diy

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

  • Bruce Romano
    Published about a year 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 2 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 2 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 2 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.
  • Cherise Threewitt
    Published 2 years ago
    How to Get Creative with Tea

    How to Get Creative with Tea

    In my previous entry, I sang the praises of The Garden’s Secret, a unique cocktail found exclusively at Chicago’s The Duck Inn. To recap, The Garden’s Secret is made from a rare Swedish tea and a blend of liquors garnished with the world’s cutest little flower. Here, we’re going to talk about using tea as the base of, and inspiration for, your own signature cocktail.
  • Edward Anderson
    Published 2 years ago
    Refresh Yourself with a Chocolate Mojito

    Refresh Yourself with a Chocolate Mojito

    During the summer, it is always fun to sit outside with friends and enjoy some cocktails. Most of my friends love wine and will have a glass or 5 of that, but I am difficult. It's not that I don't like wine, I just have a super sensitive palate and maybe I'm a bit picky. Anyways, they drink wine and usually, I have a vodka based cocktail. My favorite is a mojito, and this year I have found a way to make it even better. How, you ask? I simply added some chocolate to the flavor. Whenever you want to make something taste better, all you have to do is add some chocolate to the equation. Except for steak, please do not add chocolate to steak and then blame me when it doesn't taste right. You would think that I wouldn't have to say that, but here we are. Maybe one day, I will write an article about that story but right now, the focus should be on their drink. If you like chocolate mint, this is the drink for you. Anyways, here is the long awaited (for at this paragraph) recipe:
  • Skunk Uzeki
    Published 2 years ago
    Budget Friendly Champagne Cocktails for Summer

    Budget Friendly Champagne Cocktails for Summer

    Champagne is often considered to be the pinnacle of class. It's the token drink of major celebrations and pairs well with almost anything you could want to serve up — including other drinks.
  • Ossiana Tepfenhart
    Published 2 years ago
    Simple Two Ingredient Summer Cocktails

    Simple Two Ingredient Summer Cocktails

    Most people adore drinking cocktails at bars and restaurants, and who can blame them? Cocktails taste great, are festive in nature, and always seem to be artfully presented to those who get to drink them. That's also the main reason why people love to drink cocktails at parties.
  • Yoshio Chandler
    Published 2 years ago
    A Guide to Professional Drinking

    A Guide to Professional Drinking

    So, you think you can drink. The real question, can you drink anything and still remain coherent? Can you out-drink your friends, wake up without a hangover, and make them think you're a god? If your answer is no, or not really, then I am here to help you. There are MANY myths on how to drink and have no hangover, and I have tried them. None of them truly work. Yet, through conditioning myself, and learning some basic biology, I figured out how to drink, really drink, and wake with little to no side effects.
  • Paul Barker
    Published 2 years ago
    Amazing DIY Bar Setups That Are Easy To Build

    Amazing DIY Bar Setups That Are Easy To Build

    For many people, having a bar at home is something that they always wished they could get — but never fully were able to afford. After all, most people can't just plunk down several thousand dollars for their own in-house bar.
  • Ossiana Tepfenhart
    Published 2 years ago
    How To Cook With Beer

    How To Cook With Beer

    Most people know how to cook with wine, but don't know how to cook with beer. After all, everyone knows how to make a red wine sauce for pasta, or a white wine sauce for seafood. That being said, there's not much you can do in terms of cooking with beer - or is there?
  • Brett Peruzzi
    Published 3 years ago
    Tasting Your Way to Knowledge of Your Favorite Spirits

    Tasting Your Way to Knowledge of Your Favorite Spirits

    Are you interested in learning more about what makes one brand of bourbon, vodka, or tequila better than another? Confused when you hear all sorts of words describing what they are supposedly like? Do you want to make your buying decisions based on quality instead of slick marketing?