Drinks & Cocktails

One Perfect Recipe To Rock Your Bachelor’s Party

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If you are planning on drinking during your Bachelor party, you may want to look at our list below that was created by veteran bachelor party guys. Of course there are the general shots (Tequila) and drinks (beer) that everyone knows, but we are here to give you some new suggestions! Before the drink recipes and bachelor party shot ideas are given below, there are a few tips to take into consideration. A bachelor party is almost synonymous with drinking and having a memorable time but it is also important to take the following words of wisdom: Do not get

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Drinks & Cocktails, Health

Health Hacks For The Cocktail Lover

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Maybe you wind down each night with a cocktail. Maybe you visited your doctor recently, and she said, “You shouldn’t do that.” Maybe you said, “Well, I’m not stopping, so what other health advice do you have for me?” If you live for happy hour with friends, Margarita Mondays, Mimosa Sundays, and splitting a bottle of wine with your boo over dinner, you do need to take some steps to watch out for your health, but you don’t need to give up your love of cocktails. There are people who remain perfectly healthy into their 90s who have a drink

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Why You Should Never Put Ice Cubes In Wine

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It is commonly believed that putting ice cubes in your wine is a faux pas; watering down and diluting the flavours of the wine. In Decanter’s ‘Confessions of a Sommelier’ series, putting ice cubes into white wine was often cited as the ‘most annoying customer habit’. However, several wineries have released wines to be served with ice, including Moët Ice Impérial Rosé NV launched earlier this year. In some Mediterranean countries, it is also becoming more common to be offered ice when served white or rosé wine on restaurant terraces. Peter Richards MW said, ‘My take is: do whatever you

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Your Choice Of Wine Can Make Your Waistline Bigger

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You’re a pro at checking labels at the grocery store, but when you hit the liquor store for a bottle of wine, nutrition facts are nowhere to be found. Luckily, armed with some basic knowledge, you can easily figure out which wines are the best buys for your bikini body as well as your palette. We spoke with wine expert Madeline Puckette, cofounder of Wine Folly, who shared her best tips for finding great-tasting wines that won’t derail your diet. 1. Check the ABV While there are no actual nutrition labels on bottles of wine, there is one indicator you

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New To Coffee. Here’s All You Need To Know

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Espresso You have just worked 16 hour a day only to find out that your best friend is sleeping with your husband. You are waiting outside the hotel where they are staying. You are tired and want to make sure you don’t miss them due to fatigue. You are in no mood for nonsense. Americano You are a struggling entrepreneur who is waiting for that babe that normally comes between 1pm and 3:30pm.  Money never reach but you passed GCE Maths with distinction and realise that the 100 naira extra on top of espresso cost whilst ridiculous (N100 for a sachet of

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Drinks & Cocktails, Techs & Gadgets

there’s a new device that tells you if when you’re too drunk to drive

Wonders will never end! This is actually a good one though. Proof by Milo Sensors is launching a slim wrist band that fits around your wrist like any of the fitness trackers on the market, but instead of tracking your motions with an accelerometer, Proof reads alcohol molecules through your skin. According to Proof, the enzyme-based electrochemical sensor converts alcohol into an electrical current, and is able to accurately display your blood alcohol content (BAC) level discreetly using its accompanying Android or iOS app. Your friends at the bar may think you’re checking your phone, but instead you’re seeing if

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Zobo Drink Effective in Management of Hypertension – Nutritionist

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Consumption of  ‘Zobo’ drink is very effective in the management of hypertension due to its anti-hypertensive properties, says Dr. Ochuko Erukainure, a nutritional biochemist. Erukainure, a senior research officer with the Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi, Lagos State, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. According him, zobo drink also known as hibiscus drink also helps in reducing cholesterol level, high blood pressure, diabetes and constipation in the human system. “Zobo drink contains between 15 per cent and 30 per cent organic acids such as: citric acid, maleic acid, and tartaric acid. It also

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39 Die in Pakistan after Consuming Toxic Liquor During Christmas Celebration

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At least 39 people died after consuming toxic liquor in Eastern Pakistan, health officials and police said on Tuesday, as over 150 people were rushed to clinics for treatment. “We have received 105 patients and 23 have died”, said Aisf Saleemi, a doctor at the District Headquarters Hospital Toba Tek Singh. He said that over a dozen patients were in critical condition. Latif Ahmed from the Allied Hospital Faisalabad said that of the 49 patients they had seen, 16 had died. Around 10 patients were in the intensive care unit while the rest were recovering, he said. Dozens of people

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DIY Recipes How to make avocado, lime, mango smoothie

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Avocado is the main ingredient in this recipe and the other fruits are added for flavour and taste. Mango adds sweetness while lime adds a zing to the taste. What you need: – One ripe avocado, pitted – One ripe mango, pitted and frozen. – Lime juice from one big lime – One cup of water   How to: 1. Place all the ingredients in a blender or smoothie maker. 2. Blend until it becomes a smooth mixture. 3. Pour into glasses and serve as desired. preferably chilled. Source: Pulseng

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Why drinking beer could be good for your heart

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Drinking a beer a day could benefit ‘good cholesterol’ in the body. Moderate alcohol consumption, particularly of beer, was found to contribute to a slower decline in high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or ‘good cholesterol’ in a study by researchers from Pennsylvania State University. HDL helps remove ‘bad cholesterol’ – low-density lipoprotein (LDL) – from arteries. Blood vessels with a build-up of LDL can increase the risk of cardiovascular problems and stroke, but more HDL in the body can prevent large amounts of LDL accumulating. The study joins a significant number of others suggesting the positive effects of alcohol on health, some of which draw

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One or two glasses of wine per day could protect you from stroke, says study

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People who drink one or two glasses of alcohol per day are less likely to suffer the most common type of stroke, a controversial study has found. Light and moderate alcohol consumption, classed as up to two drinks per day, is associated with a 9 per cent reduced risk in suffering an ischemic stroke. Women who drink just one glass or less of alcohol per day were 12 per cent less at risk. But the research, published in the BMC Medicine journal on Wednesday, admits that alcohol consumption is still associated with high cholesterol levels and hemorrhagic strokes. New wearable device could transform treatment for

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Gin lovers are all massive psychopaths, says experts

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It’s to do with being attracted to bitter tastes According to psychology experts, those who drink gin and tonics are more likely to have psychopathic tendencies. Researchers from Innsbruck University in Austria found that people who enjoy bitter food and drink such as coffee, dark chocolate and gin-and-tonic are more likely to possess tendencies of “Machiavellianism, psychopathy, narcissism, and everyday sadism”. In two separate experiments, 1,000 participants were asked to examine and rank a long list of food and drink. After this, they completed personality questionnaires to measure their levels of psychopathic tendencies. This involved rating how much they agreed or disagreed with statements like

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Drinking WINE before smoking could stop dangerous toxins damaging blood vessels

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DRINKING a glass of red wine before smoking a cigarette can protect against some of the harm caused by smoking, experts have controversially claimed. Drinking red wine before smoking cigarette could prevent harm, study reveals German researchers have said the wine contains chemicals which can protect against short-term damage to the lining of the blood vessels. The NHS claims smoking is the biggest cause of preventable deaths in England, accounting for more than 80,000 deaths each year. One in two smokers will die from a smoking-related disease. Scientists investigated the effects of smoking on the blood and arteries of 20

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Before-And-After Photos Show What Quitting Alcohol Does To Your Body

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Here’s a universal fact: drinking takes a toll on your body, and we aren’t just talking hangovers. Though good in very limited amounts, alcohol can increase your risk of developing different types of cancer, including: Mouth cancer Esophagus cancer Throat cancer Liver cancer  Heavy drinking affects your brain and can also lead to heart problems such as high blood pressure, stroke and irregular heartbeat. So what happens to those who overdid it and then stopped altogether? Well, if these photos are any indication, people all over the world should stop drinking if they want to look healthier and happier. 99

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Collagen Beer Japan launches alcohol that makes you younger

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We love to drink alcohol, but we all know that copious consumption of alcohol probably isn’t doing our bodies any favours. A new brand of Japanese beer, however, claims to actually make you look youthful and more beautiful, because it contains collagen. Collagen is a natural protein which keeps the skin plump and supple. As humans age, their collagen supplies deplete, which is one of the reasons we gain wrinkles. “Precious” beer, which has been created by Japanese company Suntory, is said to contain two grams of collagen per can, and is firmly being marketed at women. The rather bizarre

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Red Bull Vodka Drinking this is just the same as snorting a line of cocaine

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A new scientific study has revealed that a mix of alcohol and highly caffeinated energy drinks have similar effects as doing cocaine on the brain. The research was published in PLOS ONE, a science journal. A group of researchers from Purdue University studies the effects of combining alcohol and caffeine, using adolescent mice. The mice showed more increase in locomotor activity when they had been given caffeine and alcohol than when they had been given only caffeine. One of the lead researchers in the study, Dr. Richard van Rijn says: “It seems the two substances together push them over a limit

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This ‘wine condom’ helps save your leftover drink The wine condom helps you preserve your unfinished bottle of wine in the best possible way.

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Most times, when you open a bottle of wine, you don’t finish it right away. And because nobody like stale wine, the wine condoms have come to your aid. Wine condoms, much like regular contraceptive condoms, are rolled over the rim of the wine bottle to preserve the drink. This interesting object comes in foil packets, making it appear just like normal condoms. Wine condoms first grabbed the attention of the wine world in 2014 when the inventors launched a funding campaign to fund their project.   Wine condom Now, wine condoms are available for sale to the public and

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POWDERED ALCOHOL: COMING TO A LIQUOR STORE NEAR YOU

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Palcohol, or powdered alcohol, the world’s newest way to get buzzed/drunk could be coming to a store near you. This week, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved the powdered booze product, and its makers hopes to unleash it on an unsuspecting public this fall. Some health experts say they are concerned that powered alcohol could be abused by minors, or could be more easily more easily hidden and consumed in places where people are not allowed to have alcohol. But others argue that there is no reason the drug would be more hazardous than liquid alcohol.

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Find out lasting cure for hangover

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The weekend hits and you’re having a great time but then Monday arrives and you’re battling a hangover. well, science has found you a lasting cure for those headaches. Everyone has a hack for curing or preventing, the common hangover. Some suggest padding your belly with greasy pizza, taking ibuprofen before bed or chugging gallons of coffee in the morning. Truth is no matter what we try, there’s still a lingering headache, a messed up stomach, or even nausea. But a recent study has unveiled there could be an ultimate cure for hitting the bottle too hard: drinking pear juice.

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10 Gin Facts You Don’t Know

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It’s springtime. Stash those dark, heavy spirits in the back of your liquor cabinet and bust out spring’s power spirit, gin. Served in both boozy classics like the Negroni and the refreshingly simple Gin & Tonic, gin can adapt to whatever flavor profile suits your fancy. This floral liquor may be perfect for drinking during the warmer months, but how much do you really know about it? Let these ten facts act as an aromatic crash course. 1. Holland made it first While gin may be the national spirit of England, the liquor originated in Holland. The English discovered genever while

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