When it comes to drinking, especially making drinks at home, it seems that if it doesn’t start with an “A,” it’s not worth drinking.
We are taking a look back at some great A-worthy drinks that start with letter A. Some of these are classics, some are brand new, but they all have one thing in common: they’re darn good.
23 DRINKS THAT START WITH A
1. Alabama Slammer
The Alabama Slammer is a cocktail made by some of the best bartenders in the world. It’s got a mighty name and it’s got a mighty taste.
The cocktail’s name comes from the fact that it will slam you like a sledgehammer if you don’t watch out. The drink was named in the 1970s, and the exact recipe is a closely guarded secret.
Lovely golden ale, that’s the perfect combination of malts and hops, as well as yeast for fermentation. The malts give a sweet, creamy, nutty flavor to the beer, and the hops give the beer its bitterness, so they balance each other out.
Ale was a staple of the English diet since at least the time of the Romans, and it remains so to this day.
The Alize is a mixed drink made with vodka, triple sec, and lime juice; in a fancy bar, it would also be garnished with a slice of lime.
It was first developed in the 1980s by a bartender in the Alize Hotel in France as a way to use up the limes that were being left over from making the hotel’s signature mojitos. This drink would become so popular that it would eventually spread to the United States and other countries around the world.
4. Almond milk
Almond milk is a popular choice for people who are lactose intolerant or are looking to go dairy free. Almond milk is also a great alternative for those who want to lower their cholesterol or blood pressure.
Almond milk is a rich source of Vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, copper, and B vitamins. It also contains other minerals, essential fats, and necessary protein.
Almond milk comes in different flavors, including original, vanilla, chai, and unsweetened. Some brands also offer chocolate, strawberry, and strawberry banana varieties. There are also several options for the texture, including unsweetened, original, vanilla, and chocolate.
Amaretto is a specialty liqueur that is made from apricot pits, almonds, and other flavorings. It is an Italian-style liqueur that is flavored with various herbs, spices, and fruits, and it’s often used in coffee and tea.
The liqueur has a reddish color, and a sweet, nutty flavor that has hints of vanilla, citrus, and almonds, and it is produced using a process that takes several months.
6. Amaretto sour
The Amaretto Sour is a cocktail that is enjoyed by many. This cocktail is made from whiskey, amaretto, and sour mix and served in a cocktail glass. This cocktail is sweet and strong, giving it a bold flavor.
The sour mix in the drink can change the taste of the drink, depending on the brand, but overall the drink is delicious. The amount of liquor used in the drink can change the effect it has, but overall this drink can be enjoyed by everyone.
Amarula is a South African liqueur made from the fruit of the marula tree, the “tree of life” found in the African bushveld. It is made by soaking the fruit in rum for a few months, then mixing it with cream and sugar before filtering.
8. Amber ale
An amber ale is a beer that is made with caramelized malts that give it a light to medium amber color and a sweet, slightly nutty flavor. The caramelized malts add an extra depth of flavor to the beer, which is usually light-bodied and very refreshing. It is low on the bitterness scale, so it`s not overpowering, and the higher alcohol content and lower carbonation make it a slow sipping beer.
Amber ales are great for those who like a beer with a little flavor, but not so much that it overwhelms the taste. This makes them a popular choice during the summer months, as they are a good alternative to the typically lighter lagers.
The term “Americano” is commonly used to refer to any espresso-based coffee drink that’s made with hot water. It’s also usually accompanied by a specific espresso roast, but don’t let that confuse you – the roast has nothing to do with the process of making the drink.
The Amontillado sherry category is one of the most storied in the fortified wine world. Amontillado is one of the few sherries that is made from white grapes, with a similar flavor profile to a fino sherry but with a darker color, thicker texture, and more ethanol, which means it can age for decades without spoiling.
Some of the best amontillados can be as complex and flavorful as some of the very best wines on the planet. Which is why it’s sad that a lot of people who enjoy sherry have never even heard of amontillados.
Amstel is a Dutch brand of beer, originally brewed in Amsterdam. It’s most popular in the Netherlands and Brazil, and is also sold in about 45 countries around the world.
Amstel traces its history back to the 18th century, when the beer was first brewed by the Amstel Brewery. However, the brand has changed hands several times since then, and today is owned by the Heineken International brewing company.
Anisette is the French word for “anise,” and it refers to a liqueur that gets its flavor from the seeds of the anise plant (which, by the way, is often used in baking). These seeds are also used to make the spice called “aniseed.” While there are a number of Anisette-flavored liqueurs on the market, the two most common brands are Pastis and Anis (which is also spelled Anisette).
Aperol is one of the most popular aperitifs consumed before meals in Italy. Aperol is a type of bitter, orange-flavored aperitif that is made from a unique combination of ingredients, including orange, rhubarb, and gentian. Although the brand was created in 1919, the Aperol formula is a closely guarded secret.
14. Aperol spritz
Aperol is one of the world’s best known aperitifs, often used as a cheaper alternative to Campari. It’s a bittersweet orange flavored liquor that is often used as a base in cocktails.
The Aperol Spritz is one of these cocktails, and it is a simple and elegant drink. Aperol Spritz is a popular cocktail in Italy, usually made with Prosecco, Aperol, soda water, and orange. The Aperol Spritz is also known as the Hipster Spritz, due to its popularity among hipsters.
No matter what your favorite food is, it’s hard to argue that water doesn’t make it taste better. Water is the key to many of the most popular recipes and culinary secrets, and it can also be one of the easiest ways to cut unhealthy calories from your diet.
Replacing soda and sugary juices with water is a great way to cut calories, but you can also find ways to use water in your cooking to help keep your food moist and flavorful.
Aquafina is not actually a premium bottled water brand, but one of the many standard ones made by PepsiCo. So why do so many people still think that it’s a premium brand? It may have something to do with the fact that the packaging (and the name, which is derived from the Latin for “water”) looks a lot more sophisticated than the average Aquafina’s competitors.
Aquavit is a Scandinavian spirit made from potatoes and flavored with a number of herbs and spices, most popularly caraway, dill, and fennel. It’s called Aquavit because it’s “water from the Vat” in Swedish.
In the past, it was made by fermenting potato mash, but today it is commonly distilled from fermented molasses or potatoes.
Arak is a liquor made from distilled grapes. It is produced throughout the Middle East (particularly in Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey), and is often flavored with anise.
Some of the highest quality Arak comes from Lebanon and is called “arak raki.” Arak is usually served as an apéritif, and is very popular at weddings and other celebrations in the Arabic world.
Arak is not for the faint of heart. It contains about 40 percent alcohol and is usually served in small glasses alongside heavy meze (appetizers). It burns on the way down, but the effects are more euphoric than inebriating.
Aranciata is a unique Italian soda made from oranges. The drink is essentially an orange soda flavored with a splash of lemon juice, and is very refreshing. It’s traditionally made with Sanbittèrria, an orange beverage made from fresh orange juice, water, and sugar.
Armagnac is a type of brandy, named after the region from which it originates—the Armagnac region of southwestern France.
The traditional method of production is only practiced in this region, and requires distilling the wine twice (first in copper stills, then in oak barrels). The resulting spirits are aged in oak for at least two years, although for some varieties a minimum of four years of aging is required.
21. Arnold Palmer
This drink is named after golf legend Arnold Palmer who, in the 1950s, combined lemonade and iced tea in a glass and added ice to it to create a refreshing drink. It caught on and has since been referred to as Arnold Palmer, or simply “The Arnold.”
Asahi is one of the most common beers in Japan, and is sold in the US. It’s also one of the most popular drinks at festivals in Japan, like summertime’s Tanabata festival.
Asahi comes in a wide variety of flavors; its most well-known flavor is Asahi Black, which has a strong flavor of roasted malt. But the variations don’t stop there: they also have a light and a dark brew as well as a light and a dark lager.
“Ayran” is a Turkish word for a salty yogurt drink that is a popular summer drink throughout the Middle East. This refreshing drink is made by mixing yogurt, water, salt, and sometimes spices, together and then serving it with ice cubes. It is a popular drink because of it’s cooling effect on a hot day.