It always starts the same way — you’re at a nice bar with your special lady friend, and you order a drink. How wonderful that first drink will be after a long day! But then your drink arrives, and it’s more sculpture than libation — a rocks glass with a millimetre of spirits beneath a giant, specially crafted ice sphere. You ordered a drink, but you got a bowling ball in a cup.
Food52 claims this is the best lemonade you will ever have, and all it takes is one little trick: rubbing sugar into your lemon skins before you make the syrup.
When you need to make punch for a party party, you can wow everyone by never needing a recipe and making do with whatever ingredients are available. All you need to know is one magical ratio. Yup, ratios are the best way to free yourself from recipes.
You probably know that carbonated drinks are fizzy because of their CO2 content, and that it’s released when you open a bottle or can. What you may not know is exactly how that process works, and why the glass you drink from plays a role in how long your drink is fizzy. This video explains it all.
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.