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How to Sneak as Much Bourbon as Possible Into Your Holiday Meals

There’s something about bourbon that just screams “holiday party.” Whether in an Old Fashioned or rolled into some bourbon balls, the dark, sweet spirit brings holiday cheer to every party and dinner it attends. Your holiday season should contain many bourbon cocktails, yes, but don’t overlook the culinary…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Hand Sanitizer Alters the Results of Breathalyzer Tests in New Experiment

If a police officer pulls you over for driving while intoxicated, you could be brought in for a breath alcohol test. If that happens, you’d better hope the test operator doesn’t slather their hands in an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, first.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Unusual Wines to Pair With Your Thanksgiving Feast

Conventional wisdom will tell you the go-to pairings for your Turkey Day meal are reds made from pinot noir or gamay grapes and whites made from chardonnay or sauvignon blanc. Occasionally, American zinfandel, celebratory Champagne, or whites such as chenin blanc, riesling, or gewürztraminer will get invited, too. …Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Pear Brandytini

Happy Friday, my best babes, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week we’re embracing fall fruits while keeping it classy with a pear brandy-based martini.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Recent study suggests rats are the ultimate party animal, crave cocaine after drinking alcohol

It seems rats like to have their cake and eat it too — or rather — indulge with a side of cocaine when they imbibe alcohol.In a recent study carried out by Columbia University Medical Center, researchers discovered that rats are the ultimate party animal. When the rodents consumed alcohol every day for 10 days and were […]

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3-Ingredient Happy Hour:  The Cranberry Sauced

Happy Friday, my lushes, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week I’m leaning into the holiday spirit with one of the real heroes of Thanksgiving: jellied cranberry sauce.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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3-Ingredient Happy Hour: The Very Simple and Good Scotch Highball

Happy weekend, everyone, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week I want to talk to you about a deceptively simply, though very worthwhile cocktail: the Scotch highball.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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3-Ingredient Happy Hour: Truly Great Grog

Happy weekend, everyone, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week was kind of tough, and it left me craving something abundantly easy, and what could be easier than something chugged by pirates?Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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3-Ingredient Happy Hour: The Trashy Diplomat

Happy Friday, my friends, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week I’m making a less-nuanced version of one of my favorite in-it-for-the-long-haul beverages: the Diplomat cocktail.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Pair Cocktails with Your Favorite Horror Movies

Halloween is the best holiday; this is a fact. Kids get to dress up like minions or a Frozen or whatever, stay out late, and—unless their neighbors hand out toothpaste, an act somehow not punishable by law—eat a truly unconscionable amount of candy. Adults can do all of the above and get drunk while watching […]

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How to Use Wine That Is No Longer Drinkable In the Kitchen

I know that none of you ever leave a bottle of wine anything less than completely drained, but sometimes people make mistakes, and a bit of “extra” wine may oxidize. But even if you can’t drink it, this now-vinegary, fermented grape juice doesn’t need to be tossed.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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You Can Sous Vide Bespoke Liqueur in Mere Hours

Hello friends, and welcome back to Will It Sous Vide?, the column where I usually make whatever you want me to with my immersion circulator. Today we’re taking a break from the chewable, and using the power of sous vide to make bespoke liqueur in record time.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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3-Ingredient Happy Hour: The Tart and Apple-y Jack Rose

Happy Friday, my friends, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week we’re making a summer-to-fall transitional beverage: the tart and apple-y Jack Rose.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Cocktail Glasses You Actually Need and What You Should Put in Them

Every squad has a preferred term for getting inebriated. To quote and then immediately regret quoting Eminem, “Get buzzed, get crunk, get drunk, get fuuuuucked up.” For my particular band of college pals, that phrase was always “Drinkin’ Outta Cups.” As in,“Hey Jack, we drinkin’ outta cups tonight?”Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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5 Signs You’re in a Good Cocktail Bar

Really good, expertly made cocktails can cost a pretty penny, and I’m okay with that. What I’m not okay with, however, is paying fifteen bucks for an over-shaken beverage garnished with sad, dried-out fruit. Any bar can claim to make “craft” cocktails, but how can you be sure you’re getting what you pay for?Read more… […]

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There Is Still No “Safe” Amount of Alcohol You Can Drink in Pregnancy

This week’s study on alcohol in pregnancy got spun both ways: light drinking is totally safe according to some some news stories, a definite no-no in others. Sorry, but this one’s a buzzkill. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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