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Unless you carry around your own beans everywhere you go — and I know people that do — chances are you will one day find yourself in a situation where only cheap, bitter coffee is available. Luckily, there is an easy way to turn bitter coffee into a rich, smooth brew. You just need an egg.

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I don't always stay up until the stroke of midnight on New Year's, but you can bet your buns I am this year, if only to watch 2016 die (and make sure it stays dead). I assume most of you will be doing the same, so why not do so in style, with a fancy, festive champagne bar?

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Lemonade is summer staple that doesn't need much improving, but if you want to take the classic beverage to a more refined and fancy place, try incorporating vanilla bean syrup. This secret ingredient rounds out lemon's natural harshness and tempers its acidity without detracting from the flavour we so firmly associate with summer.

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Most boozy slushies are made by chucking some booze, mixers, and ice into a blender. It's a simple process, but not a foolproof one, and can result in an overly icy, crunchy beverage. To prevent shards of frozen water from jacking up your vibe, make your slushies in an ice cream machine.

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The words "mulled wine" most likely conjure up images of big pots, slowly simmering with vino and spices. That's all good, but the holidays can be hectic, and you may not have time to babysit a bubbling pot. To infuse wine with aromatics without ever turning on your stove, you'll need to enlist your microwave.

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Australians aren't particularly imaginative when it comes to tea - dunk a Lan-Choo bag in a mug of boiling water, add a splash of milk to taste and you're basically done. In other parts of the world, tea drinking is much more sophisticated process that involves unique plants, brewing processes and receptacles. This infographic looks at 21 popular and exotic teas from around the world.