Chocolate Guinness Cake for St Patricks Day

This St Patricks Day you can have your beer and eat it! This cake is magnificent in its damp blackness. I can’t say that you can absolutely taste the stout in it, but there is certainly a resonant, ferrous tang which I happen to love. The best way of describing it is to say that it’s like gingerbread without the spices. There is enough sugar – a certain understatement here – to counter any potential bitterness of the Guinness. This cake is also so popular that students of pastry schools often bake it.

 

Breakfast Pizza Recipe

Need something to kick-start your morning with? A bulletproof coffee might motivate you to get cracking on but this breakfast pizza will line your stomach, tame the hunger pains and get you going!

 

Packaging Spotlight: Mad Housewife Merlot

With the culture of Mad Men being all the rage, I’m not sure exactly how to read this label. Is she the female equivalent, or is she just pissed to be staying home while hubby works at the office? Either way, she’s drinking Merlot and there’s nothing wrong with that.

 

Marilyn Monroe, The Great Lover Of Champagne

The beautiful and timeless Marilyn Monroe’s favourite drink was Champagne and nobody looked better drinking it back in the day than the dame herself.

 
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Soyer au Champagne. The original ice-cream float from 1888

With so many cocktail recipes out there it’s sometimes tricky to find one that’s exciting, fun and completely unique. 

 

6 Crazy Things People Use to Make Booze

Sometimes you just don’t have the right resources to make a decent drink. But when sober, thirsty minds focus on the problem and humans find some pretty creative ways to turn something unusual into alcohol.

 

Chardonnay-poached Egg On Arugula

Happy Chardonnay Day!

 

How To Make Your Own Pomegranate Wine

It’s not just simply delicious, it good for you as well! Known throughout Europe and Asia as a symbol of royalty, fertility and hope, the pomegranate is also associated with procreation and abundance. The word pomegranate is of French origin and means “seeded apple,” most likely due to the fact that each fruit contains over 800 seeds.

 
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The History Of The Classical And Simply Irresistible B52

The B-52, one of the most popular shot drinks, was invented in the 70s by Peter Fich, a head bartender at the Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta. Fich named all of his new drinks after favourite bands, albums and songs, and he named the drink after the band of the same name.

 

5 Rules of Sushi Etiquette

Whether or not you’ve ever been to Japan, there’s no doubt that you’re aware that they do things quite a bit differently over there.