The History Of The Old Fashioned Cocktail

Made trendy once again by the rise in popularity of the hit TV show “Mad Men”, the Old Fashioned cocktail’s history goes even further back than that.

 

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. 

 

Cabernet Sauvignon Is The Most Planted Grape Variety In The World

A bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon is a timeless classic for any occasion. The grape on one of the boldest varieties out there and has long been responsible for some of the world’s most talked-about and expensive wines. 

 

Does Salt Make Coffee Taste Better?

Of the five basic tastes, bitterness is possibly the most interesting. Most recipes try to avoid ingredients with a bitter taste to make food more palatable by trying to reduce it, cover it up, or remove it entirely.

 

Captain Morgan Was Actually a Real Person And He Didn’t Make Rum

From the Quaker Oats Man to Ronald McDonald, characters used to advertise a food, drink, or restaurant are a staple of the marketing world.

 

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.

 
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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 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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