hard liquor

Definitions of hard liquor
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n an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented

Synonyms:
John Barleycorn, booze, hard drink, liquor, spirits, strong drink
Types:
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aqua vitae, ardent spirits
strong distilled liquor or brandy
akvavit, aquavit
Scandinavian liquor usually flavored with caraway seeds
arak, arrack
any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses
bitters
alcoholic liquor flavored with bitter herbs and roots
brandy
distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice
gin
strong liquor flavored with juniper berries
ouzo
a Greek liquor flavored with anise
rum
liquor distilled from fermented molasses
schnapps, schnaps
any of various strong liquors especially a Dutch spirit distilled from potatoes
mescal
a colorless Mexican liquor distilled from fermented juices of certain desert plants of the genus Agavaceae (especially the century plant)
tequila
Mexican liquor made from fermented juices of an agave plant
vodka
unaged colorless liquor originating in Russia
whiskey, whisky
a liquor made from fermented mash of grain
firewater
any strong spirits (such as strong whisky or rum)
lacing
a small amount of liquor added to a food or beverage
eau de vie
strong coarse brandy
bathtub gin
homemade gin especially that made illegally
applejack
distilled from hard cider
Calvados
dry apple brandy made in Normandy
Armagnac
dry brandy distilled in the Armagnac district of France
Cognac
high quality grape brandy distilled in the Cognac district of France
grappa
Italian brandy made from residue of grapes after pressing
kirsch
from fermented juice of black morello cherries
marc
made from residue of grapes or apples after pressing
slivovitz
a colorless plum brandy popular in the Balkans
sloe gin
gin flavored with sloes (fruit of the blackthorn)
Holland gin, Hollands, geneva
gin made in the Netherlands
grog
rum cut with water
demerara, demerara rum
dark rum from Guyana
Jamaica rum
heavy pungent rum from Jamaica
blended whiskey, blended whisky
mixture of two or more whiskeys or of a whiskey and neutral spirits
bourbon
whiskey distilled from a mash of corn and malt and rye and aged in charred oak barrels
corn, corn whiskey, corn whisky
whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn
Irish, Irish whiskey, Irish whisky
whiskey made in Ireland chiefly from barley
rye, rye whiskey, rye whisky
whiskey distilled from rye or rye and malt
Scotch, Scotch malt whiskey, Scotch malt whisky, Scotch whiskey, Scotch whisky, malt whiskey, malt whisky
whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still
sour mash, sour mash whiskey
any whiskey distilled from sour mash
Type of:
alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant
a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent

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