The Negroni was invented by a barman in Tuscany, Fosco Scarselli in the 1920's for Count Negroni who preferred a bit more muscle in his 'Americano' cocktail. Since then it has become Tuscanys favorite cocktail.
What's the big secret companies keep from consumers? Be informed about the orange juice you drink and the real health benefits.
Growing your own Ginger Beer Plant and then making your own alcoholic Ginger Beer is easier than you might think. This article explains in detail how to go about it and what results you can expect to achieve....
Limes are packed with vitamin C - important for your immune system, especially in the cold and flu season. But lime juice has also been shown in medical studies to fight more serious illnesses, such as malaria, cholera, golden staph and gastric inflammation.
Want to try butter tea but can't trek out all the way into the furthest corners of the Himalayas? Check out this authentic Tibetan recipe for this warm drink!
A stove top coffee percolator is an old-fashioned way of brewing coffee, and it produces better coffee than electric coffee makers. Read to find out how to use a percolator.
Information detailing the beneficial properties of a selection of herbs that can be made into healing hot and cold drinks. Includes recipes that can be made easily at home.
Did you know that hot chocolate isn't the same thing as hot cocoa? Americans often use the two terms interchangeably, but this is confusing to the European and South American audiences.
Turn your excess runner beans into something useful. Here's what happened when I made runner bean wine from my home-grown vegetables.
We should be limiting our total exposure to fluoride from tea, based on the potential dangers associated with fluoride exposure and the high levels present in many types of tea. At the same time, incorporating benefits from different types of teas provides a wide variety of benefits.
Liven up any party or a quiet evening at home with a bourbon and soda. A few suggested twists on this classic ratchet up the fun!
What's a Star Trek party without Bloodwine and Warp Core Breaches? Dullsville. But don't worry, help is here. This is a collection of "Star Trek" drinks.
A simple, easy-to-follow recipe with instructions for making homemade raspberry wine from whole raspberries.
Looking for some new and exciting shot ideas? Here are some shots that are easy to make, delicious, and fun to drink!
Almond milk is a great energizing beverage. Store-bought badam milk powder contains very few almonds. So, make an easy, nutrient-dense almond milk powder at home and maintain good health.
Do you own a french press but haven't learned how to use it yet? French/coffee presses make the best tasting coffee & this step-by-step guide complete with pictures, shows you exactly how to use it.
Quick, fun, and easy recipes for flavored martinis that you can make at home. Imbibe delicacies like a watermelon martini, a chocolate kiss, or an orange cosmo.
This article will teach you the basics on how to create and make a baby Guinness shot, which you can have at the bar, home, or a restaurant.
Discover the amazing carrot juice benefits. A collection of delicious carrot juice recipes for health and weight loss.
Kimberly Snyder's Detox Solution includes her signature recipe for a vegetable and fruit smoothie. The Glowing Green Smoothie will help you clear up your skin and make you feel radiant and glowing from the inside.
Start off your brewing career with a simple mead recipe of 5 ingredients you can buy at your local grocery store.
For a terrific sweet treat, try this rich and creamy strawberry banana milkshake. Top it with a little whipped cream and you'll be set.
Iced coffee is refreshing and delicious. This simple recipe is perfect for making your own iced coffee without the use of a blender.
Are you looking for a good stovetop espresso maker? This article reviews a couple of the top options around. And don't worry, you won't believe how affordable brewing this way can be!
Do you love making smoothies but don't want to use bananas in them? There are lots of easy healthy green smoothie recipes that produce delicious, creamy drinks without bananas!
Martinis have been comforting the stressed since Martini di Arma di Taggia slid one across the bar top to a customer in New York in 1911. Or, maybe not.
Brahmi and curry leaves are known for their medicinal properties. People extensively use them in food making. You can quickly make a soothing drink using these two herbs and yogurt.
Directions and tips on how to clean a coffee maker. A quick and easy procedure taking only a few minutes.
One of the most refreshing juices you can drink. Find out just how easy it is to make. Passion fruit juice is beneficial for those suffering from high blood pressure and insomnia.
How to clean and sanitize beer bottles for homebrewing using what you (probably) have around the house.
Wine tastings are the perfect opportunity to observe an insufferable breed of humans who pretend they possess a highly specialized knowledge and that other mortals should bow before their superiority.
Ginger beer is a good alternative to ordinary beer for your St. Patrick's Day party this year. Do note that brewed ginger beer is an alcoholic beverage and that it must be made non-alcoholic for kids.
Easy-to-follow guide with pictures on how to make nocino, or Italian green walnut liqueur (also known as orahovica or orahovac in Croatian, or liqueur de noix in French).
Shots can be strong. This list of 48 shot recipes is made for you, if you love a little liquor but want a fruiter, creamier, or more chocolatey taste!
Organic fruit smoothies are a quick, delicious, healthy way to start your morning. All you need is a small blender, some organic fruit, and a couple of other easy-to-find ingredients.
"How To Make Great Coffee" sounds so simple, doesn't it? Yet it is a fine art of simplicity and complication. There are four main steps involved in making great coffee. Here I have laid it all out.
If you've never tried a caipirinha, now is the time. This national cocktail of Brazil contains fruit (usually lime), sugar, and cachaca, also known as aguardiente. Drink responsibly!
I recently read an article about five beers men over 25 aren't supposed to drink. You should drink whatever makes you happy--including these 5 beers.
Wondering how to make a perfect seattle freeze Frappuccino without going to a coffee house and breaking the bank? I got you.
Liquids that glow in the dark and party drink recipe ideas. Make glowing milkshakes, fruit drinks, energy mix, fluorescent Jell-O, and even a prank glow drink.
Early fall is the time for guavas to be picked. Many Latin families will have this tree in the yard, lovingly grown from a seed of a fruit that tasted so good. Now what to do with them?
We don't clean it as often as we should so grab your vinegar and baking soda, it is time to clean that scaly teapot.
This is an interesting question if you are interested in home brewing. Is it possible to brew coffee with espresso grounds or vice versa? Actually, the two types of beans are different.
This article reviews Gerhart Coffee Company's "Running Pump Roasting" coffee blends. I was so inspired by the "story in every cup" that I included a fictional short story along with my factual review!
As responsible drinkers like to know what they are drinking, responsible home brewers should be able to tell them. This article explains how to manage sugar content and alcohol production.
K-cups are a great way to make an exceptional cup of fresh coffee with a simple press of a button. Here's a list of the best coffee.
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy delicious cold watermelon drinks. There are lots of non alcoholic and alcoholic recipes with options ranging from lemonade to sangria to Moscow mules.
Four great green tea recipes, including a regular iced green tea recipe, a mint tea recipe, a peach tea recipe, and a wonderful diet green tea with citrus juices. Photos and easy instructions included!
The differences between a micro-brewery and a craft brewery are defined here. Craft beer distinguishes itself from other beers in certain ways. It is easy to confuse the two terms and this article cleary separates the two.
Learn how to make Joshua's famous margaritas. How can you choose the best-tasting tequila? Which liqueur complements tequila and lime better than triple sec? Also included: An interview with Joshua.
Discover alternatives to using espresso machines for making your own espresso drinks at home or on-the-go.
There is nothing more fun than having Jell-O shots at one of your parties. They are relatively inexpensive to make and something fun you can have on hand to offer your guests and their friends.
A list of affordable, sweet, and fruity-tasting wines that are perfect for anyone who loves the "alcoholic wine juice" called Arbor Mist. You might want to try these wines as well.
This is a cheap and easy way to make your own mead at home. Mead is also known as Honey Wine, and has been celebrated for millennia as a divine alcoholic beverage.
Coconut wine, also known as tuba or bahalina, is a popular drink in the Philippines. Learn about its different variations and how it's made.
No matter if you are a hardcore tea aficionado or not, you can't help but perk up when you hear the words: "bubble tea."
What's the secret to the best limeade? Learn how to make summer's most refreshing beverage...with or without a blender! Also included: how to utilize the whole lime for economical limeade.
Do you love gourmet coffee from your favorite coffee shop, but hate that they can be loaded with calories? Here's a solution, low calorie coffee drinks! A list of low cal coffee options at your favorite gourmet coffee houses like Starbucks, Caribou, Dunn Bros, and Dunkin' Donuts...
Earl Grey tea is a black tea flavored by oil of bergamot. The fragrant oil is produced from the bergamot orange and is used in many products. The best type is produced in Calabria in Italy.
Cheap, good coffee is hard to find. Is inexpensive Maxwell house decaf and regular coffee any good? Read my review here, and find out if Maxwell House is right for you.
This is a recipe for a simple blueberry banana smoothie that you can prepare in under 10 minutes. A great snack to start the day or a refreshing pick me up.
Valerian Root is the pungent smelling root of the valerian plant (Latin names: Valeriana officinalis, Valeriana wallichii). The root has been used since ancient times to promote restful sleep, and has exploded in popularity in recent times for this...
From the fountains of yesterday to the plastic bottles of today, many soda pop brands have hit the marketplace; some are still here, and some are long gone. Throughout the decades, we Americans have loved our soda pop and we still do! What is your favorite soft drink?
Starbucks' green tea matcha latte is mostly sugar. You can make a healthier version at home that's cheaper and healthier! I've also included in-depth ingredients research.
We all like to get a quick cup of coffee for the road in the morning before work. Who has the best coffee though? I share my thoughts and opinions on the matter with you. Prices listed have probably changed quite a bit since I first wrote this. I know some McDonald's no longer have dollar coffee.
With a flavor combination that is beloved by many, this chocolate peanut butter milkshake recipe is sure to satisfy everyone. Easy to follow instructions are included.
Save time and money! Try my fast and practical guide to making delicious Starbucks Iced Coffee at home in ten minutes or less. Now you can be sure your coffee is exactly to your liking!
Capsules and one-cup coffee makers are the marketing winner of our time. There are so many different brands and styles, choosing the best is not an easy task. Read on to make an informed purchase!
Advocates of Bulletproof coffee claim that this miracle potion can give you lots of energy, improve your IQ and even help you lose weight. Too good to be true?
If you've grown herbs for herbal teas or tisanes, the next step is preserve them. You can dry them easily and make your own herbal teas with them.
I'm not much of an alcohol drinker. However, this creamy, luscious liquor is my siren song. I love cooking with it and drinking it! I'd love to share my recipes with you.
Ever wondered what's in a Spanish coffee cocktail? Learn to make it at home with this easy carajillo recipe.
Gin is generally drunk with mixers and features in many classic cocktails. It comes in many different styles and taste profiles. This article provides five selections for the best London dry gins.
Getting the milk just right for your cappuccino or latte is essential. Here is my top 3 list of the best espresso thermometers currently available.
Here I will show you step by step how to juice fresh noni fruit using a blender. The noni is used as a diet aid and also is claimed to be beneficial in the battle of some cancers.
Manual coffee grinders are quiet, don't require a power source, plus they give you full control over the grinding process. I suggest my best 3 crank-operated mills.
If you buy beer, you will hear the terms "ale" and "lager" used without explanation. Learn what these are and how they came to be.
Did you know that you can make a delicious wine from TEA? - It's quick and easy to make and need no special equipment. Want to inow how? Then read on..
Rose hips are an excellent source of vitamin C. Learn how to identify, gather, and blend your delicious rose hip tea.
You don't have to pay an arm and a leg for a good coffee grinder in my experience. Here are three suggestions for inexpensive coffee grinders.
What's the secret to making the perfect gin and tonic? let me show you, and you'll never make it another way again. This is a must-have recipe for the gin-lover.
How to make 8 delicious drinks including Frozen Mudslide and Twisted Brazilian Lemonade plus 2 cool concoctions of vodka watermelon and layered jelly shots.
Flowering teas are not only great-tasting and healthful, they are also lovely to look at. It may be right up your alley… in fact, these “blooms” may just end up being *your* cup of tea!
Learn the secret to a perfect Jell-O shot. And then learn how to take those shots to the next level with over 65 different combinations. Happy drinking!
Over the years, I have had several opportunities to make martinis, shots, and cocktails, but the pineapple upside-down cake martini and shot really takes the upside-down cake.
This snickerdoodle coffee is one of my many experiments. I took days to perfect, but every hour spent was worth it. Now it's time for me to share my amazing creation with you.
Making homemade Coconut Milk is easy, fast and cheap - but which is the best way to do it? This article compares milk made from fresh coconuts with the dried and shredded versions, simmered and cold.
Country wines are so much fun and perfect for those of us who aren't brewing or wine-making experts! Here's a simple recipe with easy-to-follow instructions for making peach wine from whole peaches.
Learn more about the history of afternoon tea and the proper etiquette that comes with hosting and attending afternoon tea.
Did you have a lot of bananas before and you didn't know how to use them besides baking a bread or a cake? This smoothie is a refreshing recipe for a hot summer day and is easy to make.
Easy Starbucks iced caramel macchiato recipe for a fraction of the price. You can even make this delicious drink without an expensive espresso machine!
One of the less welcome side effects of drinking green or white tea is that it can make you go to the loo more. Don't worry. This is actually a sign that the tea is working, and it is only temporary.
Brewing a mead the really old fashioned way! Making a mead the same way the Anglo-Saxons did in the 400s, during the Dark Ages of Britain.
On the rocks or on the stem, the vodka martini is the iconic baby boomer drink with its own history, lore and more, including the secret recipe for the perfect vodka martini
I offer a guide to using stovetop espresso makers and suggest three of my favorite products currently available.
A delicious and refreshing selection of original cocktail recipes made from vodka and a tasty variety of summer fruits. Recipes use fruits ranging from mango and pineapple to tomato and cucumber.
Follow these tips to have an elegant tea party for your next social gathering that requires a special touch.
Adding a flavored rim to the glass is a great way to add taste and eye appeal to a drink. Rimming is very simple to do and can be added to any drink, even non-alcoholic ones. You will find instructions on how to do a basic glass rim here as well as some ideas for other types of rimming to make your drinks really impressive.
Ginger is one of the most vibrant, delightful, and hardworking spices around, but it rarely receives the recognition it deserves. If you're not familiar with the wonders of ginger tea, dive in.
I think Coke Lite tastes better than Diet Coke. Coke Lite is what is served in many areas of Europe and Central/South America. Lite uses a different mix of sweeteners than Diet Coke.
The quickest way to make the best fresh coffee is to use a French press coffee maker. Discover the ten best products available today...
Want a good tasting shot that will get you drunk but is easy to make? Here are 17 recipes that you can prepare for your next party and go down smooth.
This is a great old family recipe for Rock and Rye. If you have never tasted Rock and Rye, you are in for a treat. It has a smooth, sweet flavor that goes down easily.
Using dry ice to make drinks is easy and entertaining. You can use dry ice to make root beer, sodas, spooky punches, and mysterious fogging drinks.
Teabags might be a little more convenient, but loose leaf green and white teas are bursting with antioxidants and other healthful properties. But how much of a difference is there really? Is loose leaf tea actually so inconvenient to prepare? And is...
Learn how to make Pisco Sour, the national cocktail of Peru! Try either the Authentic or Quick & Easy Pisco Sour recipe. Also included: substitutions and how to find ingredients in the United States.
Malunggay is a widely cultivated plant in the Philippines. It is also known as Moringa, West Indian Tree, horseradish tree, ben oil tree, drumstick tree, la mu (Mandarin), arzan taiga (Burkina Faso), windi bundu (Niger), among others. Malunggay...
100 matcha recipes! Recipes include everything from matcha eggnog, matcha cookies, matcha smoothies, matcha brownies to matcha martinis! Check out the recipes below! - Enjoy! MissOlive
These diabetic-friendly drinks are filled with dietary fiber, complex carbs, vitamins and diabetes super foods.
A list of my favorite cheap wines that still taste great, including brands like Franzia, Lambrusco, Vendage, and Carlo Rossi.
A hard apple cider recipe with a twist! Simple, easy-to-follow instructions for making apple-pear cider.
Have you ever tried dragon fruit, also called pitahaya? It's one of my favorite fruits! This is my recipe for dragon fruit apple lemonade.
Learn British afternoon tea customs, traditions and history plus party planning tips including setting the mood, invitations, menu and recipe suggestions and beautiful tablescapes.
A simple and reliable method for making wholesome red and white table wine from supermarket grape juice, sugar and yeast. No chemicals, no specialist equipment needed.
The anise-flavoured tipple delivers a mighty kick to the unwary drinker; it should be treated with great respect
Moka Pots are a quick and easy way to make heavenly stovetop espresso. But if you run into any difficulties, this guide should have you sipping the perfect cup of coffee in no time at all.
Coffee-flavored vodka is a delicious and versatile treat, and making your own is easy and inexpensive.
The richest, creamiest smoothie is also quick and easy to make. Full of healthy ingredients, it is gluten-free, raw, vegan, dairy-free and can be salt and sugar-free. And best of all, it's economical!
If you suffer from a muscle cramp during a workout or sporting event, drink pickle juice. Find out how pickle juice can get rid of muscle cramps fast!
Crystal Pepsi was a massive failure when it was introduced in 1993, but its cult following celebrated its return - for a limited time, of course - in 2018.
Step by step instructions how to make a Dole Whip Float from Disneyland. Here is the official recipe and a copycat version!
Fruit and vegetable smoothies are a great way to start the day and this carrot and banana smoothie recipe is delicious any time. Are you consuming your daily recommended fruit and veggie servings? This smoothie recipe is a great way to incorporate more healthy foods into your daily diet and routine.
Fruit and yogurt smoothies are a great way for everyone to get their daily servings of fruit. Here are 5 healthy recipes, as well as suggestions for healthy add-ins for an extra nutritional boost.
The best homemade blackberry brandy is easy to make at home. Homemade Blackberry Brandy is great for sipping or to pour over ice cream or use in desserts.
Starbucks eating away more of your income than you'd like to admit? A Starbucks barista reveals how to make copycat frappes at home!
Easy to follow steps for making delicious elderflower champagne. Just pick your blossoms and combine them with water, lemons, sugar and white wine vinegar. Safety instructions included.
Grinding your own coffee is recommended if you want your beverages to have maximum flavor. I look at the main types of grinder for coffee and give examples of my favorite products.
Brighten up your party with some dazzling drinks sure to impress your guests! Here are some tips on making unique cocktails and glow-in-the-dark, fog, or flaming drinks.
Homemade peach brandy is delicious and easy to make. If you have access to your own peaches,pick the fruit at the peak of its ripeness for jams, pies and, of course, peach brandy. Here is a simple recipe for peach brandy that is sure to turn out well.
Don't waste your money ordering an expensive Kombucha kit. This exhaustive guide to creating your own will set you up in no time.
There are many wine tasting terms that every wine lover should know when it comes to choosing a wine. When you understand what these terms mean, you will be able to easily communicate what particular characteristics you personally enjoy. Here are 10 terms that tasters use to describe wine.
A drink to bring to an apocalypse or any event. The Four Horseman is a drink made from four different liquors, all starting with the letter J. They can be served as a shot or cocktail. This drink is named after the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse for a reason and is not for the faint of heart.
The first whiskey sour was poured in Wisconsin in 1870. Today there are hundreds of recipes. This is how to make a whiskey sour that tastes the way it should.
Sometimes our morning coffee tastes better than at other times, and we may not know why, especially when we stick to our chosen brand - in my case, Nescafe's Alta Rica. Here are some wonderful hints and tips to make sure you make the best cup of instant coffee each time.
Step-by-step photos and instructions for making your own pineapple-infused vodka. It's an easy and enjoyable project with tasty results. Drink recipes included.
“In vino veritas.” (In wine there is truth.) – Pliny, the Elder, 23-79 A.D. Number two in the Joy of quoting famous dead people looks at wine, and what folks have had to say about wine since the beginning of time.
Cappuccino, mochachino, latte, machiato...Whats the difference? Coffee strength will vary from cafe to cafe, but generally the darker the roast, the stronger the caffeine.
What is kombucha? Does it have any health benefits? Is it really a mushroom? And can I make my own? You'll find the answers here.
A quick and clear guide to green and white teas, from health benefits and warnings to brewing and different varieties, read this for a whistle-stop tour of the fragrant and delicious world of tea.
Using dry ice in drinks is fun and easy. Use dry ice to make smoking fruit drinks and cocktails, bubbling soda floats, and fogging hot drinks and punches
This article is about how to get more use out of your Nespresso U pods when the foil method did not work. I also included a frothed milk recipe that can be made with the Nespresso frother.
A mocktail is a non-alcoholic cocktail. These drinks are ideal for ladies night out, children's parties, or for those who don't drink alcohol. There's a drink here for every occasion.
Perfect for Oreo and coffee lovers- try this lovely, and refreshing Oreo frappé with a little espresso. Great dessert that has a nice balance of sweet and bitter.
How to make really great-tasting milky coffee with soya milk without the milk curdling and separating. Non-dairy lattes are firmly back on the menu now that I have solved this curdling conundrum.
So many kiwi juice recipes to try! But simple is the way to go, with this easy &attractive kiwi juice with apple, you get all the fruity goodness, visual appeal and incredible taste. Kiwi juice recipe
The traditional martini is a blended cocktail of gin or vodka and vermouth. This article will give you the basics for how to understand what the customer is ordering and how to prepare their martini. -Martinis can either be made with Gin or...
From taste to price, the results are in! Is Pellegrino's quality worth the high cost, or can Trader Joe's more economical sparkling mineral water stand up to the quality test? See for yourself how Pellegrino vs. Trader Joe's carbonated bottled waters compare across the board.
Rainbow Jell-O shots are a perfect treat to serve at any rainbow-themed party, especially Gay Pride parties!
A delicious homemade version of a Double Chocolate-Chip Frappuccino: a fancy and delicious iced chocolate milk and very easy to make! For more original recipes go to dangerouslydelishh.com
Make your cafe mocha at home with a Nespresso Espresso machine using quality Ghirardelli chocolate. Just follow this recipe and you'll never go back to drive thru mochas! And yes, it beats Starbuck's Verismo!
I'm usually not very picky when it comes to beer, but after trying the abomination known as BOXER, I felt it was my duty to warn fellow beer drinkers about this noxious brew.
What is Goon? What does it mean to slap it? Which flavours are best? And what can you do with the space bags? Learn about Australia's famous drink here.
These are the strong liqueurs traditionally consumed after a meal to help digestion. They're known as "digestivos" in Italian.
What to do when you've dropped your bottle or can of soda and you want to drink it without having fizz blow all over your hands? Check out this guide to opening soda without any explosions.
A comprehensive guide that covers both the basics of Starbucks Frappuccinos and all of the components of blended coffee Frappucinos. The author is a Starbucks barista.
There is no need to strain this nut milk. It is smooth and creamy as is. Make sure to use slivered almonds. They work the magic!
How to make ginger tea with brown sugar. Very easy recipe. Ginger tea is good for helping with stomach gas, bloating, common cold, and nausea. It's a very good health tonic.
In this recipe, I blend two roots (or rhizomes, to be precise) into a simple, delicious anti-inflammatory tonic that I use to alleviate my joint pain.
How to use avocado oil in a smoothie! This recipe creates an easy and great tasting blend of spinach, banana and yogurt that comes with all the health benefits of avocado oil.
It's amazing how much good a little plant can do for our health. Herbal teas aren't just good for you, they are fun to create and they taste good too.
Although we don't usually hear many good things about alcohol, there have been more and more articles praising the health benefits of tequila lately. Let's see how true or fictitious those claims turn out to be.
A simple recipe that will transform the taste of Ensure and the way you drink it. Pair with juice and fruit for a delicious frozen drink. Nutrition CAN be fast, easy and yummy after all.
In order to keep your Keurig coffee maker functioning properly and the coffee tasting great, users must clean their machine and care for it on a regular basis.
A quick, reliable way to make cider without specialist equipment, ingredients, or knowledge. An ideal summer drink.
Beer, in moderation, is a healthy addition to your diet. But you do need to weigh in the negatives before drinking a bottle every day!
A few beer and wine pairing suggestions for that very hard to pair New Year's Day German American dish, pork and sauerkraut.
This guide talks all about the macchiatos on the Starbucks menu, including the very popular Caramel Macchiato. Learn all about these beverages from a Starbucks barista's perspective.
Is home made wine safe to drink? It should be both safe and wholesome, but there are some dreadful recipes and methods out there on the Internet. Here's how to avoid the shockers.