Coasters keep cold drinks from marking your nice tables — if your guests remember to use them. Why not give them a little extra incentive by making your own coasters out of cool-looking napkins or photographs?
Staying hydrated is essential for your health, particularly when you’re working out and possibly losing a lot of water through sweat. This infographic from Greatist and CamelBak take the mystery out of how much water you need to drink, depending on the kind of exercise you do and other factors.
It always starts the same way — you’re at a nice bar with your special lady friend, and you order a drink. How wonderful that first drink will be after a long day! But then your drink arrives, and it’s more sculpture than libation — a rocks glass with a millimetre of spirits beneath a giant, specially crafted ice sphere. You ordered a drink, but you got a bowling ball in a cup.
Food52 claims this is the best lemonade you will ever have, and all it takes is one little trick: rubbing sugar into your lemon skins before you make the syrup.
When you need to make punch for a party party, you can wow everyone by never needing a recipe and making do with whatever ingredients are available. All you need to know is one magical ratio. Yup, ratios are the best way to free yourself from recipes.
You probably know that carbonated drinks are fizzy because of their CO2 content, and that it’s released when you open a bottle or can. What you may not know is exactly how that process works, and why the glass you drink from plays a role in how long your drink is fizzy. This video explains it all.