There's nothing quite like sipping a spiked meal in a glass. So when Few, one of my favourite distilleries, offered to send me something called "Breakfast Gin", I got a bright idea. Why not whip up a batch of refreshing Bloody Marys?
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At some point in the future we'll all be downing rejuvenation pills to stave off the swing of a certain, sharp farming implement. Until then, we'll have to rely on overpriced moisturisers, demonic deals with Mark Sheppard and this gin, called "Anti-aGin".
There is a growing body of evidence that coffee may be good for your long-term health, reducing the risk of type II diabetes, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. According to one recent meta-study, it may also lower your risk of liver damage from boozing.
Despite drinking the same amounts, people in lower income communities have higher levels of alcohol-related ill health than people in wealthier communities, and now UK scientists think they know why.
Their research shows that poorer people are 11 times more likely to combine drinking with other unhealthy habits such as smoking, poor diet, being overweight and failing to exercise, leading to worse outcomes than alcohol alone.
Video: Even though all cocktails should be simple, I'll excuse a little flair for this awesome ice ball cocktail because it's just too much fun. An ice cube sphere looks like it's frozen solid until it's hammered open to release the liquid goodness. It all works perfectly because the former ice sphere that held the drink transforms into the perfect rocks for the drink.
Yes, it's November already. Where did the rest of the year go? Into the past, presumably. Let's not look backwards, but forwards, to the impending date of Christmas and the flurry of gift-purchasing you'll be engaged in soon. For those who must appease scotch lovers, you should check out the "Whisky Advent Calendar" from Master of Malt.
Video: Champagne is really hard to make. There are rules and regulations and specific grapes and soil requirements and is completely region specific and more that goes into each bottle that it's impressive that even one bottle gets popped. In this video from the Science Channel, we get to see how Bollinger makes its champagne. It marries the old fashioned methods formed over hundreds of years of bubbly creation with impressive modern machinery. Delicious!
We love whiskey, we drink whiskey, we've seen whiskey get made. But what's cool about this latest episode of Raw Craft with Anthony Bourdain is how we meet the people behind the alcohol we all love. It's combining generations of knowledge with unique skills and a real passion to just make good things. Thankfully, these guys make whiskey.