Classic Rum Cocktails

If you’re looking for a recipe to dull the pain of summer’s end, you’ve come to the right place. Simply mix one part rum to two parts pineapple juice, then toss in some orange juice and cream of coconut. Shake, pour over crushed ice, garnish with fresh grated nutmeg and the pain will melt away. That delicious libation is aptly …

Interesting Facts about Alcohol

We humans have had quite an intriguing relationship with alcohol. Here are some interesting facts about alcohol that may surprise and astound you or give you a giggle… Muscles absorb alcohol faster than fat. What that means is that people with more muscle weight have a higher alcohol tolerance than their chubby brethren…one more reason to hit the gym! Did …

Is Premium Liquor Worth the Price?

Premium liquor gets its higher price tag in a variety of ways. Many premium liquors use higher quality or natural ingredients, the distillation process for some is more involved and some are aged longer. However, while it is true that a mastery of ingredients, the premium liquor distilling process and timing can add wonderful texture and viscosity, a higher price …

Hangover Cures

First things first! There are some things you can do prior to a night of drinking to help ward off a hangover. Since alcohol dehydrates you, the best preventive medicine is water. So nip that hangover in the bud and drink water before you head out, as well as intermittently while you are drinking alcohol. Alcohol also lowers the body’s …

Tips for Safe Drinking

The first rule of thumb, of course, is never drink too much and drive, but it is also important to know your alcohol tolerance levels. For instance, I know that I can meet up with friends, drink a beer or a glass of wine and drive myself safely home, but if I indulge in several beers or glasses of wine, …

Margaritaville!

Jimmy Buffet crooned about their virtues; and although margaritas are a lively participant in Cinco de Mayo celebrations, these luscious libations are a delightful addition to any social event, all summer long and throughout the year.  In fact, the margarita rose to its height of popularity in 2004, when it was given its prestigious title of most popular drink in …

Manmosas, a Fun Drink for Guys…and Girls

If you’re a guy and you occasionally like to swill a fruity cocktail, don’t despair! There are tons of fun alcoholic beverages out there, like the manmosa, that won’t have any negative impacts on your manhood while they positively affect your taste buds; and I have a story to prove it… This Christmas, I happened to be on my own …

What Is the Difference Between Wine and Spirits?

The main differences between wine and spirits are their production processes, the ingredients from which they are made and their alcoholic content.  While wine is made from the juice of fruits, spirits are made by distilling fermented products. Wine is fermented with yeast to create alcohol. Spirits are heated with mash, which is typically made from grains or corn. Once …