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Mead is an alcoholic beverage that is made from honey, water, yeast and various other components.
So, the kind of Mead we know now appeared in the XVIII century. It is believed that originally Mead was called the usual drink with honey were diluted with water.
The fortress of alcoholic beverage may be different. Most people are accustomed to seeing not too strong Mead, about 5%, but sometimes the fortress can reach 70%. Quite often in the last time possible to meet the non-alcoholic Mead, and taste it will remind your counterpart —alcoholic beverage.
The basis for Mead is honey and other ingredients can be different — it all depends on the recipe.
Since the first sources of drinking Mead takes us back to ancient times, it is safe to assume that Mead is probably the oldest drink in Russia, among the alcoholic. Then it was considered a gift that can make a person immortal, and give him various magical abilities.
However, this drink is loved not only by Slavs but also the Greeks, and Finns. To share this drink on the classes can be on several grounds:
castle and shutter;
fumed whether the honey before fermentation;
was added to the drink alcohol;
have added you honey, and when it was added;
are there any additional ingredients.
What would be useful properties may have an alcoholic beverage? After all, alcohol is not, in principle impact positively on the human body, nevertheless, it still is.
Small quantities of Mead can reduce the temperature and expels colds. Due to these properties it is possible to strengthen the body and get rid of the heat. It is important that Mead not only relieves symptoms but also prevents the development of disease and the growth of microbes.
The feature of alcoholic beverage Grappa is that it can be manufactured in Italy from local grapes according to the decree, released in 1997. It also describes the detailed technology of production of brandy and describes its quality.
It is believed that the first drink was invented in the town of Bassano del Grappa, which lies under mount Grappa. Initially, the drink was very strong and it is drinking small gulps of pottery. Over time, the drink was varied, it added spice, made from different grape varieties to achieve a pleasant taste and spicy aroma.
Grappa is an alcoholic beverage, belonging to the class of brandy. The strength of the drink varies from 40 to 50 rpm, depending on the type of Grappa. Prepares alcoholic drink based on grape pomace, although the feedstock can be cinnamon, black currant, almond and other herbs, berries and fruits. Grappa can be produced from one kind of grape, and a mixture of different varieties.
Varieties of Grappa are different in time of exposure. The more aged the drink in barrels, the more aromatic it becomes, the taste becomes more intense and subtle. For a sweeter flavour to Grappa add fruit syrups. Grappa has no color, is transparent fluid.
To use alcoholic drink taken in the form of heat, so as not to spoil the taste. Chilled Grappa loses its flavoring feature, store the drink at 15 degrees in a specific rounded bottles, which produce the beverage.
In small quantities Grappa relieves stress, calms and gives tone to the body, has a positive effect on blood vessels and relaxes and elevates mood. A glass of Grappa you can drink after a hard, busy day.
Sparkling water is a refreshing beverage with carbon dioxide, which is manifested in the form of bubbles. The basis can be taken plain water with artificial flavoring or mineral water.
Sparkling water has three levels of saturation with carbon dioxide. First — lack of aeration of the water. It contains 0.2-0.3% of this substance. Second — the average gassing of water (0,3-0,4%). Third — strong aeration of water (0.4% and above).
Aerate the water in two ways. In mechanical aeration, the saturation occurs by carbon dioxide. When chemical flushing liquid is aerated during fermentation.
Useful properties of this drink were discovered in ancient times. Then soda water was extracted from natural sources and was used exclusively for treatment. In addition to internal use, were distributed and therapeutic baths.
However, really useful, only natural water. It perfectly relieves thirst, and greater than that of non-carbonated water. Prescribe it for use at a reduced acidity, as it stimulates the secretion of gastric juice. Contained in the drink molecules saturate the body's cells and is added to the blood the needed level of alkali. In soda water also contains sodium, which stimulates the action of enzymes, helps to keep muscles toned and keeps the level of acid-alkaline balance. Other elements, magnesium and calcium tend to leach calcium from the body regardless of the conditions.
Its use positively affects the nervous, cardiovascular and lymph system, improves digestion, improves appetite and hemoglobin.
Vodka — drink, which has no color and pronounced odor. The fortress of vodka from 37,5% to 56%. Most often vodka is used as a separate drink or as a component of cocktails.
Originally vodka was called tincture of berries, roots and herbs. But in the 20th century this word was used to refer to other beverage. When was the GOST, the concept of "vodka" meant for a pure ethanol, diluted in water to the fortress 40%.
Today, the production of vodka is the most significant process among the production of all alcoholic beverages.
In order for the vodka got the taste and color, in its production alcohol is distilled in a grain mash, soft water ready for breeding her alcohol, and then mix these two ingredients and filtered through activated charcoal.
To use vodka is useful in various diseases, and applied systematically and in the wrong doses can lead to negative consequences.
Despite the fact that the word "vodka" is associated with negativity, vodka can be useful. For example, it is used in the manufacture of medicinal products, aimed at external impact. Due to the antiseptic property of vodka is often added to tinctures of herbs, and also use it when applying the compress.
Vodka consumption in small amounts is also helpful. But you need to strictly follow the dose — no more than 30 ml per day. It is not necessary to use vodka on a daily basis. Even for occasional use reduces the risk of developing angina, arthritis, cancer and the common cold. Reduces the possibility of ischemic heart disease, atherosclerotic plaques slower start to appear and grow. Also a small dose of vodka helps to normalize sleep and the immune system, improve appetite, relieve headache, to normalize blood pressure and get rid of the cough, which is expressed in fits (usually they are in the trachea and bronchi).