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A base spirit is a distilled alcoholic beverage intended for use in a mixed cocktail. Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequila, Brandy and Whiskey are all examples of base spirits.

The term is also used for the distilled foundation of a flavor-infused spirit, such as coconut-flavored rum (rum is the base spirit) or pepper-infused vodka (vodka is the base spirit).

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