grain alcohol

noun

Examples of grain alcohol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For dessert, Irene had made banana bread, a no-waste classic: three overripe bananas, vanilla extract made from desiccated beans revived in grain alcohol, chocolate scraps given to her, like mine tailings, by an artisanal chocolatier. Dana Goodyear, The New Yorker, 31 July 2023 Then pour in a bottle of Everclear, a 90-proof grain alcohol that can also be used for getting paint off a car bumper. Mike Postalakis, Spin, 5 Sep. 2023 As alcohol bans lingered, poorer quality substitutes increasingly overwhelmed the black market: bathtub gin, pure grain alcohol and other rotguts. David Reamer | Alaska History, Anchorage Daily News, 23 July 2023 In the other, Bowers drank grain alcohol in his car and lit himself on fire with a cigarette, resulting in severe burns, Porterfield said. Sabrina Souza, CNN, 21 July 2023 Golden Grain 190 Proof: 190 (95% alcohol by volume) Another American spirit, this pure grain alcohol is only intended for mixing to create other alcoholic drinks. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 11 July 2023 At each bar, a thirty-gallon container in the keg cooler behind the scenes is continually refreshed with mix by a barback—sometimes two or three on weekends and special occasions—and combined with the most essential ingredient: some unspecified kind of grain alcohol. Nathaniel Adams, Chron, 2 June 2022 Food and feces were still rotting in the rooms this week, alongside empty bottles of wine, vodka, grain alcohol, prosecco, gin, rum and beer — and a 4.5-liter magnum of Chivas Regal scotch, which can sell for more than $300, with a metal pouring cradle. Washington Post, 16 Apr. 2022 Food and feces were still rotting in the rooms this week, alongside empty bottles of wine, vodka, grain alcohol, prosecco, gin, rum and beer - and a 4.5-liter magnum of Chivas Regal scotch, which can sell for more than $300, with a metal pouring cradle. Anchorage Daily News, 16 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grain alcohol was in 1883

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