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Make A Pair Of Hardwood Cocktail Muddlers From A Rolling Pin For Cheap

A nice hardwood muddler can set you back nearly $50, but these great looking muddlers only cost about $10 each and five minutes of work.


Ask LH: Should I Be Making Cocktails With Egg Whites?

Dear Lifehacker, I recently read your article on home bar essentials and it got me in the mood to dust off my cocktail making kit. However, I’m looking to dabble beyond the usual mixers and garnishes. Specifically, I want to give egg whites a try. Where should a beginner start?


Five Ways To Brew Perfect-Tasting Coffee [Infographic]

Brewing your own coffee isn’t just cost effective; it’s also good for the soul. Unless you stuff it up, of course. This infographic from the experts at CoffeeTastingClub explains the secrets behind five popular DIY brewing methods — from stove top to AeroPress.


Make Jelly Shots You'll Actually Want To Eat

Gelatinised alcohol has been around for a while, but most iterations tend to be violently coloured, super sweet and just not that good. These cocktail versions from The Kitchn are something truly special and — dare I say? — grownup?


Three Myths About Sparkling Water, Debunked

Australians spend millions of dollars per year on sparkling water, but there are a few common myths about the bubbly beverage that don’t quite add up. Some say it’s bad for your bones, erodes your teeth, and that it might even dehydrate you. If you’re worried your favourite fizzy drink is actually unhealthy, here’s the mouth-tingling truth.


Make Your Own Tonic Syrup For Better Tasting Cocktails

If you’re looking to up your cocktail game, this tonic syrup is easy to make, and can be customised by adding your own special ingredients.


Ask LH: Should I Be Drinking Coke Zero Or Coffee?

Dear Lifehacker, I drink one can of Coke Zero each day and close to two litres of water. I drink the Coke for the caffeine as I do not like coffee. Could you supply some nutritional info on the differences between coffee and Coke Zero? The benefit for me is the caffeine.


Extend The Shelf Life Of Vermouth By Refrigerating It

Vermouth may seem like it has a long shelf life because it looks similar to a liquor bottle, but this cocktail ingredient can actually go bad fairly quickly if you’re not careful.


Learn To Love Wine Without Being A Snob About It

A good wine isn’t something you should be ashamed to enjoy. It’s also not a one-way ticket to the often-expensive and over-the-top world of wine, wine lingo, and wine reviewers. It’s actually easy to enjoy the differences between a pinot noir and a cabernet without draining your bank account or learning a totally new vocabulary.


This Two-Ingredient 'Cocktail' Is As Festive As It Is Easy

I like to keep the festive cocktails flowing until January 1, but I don’t want to spend a ton of time playing bartender. This two-ingredient creation from FWx feels fancy without requiring a lot of work.


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