morgan - Puerto Rico VooDoo - Virgin Islands Cruzan - banana, black cherry, citrus, coconut, guava, mango, pineapple, raspberry, vanilla Malibu - banana, coconut, mango, pineapple
Tequila History/FactsFlavor/Service The town of Tequila was founded in 1656 Tequila is an agave-based spirit made primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila Tequila is only made in Mexico
Tequila TypesBrands Mixtos Silver or Blanco/White Tequila Gold or Joven Tequila Reposado Tequila 100% agave Añejo Tequila Cabo Wabo Patron Don Julio Jose Cuervo Margaritaville
Aperitifs and after dinner drinks light, most often dry, alcoholic beverage meant to spark the appetite or served after dinner to help digest. Can be drunk neat, w/water or with ice. CAMPARI VERMOUTH Vermouth comes in both white (dry) and red (sweet) versions, and the best-known vermouth producers are Italian (Martini & Rossi, Cinzano) and French (Noilly Prat). Both dry and sweet are wine-based, herb-infused drinks. Vermouths Bitters Aniseed (anises) White wine Dry champagne Ports
White Russian Ingredients: 2 oz Vodka 1 oz Coffee liqueur Light cream Mixing instructions: Pour vodka and coffee liqueur over ice cubes in an old fashioned glass. Fill with light cream and serve.
Campari & Club Soda Ingredients 2 oz Campari 2 oz club soda Mixing instructions: Pour campari and club soda over ice and stir.
Irish Peck Shot Ingredients ¾ Jameson Irish Whiskey ¼ Lime Juice Mixing Instructions Fill up an old fashioned shot glass with 3/4 oz. of Jamesons Irish Whiskey, top off with 1/4 oz. of lime juice, garnish with a lime twist, and serve.
Whisky: Scotch Malt whisky 100% malted barley Expensive production Strong flavor Recommended to be drunk neat A Single Malt Scotch Whisky is the product of one specific distillery and has not been mixed with whisky from any other distilleries.
Whisky: Scotch Grain Whisky Blend of various grains Can be blended with malt to produce deluxe blend or standard Good for mixed drinks and cocktails or alone
Whisky: Irish whisky Oldest whiskey in the world Maturation for a minimum of five years Only whiskey to be triple distilled Has a sweeter flavour Some may be drunk neat or with mixer