Description:Includes all non-standardized alcoholic beverage products. Although most of these products contain less than 15% alcohol, some traditional non-standardized aromatized products may contain up to 24% alcohol. Examples include aromatized wine, cider and perry; apéritif wines; americano; batidas (drinks made from cachaça, fruit juice or coconut milk and, optionally, sweetened condensed milk)1; bitter soda and bitter vino; clarea (also claré or clary; a mixture of honey, white wine and spices; it is closely related to hippocras, which is made with red wine); jurubeba alcoholic drinks (beverage alcohol product made from the Solanum paniculatum plant indigenous to the north of Brazil and other parts of South America); negus (sangria; a hot drink made with port wine, sugar, lemon and spice); sod, saft, and sodet; vermouth; zurra (in Southern Spain, a sangria made with peaches or nectarines; also the Spanish term for a spiced wine made of cold or warm wine, sugar, lemon, oranges or spices); amazake (a sweet low-alcoholic beverages (<1% alcohol) made from rice by koji; mirin (a sweet alcoholic beverage (<10% alcohol) made from a mixture of shoochuu (a spirituous beverage), rice and koji); “malternatives,” and prepared cocktails (mixtures of liquors, liqueurs, wines, essences, fruit and plant extracts, etc. marketed as ready-to-drink products or mixes). Cooler-type beverages are composed of beer, malt beverage, wine or spirituous beverage, fruit juice(s), and soda water (if carbonated).2,3,4
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