How to Make Cold Brewed Iced-Coffee.

Apparently, there’s QUITE a flavorful difference between brewing hot coffee and icing it down, and creating iced coffee through cold brewing techniques. From Lifehacker:

Matthew Yglesias at the Internet Food Association blog writes that
it’s really a matter of overnight cold-brewing and straining. First,
gather up 1 cup of coarse-ground coffee and stir it into 4 1/2 cups of water, or strengthen the mix to taste. After that ‘stick it in the fridge for, ideally, a 12 hour
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Mad Scientist Mixology: Halloween Cocktail Recipes.

A giant bowl of wispy punch is certainly festive, but a true ghost-host offers their guest customized cocktails that suit their own tastes. Here’s a few ideas to get your fall festivities popping.

Garnishes: ANY mixed drink can get a scary-fun makeover with a frightful garnish. Simply mix up drinks per usual, but sink one of the following into your highball or martini glass:

  • Plastic spider rings
  • Gummy worms
  • Novelty eyeballs
  • A few drops of black and red food coloring
  • Candy corn
  • Plastic skulls or bones

Black Screwdriver

1 1/2 ounces Blavod Black Vodka, chilled
3 ounces Tangerine juice, pulp-free and chilled
Halloween candy (garnish)

 

 

 

 

Jack-O-Latern

1 oz Hennessy VSOP Cognac
1 1/2 oz orange juice
1/2 oz ginger ale
1/2 oz Grand Marnier
orange wheel and lime twist for garnish

Black Martini

3 1/2 oz gin or vodka
1/2 oz blackberry brandy or black raspberry liqueur
orange twist or black olive for garnish

 

Bayou Slime

2 parts Cruzan Dark Rum
6-8 fresh mint leaves
1/2 part Fee Brothers Spiced Cordial Syrup
1 egg white

 

Jack-O-Lantern, ver. Continue Reading

How To Add Flavor to Your Water with Natural Add-Ins.

Almost a year ago, I asked Curbliers for their favorite DIY Flavored water recipes. A few days ago, money-management blog Wise Bread offered eight recipes to give your water a little extra zing on the cheap.

1. Salt – Adds electrolytes per those fancy, sugared up sports drinks.

2. Ginger – If you like spices, ginger is a great way to add a “zing” to your water.

3. Citrus – Freeze citrus zest within ice cubes. Continue Reading

Floppy Disk-ish Drink Coasters.

“We’re talking serious attention to detail here – not content with
creating coasters shaped like the more common 3.5-inch floppy disks, Supermandolini has gone back even further in time, producing a coaster range including 5.25-inch diskettes.

Yes, we’re in the land of 70s computing with the Soft Sector coasters.
But this isn’t just an exercise in geek, it’s really sharp design, with
each 9cm x 9cm coaster having its own colourful and individual glossy
finish, with a foam base to keep your drink secure. Continue Reading

15 Wonderful Uses For Tea.

Gomestic comes through again with another list of additional uses for a household item:

Fifteen Wonderful Uses for Tea.

  1. Soothe razor burn.
  2. Refresh tired eyes.
  3. Ease pain and bleeding of a lost tooth.
  4. De-stink your feet.
  5. Relieve pain from shots and injections.
  6. Reduce pain from sunburn.
  7. Salve poison ivy rash.
  8. Gargle to reduce toothache.
  9. Wash your hair.
  10. Clean wood furniture.
  11. Nourish your roses.
  12. Clean a mirror.
  13. Keep potted plants healthier
  14. Use as potpourri.
  15. Feed your compost bin.
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12 Other Things To Do with Cola.

With a pH level around 3, regular cola can work its sweet and acidic magic on items all over the home. Lizzie from Gomestic offers 12 new ways to use the soft drink to make your life cleaner and more fun…(and more sticky?) 

  • Clean a burnt saucepan.
  • Age a photograph.
  • Lighten an intense hair dye.
  • Clean your coins.
  • Clean the toilet.
  • Make a barbecue sauce.
  • Condition your hair.
  • Rid your plants of slugs.
  • Loosen rusty bolts.
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Cold Cut Coasters.

I can't read German, so there's not much more detail I can provide, but these are totally dope.

The website describes:

Topfuntersetzer Aufschnitt
mit Rotwurst, Mortadella und Bierwurst 
Die Filzscheiben Aufschnitt aus 100 % Schurwolle sind mit einem beidseitigen Textildruck veredelt.Von jeder Wurstsorte ist 1Scheibe im Set.

 

Can anybody help? 

 

clinQs: Reusable Drink Stickers

If beaded wineglass charms don't really suit your style…

how about reusable drink decals in a tiki or gnome theme? 

 

 

From clinQs.com :

clinQs are reusable vinyl drink decals.  A perfect accessory to avoid a beverage mix-up.  Ideal for parties, office, gatherings, meetings, conferences, etc.    

clinQs can be used with almost any drink container, from beer cans to your finest stemware.

clinQs are reusable! After use, store the decal on the clinQs  header card, or most any surface (i. Continue Reading