Category Archives: Drinks

Are “smart” waters smarter?

In the summer, with heat and humidity levels rising, I tend to drink a lot more water than I do during other times of the year when I’m outside and active. During strenuous activity - say, hiking in the mountains – electrolyte supplements (usually powders that you can mix into water) can be even more helpful than plain water to replenish some of the nutrients that ... Read More »

Risks of a liquid lunch

At Purdue University, researchers have been studying the effect that a liquid lunch has on our everyday diets. And no, they’re not talking about that kind of liquid lunch. In this case, they’re talking about drinking a significant number of calories in a liquid form on top of eating solid foods. The researchers found out that not only do many people consume more calories during that ... Read More »

Red Footed Booby Martini

There are three species of boobies – a type of large seabird – in Galapagos: Nazca, Blue-Footed and Red-Footed. All three are gorgeous birds, but the Blue and Red-Footed varieties seem particularly special due to their unusually colored feet. After all, how often is it that you see a bird with blue feet? Unfortunately for me, I didn’t have a chance to see the Red ... Read More »

Tetris ice

tetris ice

Tetris is perhaps the single best-known electronic puzzle game of all time, so everyone should recognize it as the inspiration for these tetris-shaped ice cubes at Instructables. Just follow the instructions to have your very own set of video-game themed icicles. Once you have the mold set up, you can freeze just about anything in the shape of a tetris piece. Tetris popsicles would look great ... Read More »

Culinary brewing

pizza beer

Beer isn’t normally one of my top choices for a post, although it might get a mention here and there as a good choice of beverage to accompany a certain dish, but because pizza has gotten a few mentions I thought I would bring up the subject of pizza beer. As the name suggests, pizza beer is a combination of the two products: pizza-flavored beer. The reddish-brown ... Read More »

Soda makers switching to sugar?

In the 1980s, most major soda producers (and many food manufacturers) switched from using sugar as a sweetener to using high fructose corn syrup because it was both sweeter and cheaper than sugar. Due to the rising price of corn syrup, as well as increased consumer demand - primarily in the name of health - for sugar sweetened drinks, some manufacturers are considering a switch back to sugar. Others, ... Read More »

How to make a root beer float

root beer float

 Although it was nothing in size compared to the record-setting Coke float, I guess you could say that I was just a little inspired by the giant ice cream soda because I decided to make myself a – much smaller – root beer float. Floats, and ones made with root beer in particular, pair perfectly with hot dogs, hamburgers and just about any other summer ... Read More »

The world’s largest ice cream float

On May 25th, Coke officially relaunched Vanilla Coke – now renamed Coke Vanilla – by making the world’s largest ice cream float at the World of Coca-Cola Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. The record-setting float used more than 2,850 gallons of soda and 7,200 scoops of ice cream. All totaled, it weighed in at about 10 tons! Hopefully after the main event was completed, the guys ... Read More »

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