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Turn Beer Bottles Into Attractive, Cheap Glasses

Do you laugh in the face of danger and love beer? Happy day, then! Here’s a cool DIY for you: Switch out your boring glassware and make drinking glasses out of beer bottles.


Learn The Easiest Way To Sabre A Champagne Bottle

Sabreing a champagne bottle doesn’t really require a sword — a long chef’s knife will do. While it doesn’t make your bubbly taste better or pour smoother, it’s a fun way to kick off a ceremony and impress your guests. If you’re into the idea, the folks at Bon Appetit show you how it’s done in this video.


Switching To Tea May Ease Psychological Stress Like Depression

Soft drinks and coffee can have some negative health effects compared to tea, but if you’re looking for one more reason to switch, how about this: drinking tea may ease the effects of stressful psychological conditions like depression.


Make Cold Brewed Coffee In Your Blender

Cold brewed coffee is a great way to enjoy your daily caffeine fix, but making it can be a fussy process. This technique is quick, easy and uses items you likely already have at home — no added equipment necessary.


Use A Drinking Straw To Remove Cork Crumbs From A Wine Bottle

If you’ve ever had a cork break up while you’re trying to open a bottle of wine, you know it sucks. Instead of straining it or pouring cork into your guests’ glasses, grab a simple drinking straw. Put the straw over the bits of cork, put your finger over the top to create suction, and lift the cork bit right out.


This Time And Temperature Chart Helps You Brew The Perfect Cup Of Tea

There’s a lot to love about tea. It can give you a boost, it’s available in different varieties, and it’s easy to make — for the most part anyway. This graphic makes sure you never over-steep, use water that’s too hot or cold, and even tells you how much caffeine you’ll get from a perfectly brewed cup.


This Video Guide To Drinks Makes Sure You're Not Clueless At The Bar

You don’t need to be a professional bartender to know the difference between a sidecar and a Tom Collins, but if they’re not drinks you order regularly, you may not know how they’re made or what the history behind them is. This video from the folks at Mental Floss will teach you.


Turn Any Fruit Juice Into Homemade Alcohol

Home brewing is a great hobby, but requires a lot of ingredients, specialised equipment and enough knowledge to ensure you don’t make something that tastes like it was fermented in a toilet. Want something a little simpler? You can turn any fruit juice into alcohol with nothing but a cheap plastic airlock and a bag of champagne yeast.


This Is What Your Coffee Grind Should Look Like, Based On Brew Method

Extra coarse, coarse, medium, fine and extra fine — you know that for different coffee-brewing methods you need a different grind. But what exactly do the grinds look like? This photographic guide can help.


Aussie Start-Up Launches 'Anti-Energy' Drink

Koala Karma is a “relaxation beverage” billed as the antitheses of energy drinks like V and Red Bull. In place of caffeine, guarana and other alertness-boosting ingredients, the drink comes with a chilled-out mix of passionflower, hops, chamomile, tryptophan, valerian and magnesium citrate.