The plastic straw was invented by the Sumerians for drinking beer


As sophisticated as ancient brewing practices were, there was still a chance for sediment to end up in a drinker’s pint, so Sumerians, Babylonians, and Egyptians were known to drink beer with straws made of reeds or gold, depending upon one’s social class.

 

Why don’t all beer bottles have screw caps?


The main reason breweries don’t use twist-offs is because they’re not as reliable a seal.  Screw caps don’t create as airtight of a closure, allowing more oxygen permeation. Oxygen is the enemy of fresh beer, so even tiny amounts of air sneaking into your bottle can eventually stale your beer.

 

The famous habit of spraying Champagne was a result of an accident


The famous habit of spraying champagne is in fact a result of an accident turned to tradition.

 

Why Does Tequila Make You Drunk?


Okay, let’s cut to the chase. I don’t think I’ve ever met someone that doesn’t think tequila makes you crazy drunk.

 

The History Of Sangria


Whether served by the glass in a punch bowl, Sangria is well known for it fruity and zesty flavours. The best part about sangria? It’s a versatile drink that can be enjoyed during the heat of summer or during the colder seasons.

 

Can you distill vodka from honey?


Vodka, we’re told, is flavorless. It’s wheat, rice, potatoes, corn, rye, sorghum, or any number of other plant rich in starch or sugar, which is distilled into alcohol.

 

The difference between barrel-aged, bottle-aged and steel-aged cocktails


Aging alcohol is nothing new, but have you ever heard off or tried an aged cocktail? Now, just hold on a minute! If you think we are talking about those sweet bottled mojitos that you find at your local liquor store, think again.

 

12 Interesting Facts About TABASCO®


The McIIhenny Company, the Louisiana-based company behind TABASCO®, is celebrating the 150-year anniversary of their iconic sauce.

 

Watermelon is as hydrating as a glass of water


Don’t get this wrong — the best way to stay hydrated is to drink plain water or another beverage that has electrolytes. But if you’ve had your fill of water and still feel dehydrated, certain types of food could do the trick.

 

The History of Gin


Gin has come a long way since it first appeared as genever in the mid-1500s. François De le Boë (sometimes known Franciscus Sylvius), a Dutch doctor looking to cure the tropical maladies suffered by Holland’s traders, is generally credited with spreading genever’s popularity.

 
 
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