If you had too much the night before, a hangover is almost unavoidable. Symptoms include exhaustion, dehydration, dizziness, nausea, and a headache. There’s no magic formula for getting rid of a hangover, partly because we still don’t understand all the science behind hangovers. But, choosing the best hangover food can make a large difference. After […]
Regarldess of whether you are new to sake consider yourself a sake connoisseur, a sake of the month club is a particularly unique yet perfect gift. Sake of the month clubs allows the recipient to try a variety of sake flavor profiles and grades all from the comfort of their home. Before we delve into […]
The amount of different cocktails that you can make is pretty much endless, but perhaps the most famous example of a cocktail is the classic martini. Much of that fame comes from the way that martinis are mentioned in novels and in films – particularly when it comes to James Bond or many of the classics.
At the same time, martinis tend to be popular because it is a simple cocktail. Essentially, a martini involves two ingredients, gin and vermouth. The ratio of these two spirts will vary considerably, but a classic martini is often viewed to have a 2:1 ratio of gin to vermouth or a 4:1 ratio, depending on who you ask. These are stirred with ice (and sometimes bitters) and then strained into a cocktail glass.
How do you define a “manly man”? Choosing a drink is about so much more than what you like the taste of. What you pick will have a strong impact on how people view you. Like it or not, we live in a world of first impressions and snap judgements. Ordering the wrong thing at […]
Alcohol is an incredibly versatile beverage. Not only is it something that we turn to if we want to relax or have a bit of fun, but alcohol is also a powerful ingredient in cooking. For most of us, including alcohol in cooking isn’t really about getting drunk or buzzed. After all, most (but not all) of the alcohol will burn off during cooking and most recipes with alcohol don’t even use all that much alcohol compared to the serving size.
Drinking before noon doesn’t have to mean that you are blasted before 12:00PM! Celebrating a raging all nighter on Friday with the hair of the dog can chill you out and make you semi-functional on Saturday. Sounds like a Corpse Reviver No. 2 is what you’re looking for. Still, sometimes there’s really no excuse other than […]
If you want to make food that little bit special, alcohol is always the answer. Okay, okay… Maybe it’s not always the answer. But, there are many cases where a little bit of rum, wine or something else can really make a difference.
Pick your poison, we all enjoy a little (or a lot) booze from time to time, but have you ever thought about what actually goes into making the drinks that spice up our nightlife or mend broken hearts? There’s a story behind every cocktail, and a farmer that grew your craft beer from the ground. […]
Have you ever looked at a dish or a sauce and thought, well, this could use some alcohol? Some of you might have, but often, the addition of alcohol just doesn’t occur to people. Alcohol can be fantastic simply because of the flavor you’re adding to the dish, and sometimes also because of the alcohol content (for recipes that don’t burn this off).
Alcohol and food are always a great combination, especially as alcohol will often make you want food anyway. But, with this list, we’re looking at alcohol and food from a very different direction. Specifically, we’re focusing on alcohol cocktails that have been inspired by food in some way.