Why American Eggs Are Different From The Rest Of The World

American eggs are often said to be inferior to those sold in the rest of the world ― their yolks are often paler and they require refrigeration because of the way they’re processed.

 

You Will Be Shocked To Learn What The Sombrero On This Tequila Bottle Is Actually For

If you’ve ever bought a bottle of Sierra tequila, you’ll be familiar with the awesome little hat it comes with. Does it actually have a purpose, besides putting it on your head like a drunk clown or making a fool out of your cat?

 

Opera Singer Andrea Bocelli’s Family Have Been Making Wine For Over 130 Years!

Famous Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli is not only the world’s largest-selling classical artist of all time with over 70 million records sold, but he also comes from a family who has been making wine for well over a century.

 

Bartender Basics: How To Pour Without Measuring

How much is in a pour of liquor? As a general rule, shots of liquor are 1 ½ ounces, while a “neat” pour (a spirit served solo in a tumbler) is slightly larger at two ounces.

 

The History Of The Shrimp Cocktail And How To Make The Perfect One From Scratch

From the 1960s to the 1980s there was only one starter to serve at your dinner party: the shrimp cocktail. Served in a wine glass, this gloopy mix of defrosted prawns and sweet pink sauce balanced on a nest of iceberg lettuce was the sophisticated way to begin a night among friends. 

 

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.

 
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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?  

 

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.

 
 
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