Drink

This Is the Worst Way To Drink Prosecco, According To Experts

The summer season is just around the corner, and you know what that means: More bubbly bevs, outdoors, with friends. But before you lay out your bar setup, you’ll definitely want to read this. As it turns out, if you’ve been drinking prosecco from a certain type of glass, you’ve been doing it all wrong, all this time. (Oops.)

By now, we all know prosecco is more than a trend. For that, say Grazie to a few major influences, such as Food Network figures like Giada de Laurentiis (she’s a big one) and the Italian sparkler’s elegant affordability. If you’ve

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How to Make an Old Forester Mint Julep

Courtesy of Old Forester

Seasoned racing pros and folks just looking for a fun excuse for a soiree alike know that there are certain things any Derby Day requires. Fashionable hats, some racing-themed decor, and of course, a mint julep. The festive concoction of mint, sugar, bourbon, and crushed ice has long been a staple of the Derby (though it didn’t earn the title of the event’s official drink until 1938) and the traditional metal cups they’re served in have become almost as iconic a symbol of the race day as the horses themselves. And while a classic mint julep

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There Are Over 36 Secret Starbucks Drinks You Probably Had No Idea Existed

I hate to break it you, but I think it might *finally* be time to change up your basic betch coffee order at Starbucks. Trust me, you don’t want to get to the point where the barista calls you out for the number of iced caramel macchiatos you order in a day. I’ve been there, done that, and felt the judge-y wrath from customers waiting in line behind me.

Thankfully, Starbae’s secret menu has a ton of choices (literally dozens) so you can re-explore your palate. Plus, it’s 2020! Try new things, spread your green-straw’d wings, and break

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Is ‘Entire State of Connecticut’ Offering Free Drink with Proof of COVID-19 Vaccine?

If you are debating getting vaccinated against COVID-19 and you live in Connecticut, the state is partnering up with a number of restaurants to sweeten the deal.

Starting May 19, 2021, and continuing until the end of the month, the #CTDrinksOnUs initiative means participating restaurants will offer a free drink to anyone who offers proof of receiving one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. According to the state tourism website:

The Connecticut Restaurant Association is partnering with Governor Lamont and the State of Connecticut to launch the #CTDrinksOnUs campaign, where participating Connecticut restaurants will offer complimentary drinks to patrons

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Tang recipe ideas: Get inspired by the space-age orange drink powder

The beverage always will be connected to the golden era of midcentury space exploration, but NASA actually did not invent Tang.

Tang debuted in 1957 as a vitamin C-packed breakfast drink. Its selling point was that the powdered mix was shelf-stable, and it was promoted as a healthier and more convenient alternative to fresh orange juice. (And while it certainly may be more convenient than juicing oranges to order every morning, the first two items on Tang’s ingredient list are sugar and fructose.)

But General Foods, Tang’s original parent company, had contracts with the military for producing rations and other
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Surprising Side Effects of Not Drinking Coffee, Say Dietitians

For many people, drinking a cup of coffee is as much of an essential part of their morning routine as brushing their teeth.

However, it’s more than just a boost of energy you get with every sip. In many cases, coffee can have pronounced effects on your health and wellbeing—and giving it up can mean major changes, both physically and emotionally.

Whether you’re ready to ditch your daily coffee habit or are curious about what a life without caffeine might look like, read on to discover the side effects of not drinking coffee, according to experts. And if you’re making

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Caffeine: How to use it and what time to stop drinking it for better sleep

Maybe your habit extends to a cup of coffee in the afternoon, or you have a soda with your dinner.

And maybe as a result, you laid in bed awake later thinking of where you went wrong instead of getting needed sleep.

Rob M. van Dam, a researcher in epidemiology and nutrition from the National University of Singapore, explains when to wisely consume caffeine, what qualifies as too much and what to know about why it affects each of us differently.

This interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.

CNN: How do we know when it’s time to stop

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What A Nutritional Psychiatrist Drinks To Manage Anxiety

A golden latte, otherwise known as golden milk or a turmeric latte, describes a milk-based beverage that’s seasoned with spices—most notably turmeric to give it that signature golden hue. “I use my beloved grandmother’s chai recipe for all the added spice benefits, too,” Naidoo says. 

Along with the warm and nostalgic factor, turmeric lattes have science-backed mood-enhancing benefits. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is a powerful antioxidant. And since many cases of depression are rooted in inflammation, the anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric may be protective against it. Researchers have even gone so far as to call curcumin a

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Pa. distiller launches new line of ready-to-drink canned cocktails

A Philadelphia-based distillery has launched a new line of ready-to-drink cocktails in a can.

Robert Cassell of New Liberty Distillery has launched the new beverages under his newest brand, American Liquor Company.

The line includes Sparkling Vodka Lemonade, Gin & Tonic, Margarita, Vodka Soda and Orange Crush.

The beverages come in four packs of 355ml slim cans. They are 8% ABV, start at 156 calories and retail for $9.99 to $13.99.

“We set out with one goal in mind, to make delicious, ready-to-drink cocktails for any occasion with real ingredients,” said Cassell. “Kinsey Whiskey is made for sipping on the

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Once Reserved for Vineyard Workers, Piquette Is Your Drink for Summer

When it comes to warm-weather beverages, we’re all for freshly cracked White Claws and ice-cold canned wines. But this summer season, Piquette — a zero-waste, low-ABV wine-like beverage — is setting the standard for sessionable and seasonal drinking.

While Piquette dates back to Roman times, the wine beverage feels surprisingly current for today’s drinkers; it’s light, low in sugar and incredibly chuggable.

“Chill it and kill it,” says Kristin Olszewski, the wine director of Gigi’s in Los Angeles and co-founder of the canned wine brand Nomadica. “Piquette is the perfect summer sipper. It’s low-alcohol, aromatic, refreshing and easy to drink.

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