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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.

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.

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