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How people toast their drinks around the world

Each culture has its own customs and each country has its own preferences but people all across the world are united in their desire to drink and have fun with their friends. And it’s that—not language or opposable thumbs—is what makes us humans. But of course, if you’re drinking with people from other cultures, you… » 8/11/15 9:45pm 8/11/15 9:45pm

Video: The unbelievably soothing sounds of making an iced latte

Coffee tingles the senses. Before you even drink it, you smell it and smell the day’s morning or your local shop or a pot brewing while you’re getting ready. And when you finally taste it, you feel it and get a jolt of energy or escape last night or immediately feel the need for another. But coffee can even go beyond… » 7/09/15 1:36am 7/09/15 1:36am

An interesting look at the last seltzer bottler in New York City

I've never really enjoyed seltzer but that's probably because I've never had good seltzer, only the barely fizzy water they sell in plastic bottles at the market. This short about Gomberg Seltzer Works shows how real seltzer is made with siphon machines and how the glass bottle is crucial to maintaining the carbonated… » 3/19/15 7:29pm 3/19/15 7:29pm

Morphing Cocktails Are the Perfect Halloween BOOze

Look, cocktails are great. You know it, I know it. But after you pour one and then it just sits there, being all delicious. How mouth-wateringly boring, right? Well, in honor of tonight's revelry, we've got a handful of morphing cocktails that bring a heavy dose of eye-candy. They should pair nicely with the heavy… » 10/31/14 5:00pm 10/31/14 5:00pm

Color-Changing Markers Let You Know When a Hot Drink Has Safely Cooled

The markers used by baristas at coffee shops to label cups might soon be useful for more than just identifying your drink. Inspired by the experience of burning your tongue on overly hot coffee, the Ink N Drink markers contain heat-sensitive ink that lets you know which drink is yours, and if it's safe to sip yet. » 5/13/14 9:20am 5/13/14 9:20am

Amazing St. Patrick's Day Cocktails: Don't Stoop to Green Beer

Listen, friends don't let friends drink green beer. We're talking about cheap light beer, plus green. Yum. Is this what your Irish grandfathers and grandmothers worked their fingers to the bone for? No! It's possible to make a drink that pays homage to The Emerald Isle without compromising your dignity in the process.… » 3/14/14 5:00pm 3/14/14 5:00pm

Coasters That Stick To Glasses Protect Every Surface in Your Home

A coaster is only effective if your dinner guests are willing to use them. Once you've left the room to check on dinner, it's all but guaranteed there will be glasses, cans, and bottles placed directly onto every piece of furniture you own. Unless, of course, those coasters were stuck to the bottom of every drink. » 2/11/14 5:00pm 2/11/14 5:00pm

How To Build Your Own Carbonation Rig That Adds Bubbles to Anything

Look, Sodastreams are great for their convenience and ubiquity, but there are some drawbacks. For starters, you can only use them to carbonate water. On top of that, the cost of the replacement CO2 cartridges (which you need to keep yourself "in bubbles") is higher than it needs to be. We've explored other systems… » 1/03/14 5:00pm 1/03/14 5:00pm

Everything That Goes Into a Cup of Eggnog

Traditionally, yes, eggnog included raw eggs. However, some countries today, such as the United States, severely restrict the use of raw egg in products, due to health concerns; thus, most commercial eggnog does not include raw eggs. (The FDA actually limits the egg yolk solids in eggnog to less than 1%.) You can,… » 12/17/13 1:00pm 12/17/13 1:00pm

Thermos Designed a Mug For the Slowest Sipping Tea Drinkers

It's supposed to be a beverage that you slowly slip and savor, but once you've brewed a cup of tea it's a race against the clock—and thermodynamics—to enjoy it while it's hot. A thick ceramic mug helps with that problem, but even better is the double-walled insulated engineering that went into Thermos' new tea… » 12/12/13 3:41pm 12/12/13 3:41pm

5 Boozy Drinks to Settle Your Overstuffed Stomach

Oops, you did it again, didn't you? You had to try every tasty-looking morsel at the Thanksgiving banquet and then go back for seconds. And thirds. Yeah, eventually, you're going to want to work that off, but, for now, you just want something that will settle your unhappy tum-tum and simultaneously drown out your… » 11/29/13 5:00pm 11/29/13 5:00pm

Halloween Cocktails + Dry Ice: A Spooky, Drunken Primer

Dry ice is one of the most tried and true Halloween special effects. Simply drop a chunk into a liquid, then it begins to "boil" and emit a dense, creepy fog. Not only that, it's cheap, simple to use, and way easier to find than you probably thought. It also happens to be fantastic—and fantastically ghoulish—in a lot… » 10/25/13 5:00pm 10/25/13 5:00pm

A Salad Spinner For Cocktails Makes Martinis Stirred, Not Shaken

Concocting the perfect cocktail can take years of practice, but everything in life has a shortcut, and for amateur mixologists it's called the Cocktail Spinner. Imagine smashing a Magic Bullet into a salad spinner at the speed of light. This is what the resulting supernova would leave behind. » 10/16/13 4:40pm 10/16/13 4:40pm

An On-Demand Vending Machine That Chills Drinks in Just 45 Seconds

When you think about it, keeping a fridge full of drinks perpetually cold at a store is a tremendous waste of energy given the product may not be sold for days. But the only alternate solution is to somehow chill drinks at the time of purchase, which is exactly what a new refrigeration technology called V-Tex » 9/27/13 2:40pm 9/27/13 2:40pm