Monday, April 28, 2014

10 THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT HEMINGWAY







HOW TO GET RID OF A HANGOVER FAST





  1. Simple water: It does not necessarily get any easier to reduce hangover. The morning when you wake up using a pounding headache and also decreased motor expertise, so the first thing you have to do is drink several glasses of h2o. It seems in which to How To Cure A Hangover could be the easiest and ultimate way, at the identical time, to recreate to your feelings.

  2. Coconut H2o: If you desire to quickly restore the electrolyte levels, so coconut water can do just fine. After a crazy nights drinking coconut h2o, stomach upset or perhaps nausea, or are susceptible to achy muscles in order that is nature's very own miracle elixir, this certainly is the best drink to own around.

  3. Juice: Lemon juice just isn't recommended when you've got a hangover, still Apple or perhaps through cranberry juice could have its share of essential nutrients and vitamins. Pour yourself any glass and you can actually jumpstart your bodies recovery process. Juice with sugar and offer a quick energy boost concurrently, it is one of the better hangover food, so your physique can help remove all the alcohol consumption faster.

  4. Ginger green tea: If you are seeking something more everyday, then head out for a few ginger tea. Ginger will allow you to reduce nausea and when you can stay out forever cloudy can How To Get Rid Of A Hangover in which feeling. It's a far healthier alternative to the usual cup. For the ideal amount of sweetness don't forget to add several honey.

  5. Pickle Fruit juice: You can furthermore try pickle fruit juice, but not the very least. Traditionally, the best hangover food around it could not seem just like; the sour mix will help rehydrate your physique.



Sunday, April 27, 2014

5 HIDDEN HEALTH BENEFITS OF ALCOHOL





How happy hour can help your heart, boost brainpower, and even flatten your belly


Protect Your Ticker


Red wine has long been considered the elixir of heart health. But you don’t have to crack a bottle of Merlot to drink to your heart’s content, Rimm says. Moderate intake of any boozy beverages can cut your risk of heart disease by up to 40 percent, according to a review of more than 100 prospective studies from the Harvard School of Public Health.
HOW IT WORKS: Much of alcohol’s benefit to heart health has to do with its ability to raise good (HDL) cholesterol, lower bad (LDL) cholesterol, and reduce blood problems that can lead to clogged arteries (and the heart attacks they cause).
DRINK THIS: Pinot Noir. It contains more disease-fighting antioxidants than any other alcoholic beverage. Just be sure to put a cork in it after one glass if you’re a woman, two if you’re a man.

Beat Belly Bulge


Forget the ill-fated beer belly—when regularly consumed in moderation, alcohol can actually help fight fat. A 2010 study published in The Archives of Internal Medicine found that women who had one or two drinks a day were less likely to gain weight than those who shunned the sauce.
HOW IT WORKS: Researchers believe that the bodies of long-term moderate drinkers somehow adapt to metabolize alcohol differently than those who concentrate their cocktails into the occasional big night out. Plus, women who drink moderate amounts of alcohol tend to eat less food, particularly carbohydrates, according to Lu Wang, lead researcher on the study and an instructor at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
DRINK THIS: A bottle of light beer. The women in the Archives study were served no more than two 4-ounce glasses of wine or two 1.5-ounce shots of liquor a day, which is a lot less than you’ll get from most bartenders or waitresses. Sipping from a bottle makes it easy to keep portions under control. Sam Adams Light, Michelob Ultra, and Guinness Draught all keep calories in check without sacrificing flavor.

Reduce Risk of Diabetes


A drink a day keeps diabetes away? Surprisingly, it can help. A 2005 report published in Diabetes Care found that moderate amounts of alcohol—up to a drink a day for women, up to two drinks a day for men—reduces risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 30 percent.
HOW IT WORKS: Alcohol increases levels of a hormone that improves insulin sensitivity. In other words, it makes it easier for your body to process glucose and use it as energy. This helps reduce the amount of sugar in the bloodstream and ultimately reduces risk for developing diabetes.
DRINK THIS: Bloody Mary. You’ll be completely satisfied by just one serving and the antioxidant lycopene in tomato juice offers a heart-healthy bonus.

Boost Brainpower


Your brain’s probably familiar with the downsides of drinking (Karaoke was such a great idea… until a video of your performance showed up on Facebook), but if you sip smart, a little tipple can help prevent cognitive decline. Researchers from Loyola University found that moderate drinkers were 23 percent less likely to develop cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia compared to non-drinkers.
HOW IT WORKS: Researchers hypothesize that since moderate drinking raises good cholesterol, it can improve blood flow to the brain. Alcohol could also “toughen” brain cells by stressing them a little, preparing them to cope with major stresses later in life that could cause dementia.
DRINK THIS: Wine. It was found to be more beneficial than beer or hard liquor for boosting brainpower, according to the Loyola researchers.

Say Goodbye to Gallstones


Gallstones—hard, pebble-like deposits that form inside the gallbladder and are generally made up of hardened cholesterol—might cause pain or cramping in the pit of your stomach. Avoid that unfortunate feeling by adding a little alcohol to your daily diet. Research shows that regular moderate alcohol consumption (5-7 days per week) reduces risk of gallstones. In contrast, infrequent alcohol intake (1-2 days per week) showed no significant association with risk.
HOW IT WORKS: Remember how alcohol increases good cholesterol in your bloodstream? Well, it affects cholesterol in the gallbladder too. Plus, being overweight is one of the main risk factors for developing gallstones, so moderate drinking can reduce your risk by helping you maintain a healthy weight.
DRINK THIS: Eppa Sangria. It’s the first certified organic sangria and delivers twice as many antioxidants as a glass of red wine. Plus, one glass only sets you back 120 calories.




Charles Bukowski Talks: The Worst Hangover Ever




HOW TO DRINK SCOTCH WHISKY




It may not be everyone’s cup of whisky, but if sales are any indication, Scotch is more popular worldwide than ever before.
Scotch sales have nearly doubled over the past ten years to roughly $7 billion, according to the Scotch Whisky Association
The United States is the world’s leading importer of the drink, buying nearly $1.32 billion worth of the spirit each year. 
The drink can legally be called Scotch only if it’s made in Scotland and aged in oak casks for at least three years.

At BoHenry's we serve a variety of Scotch whisky,including The Macallan, Oban, Talisker and Laphoaig.

DRINK, DRANK, DRUNK...




If Jesus turned water into wine, I say drink it, along with the holy spirits, and hell, beer too. 

Your drink says a lot about you, and it affects your health obviously, so there are a few things to consider before you make a liquor store run or take out cash for the bar.




ULTIMATE HANGOVER CURE





Saturday, April 26, 2014

MOONSHINE AROUND THE GLOBE





Moonshine is as old as civilized society itself and almost every country has its own history when it comes with illegal alcohol. More to the point, it’s as old as taxes and, in some instances, ancient religious law.
Each country makes it with varying ingredients and types of distilling methods, but the result is the same: a notorious spirit that’s part of the cultural fabric.




THE RUM DIARIES





Bacardi have released a series of seven postcards to celebrate more than 150 years of its signature rum.
The company has opened its archives to reveal some fascinating facts behind the spirit that is the basis for some of the world’s most famous recipes including the Mojito, Daiquiri, Piña Colada, and Cuba Libre.
Founded in 1862 in the city of Santiago de Cuba by Don Facundo Bacardí Massó, BACARDÍ rum is still owned by the Bacardi family today.




FAVORITE DRINKS OF 14 FAMOUS AUTHORS





It's common knowledge that Ernest Hemingway enjoyed his liquor, but he wasn't alone.
Truman Capote called screwdrivers his "orange drink," J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis would often grab beers together at a local pub and talk about their books, and Jane Austen would write letters to her sister about the luxury of drinking a fine French wine.
We put together a list of 14 authors and their favorite drinks, from absinthe to a gin and tonic, even throwing in one writer who was quite possibly the biggest coffee addict of all time.




WHICH COUNTRY PUTS BACK THE MOST BOOZE?




Strange Fact: When you’re measuring the amount you drink in gallons, you know you’re in trouble.
 Stranger Fact: Though Mali is predominantly Muslim, alcohol isn’t prohibited. Our Africa says the drink of choice is millet beer, which looks to be consumed in large quantities. 
Strangest Fact: Portuguese women apparently give a lot of conflicting accounts of how often they drink. According to this 2008 Wall Street Journal article, 72 percent of women in Portugal say they don’t drink.

Friday, April 25, 2014

WHAT IS BEING DRUNK THE MOST?



Strange Fact: In Denmark, there’s something called hygge — an idea of warmth in a climate that has little of it. And yes, wine comes into play. 

Stranger Fact: Alcohol is mostly banned in Yemen, but if it is to be found, the WHO says it’s going to be beer.

Strangest Fact: Haitians almost exclusively drink spirits. Evidently, WHO researchers never heard of the Haitian beer, Prestige. It’s kind of a big deal in the Caribbean nation.



CHASER STRIPS?





For some, the thought of knocking back liquor without the aid of cranberry sauce is unbearable. If you’re not a fan of vodka’s clean, cool flavor or whiskey’s warm, smoky taste, a new portable chaser is looking to please.
Packaged like Listerine breath freshener strips, Chaser Strips pack a “pleasant and less jolting” way to throw back shots. Meant to replace orange juice in red cups, the mini flavor strips are placed on the tongue right before taking a drink. 
After the shot’s taken, the strip dissolves and you’re left with a sweet aftertaste.

BOOZE: WHICH NATIONALITIES MOST LIKELY TO ENDANGER THEIR HEALTH?





Strange Fact: Who knew European countries were so safe about their booze?

Stranger Fact: The World Health Organization found in 2011 that the people of Moldova are the hardest drinkers in the world. They drink three times the global average, putting back 18 liters of pure alcohol per year. 

Strangest Fact: The “riskiest” drinkers in the world are found in Russia and Ukraine. (We’ll let you draw your own conclusions from that.)



BOOZE: WHICH COUNTRIES OVERDO IT THE MOST?




Strange Fact: Living on an island appears to exacerbate one’s tendency to drink. The Cook Islands, Samoa, Ireland and Sri Lanka are all near the top. 

Stranger Fact: If you’re Zambian, you’re probably drunk at least once per week — and in very good company. 

Strangest Fact: Pakistan, despite the fact that it’s a Muslim country, has a pretty sizable drinking problem. The penalty if you’re caught is 80 lashes, but the punishment is rarely enforced, and alcohol addiction clinics are flourishing.



NO HANGOVERS NO MO'



How much would a hangover cure change your life?
There are tons of products on the market that purport to deliver just that, but who wants to spend all the money to find out if they work?
Well, Jim Koch of the Boston Beer Company may have just made the job a lot easier. In a recent post from Esquire, writer Aaron Goldfarb stumbled upon Koch’s secret to drinking all day and never getting drunk.
Yeast!
Goldfarb decided to try out the recommendation himself the next day stating, “I grabbed a six-pack of beer and a packet of Fleischmann’s and went to work. The older I get, the more of a lightweight I surely become, but after shoveling down six teaspoons and tilting back six bottles I felt nothing more than a little buzzed.”



Thursday, April 24, 2014

MR. ARTICULATION GETS INTO THE VODKA BIZ


Scriptwriter needed



TOP 5 MEXICAN HANGOVER CURES




1. Torta ahogada
This is a delicious sourdough sandwich unique to our region, stuffed with mashed beans and shredded pork and then completely submerged in a tomato sauce that’s traditionally made with the very spicy chile de arboland topped with white onion pickled in lime juice. Tortas ahogadas (or drowned sandwiches) received their name as you’re supposed to dip them in the tomato sauce until no more air bubbles come to the surface. The most famous tortas ahogadas can be found at “Tortas Tono“, and there are several of these around Guadalajara.

2. Tacos de barbacoa
I guess the direct translation of this would be ‘barbecue tacos’, but they have nothing to do with the BBQ sauce familiar to those in the west. This is another traditional dish from Guadalajara, Jalisco. Street vendors sellingbarbacoa can be found all over the city, and you can get the soft shell version or the deep-fried version with lime onion and a spicy smoky salsa… just thinking about these tacos is making my mouth water. The filling is either beef or goat cooked with a salsa made up of several kinds of chilies. 

3. Michelada
Pair this drink with any dish and it is the best hangover cure. We are talking about beer mixed in with spicy sauce, lime and soy sauce. Recipes vary from place to place and everyone prides themselves on having the best one. All in all, it’s the same basic idea, and the first sip is enough to bring you back to life. You’ll find micheladas on the menu pretty much everywhere.

4. Aguachile
Even though it originated in Northern Mexico and is therefore not a traditional Guadalajara dish, we Tapatios(people from Guadalajara) are huge fans of aguachile when it comes to hangovers. Raw prawns are left to cook in just lime juice and serrano chilli. Once ready, cucumber, purple onion and avocado are added. Delicious. I recommend trying aguachile in small establishments rather than in big restaurants, as sometimes simplicity tastes so much better.
And now for a hangover cure that’s not so common, but I think still works…

5. Waffles
Now here’s where everything changes. All of the dishes above are both savoury and very spicy, but the truth is that we Mexicans have a very sweet tooth as well. This Belgian delicacy came to Mexico to stay, so if you are in Guadalajara, feeling a bit hungover and needing a sugar fix, the best waffles can be found in Mercado Juarez in a place called “La Antigua”. They serve sweet and savoury waffles, along with lollies and other sweet stuff that will surely satisfy your craving.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WINE GOOD FOR KIDNEYS




An occasional glass of wine might help keep your kidneys healthy, new research suggests.
And for those who already have kidney disease, which puts one at higher risk for cardiovascular problems, moderate wine drinking might help the heart, the researchers added.
"Those [with healthy kidneys] who drank less than one glass of wine a day had a 37 percent lower risk of having chronic kidney disease than those who drank no wine," said study author Dr. Tapan Mehta, a renal fellow at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, in Aurora.




PALCOHOL'S PREDECESSORS





While Palcohol's possible, eventual existence is throwing everyone for a loop, it appears powdered alcohol has existed, at least in theory, on the fringes of the substance world for a while. 
The first US patent (3,436,224) for powdered alcohol was filed in 1964 by Harold E. Bode of Cleveland, Ohio, and granted in 1969. It describes a number of water-soluble substances for creating alcoholic beverages.
According to the patent, the process involved dehydrating a "starch-based polysaccharide material until the moisture con ten [sic] is less than 0.75%," cooling that material to a "food flavor vapor-sorbing temperature." 
The next step is "exposing the said dehydrated material to anhydrous ethanol," and, if desired, to "one or more anhydrous food/beverage flavors from the group comprising carbon dioxide, and aroma volatiles from cereals, fruits or vegetables." 
In short, dehydrate some carbs, cool them, expose them to anhydrous ethanol and, if you want, add some flavorings, and voila—alcohol in Kool-Aid form.
The resulting products would be dry and reconstitutable "beverage powders." 
The patent also specifically mentions "beer beverage powder," one with "anhydrous malt syrup solids," and "volatile beer flavorings and aromas."
But apparently, this approach didn't work brilliantly. 
Gen Foods Corp followed this patent with its own, filed in 1972 and granted in 1974, dissed the product in the previous patent, saying it produced a cloudy and "undesirably sweet" beverage with "relatively low levels of alcohol fixation" that needed "excessive amounts of carbohydrate fixative." 
The product was also described as too viscous with poor appearance and texture.
Instead, Gen Foods Corp proposed a flowable powder using dextrins as the carbohydrate, which could produce a substance that was up to 60 percent ethanol by weight. 
When mixed with water, the powder would produce a "low-viscosity, clear, colorless" alcohol. Gen Foods Corp's patent also cites a British patent, GB1138124, which is not available online.
Alcoholic powders never quite made it to market in the US, even though the patents in question should have expired at least 20 years ago, throwing the market open to anyone. 
In 2008, rumors circulated that a company named Pulver Spirits would release an alcoholic powder, but all that remains of the company are third-party mentions on various forums and blogs; its site is now defunct.
Europe, on the other hand, has approached alcoholic powder slightly more directly. 
One company, Subyou, appears to have once sold powdered alcohol (circa 2005) online. 
Now, per the company's site, it sells powdered energy drinks. A group of Dutch students scandalized the media in 2007 withBooz2Go, 20-gram packets of powder that produced a three-percent alcohol beverage when mixed with water. 
One of the students told Reuters that the powder form of the product would allow them to sell to underage kids (the legal drinking age in the Netherlands was 16 at the time, but is now 18 as of January 2014).
The most recent example of alcohol powder is not instant, but can be added to juice for a fast-tracked brewing cycle that makes a beverage of 14 percent alcohol in 48 hours. 
The product, called Spike Your Juice, was originally sold in August on firebox.com; originally, it was only sold to the EU, but is now available on Amazon.




POWDERED ALCOHOL "APPROVED IN ERROR"





Don’t get too excited over the approval of powdered alcohol, or Palcohol — it was a false alarm. Although the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau gave Palcohol the stamp of approval April 8, a bureau representative told The Associated Press that the "label approvals were issued in error," and Palcohol isn’t really approved at all

Lipsmark, the parent company of Palcohol, gave up the label approvals on April 21, saying there was a “discrepancy on our fill level — how much is in the bag.”

“This doesn’t mean that Palcohol isn’t approved,” Lipsmark’s statement continued, somewhat erroneously. “It just means that these labels aren’t approved. We will re-submit labels.”

According to the Palcohol website, there are six different types of powdered alcohol, including cocktails (Lemon Drop, Mojito, Powderita, and Cosmopolitan), as well as rum and vodka. Each packet will contain the equivalent of one shot. Well, little packets will be awfully easy for youngsters to sneak past their parents — good going, Palcohol.





7 FOODS TO CURE A HANGOVER




1.
The obvious to start off with is water. Water helps to hydrate the body since alcohol is known to dehydrate. Get as many electrolytes into your system as you can; head to your closest convenient store and grab a sports drink. Coconut water has also proven to hold electrolytes for hydration and is a natural source of fluid.
2.
This may seem like an unusual combination, but bacon and doughnuts is the perfect choice for those of you who can’t choose between a sweet or savoury breakfast after a big night out. Yep, after being made on a top Chef challenge, this combination can help to cure those bad headaches and unsettled tummy!  So why not try it?
3.
Even though you may feel like eating nothing after a big night out because of an unsettling stomach, a fat, greasy hamburger might be the right choice to rid the hangover. You need the right grit, grease, substance such as mayonnaise, red onion marmalade, applewood smoke bacon and blue cheese which can do wonders for a hangover!
4.
The mac ‘n’ cheese has made a return! With the perfect combination of carbs and protein, this dish will help with your unsettled stomach and will help you recover!
5.
Another food that many wouldn’t know would help is the banana! Alcohol draws water from your body’s cells making you run to the toilet a lot when drinking, this is drawing out potassium within your body which can be linked to weak muscles and high blood pressure. Bananas are great for shooting your potassium levels back to where they should be and giving you energy for the busy day ahead!
6.
Eggs are forever a delicious breakfast food and, in this case, a great hangover dish! Eggs break down the bad toxins in our body that are still in there and they are proven to reduce the symptoms of a hangover. So why not scramble some eggs in the morning?
7.
Lastly on our list is grilled cheese! This popular breakfast food consists of a toasted sandwich with cheese between the slices; you can also get creative and spread some avocado on the bread and have tomato, ham and cracked pepper inside. This quick and easy breakfast has carbs, proteins and vitamins; all the things you’ll need to cure a hangover!





Tuesday, April 22, 2014

GIN TRUMPS VODKA





Far too many Americans turn up their noses to gin, never expanding their booze palates beyond vodka and the occasional margarita; and this is a damn shame. 
Juniper can be an aquired taste, but with a wide array of gins appearing on the shelves of the city's best bars – some of which taste more of citrus or cucumber than juniper – there's every reason to believe that there's a gin out there to suit every taste. 
And there's nothing more refreshing on a warm day than the most classic of classic highballs, the gin and tonic.
Any bartender will tell you that when it comes to mixology, they'll always turn to gin before vodka as the base of a cocktail, because why use something that has no flavor profile of its own when you can be adding another level of flavor with a nice gin? 
Gin is flavored vodka, basically, and different gins have been made by infusing different combinations of botanicals. 
Juniper is usually the primary flavor, but there could be dozens of others in there including cardamom, star anise, orange, balsam, grapefruit, cucumber, and coriander.
There's no better place






PALCOHOL





A portable solution for busy boozers who want to drink while going about their daily activities, Palcohol is apparently perfect for a quick-fix cocktail, but definitely not suitable for snorting

Name: Palcohol.
Age: Weeks old, regulation-wise.
Appearance: Illicit-looking white powder.
Is it illicit? Not at all. In fact it's been approved for sale by the USAlcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.
And what is it, exactly? It's powderised alcohol.
Come again? It's alcohol in powder form. Just add water.
You mean it turns water into wine? It turns water into either vodka or rum, or optional flavours including cosmopolitan, mojito and the Powderita – a powdered margarita.
Move over, Jesus! There's a new miracle worker in town! There is indeed: Mark Phillips, inventor of Palcohol.
Tell me more about him. "Mark is an active guy," according to the Palcohol website. "After hours of an activity, he sometimes wanted to relax and enjoy a refreshing adult beverage."
You know who Mark reminds me of? Me! Mark didn't want to carry bulky bottles of alcohol on his activities, so he invented Palcohol. But it has loads of other handy applications.
Really? I can't think of any. What about adding it to food for an extra kick?
Rum on your cornflakes? The Palcohol website suggested vodka on eggs, but it's the same idea – drinking at breakfast "to start your day off right".
Great thinking! What other advice does the website have? It suggested taking Palcohol into expensive venues to jazz up soft drinks, and mentioned "the elephant in the room".
Which is what? The already high rates of alcohol-related disease in the US? No – "snorting Palcohol".
Can you? Apparently you can, but you shouldn't.
They shouldn't have put the idea in my head, then. To be fair, all that advice came from a part of the website that was "experimenting with some humorous and edgy verbiage about Palcohol". It wasn't meant to be public, and it's since been removed. They've also added "volume" to the powder to make snorting it more trouble than it's worth.
Do they have any revised suggestions? Only that you consume Palcohol responsibly, and treat it the way you would any other form of alcohol.
I can't do both - which is it?
Do say: "Take your Pal wherever you go!"
Don't say: "Stranded in the desert? Use Palcohol to turn your urine into beer!"