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With all the crazy stuff happening in the craft cocktail scene, it can be easy for an alcohol abstainer to feel left out. It’s not necessarily the alcohol you may be missing, but having a beautiful glass of tasty liquid made just for you. To combat ethanol-fuelled FOMO, Natasha David of Nitecap has a few choice mocktails that even a booze hound would enjoy.
One oft-repeated advice for beating back dehydration is to drink eight glasses of water a day. Well, that’s a myth. Some of us need more or less, and how much you need changes day to day. Also, water isn’t your only option. You can stay hydrated from many foods, too.
The number one function of a shot glass is to hold alcohol so you can get it into your mouth. Toasted marshmallow shot glasses sure look cute, but if they disintegrate en route to my lips, I will be less than amused. To see if any of these twee-arse vessels are worth your time, we made a whole bunch and tested them for leakiness, flavour contribution, and ease of assembly. We’ll start with the best and work our way down to the failures.
Most of us have learned the hard way that there’s a certain technique to pouring our beer without making it overflow and ruin everything. You have to strategically tilt the glass as you pour to prevent a massive buildup of foam. Why? Because beer chemistry.
Crystal clear ice may not make your cocktail taste any better, but it definitely makes it look more elegant and sophisticated. Using a process called directional freezing, you can make a huge batch of perfectly clear ice without any expensive equipment.