drinks
Loading page

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.


Infuse Delicious Gummy Bears With Your Favourite Cocktails

How about a nice Whiskey Sour or a Manhattan? How about we mix those cocktails with the most delightful of lollies — the gummy? The folks at Serious Eats did just that. Depending on the drink you choose, the combination of lollies and booze works perfectly — and it’s not difficult to do at home.


Make A Perfect Cup Of Coffee With These Brewing Ratio Charts

The ratio of coffee to water is key to making a great cup of joe. The Black Bear Micro Roastery has made a chart for easy reference, showing you the right amount of water to use with your freshly ground coffee.


The Best Way To Muddle Mint And Make Eggs Foam (And Other Cocktail Tricks)

If you’re looking to perfect your bar technique, you need to learn how to perform common bar tasks, such as muddling mint without ripping the leaves and the “dry shake,” which makes cocktails with egg white in them foam up. The folks at Serious Eats have all this and more covered in their cocktail mixing guide.


Why Sports Drinks Are Pointless For Most People

A proposal to allow sports drinks manufacturers to feature health claims has led to something of a spat between the drinks industry and a health lobby group. The heart of the matter is whether “sport drinks” are, in fact, healthy.


Cold Brew Your Own Cheaper And Better Tasting Coffee Liqueur

Infuse liquor with coffee, and you’ll get a strong coffee brew with a big kick. Instead of brewing the coffee hot and combining it with the alcohol, try a lazier cold-brew method for a smoother, sweeter coffee liqueur.


This Graphic Shows The Perfect Ratios For 38 Different Coffee Drinks

Don’t know a ristretto from an espressino? Want to mix up your coffee options to include more uncommon drinks (some with names like the “dead eye” and “Borgia”)? Then here’s an infographic worthy of posting in your kitchen.


Loading page