B’s Drinks Glossary

By on February 11, 2016 in Drinking with 0 Comments


B & B  a ready prepared liqueur combining Benedictine and brandy (43o)

Barcardi a famous Caribbean firm of rum producers best known for its light white rums.

Baileys Irish Cream a Cream liqueur based on Irish Whiskey flavored with chocolate

Banane, creme de a liqueur made from spirit and bananas

Banyuls  a sweet red wine (vin doux naturel) form Roussilon in the southwest of france


Bilberry (myrtille) liqueur or creme, based on bilberry and spirit (not much used in cocktails)

Bitters concentrated essences or drinks made from roots, fruits and peel, commonly gentian, quinine and orange, macerated in spirits. Concentrated bittins include Angostura, Peychaud, Underberg, and bitter aperitifs include Amer Picon, Campari Fernet Branca

Blackberry (mure) liqueur based on ripe fruit and spirit and very popular in northern Europe (Kroatzbeere in Germany and Jerzyvowka in Poland)

Blend applied particularly to whisk (e) y on both sides of the Atlantic. It describes Scotch which is a mixture of a malt and a grain whiskey; and American whiskey which is a mixture of straight whiskeys or of whiskey and a neutral spirit. Blended rye is a mixture of whiskeys coming from several distilleries.

Borovicka a kind of gin from Eastern Europe

Borkha a brandy made from figs in Tunisia

Bourbon American whiskey originally made in Bourbon County, Kentucky, BN Barclay’s, Foure Roses, IW Harper, Jim Beam, Kentucky, Gentleman, Old Charter, Old Forester tc.

Brandy a spirit distilled from any fruit but particularly the grape

Byrrh  an aperitif based on red wine and flavored with quinine and orange peel.

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