Only Drinks

Drinks and Cocktails guides and resources

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This book explores globalization through a historical and anthropological study of how familiar soft drinks such as Coke and Pepsi became valued as more than mere commodities.  Foster discusses the transnational operations of soft drink companies and, in particular, the marketing of soft drinks in Papua New Guinea, a country only recently opened up to the flow of brand name consumer goods.  Based on field observations and interviews, as well as archival and library research, this book is of interest to anyone concerned about the cultural consequences and political prospects of globalization, including new forms of consumer citizenship and corporate social responsibility.

Coca-Globalization: Following Soft Drinks from New York to New Guinea

Energy drinks are becoming the beverage of choice for many young people, and as their popularity rises, so do the sales numbers. Although soft drinks still sell the most of all cold drinks, energy drinks continue to chip away, claiming a larger percentage of the lucrative market each year.

Much of the gain in popularity of energy drinks has to do with aggressive marketing campaigns directed primarily at young people. Hip and edgy advertisements promise that energy drinks will ignite your mind, refresh your body, help you party like a rock star, and enhance your performance and stamina.

Energy drinks are especially popular among college students looking for something to help them stay alert during all-night study sessions. Of course, they are also used to mix popular alcoholic drinks and cocktails.

Energy drinks with names like Rock Star, Monster, Red Bull, Full Throttle, Spike, Amp and Life Force all sell the image of strength, energy and speed. Slick and colorful packaging increases the attraction for users lured by the “cool” factor.

Although young people make up the largest percentage of users, energy drinks appeal to anyone who feels like they need an extra boost, and these days, that means most of us. Energy drinks appeal to truck drivers trying to stay awake for the long haul, computer programmers, young professionals, and athletes hoping to increase performance.

Energy Drinks Have Double the Caffeine of Soft Drinks

Caffeine is the primary ingredient in energy drinks, with most drinks containing twice the amount of caffeine as soft drinks

Ingredients making up the remainder of energy drinks vary widely, but sugar is generally the secondary ingredient, in itself an energy booster for most people. One container of energy drink will have between 14 and 17 teaspoons of sugar, and if several cans are consumed, that’s a tremendous amount of sugar. Many health professionals recommend a limit of 12 teaspoons of sugar per day.

Other ingredients vary from brand to brand, and are often herbal, allowing the producer to promote the drink as healthy and nutritious. Most of these herbal ingredients are energy boosters.

Taurine is an amino acid that is found naturally in the body. A person’s taurine balance can become depleted during extreme physical exertion and high stress. It is also believed to have antioxidant properties that can enable the body to dispose of toxins and harmful substances more efficiently.

L-Carnitine is another amino acid found naturally in the human body, believed to increase energy and metabolism.

Many energy drinks contain herbs such as ginseng and guarana root, which are thought to be healthy ingredients that increase energy and reduce stress; or ginkgo biloba, which is believed to aide memory and concentration.

Possible Risks of Energy Drinks

The high levels of caffeine in energy drinks can create problems for many consumers. Caffeine is a stimulant, and is known to be mildly addictive. When used excessively, it can create stomach ulcers, nervousness, headaches and heart palpitations, but how much caffeine it takes to cause problems varies from person to person.

Thought to be potentially more problematic are the various extra energy boosters. The level of these ingredients is usually not listed on the label, and it’s often difficult to know how ingredients such as taurine, L-Carnitine and energy-enhancing herbs will affect the body when combined with caffeine.

Although the jury may be out about the health benefits and potential risks of energy drinks, there is no argument that they become particularly dangerous when they are combined with alcohol. Unfortunately, this use of energy drinks is becoming increasingly popular.

Mixing a depressant like alcohol with a stimulant like an energy drink is often an invitation for trouble because the energy drink can lessen alcohol’s effect on the metabolism. As a result, it’s easy to drink more and feel the effects less, an especially dangerous combination that leads drinkers to believe they aren’t as impaired as they really are. Energy drinks can also make alcoholic drinks taste less like alcohol.

Energy Drinks in Moderation

When is comes to energy drinks, the old adage is especially true. Energy drinks are believed to be a safe drink when used in moderation. An occasional energy drink will cause most people no problems whatsoever, and may give the user a slight and short lived boost of energy. However, energy drinks should not take the place of proper nutrition and adequate rest, should never be used in place of a meal, and should never be mixed with alcohol.

Craig Elliott is a freelance writer who writes about topics pertaining to the food and beverage industry such as Energy Drinks | Red Bull Energy Drink

I have just started to collect wines. Rather buy expensive wine on sale. I kon’t know anything about wine, it just started calling to me. I don’t think I have had a glass of wine in 3 months. I do not have a wine cellar or wine rack. Should wine stand up or lay down during storage? What temperture? Should I keep it in the refridgerator? I love looking at the bottles. Have I become weird?

Cocktails are a favorite in nightclubs, bars and cocktail lounges all over the United States. They’re generally the first choice of both men and women desiring a drink and bartenders have to make them many times during the day.

Martini, Manhattan, Tequila Sunrise, Margarita, belong to the list of 10 most popular cocktails in US bars and nightclubs, together with Long Island Iced Tea, Cosmopolitan, The Mint Julep, Daquiri, Mojito, and Piña Colada.
Have a look at these cocktails and select your choice.

Martini is one of the finest of all classic cocktails and everyone would agree that it’s a time-honored favorite. It’s one drink that offers you lots of choices from chocolate Martini to Apple Martini. A Martini can be prepared in different styles such as you can put a little vermouth or none at all, you can either shake or mix it and you can top it with a lime or olive.

Manhattan is one of the aged cocktails and its fame continued throughout the years. It’s typically preferred before dinner and goes well with gourmet food like the Tuna Nicoise. The Manhattan was the very first cocktail that had vermouth as a modifier. Bartenders get asked to create Manhattan again and again.

The Tequila Sunrise is labeled for the way it appears in a glass – the solid parts of orange and grenadine drop thus producing nice color changes like that of a sunrise. The grenadine is the element that intensifies the sweet taste of this cocktail and as you draw close to finishing your drink, the sweetness becomes more obvious.

Margarita is standing tall as North America’s one of the most desired cocktail drinks. It’s a revitalizing, tequila based drink blended with Cointreau. You can vary the way you prepare margarita as it can be mixed with fresh tropical fruits or served frozen, on the rocks or with sugar or salt on your glass’s brim.

Long Island Iced Tea is an ageless highball drink that should be imbibed bit by bit and savored for an extended time. Robert Butt, a bartender from Long Island served the first concoction of this kind. Long Island Iced Tea is made up of little amount of tequila, vodka, gin, rum, triple sec plus soda to add in color.

Cosmopolitan is created by combining citrus juice, vodka, Cointreau (sweetener) and a little cranberry juice to produce a light red color and enhance sourness. As Carrie Bradshaw’s chosen drink during much of the show, Sex and the City, the Cosmo has grown to be one of the most liked cocktails in lounges and parties.

The Mint Julep’s recognition originated from Virginia, USA where numerous mint leaves are blended with a little amount of water and sugar to release the mint flavor and then added to Bourbon and ice. You can avail of several assortments of this cocktail that has become a part of the menu of many American bars.

The Daiquiri is a tropical drink that’s produced by blending light Rum, sugar syrup and fresh fruits. It’s believed to stem from Cuba in 1800’s and was intended as a treatment for malaria. Now it’s a favorite of many thanks to writer Ernest Hemingway who turned daiquiri into becoming popular all over the world.

Mojito is a tropical cocktail that’s Rum based too. It made its way to become one the most famous drinks throughout the country. Mojito is Hemmingway’s preferred drink next to the Daquiri. For a great tasting Mojito, opt for the finest rum such as Mount Gay.

Piña Colada is another sweet-tasting drink and one of the creamiest. Made with pineapple juice, coco cream and light rum, Piña coladas are normally served either shaken with crushed ice or blended. Many individuals have heard and have actually tasted this cocktail. Rupert Holmes made Piña colada well-known through his song Escape (The Pina Colada song).

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In Russia, an out of control fork-lift driver has given a new meaning to drink driving. Video featured by scandalim.ru suggests lost control of his vehicle, and slammed into stock shelves holding thousands of bottles of Cognac and vodka. The chain reaction soon left him very much under the influence of drink. The accident will leave the alcohol retailer with a nasty financial hangover. It’s estimated over 150 thousands dollars worth of stock was downed.

A brief introduction of the term whisky:

The art of making perfectly amalgamated whisky dates back to the ages of the monks in the 15th century. The delicate whiff of the blended whisky has never been explained clearly even today.

“Beatha” an ancient term, which is a Gaelic language for the Latin “aqua vitae” or as, termed “water of life” that was tarnished to “usky” in the 18th century and then transformed to “whisky”.

Making of whisky:

1.Malting: barley is first drenched in water and then spread out on malting floors to sprout. For the prevention of heat build up it is turned up on a regular basis. In the earlier times the barley was tossed in the air by placing barley on the wooden shovels in malt shed flanking to the oven.

During this process the enzymes get activated. The starch is converted into sugar while mashing takes Place. The germination takes place after 6-7 days and then it is called green malt. After the germination is over the green malt goes to the furnace for drying. To keep the enzymes the temperature should be below 70 degree Celsius. To convey flavor from the smoke peat may be added to the fire.

2.Mashing: In this process malt is pulverized into grist and hot water is added to extract the sugar. In 3 stages water will be added starting at a temperature of 67 degree Celsius and rises up to the boiling point.

In a large stainless kettle the extraction takes place, and is termed mash, which is then stirred helping it to convert from starch to sugar. When mashing is done the sweet sugary liquid is formed.

3.Fermentation: The sugary liquid is cooled in this process and is pumped back to washbacks. Sugar is a feeder to the living yeast, which as a result produces alcohol and other compounds called congeners that take out the flavor of the whisky.

Wash froths are produced viciously along with carbon dioxide. After the fermentation the wash generate 6-8% alcohol.

4.Distillation: The alcohol is estranged from water by distillation process. The wash is distilled two times. And other residue will include yeast and pot ale; these residues are also used for cow feeding.

The distilled wash is known as low wines, containing about 20% alcohol content. Then it goes to the spirit still for another distillation. In the spirit receiver only 60% alcohol is collected.

Maturation: Whisky at a matured level becomes smooth, flavor enriched, and achieve a golden flavor from the oak cask. And the other restrained compounds enhance whisky’s idiosyncratic flavor.

The law allows whisky to mature for 3 years as a minimum time. But all single malts are stored in the wood from 8-15 years. The evaporation is allowed for a maximum of 2% from the oak cask strictly controlled by customs and excise.

Bottling: A bottle of malt whisky may only contain whisky distilled from malted barley. Vatted whiskies are those that are produced at more than one distillery. It can be also termed as blended malt or pure malt. Blended whisky can be made by mixing single malt with gram whisky. Single malts are either bottled by the distillary or by an independent bottler.

Whisky Circle was created by a small group of whisky afficinados. It started out as a ‘club’ where lovers of single malts got together and made small talk over a malt. For more further information please visit www.whiskycircle.com.

  • Electric bottle opener removes corks at the touch of a button
  • Opens up to 30 bottles on a single charge; works with all traditional wine bottles
  • Foil cutter; soft-grip handle; cordless operation; recharging base included
  • Also includes thermal stainless-steel wine chiller that keeps wine cold for hours
  • Opener measures approximately 4 by 4 by 12 inches; chiller measures approximately 5 by 5 by 9 inches; 1-year limited warranty

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At the touch of a button, the Oster Wine Opener easily opens up to 30 bottles on a single charge. The stylish and ergonomically designed soft-grip handle will fit into the palm of your hand for a firm grip. Also includes a foil cutter to remove wine seals and a recharging base for convenience.

Oster 4208 Inspire Electric Wine Opener with Wine Chiller


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Nutrition by Natalie Natalie discuss soft drinks like Coke, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Sprite, etc. These drinks are diabolically designed to keep you drinking by addicting you sugar and caffeine. Please visit Natalie’s website at www.nutritionbynatalie.com This video was produced by Psychetruth http www.youtube.com ©Copyright 2007 Zoe Sofia. All Rights Reserved. This video may be displayed in public, copied and redistributed for any strictly non-commercial use in its entire unedited form. Alteration or commercial use is strictly prohibited.