Vodka is 40 percent alcohol by volume. That’s not high enough to inactivate viruses. It should be poured into a glass, not onto your hands. As the story goes, the world’s best-selling vodka, Smirnoff, owes its original fame to a clever marketing gimmick by Pyotr Smirnov, a Russian serf who by the time of his […]
No matter how you prepare your morning cup of coffee, there’s one common denominator: the coffee itself. But are there ways to store your favorite coffee beans to keep them more fresh? We spoke to Margaret Nyamumbo, a third-generation coffee farmer and the founder and CEO of Kahawa 1893, about all the best ways to store your coffee. […]
Makes 4 Servings The double-shake method is key to this cocktail’s texture. The first round is to break up the egg white; the second is to chill and froth the drink. INGREDIENTS ½ cup sugar 4 large egg whites*, separated individually 8 ounces rye whiskey 4 ounces fresh lemon juice Pernod or absinthe (for serving) […]
Hot Tip Something to note about pairing wine with spicy foods: it’s important to be mindful of the amount of alcohol present. In food, chili heat tends to create a warming or burning sensation on our palate. The higher the level of alcohol in a wine, the more astringent (and uncomfortable) spicy food it will […]
Everything anyone could ever want to know about whiskey and why it tastes the way it does. What really makes whiskey taste like whiskey? If flavor truly just came down to a simple formula of distilling ratios of grains plus time spent in a barrel, then there wouldn’t be an infinite range of tastes, profiles […]
It’s true, kids: If you don’t use it, you lose it. The ability to touch your toes, youthful optimism and manageable hangovers all wane with the passing of each season. So does citrus. Though available year-round, lemons, limes, and the like are just as seasonal as any other fruit, and the cold-weather window to the […]
What Is Mango Lassi In the Indian subcontinent “Lassi” refers to any yogurt based drink. The popular ones are sweet lassi which obviously is sweetened with sugar and salty lassi which has salt and other spices in it. Mango Lassi is another popular version which has sweet mangoes blended with yogurt. For this mango lassi recipe, […]
If you think more coffee means stronger or better coffee, you’re living a lie.
In Florence’s Café Casoni, Count Camillo Negroni created the Negroni. That was in 1920. Today, it’s a bartender’s favorite plaything, with ingredients swapped for everything from mezcal to sherry.
Originally published in Bloomberg.com Martinis are the biggest thing in cocktails. That’s why they’re shrinking. Having quietly become fixtures at bar industry events, baby martinis—“’tinis” in bar world lingo—are sweeping into top bars. Among the most striking reason for today’s teeny martini: Even the drink’s most ardent fans think today’s martinis are too big. “About 10 […]