Drinking a good cup of coffee in the morning is routine for many Americans and has been for quite a long time. According to a survey conducted by the World Resources Institute in 2009, the average American drank approximately 416 eight-ounce cups of it throughout the year. If coffee is a regular part of your life, you might want to know what it is doing for you. Here are some ways a consistent intake of java can help your body.
Have you ever met anyone who doesn't like mimosas? It's a sweet, fruity drink with a bit of a boozy kick -- what's not to love? Typically, many often think of mimosas as solely champagne and orange juice, but it's actually all about the champagne and citrus mix. While you may be most familiar with the orange juice style, there are an array of mimosas that are made with other juices. If you haven't tried them, you've been missing out. Read to learn a special homemade champagne lemonade r... Read More
Have you ever rummaged through your fridge for a nice, cold brewski and found that its expiration date has long passed? Is it safe to drink? And can beer truly even expire? After all, alcohol is supposed to age, right? Well, the answer is a bit complicated. Simply put: No, beer isn't going to go bad and become harmful like... Read More
Are you a health-conscious individual who also loves to indulge in an occasional night of whiskey tasting? Well, it's important to be mindful of the nutritional value of the drinks you pour -- especially when crafting mixed whiskey drinks. In fact, the number of calories in your favorite alcohol may surprise you... Think you can take a guess at how many calories are in ONE shot of whiskey? One shot of an average whiskey typically clocks in at approximately...
Yes -- for the most part. Keep in mind that you are receiving an intake of caffeine from additional sources throughout the day as well (such as from soda or chocolate), so it's important not to overdo it on the coffee. By "overdo it," we mean refilling pots of coffee per day, not necessarily a few cups -- so, generally, you most likely are consuming an appropriate amount that shouldn't negatively affect your health. In fact, coffee may have unique health benefits. According to many rece... Read More
At the end of the day, many people enjoy the relaxation of curling up in bed for a restful slumber; however, for some, insomnia is a struggle that leaves them begging to feel tired. Even if you’ve never experienced chronic sleeplessness, you’ve most likely had the occasional (and uncomfortable) restless night – where not even counting sheep will help you drift to dreamland. Drinking certain kinds of caffeine-free, herbal teas can be a great way to calm your mind and body down in preparatio...
Cinco de Mayo is a time to celebrate a little-known battle victory from 1862 with the aid of food, friends, and of course drinks. This list is just a small sample of cocktails with origins in Mexico, each one can be customized to almost anyone’s liking. Whatever you decide, make sure you drink responsibly while you’re having a good time. Happy Cinco d... Read More
Scotch and Bourbon are both members of a very popular, and widely consumed family: Whiskey – a dark brown drink with an aged taste that’s frequently enjoyed by people from Scotland to Japan, and of course the United States. Many popular brands like Johnnie Walker, Jack Daniels, and Maker’s Mark have become household names due to their popularity. The world of whiskey has a few rules, each set forth to distinguish between the various members of the family. The biggest rule: In order to q... Read More
Alas – it’s finally the weekend and you’re taking the time to enjoy a cold one. Or maybe it’s a Thursday night and you’re out at dinner with some friends and decide to reward yourself on a busy week. Whatever the situation, the beer you’re drinking should be perfect for making the occasion even better. Thankfully, you don’t need to be a “master brewer” to know which beer is right for you. Read More