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Make Any Cocktail Taste Better By Adding A Pinch Of Salt

Whether you’re shooting for sweet or sour, a cocktail should taste delicious. Adding a tiny pinch of salt to your recipe will bring out the good flavours you want without overpowering your taste buds.


Alternatives To Gatorade That Elite Athletes Actually Use

For short workouts, you’ll probably be chugging water. But on long runs (more than an hour), you’ll probably want something more substantial. If you want something with different taste or a slightly different nutrition profile than old standards such as Gatorade, try these hydration options that elite runners use.


Froth Milk Easily With A Tea Infuser

Frothy, foamy milk is a delicious add to your morning (or anytime) cup of joe. If you don’t have a milk frother on hand, you can use a handheld tea ball infuser to get the job done.


Make Your Own Herbal Tea

Some argue that herbal tea isn’t technically tea, since it doesn’t come from the right plant. Herbal tea sounds a lot better than hot herb water, but that’s essentially what it is. And if you have some herbs on hand, you can easily make your own.


Steep Tea For A Short Time To Get More Caffeine From Your Cuppa

Tea is a wonder drink for health, but tea lovers also drink it for the enjoyment and an alertness boost. If you care about the amount of caffeine available to you from the tea, tweak the recommended brewing times.


Drink Hot Liquids To Make Yourself Poop

If you want to avoid pooping at a bad time, you’ll probably try to plan ahead and visit the bathroom before that long meeting. But how do you make yourself poop on command? Try a hot beverage — coffee works, but so does tea or even hot water.


This Infographic Shows How Dozens Of Alcoholic Drinks Are Brewed

You enjoy a shot of vodka, but do you know how it is made? This nifty infographic shows the basic processes behind almost 50 tipples, from the familiar (beer) to the obscure (kilju, anyone?)


Why Bartenders 'Smack' Mint Before Adding It To A Cocktail 

Mint looks pretty in a cocktail, but if you just toss it in, you won’t get that minty flavour. You’ve probably seen people “smack” mint before garnishing a cocktail, and they do it because it releases that lovely minty aroma.


Turn Leftover Candy Canes Into Infused Vodka

Now that Christmas is over, you might have some leftover candy canes (and stores are selling them at bargain prices). Keep the spirit lasting into the new year by turning it into peppermint vodka.


The Science Behind Making The Perfect Jelly Shot

Jelly shots have become a tasty staple for parties all over. To get the perfect balance of flavour and texture, it all comes down to a strong binding gelatin and using the right booze.


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