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Which plant is used to produce Tequila?
Blue agave. Tequila is a regionally specific distilled beverage and type of alcoholic drink made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila and in the highlands (Los Altos) of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco.
Which country invented Fanta?
Germany. Fanta is an orange soda drink. It was created in Germany in 1940. Fanta was created during World War II in Nazi Germany by the German Coca Cola (GmbH) bottling company. Because of the war, there was no shipping between Nazi Germany and the United States. The name 'Fanta' came during an employee contest to name the new beverage. Keith told them to let their Fantasie (German for imagination) run wild. On hearing that, salesman Joe Knipp thought of the name Fanta.
Which common beverage was widely used as a really helpful medicine?
Tonic water. The bitter-tasting quinine was added to the drink as a prophylactic against malaria. Tonic water was originally intended for consumption in tropical areas of South Asia and Africa, where that disease is endemic. Originally, no sugar was added. Most tonic water today contains a less significant amount of quinine, so the taste is much milder.
Where does Campari's carmine color come from?
Insects. Campari’s crimson hue was derived from Dactylopius coccus, a parasitic insect commonly called the cochineal living in cacti in South America and Mexico. To produce 1kg of cochineal red, about 155,000 insects are needed, no wonder that the dye is extremely expensive and the insects used to produce it are grown on plantations.
What is the main difference between Coca-Cola sold in the US, and the Coca-Cola sold in the EU?
Sugar. In the United States, Coca-Cola uses high-fructose corn syrup instead of sugar (sacharose) as its main sweetener. There is a small production of sugar-based "Kosher for Passover" Coca-Cola, as Ashkenazi Jews do not consume high fructose corn syrup during Passover.
What is the national soft drink of Peru?
Inca Kola is a hugely popular and altogether iconic beverage in Peru. The yellowy, sweet, carbonated soft drink—often described as bubblegum in a bottle—doesn't have the sophistication of other national treasures such as pisco and ceviche, but it's just as much a part of the national identity. He is a source of national pride and patriotism in Peru, a national icon. Inca Kola is sold in bottles and with an Inca motif.
What is a Curaçao liqueur flavored with?
Orange peel. Curaçao is made of dried peel of Laraha (Citrus aurantium currassuviencis), a citrus too bitter to be edible. The beverage and the plant come from Dutch Curaçao island by the coasts of Venezuela. Feral Laraha evolved from domesticated Seville orange brought to the island by Spanish settlers. Its peel is also used in medicine to treat stomach.
Which of the following is a bottom-fermented beer?
Baltic Porter is a very high alcohol, sweet, robust porter that originated in the Baltic states. Baltic Porter reflects both the character of original British Porters and the character of sweeter, highly alcoholic Russian Imperial Stouts.
What was the special ingredient of Vin Mariani?
Cocaine. Vin Mariani was a tonic and patent medicine created about 1863 by Angelo Mariani, a French chemist who became intrigued with coca and its economic potential after reading Paolo Mantegazza’s paper on coca's effects. The ethanol in the wine acted as a solvent and extracted the cocaine from the coca leaves, altering the drink’s effect.