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catherine alchohol factoids
It's said that chugging alcohol isn't good for you, but sometimes it's necessary.

The cocktail "Nikolaschka" is an example of this. It uses cognac, lemon, coffee and sugar, but...

First, you put the lemon, coffee, and sugar in your mouth, then you take a big swig of the cognac!

Of course, you can't even talk until you drink it all. It's necessary to chug it.

But cognac contains 40% alcohol, so those with low tolerances should not attempt this.

Liquor is usually consumed for the purposes of getting drunk, but some cocktails exist for the opposite reason.

One such cocktail is the Prarie Oyster, made to fix hangover.

The recipe is Worcestershire sauce, tomato juice, vinegar, pepper and a raw egg.

It's meant to be swallowed in a single gulp, so that the yolk remins unbroken.

Who thought this up in the first place!?
Whisky is made from grains, brandy is made from fruit.

"Do you know what the strongest distilled alcoholic beverage in the world is?

The strongest alcoholic beverage in the world...is spirytus or rectified spirit, a vodka made in Poland.

It is distilled more than 60 times. It is...190 proof!

But apparently, locals do not drink it. They use it to make homemade liquers, dipping fruits in it."


Refined sake is made by filtering nigori sake but did you know another strange ingredient is added at this time?

Ash is added. It's said that a sake master in the Edo period put ash into the sake to take out his anger.

This is the unexpected success story behind this delicacy.


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