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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.


Old Sport Finds Cocktail Recipes Based On Ingredients You Already Have

iOS: Cocktails can be expensive, but making them at home is a fun, affordable alternative. Old Sport tells you what you can make with the ingredients you have on hand.


Make Circular Ice With Water Balloons

A single, large piece of ice makes a dramatic statement in any cocktail, even more so if you can make it round. Fortunately, there’s a pretty easy way to do it.


Transform Your Hot Chocolate By Simmering It With A Banana Peel

There’s obviously nothing wrong with plain hot chocolate, but if you want Bluth’s Banana Stand in a mug, consider simmering the yellow peel along with your chocolaty brew.


Spice Up Your Cocktails By Adding Grilled Fruit

Summer is the perfect time to cook every course on your grill, including drinks. Add a smoky, caramelised flavour by using grilled fruit in your cocktails.


The Best Ways To Get A Bartender's Attention (Without Being A Jerk)

Getting the attention of the bartender at your favourite watering hole can be a daunting task, especially after work or on the busy weekends when everyone’s out for a drink or three. To make it a little easier, we sat down with a couple of bartenders who have been slinging drinks for years to get the best tips. Here’s what they suggested.


How Alcohol And Marijuana Can Harm Your Sleep

“Nightcaps” come in all shapes and sizes. Some people like to have a drink before bed, and others prefer taking a nice long toke. But while these nightcaps may help you fall asleep faster, they may not be giving you the rest your mind and body actually needs.


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