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Bolt from the Blue Agave

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Here we’re on a volcano valley deep in the Aztec land in South America. It is 1000AD. Just look around. As far as the eye can see there are only metl plants. There’s a storm raging over. Suddenly. Tearing the thick cover of clouds, a bolt of lightning zips down and falls on one of the plants. The smoke settles down after a few minutes. One by one, the Aztec people who witnessed the incident steps forward to taste the … Continue reading

Honey, I wanna tell you something. It’s honey!

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How much drunk is drunk? Thomas Love Peacock has a measuring unit. He authoritatively says when a drunkard should call it a day. “He is not drunk who from the floor Can rise again and drink some more But he is drunk who prostrate lies And cannot drink and cannot rise.” What hell of a drink is that? Rum or Brandy? Whiskey or Vodka? Honey, I wanna tell you something. It’s honey! Peacock didn’t have any other drink in his … Continue reading

When America went Dry

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Oh, yes, yes. Let us ban it. Let us drain our kegs empty. Let the employees of Beverages Corporation find something else for a job. Let us pitch the last bottle of rum to the Arabian Sea and declare our land dry and truly His own. But wait. Statistics from history somehow predict a grim future. Banning the hot liquid is not easy as one might imagine. King Barebista of Trace tried it in 50 BC . Six years later … Continue reading

Lethal Games

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Today we are on our way to meet the most potent alcohols in the world, the most dangerous ones in terms of ‘kicks’ they deliver. Know them only from a distance. Absinthe Known as the Green fairie, Absinthe was banned in many countries once because of its alleged hallucinogenic properties. A favourite of writers, artists and musicians the drink has a cult following all the time. The anise-flavoured drink is made from the flowers and leaves of wormwood. Try the … Continue reading