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Peach Bitters:
Peach Bitters are a contemporary interpretation of a classic style of bitters. Fresh and fruity with a delicate peach nose, balanced with hints of almonds and backed up with spices and balanced bitter nuances. Try puting a few drops on top of a "Bellini" cocktail. (more)
Perrier Water:
Perrier is a naturally sparkling mineral water sourced from a spring in Vergèze, France. Originally called Les Bouillens, the spring has been used as a spa resort since Roman times. (more)
Peychaud Bitters:
Originally created around 1830 by Antoine Amédée Peychaud, a Creole apothecary from the French colony of Saint-Domingue, now Haiti, who settled in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1795, is distributed by Sazerac. It is a gentian-based bitters, comparable to Angostura bitters, but with a lighter body, sweeter taste and more floral aroma. Peychaud's Bitters is an important component of the Sazerac Cocktail. It is now produced by the Buffalo Trace Distillery of Frankfort, Kentucky. (more)
Piccolo:
A bottle size usually referring to champagne. It holds 200 ml, equivalent to 2 standard drinks glasses. (more)
Pick-Me-Up:
A drink designed to balance the body after de-hydration, usually due to a hangover.
Pimms:
Is a brand of fruit cups, but may also be considered a liqueur. It was first produced in 1823 by James Pimm. (more)
Pitcher
:
A jug-like container usually used for water or sangria.
Plymouth:
Refers to a style of gin made in Plymouth, England. (more
Poitín:
Poitín (anglicized as poteen or potcheen) is a traditional Irish distilled, highly alcoholic beverage (60%-95% Alc/Vol). Poitín was traditionally distilled in a small pot still and the term is a diminutive of the Irish word pota, meaning "pot". Traditionally distilled from potatoes, it is one of the strongest alcoholic beverages in the world, and for centuries was illegal in Ireland. Today it is produced from distilled malted barley or grain.
Porter:
A heavy, dark-brown, strongly flavoured beer. The dark colour and strong flavour comes from roasted malt. Usually higher in alcohol than regular beers.
Potable:
Any beverage, particularly those containing alcohol.
Prince Charles Coffee:
A liqueur coffee made with Drambuie, sugar and topped with cream.
Product:
Ingredients you use when making drinks. (more) (see list)
Proof:
The measure of the strength of the alcohol. One (degree) proof equals one-half of one per cent of alcohol. For example, 100 proof equals 50% alcohol.
Proprietorial Liquors:
Proprietary brands are single name products for individual recognition exclusive to only one maker and tend to be of better quality and higher in alcoholic volume than standard generic liqueurs. (more)
Puff:
A drink made from equal parts spirit and milk, topped up with soda. Usually served in the afternoon.
Punches:
Citrus juices with two or more liquors or wines and usually served cold. Hot punches use milk, eggs and cream.
Punt e Mez:
An Italian vermouth created by the Carpano distillery in Turin. (more)
Rickeys:
Made with lime, cracked ice, soda or any carbonated beverage
and whiskey, gin, rum or brandy. Served with the rind of lime. Similar to a Collins or sour.
Rimmed:
To coat the top of a glass with sugar or salt. This is done by dipping the rim of the glass in lemon or egg white and then dipping into whatever substance needed. The most common of these cocktails is the Margarita.
Roman Coffee:
A liqueur coffee made with Galliano, sugar and topped with cream.
Rose Port:
Rose port is a very recent variation on the market, first released in 2008 by Poças and byCroft, (more)
Royale:
French term usually used when champagne is exchanged for a table wine top-up in a cocktail. Example is "Kir Royale" where a normal "Kir" where crème de cassis is normally topped-up with white table wine is replaced by champagne.
Royale Coffee:
A liqueur coffee made with Cognac, sugar and topped with cream.
Ruby Port:
Ruby port is the cheapest and most extensively produced type of port. (more)
Rum:
Made by distilling the fermented juice of sugar cane, cane syrup and molasses. It is bottled and sold at 80 proof US.. Aged in uncharred barrels, it picks up very little colour. Caramel is added to create dark rums. Most rums are a blend of several kinds. (more)
Russian Coffee:
A liqueur coffee made with Vodka, sugar and topped with cream.
Rye Whisky:
In the United States, "rye whiskey" is, by law, made from a mash of at least 51 per cent rye. (The other ingredients of the mash are usually corn and malted barley.) It is distilled to no more than 160 (U.S.) proof (80% abv), and aged in charred, new oak barrels. Rye whiskey that has been so aged for at least two years may be further designated as "straight", as in "straight rye whiskey. (more)