The Super Luxe History Of Pineapples And Why They Used To Cost $8000

Though native to South America, pineapples (scientific name: Ananas comosus) made their way to the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, and it was here that Christopher Columbus first spotted their spiky crowns in 1493. Columbus and his crew took pineapples back to Spain, where everyone loved how sweet this new, exotic fruit tasted. They tried to grow them there, but because pineapples need a tropical climate to grow, Europeans didn’t get very far. The only pineapples they could get their hands on had to be imported from across the Atlantic Ocean, a time-consuming trek that often resulted in bruised, rotten fruit.

 

Golden Rules To Stick To When Making A Piña Colada

The piña colada, one of the world’s most iconic cocktails, was born in Puerto Rico. However, it’s at this point that the history of the piña colada gets a little complicated because while it’s agreed that the drink was created in San Juan, multiple people lay claim to its invention.

 

Is It Safe To Use Vodka As Hand Sanitizer?

You might have heard that using alcohol, like vodka, will kill the coronavirus and destroy germs is the same as using hand sanitizer. But is it true?

 

How The Mimosa Became The Official Brunch Drink Of The World

Let’s be honest, no brunch is complete without a Mimosa or two alongside your Eggs Benedict. The celebratory sip with its life-giving abilities has become synonymous with a weekend well-spent. So to whom do we owe the thanks for our favourite brunch-time treat?  

 
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How Charring And Toasting Wood Impacts Whiskey Flavor

Bourbon whiskey—and rye, wheat, malt, and Tennessee whiskey—must be aged in new, charred oak barrels. Within that requirement, however, there are myriad variations that can affect the color, aroma, flavor, and mouthfeel of the final whiskey. Working within those barrel specifications allows distillers to craft a distinctive product, with decisions about char and toast level having major ramifications on the final whiskey.

 

How Long Does Coffee Stay Fresh?

Let’s be honest. Do you really know someone who DOESN’T drink coffee? More and more people want not only to buy a cappuccino to-go but also to drink tasty coffee at home and learn how to store it properly. Let’s take a look at the two main types of coffee used for drinking, how long you can store coffee beans, and whether it is worth it to buy ground coffee.

 

A Story Of South African Brandy

South Africa has made brandy its own. New brands and innovations are now leading the way, reports Clifford Roberts.

 

How Non-alcoholic Beer Is Made

Most of the process for making alcoholic and non-alcoholic beer is fairly similar. Both types of beer go through similar steps like making a mash and boiling the wort. Blending in the hops and fermentation happens in both of the processes. The main difference for most non-alcoholic beers is that the beer has to be heated. 

 
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Here’s Why The Coke At Mcdonald’s Is So Good

Not every cup of Coke is created equal. If you’re a McDonald’s customer who can’t resist ordering a large Coke with your Big Mac and fries, you may suspect that the soda from the fast-food chain is superior to versions found elsewhere. It’s not childhood nostalgia warping your taste buds: McDonald’s takes steps to ensure their Coke really does taste better than the competitors.

 

The World’s First Mocktail Is The Shirley Temple

Non-alcoholic cocktails are having their day and the notion of giving up the sauce for a stint is ever popular. It seems the lure of saving money, trimming the waist and skipping hangovers is a potent one! If you are one of those who decided to pass on the booze during dry January, then grab a glass and treat yourself to the world’s first mocktail.

 
 
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