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Ditch the bar scene and Do It Yourself instead: Advice and instructions on how to select, create and serve your favorite alcoholic beverages.

  • Michala
    Published 9 days ago
    The Perfect Pairing: Mulled Spices & a Warm Drink

    The Perfect Pairing: Mulled Spices & a Warm Drink

    Growing up, my parents always went out of their way to make the holidays special for me and my siblings. Traditions like finding the hidden pickle ornament in the Christmas tree, receiving clementines and lottery tickets in my stocking, and eating breakfast quiche on Christmas morning have always been fond memories of spending the holidays with my family.
  • Alana Boyles
    Published 29 days ago
    Brew Your Own Ginger Beer (Ale)

    Brew Your Own Ginger Beer (Ale)

    Chances are, if your mother was born anytime after 1907, you've been given ginger beer or ginger ale at least once when you complained of an upset stomach. Well as it happens, there's a really good reason for this. Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory agent and has antiemetic (anti-vomiting) and anti-nausea properties. As far back as 2,000 years ago, ginger root was prescribed as a digestive aid and remedy for upset stomach, diarrhea, and nausea in the form of teas and powdered medicines in India and China. As a lighter beverage, ginger beer/ale is ideal for restoring fluids to the body during intense upset stomach spells, often helping to avoid dehydration.
  • Emma Ress
    Published 5 months ago
    A True Wisconsin Summer

    A True Wisconsin Summer

    “Sweet or sour?” These are the three words that started the wildest adventure of my life. Fitting. I landed a job that moved me from Omaha, Nebraska to Madison, Wisconsin when I graduated college in 2018. The six-hour drive turned into a nine-hour drive when I decided to tow my boyfriend’s car behind the moving truck. Oh, that’s right – I did what all parents have nightmares about their children doing when they graduate college: I dragged my boyfriend of two years across the country without a ring on my finger. I’m really living up to my job as a role model for my younger sister.
  • The Beerologist
    Published 7 months ago
    Brewing Your Own Beer, 101

    Brewing Your Own Beer, 101

    A new series, aimed at the novice or wannabe homebrewer If you like beer, I get you. Me too!. If you brew your own beer, fantastic! I love to brew and share my creations!
  • The Beerologist
    Published 8 months ago
    Catch Wild Yeast

    Catch Wild Yeast

    An argument and primer to isolating your own yeast for brewing beer Yeast. Every article you read about beer brewing will tell you that this little microbe is a critical ingredient. Yeast is there to produce alcohol and a wide range of flavourful secondary metabolites that give your brew such a pleasant profile.
  • Duncan Ainsworth
    Published 8 months ago
    Mead Making

    Mead Making

    Over the last 9 months or so, something I have been experimenting with has been making Mead. I have done a couple of batches with varying success on quality and like with my chilli plants it's still very much a learning process.
  • The Geeky Chica
    Published 8 months ago
    Mixology 101

    Mixology 101

    Many of us are stuck at home, eyeing our half-emptied bottle of rum and a can of Coke and wishing we could be out and about on a Friday night. Don't despair: It's not as difficult as you might think to make yourself a delicious drink! You just have to understand the basic science of crafting cocktails, which is called mixology.
  • Chelsea Swift
    Published 12 months ago
    Skinny Blood Orange Cranberry Recipe

    Skinny Blood Orange Cranberry Recipe

    Welcome to your skinny holiday drink guide, I'll be your truthful host this season. (throws glitter) Let's be real, we're too excited to measure things around the holidays.
  • Bruce Romano
    Published 2 years ago
    The Joys of Homebrewing

    The Joys of Homebrewing

    To most people, making wine seems like something to be left to the professionals in California or Italy, but it’s almost as easy baking a cake! The process may take a while, but the steps are easy to follow and the supplies are cheap and can be found at a local hobby store or even easier on Amazon. The whole process can be condensed into three steps:
  • Alexis Hustus
    Published 3 years ago
    The Ginger Tea Reviews: Tea Infused Alcohol

    The Ginger Tea Reviews: Tea Infused Alcohol

    Hello, and thank you for joining me for another fun review! Tea is my passion, and I am making it my goal to share my passion with the world! Today, I decided to try and make something I've never made before: tea infused alcohol.
  • Rachel Blanchard
    Published 3 years ago
    Best Wine Glass Decorating Ideas

    Best Wine Glass Decorating Ideas

    Wine glasses are the best simply because they can be used to enjoy my favorite beverage in the world. It's wine, by the way, and wine cocktails. But wine glasses can actually be used for so many other things rather than for drinking. And there are a lot of people out there who get creative with wine glasses. When they come across a new set of wine glasses, what do they do with the old set? Some people toss them out (always recycle though!), give them away to someone in need of wine glasses, or...
  • Greg Bond
    Published 3 years ago
    How to Make Hard Apple Cider from Scratch

    How to Make Hard Apple Cider from Scratch

    Drinking hard apple cider is the best type of drink to enjoy any time of the year. Whether it's in the middle of the crisp and cool of fall or even during the hot summer. But I personally would prefer drinking cider during fall when the apple trees are filled with delicious apples and the weather starts cooling down. But like I said before, drinking hard apple cider can happen yearly.