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How do you make a cosmopolitan?

cosmopolitanA cosmopolitan, or informally a cosmo, is a cocktail made with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed lime juice or sweetened lime juice.  It’s delicious!

Want to make one?  No problem.  Watch the video here


Forget gin – drink whiskey!

I can´t stand gin, and really don´t get why so many people drink gin and tonic.

So, this spring, forget gin, and drink whiskey.  My drink of the month is whiskey and ginger.  Give it a shot; I can guarantee you will never drink a gin and tonic again.

Hangover Cures

hangover cures worldMost of us have woken up the morning after a wild night painting the town red with a banging headache. You know it’s going to be a bad day when you can’t even lift your head off the pillow without your brain screaming at you: PAIN, PAIN, PAIN, CALL THE HOSPITAL!!
Yes, you’ve got a hangover from hell and probably only a vague recollection of what happened the night before. So, what are the best hangover cures?
A client suggested these hangover cures to me:

  1. Drink 2 glasses of milk before you go to bed.
  2. Eat a banana
  3. Drink a sprite

diet cokeCuriously, the hangover cure that works for me is to take some super strength aspirin, wash it down with a litre of diet coke and then watch children’s TV. The reason I know this works is because I spent 3 years doing it at university and I never missed a lecture as a result of a hangover. Ok, sometimes I didn’t get to university because I had to pass at least 5 pubs to get there, all of them seducing me inside with the promise of a pint of lager, a packet of crisps, a game of pool and some intellectual mumbo-jumbo about philosophy with my University mates.

bloody maryHowever, my brother and elder sister have a completely different opinion, they swear by the hair of the dog method. This means, they wake up, and have a bloody mary. A bloody mary is a drink made with vodka, tomato juice some worcestershire sauce and a stick of celery to stir it with. – disgusting!

Other people suggest a fruit and vegetable milkshake, but seriously, who is going to turn on the blender when you already think your head is about to explode?! So, what’s your hangover cure?

Video: A White Russian

white russianA White Russian is a sweet cocktail classically made with vodka, coffee liqueur (e.g., Kahlúa or Tia Maria), and cream served with ice in an Old Fashioned glass.

Want to make one?  No problem!  Watch the video here

Video: A Watermelon Martini

watermelonThe martini is a cocktail made with gin and vermouth, and garnished with an olive or a lemon twist. Over the years, the martini has become one of the best-known mixed alcoholic beverages

Want to make one?  No problem! Watch the video here

Shotgun beer

Shotgun-BeerA Shotgun beer describes the process of drinking a can of beer very quickly.

I studied for my degree in England and the USA and the reason I chose my specific degree was nothing to do with the subject matter, it was because I wanted to go to the USA to learn how to shotgun a beer. 
I can honestly say that living in the States and learning how to do this was one of my favourite experiences.  I also learnt how to do an upside down tequila slammer and thankfully, in spite of my party lifestyle, I did pass all my exams.