Sabtu, 02 April 2011



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Sake is a Japanese alcoholic drink derived from fermented rice. Often also referred to as rice wine. written translation of sake-making process set out in the first book about the year 700 AD. In Japan, the word "sake" means "alcoholic beverages". In some regional areas can have other meanings. In southern Kyushu, sake is a distilled beverage. In Okinawa, sake refers to shōchu made from sugar cane.

Sake has a smell similar to a tape of rice. water-based beverage of fermented rice often served with sushi or other Asian snacks. Sake is delicious served warm or cold, usually expressed in sakazuki (small cups flat, like a sauce), ochoko (small cups), or placed in a masu (wooden box). 

Sake is also commonly used in traditional Japanese ceremonies.

How to make Japanese SAKE :
Japanese sake is produced through three stages involving the fermentation of rice koji yan has been overgrown with mold, which is a mixture of seeds followed by the start of low temperature sterilization process. The use of early varieties are very important because it can provide an opportunity for fermentation simultaneously, either in time or period Moromi Three main stages are:
  • koji making
  • motto making
  • the mass production moromi 

Rabu, 30 Maret 2011

B r e n n i v í n


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If you can sip this drink without wincing, you're stronger than most people of Iceland have ever tasted. Scandinavian liquor made from fermented sweet potatoes soft, and plant seeds. These drinks are usually accompany two delicious nan antique dishes such as rotten shark meat (rotted shark meat then baked and dried in the sun to dry so that the poison is lost) and hakarl (fermented shark meat).

Brennivín (BREN-nih-veen) is a brand of schnapps that is considered to be Iceland's signature liquor. It is made from fermented potato mash and is flavoured with caraway seeds. It is sometimes called svarti dauði ("Black Death").
At times it is drunk as a "chaser" after sampling "hákarl", which consists of putrefied shark flesh, to mask the fish's taste. The word brennivín literally translates into English as 'burning wine', and comes from the same root as brandy, namely brandewijn which has its roots in the Dutch language (also compare German Branntwein).

Despite its unofficial status as national beverage and a traditional drink for the mid-winter feast of Þorrablót, many Icelanders do not regularly drink it. The drink has a strong taste and high alcohol content (37.5% ABV), and carries an equivocal reputation: despite the fact that Iceland levies huge taxes on most alcoholic beverages, brennivín is actually one of the moderately priced liquors available in the national alcohol store, Vínbúð, and is thus often associated with alcoholics.

Brennivín is similar to Scandinavian Akvavit, especially the Danish variety, called brændevin. In Swedish it is called brännvin, and in Norwegian brennevin. The steeping of herbs in alcohol to create Schnapps is a long-held folk tradition in all Scandinavian countries. Brennivín is featured in the Halldor Laxness novel Iceland's Bell.

The label used to have the letters ÁTVR inside the circle but now it has been replaced by a coastal outline of Iceland.

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A traditional drink of Cuba has become a favorite drink in America. The original mix of Roma, leaves of Mint, sparkling water, juices and canned sweet. However, the production process has been changed by adding fruit such as blueberries, raspberries, peaches and pomegranates.

A Mojito is usually made of five ingredients: white rum, sugar (usually sugar cane), lemonade, soda water, and mint. The combination of sweet, fresh lemonade and mint rum is intended to cover the rough effect. With drinks that are very popular as a summer drink in the Western World.

When making a Mojito, lemon juice is added sugar and mint leaves. This mixture is then gently crushed pelumat. Mint to be only lightly hurt release its oil and should not be sliced into small pieces. Then drink rum and mix gently dissolves sugar and mint leaves are picked up from the bottom of the glass to make it more beautiful. Finally, this drink with ice and add soda water. Mint lemonade and a piece of glass used to decorate.


Type               : Cocktail
Primary alcohol 

by volume          : Rum
Served             : On the rocks; poured over ice
Standard garnish   : sprig of mint

                    (Yerba buena in the original recipe)
Standard drinkware : Collins glass IBA 

specified ingredients :

  • 4.0 cl White rum
  • 3.0 cl Fresh lime juice
  • 3 sprigs of Mint
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • Soda Water
Preparation       : Mint sprigs muddled with sugar and 
                    lime juice. Rum added and topped 
                    with soda water. 
                    Garnished with sprig of mint leaves. 
                    Served with a straw.


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