T, V, W, Y Drinks Glossary

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Tequila a spirit made from the fermented sap of the agave plant; the special variety used grows in an area around and neighboring the town of Tequila.

TTia Maria (BN) a strongly-flavored coffee liqueur based on rum and made in Jamaica. Kahlua and other coffee liqueurs can be used as substitutes.

Triple –sec orange liqueur based on orange peel and spirit; one of the best of the curacao s (see curacao). Made by a number of producers but best known under the brand names Cointreau and Grand Marnier.


Van den Hum (BN) a South African liqueur made from local oranges and herbs.

vVermouth a wine flavored with herbal extracts (15-18d). All vermouth are based on white wine and the dark ones are colored with caramel: Dry (often called French) very dry and pale with not more than 40g (11/2 oz.) sugar per litre (1 ¾ pints) . Sweet white , much sweeter, more scented- 150g (5oz) sugar to a litre (1 ¾ pints). BN Carpona, Cinzano, Dolin (Chambery), Gancia, Martini, Noilly Prat, Ricadonna etc.

Verschnitt a German word for a mixture of neutral alcohol and brandy.

Verbena (verveine) liqueur (BN)O a herb liqueur made in southwest France; the yellow variety is sweeter and smoother than green. BN Verveine du Vellay.

Vielle Cure (BN) a liqueur from the Gironde made of brandy and Aromatic herbs.

Violette, crème de a liqueur made from violet petals.

Vodka a spirit with a little flavor, originating in Poland (40d). Vodka is distilled from fermented cereals and from other raw materials, and is rectified with herbs to produce a discreetly flavored alcohol. BN Finlandia, Smirnoff, Stolichnaya, Wiborowa, Zubrowka.


Whiskey/ Whisky see Bourbon, Canadian whisky, Irish whiskey, Rye< Scotch.
Williamine a sweetened blend based on pear brandy.


yYvette, crème de a liqueur made from violet petals.

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