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You Don't Need Special Glasses For Sparkling Wine

When building a home bar, it’s hard to know exactly which pieces of glassware are necessary, and which you can skip. Turns out, fancy sparkling wine glasses are something you can skip.

Add A Shot Of Syrup For Incredible Milkshakes (And Other Food Tips From Diner Cooks)

Diner food isn’t exactly Michelin Star cuisine, but that doesn’t make it not delicious, or we can’t learn great at-home cooking tips from diner cooks. The Kitchn runs down a bunch, but one stood out to us: Add a shot of chocolate or vanilla syrup to your homemade milkshakes to take them to a new level.

Make Quick Friends With A Bartender By Using Cash Before Opening A Tab

Debit and credit cards make it easy to start a tab at your favourite bar, but for bartenders, cash is king. If you pay and tip for your first round using cash before switching to plastic, your bartender might thank you for it later when the bill comes.

Use Washi Tape To Keep Track Of Your Wine

Wine charms are cute and all, but they only work on glasses with stems. To keep track of your wine (or whiskey, or beer) no matter what glass it’s in, consider using washi tape.

Make Homemade Grenadine With Just Two Ingredients

I have always thought of grenadine as one of those cocktail ingredients that you have to buy, but you can actually make your own, better tasting version of the popular cocktail syrup at home with just two ingredients.

Give Your Strawberry Shake A Boozy Boost With Aperol

A strawberry milkshake, made from the freshest berries and creamy ice cream, is a uniquely tasty treat. I didn’t think the frozen concoction could be improved upon, until Lucky Peach suggested the addition of Aperol.

Give Any Drink A Smoky Taste And Appearance By Mixing A Smoked Cocktail

Video: You’ve probably had some rich, flavorful smoked meat before, but now you can have the same flavour in your favourite cocktails. Also, when you pour and serve, it will look like a magic smoking elixir.

The Essential Glassware You Need For Your Home Bar

Different types of cocktails require different types of glassware to be served in. And if you’re setting up your own home bar for hosting parties, you should at least have the basics.

Use Up The Last Of Your Nutella In Tasty Hot Chocolate

Nutella is delicious, and useful for lots of desserts, but if you have a jar that’s running a little low, a quick hot (or cold) chocolate is an easy way to use it up and make something tasty and special.

Make A Refreshing Michelada Right In Your Beer Can

A michelada is a tasty cocktail that can be made a few different ways, but usually involves some combination of beer, hot sauce or tomato juice, lime and salt. No matter what ingredients you like in yours, however, the easiest way to make it is right in the can.

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