Category Archives: Beverages

A bar that does not serve alcohol. And it is packed?

Here’s a unique business story, a pop-up bar that serves no alcohol, yet on their opening night they are packed. I’m not sure if a non-alcohol club has staying power, but this tells me it’s increasingly important that even places that serve alcohol provide a good selection of non-alcohol drinks.

Read about it here on Buzzfeed.

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This Exists: A Levitating Gin and Tonic

Now THIS is cutting edge cocktailing!

TIME

Charlie Harry Francis, a culinary inventor who has brought the world such edible items as zero-calorie mists in flavors like apple pie, lobster and smoked bacon, glowing jellyfish-flavored ice cream, Viagra-flavored frozen desserts, a Popcorn Hairdryer and something called the Soup Washing Machine has turned his attention to making an anti-gravity cocktail.

Francis and his Lick Me I’m Delicious laboratory teamed up with Bristol University ultrasonics expert Bruce Drinkwater to create the floating cocktail and put the Levitron to good use making strong drinks. The machine suspends droplets of very strong alcohol in levitating field formed by supersonic sound waves. (The truly curious can read more here).

Because the droplets simply float in space, there is no glassware necessary to drink the cocktail. Instead, imbibers simply slurp up the floating droplets. Beware, though, a mere four droplets may be enough to get you drunk. “It has to…

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And speaking of beer, Science says it’s good for you!

News Flash:  Beer is good for you!

“Research suggests beer can help protect against Alzheimer’s disease, aid weight loss and even balance hormones – and now it’s attracting more and more health-conscious men and women.

‘If you analysed beer you would  be amazed at how many super-nutrients there are in it,’ says Dr Stephan Domenig, medical director of The Original F.X. Mayr Health Centre in Austria. ‘Beer contains  all of the essential – and many of the non-essential – amino acids.’

As well as these protein-building blocks and minerals including phosphorus, iodine, magnesium and potassium, beer is rich in calcium  so could benefit your bones.

A study by Tufts University in the United States in 2009 found that moderate beer consumption can protect bone mineral density.”

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Thanks to the Daily Mail Online for this article.