Some studies show that people are drinking less alcohol and many companies--including those that sell only alcohol!--are jumping on board the trend of selling booze-free cocktails. Curious Elixirs is a "bold not boozy" company that makes hand-crafted cocktails, bottles them and ships them out to you to enjoy instead of a glass of wine each evening.
Most people give up something for Lent--beer, sex, red meat, what have you. But did you hear about the man who drank a beer diet and lost over 40 pounds doing so? He only drank beer and water during Lent without food and lost 43 pounds. Yeah, if you skip eating for 45 days, you're going to lose weight, no matter what you drink.
Would it come to you as no surprise if I told you that out of all professions surveyed, it's the military who drinks the most days of the year? According to the CDC, the average profession reports people drinking 91 days a year, but service members tend to drink an average of 130 days each year. That's more than every three days.
Prepare yourself for some wholesome content. Faced with a market of fewer drinkers (which hopefully means healthier people, fewer people drinking and driving and so forth), alcohol companies are finding themselves developing non-alcoholic drinks in order to make up for lost sales.
Is there anything richer, anything more soothing, than a chai tea? Maybe a London Fog with lavender would fit the bill, but a good chai will fix 4 out of 5 rotten days for me. There are so many ways to make a good chai that I'm always trying out new methods to find what I like best.
St. Patrick's Day is just a few days away, so what better time than to explore your options when it comes to drinks that feature Irish whiskey? Even if you're not a big whiskey drinker, if you plan on having a drink or two this weekend it might be a great time to try something new out.
With so much more snow and cold temps than usual, this winter feels as if it's been endless. Spring is coming--it has to, right?--and with it, we can enjoy some cocktails that are perfect for warmer weather entertaining and fun.
St. Patrick's Day is quickly approaching, and while many of us already have delicious favorite drinks we're looking forward to enjoying, there's always something new to mix up and try. For example, have you ever thought to mix a Bailey's Mint Martini? Adding some Creme de Menthe to Bailey's is so simple, yet I've never even considered the idea. Now I want one right now!
Years ago, I read that the darker the room, the more you eat. This makes perfect sense since you might pay less attention to how much you've eaten, and apparently the same is true for drinking. People who live in cold, dark areas drink more than people in lighter areas as well, but couldn't this also just be because they are cold and hope to warm up with a drink?
We may love tequila, but not all of us like the sting of an actual shot, preferring mixed drinks instead. So why does tequila sting? In short, it's because the alcohol lowers your capacity to withstand heat in your throat, making it much more sensitive and causing a strong burn that can feel worse than, say, coffee or hot soup.