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Here’s Why Bartenders Spank Your Mint

Here’s Why Bartenders Spank Your Mint

If you want your cocktail garnish to have just the right amount of aromatics, you’ve got to smack it. Mint? Smack it. Basil? Smack it. Rosemary, lavender or sage? Smack it all. You’ve probably noticed bartenders at your craft cocktail bar clap a garnish between their hands before placing it in your glass. Just like […]

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Mosquitos Love To Drink As Much As You Do

Mosquitos Love To Drink As Much As You Do

We could all use a drink after the depressing news about zika the past few months. The disease hits on every fear level from personal to generational, and it’s transmitted far too easily for comfort. But you should put down that drink if you’re in an area that has a high mosquito population because mosquitoes want you to […]

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What We Know About Rats’ Drinking Habits Thanks To Science

What We Know About Rats’ Drinking Habits Thanks To Science

It’s impossible to tell the story of human history without talking about alcohol. Alcohol helped shape America and can be a tribute to the dead. It’s shaped secret ancient clubs and brought cultures together through unique drinking customs. But amid all the fuss surrounding alcohol’s importance in human history, people tend to forget that humans aren’t the only mammals […]

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