Category: Drinks

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    Things You Should Know About Beer – Part 1

    Start with a clean, dry glass for each brew being considered. Some argue that having the glass at the same temperature as the brew is best, since it prevents altering the liquid as it’s poured. Experiment both ways, with a glass colder than and at the same temperature as the beer container. Prepare to think […]

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    Interesting Factoids I Bet You Never Knew About Ale

    The type used in ales is called ‘top fermenting’ because of its tendency to float near the top of the tank. But, the results go far beyond providing an easy way to filter the brew. Techniques used to make ale go back centuries. With that much time for experimenting, it’s not surprising there should be […]

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    Things You Should Know About Beer – Part 2

    Mouthfeel Beer is generally carbonated and often served at lower than room temperature. The character of the malts, hops and the brewing process in total contribute to the feel of the brew in the mouth. Carbon dioxide bubbles interact with receptors on the tongue and influence whether the brew feels thick or light, creamy or […]

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    How To Mix Up Your Sangria Recipes

    To make sangria, you typically start with a basic red wine and then add chopped fruit, some sweetener, and a touch of brandy. The chopped fruit can be anything, including grapes, apples, oranges, peaches, melons of any variety, strawberries, blueberries, kiwis, or mangoes. The sweetener you add might be just a few tablespoons of regular […]

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    Interesting Factoids I Bet You Never Knew About Wheat Beer

    Similarly, the Bavarian tradition of brewing goes back centuries. The famed Reinheitsgebot – the German purity law established in 1516 – continues to control the way beer is made in this center of the beer universe. Malt, hops, yeast and water are the only ingredients allowed under this aged law. No preservatives are allowed and […]

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    Cool Off With a Mojito, a Manhattan, or a Pimm’s Cup

    Mojito To make a minty mojito, you need the following: 1/2 teaspoon confectioner’s sugar 1/2 lime, juiced 1 sprig fresh mint, crushed 1/2 cup crushed ice 2 fluid ounces white rum 4 fluid ounces carbonated water 1 sprig fresh mint, garnish In a highball glass, stir together the confectioner’s sugar and lime juice. Crush the […]

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    How To Make Delicious Smoothies

    It was popular in California but the smoothie actually came from South America. Smoothies were made of ice, juice and fruit. It was only in the seventies that milk was added and then ice-cream and tofu also became options in the US. Smoothies are a great way to get your daily intake of fruit. Fortunately, […]

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    3 Summer Cocktails You Have To Know

    Margarita For four classic margaritas, you need: 1 (6 ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate 6 fluid ounces tequila 2 fluid ounces triple sec Fill a blender with crushed ice, and then pour in all your ingredients. Blend until the ice is crushed and everything is smooth. Cut a lime wedge and run it around the […]

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    Spirits Guide – What Is Cognac?

    Like that other famous beverage, Cognac derives its name from the region in France that holds the exclusive legal right to use the word. And, also like champagne, calling it merely a type of ‘burned wine’ is to empty the term of meaning. For Cognac, if it is to be given its real due, is […]

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    Impress Your Guests This Summer With A Nice Pisco Punch

    The first thing you need to make your pisco punch is gum syrup. This is an old-fashioned bar essential that combines sugar syrup blended with gum Arabic, the crystal sap of the acacia tree, which smoothes it out and adds body. You can make your own by slowly stirring 1 pound gum Arabic into a […]