Drinks that start with the A. I have put together the list of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks beginning with the letter A. Get ready to learn something new today!
After my last post about fruits starting with the letter A, I suggest that you read you give it a read because there is a lot of interesting information to be found about fruits as well as other types of drinks that start with the letter A.
I thought to research and collate my findings on drinks that start with A for your learning and reading pleasure. I have looked into the following alcoholic drinks and non-alcoholic drinks. let's get on with it!
Drinks that start with A
The first drink of our Drinks Starting with the letter A is the Aperol Spritz.
Aperol Spritz is a very popular aperitif cocktail in Italy. It's an improved version of Prosecco Spritz, but instead of adding sparkling water to the white wine, Aperol is added.
Origin: Aperol was founded in 1919 by the Barbieri brothers. It became an official ingredient of the Spritz in 194 launched at Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy.
The second drink of our Drinks Starting with the letter A is also an alcoholic one
Amaretto is a well-known Italian almond-flavored liqueur. It is made with 1 part of Aperol and 3 parts of Prosecco or Champagne
origin: Italy, The liqueur was invented around 1705 by a young Venetian named Maria Teresa. Her husband, Domenico, who ran an inn called "Osteria del '34" (osteria meaning "wine bar"), had nothing to do with the number 34 but rather derived from the family name of the royal house of Savoy) in Saronno, Lombardy, near Milan) asked her to create a new dessert for which she used an almond liqueur recipe she knew from her hometown.
Absinthe is a Greenish colored beverage with a strong aromatic flavor of licorice which is derived from the distillation of the essential oil from certain herbs.
Fact about absinthe: do you know it was banned for many years as it was believed that the herb which is used in this drink causes madness and blindness? Absinthe has been banned from 1799 to 1915.
origin: Absinthe has a long history with roots in the Switzerland, French & Czech cultures.
Agua fresca, literally "fresh water" in Spanish, is a beverage made from fresh fruit juice such as lemon, watermelon, lime water, and sugar or honey.
Agua fresca is a non-alcoholic drink but you can add alcohol such as vodka or gin to it if desired
Atole is a hot, thick drink usually made from corn flour. It has been part of Latin American cuisine since at least Aztec times.
The Arab word "al-Khawali" refers to the hulled and roasted barley grains that were originally used for preparing Atole.
The Spaniards later replaced these with wheat flour, milk, and sugar. Atole is a popular drink during Day of the Dead and Las Posadas
Origin: Pre Columbian Mexico
It is a brand of tequila, Anejo tequilas are aged for a minimum of 2 to 3 years. It is Made from 100% Blue Agave, aged in wood barrels, it is refined and smooth in flavor. Añejo uses the Solera System that is similar to Sherry.
Amaretto Sour Probably the most popular drink associated with the letter A. is made with amaretto almond liqueur, lemon juice, and sugar or sweetener.
Origin: Alberini family invented Amaretto di Saronno in Saronno, Italy around 1705
Amontillado is a variety of sherry wine that has been fortified by the addition of brandy.
Origin: Montilla, Spain
Americano is an aperitif cocktail. It is made by adding seltzer water to Americano, which is a high-proof, slightly bitter Italian apéritif wine. It should not be mistaken for the similarly named cocktail, the Americano (cocktail), which is made with sweet vermouth and club soda, and cafe americano which is drip coffee with hot water.
Americano origin: Piedmont, Italy
Antica Formula (meaning "old formula") is a type of Italian sweet vermouth which was first produced by Carpano in the late 18th century in Turin.
It is used in making these popular cocktails negroni and Manhattan
Antica Formula origin: Piedmont, Italy
Appletini is a variant of the classic martini cocktail made with green apple liqueur and garnished with a slice or wedge of Granny Smith apples.
Origin: NYC,NY USA in 1990s.
Ananas Sour is a drink made of pineapple juice and rum, which was quite popular in the 1970s. It often used dark rum and sometimes lime juice was added for tartness. This cocktail has been around since the mid-1950s; it is very similar to Piña Colada with a little more tropical taste.
Origin: Puerto Rico
Aperol is an Italian Aperitivo Bitter, flavored with herbs and fruits, that produces a beautiful orange color in cocktails.
Aperol Origin: 1919 | Padua, Italy- Produced by Barbieri SPA
Arrack is a term used in spirits for the wines that are produced by the distillation of fermented rice, sugarcane juice, or molasses.
It is also known as "Arak" in Arab countries. The word "Arrack" came via Dutch from the Malayalam language
Origin: Sri Lanka
Applejack is the oldest licensed (by the Pennsylvania Colony) distilled spirit in America. It is a strong, straight liquor made from apples. The name comes from "jacking", a way of producing alcohol by freeze distillation which was later replaced by the more efficient method of heat distillation.
Applejack origin: USA- Produced by Laird & Company
Apple cider is the name for an alcoholic beverage produced from apples. Cider alcohol content varies from 1.2% ABV to 8.5% or more in traditional English ciders, and 3.5% to 12% in continental Europe. this rink should not be mistaken for apple cider vinegar
Origin: England- Produced by Aspall Cyder Company
Aquavit or Akvavit is a flavored spirit that is principally produced in Scandinavia. The taste of the drink can range from sweet to spicy, and it is often associated with Christmas.
Apple juice is the unfermented juice of the apple. It is made by squeezing apple pulp or crushed apples to extract its juice. Apple cider is different than apple juice in that it is fermented.
Ale is a type of beer brewed using a warm fermentation method, resulting in a sweet, full-bodied, and fruity taste. The alcohol content of the Ales typically varies from 3% to 6%.
Conclusion: I hope you have enjoyed reading this post as much I did putting them together. How many of these drinks beginning with the letter A do you know already?
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