A spirit is also known as hard Liqueur which is also known as liquor, cordials or schnapps, is an alcoholic drink that is made from a distilled spirit that has been flavored with fruit, cream, herbs, spices, flowers or nuts. It is bottled with an added sweetener such as sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. They are generally sweet and not aged like other spirits. They can be drunk... More or hard Alcohol is an colorless organic flammable liquid that is intoxicating if ingested. It is the same intoxicating agent in "alcoholic" drinks such as beer, spirits, wine and others. There are several types of alcohol but in culinary arts we usually exclusively refer to the type named ethanol. To make ethanol one usually needs to ferment a sugar solution by the... More refers to a distilled beverage that contains no added Sugar is a sweet soluble crystalline substance obtained from various plants. Most commonly from the sugar cane and sugar beet. Basically, it consists of sucrose and used as a sweetener in food and drink. The table or granulated sugar most customarily used as food is the one generally referred to as sugar in culinary terms. They are available in white... More and has at least 20% Alcohol is an colorless organic flammable liquid that is intoxicating if ingested. It is the same intoxicating agent in "alcoholic" drinks such as beer, spirits, wine and others. There are several types of alcohol but in culinary arts we usually exclusively refer to the type named ethanol. To make ethanol one usually needs to ferment a sugar solution by the... More by volume. Spirits are differentiated from beverages such as Beer is brewed by fermenting starches which are mainly derived from cereal grains. The most common being malted barley. Other common ones are wheat, maize, and rice. Beer is the most commonly consumed alcoholic beverage. Beer is usually flavored with hops and usually contains about 4% to 6% volume of alcohol. It comes available in cans and bottles. In bars... More, Wine is an alcoholic drink made from fermented grapes, however, it is not uncommon to find wine made from other fruits such as plums and cherries. These wines are usually named after the fruit of substance from which they are made from. Grains such as rice can also be used. The most common variants are red, white and rose. With... More, and Cider also called hard cider in North America is an alcoholic drink made by fermenting juice of the apple with added sugar. The best variety for making this drink is the cider apple. Usually, the end product is bottled and ends up a carbonated drink. Calvados and Applejack are drinks that are further distilled from cider. It can also be... More which are not distilled.
Spirits can be served neat (with no additives, on the rocks (with ice), Up (shaken or stirred with ice and strained), Blended or Frozen with ice, With as Mixer as in a A cocktail is a drink that contains three or more ingredients one of them being alcohol. Traditionally they are a mixture of spirits, sugar, water, and bitters. A drink of soda or juice and spirit is a highball while a spirit and liqueur mix is a duo or trio with a mixer such as juice or soda added. This differs... More or diluted with water.