Definition of neutral spirits 

: ethanol of 190 or higher proof used especially for blending other alcoholic liquors

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The botanicals are macerated (rather than heated, which is called an infusion) in the neutral spirit at room temperature. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "The Mysteries of Gin Revealed," 10 Aug. 2018 Place in a clean glass container and cover with high-proof neutral spirits of your choice. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Is your cocktail in season? Bartenders letting gardens dictate what's in your glass," 24 Apr. 2018 Place in a clean glass container and cover with high-proof neutral spirits of your choice. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Is your cocktail in season? Bartenders letting gardens dictate what's in your glass," 24 Apr. 2018 Place in a clean glass container and cover with high-proof neutral spirits of your choice. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Is your cocktail in season? Bartenders letting gardens dictate what's in your glass," 24 Apr. 2018 Place in a clean glass container and cover with high-proof neutral spirits of your choice. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Is your cocktail in season? Bartenders letting gardens dictate what's in your glass," 24 Apr. 2018 Place in a clean glass container and cover with high-proof neutral spirits of your choice. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Is your cocktail in season? Bartenders letting gardens dictate what's in your glass," 24 Apr. 2018 Place in a clean glass container and cover with high-proof neutral spirits of your choice. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Is your cocktail in season? Bartenders letting gardens dictate what's in your glass," 24 Apr. 2018 Place in a clean glass container and cover with high-proof neutral spirits of your choice. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Is your cocktail in season? Bartenders letting gardens dictate what's in your glass," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of neutral spirits

1919, in the meaning defined above

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