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Cappuccino Eggnog

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt Post a comment

I don't always drink coffee, but when I do, I drink it in my eggnog. More

Double Nut Eggnog

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt Post a comment

Sometimes you feel like a nut. Then this peanut butter variation on eggnog is just right. More

Light and Frothy Raspberry Faluda

Serious Eats Max Falkowitz 1 comment

Faluda, like many Indian sweets, can be a heavy, super-sweet affair. There's a place for it, but not during the first days of spring. This version froths puréed raspberries with milk (though you could as easily use yogurt, half-and-half, or melted kulfi ice cream). You could sweeten it as much as you like, layer it with whipped cream, or spike it with ginger and cardamom. This lighter version just adds a garnish of candied ginger, which you could also dice up and add to the basil seed. More

Nam Manglak Spritzer

Serious Eats Max Falkowitz Post a comment

Nam manglak can be as simple as water, crushed ice, basil seed, and some sweetener. This is ever so slightly more gussied up: flavored with rose, lime, and honey, made effervescent by rosewater. It's an unbeatably refreshing combination for the hot sticky days to come. More

Spice Hunting: Chewy Drinks with Basil Seed

Spice Hunting Max Falkowitz 22 comments

Sweet beverage drinkers can be divided into two camps: those like bubble tea and those who don't. Fans relish a sweet slurp mixed with mildly flavored chewy orbs; detractors regard the innocent pearls as nuclear caviar that should never cross human lips. If you're in the second camp, maybe we can still be friends, but I've got nothing for you this week. If, on the other hand, you like your beverages on the chewy side, basil seed is just for you. More

How to Make a Klondike Float

Serious Eats Erin Zimmer 25 comments

It all started with a tweet. FoSE Matt Jacobs shared his genius concept for a Klondike Float last week. We retrieved the supplies (Klondike bar, a can of Coca-Cola, a glass—OK, that's it) and made one. Is it awesomeness in a glass? Yes, yes it is. More

Gadgets: The Ravi Instant Wine Refresher

Gadgets Nikki Goldstein 5 comments

Unless you've invested in a temperature-controlled wine cellar, chances are you've been drinking your reds far too warm. Thanks to a pair of Canadian entrepreneurs, there's a solution: the Ravi Instant Wine Refresher, an object that goes on top of a wine bottle and chills the wine en route to your glass. More

Gadgets: Sodastream

Gadgets Nikki Goldstein 45 comments

[Photo: Sodastreamusa.com] More Gadgetry Decorating Pen by Cuisipro » All Gadgets reviews » Growing up, I remember my dad drinking a six pack of Coke every day—sometimes more. When it became a health concern, we switched him to seltzer (all the bubbles, no high fructose corn syrup), and it's been the miracle diet that could. The only catch? Now the rest of my family drinks seltzer with him, and they go through more 12-packs a week than I'd care to count. It's a clear expense, and it would seem you could put bubbles in your water for a lot less than the shelf cost. Enter the Sodastream. For those of you who haven't heard of it yet, the Sodastream... More

The Crisper Whisperer: Banana Peanut Butter Smoothies

Serious Eats Carolyn Cope 26 comments

You may know Carolyn Cope as Umami Girl. She stops by on Tuesdays with ideas on preparing fruits and vegetables. —The Mgmt. [Photograph: Carolyn Cope] Along with coffee, avocados, and lemons, bananas are one of the top reasons I could... More

Video: How a Slush Machine Works

Robyn Lee 6 comments

File this under "Things I Never Wondered About Until I Randomly Came Across This Related Video on YouTube." Learn how a slush machine retains that even icy-bits-in-liquid composition at -3°C with the right percentage of sugar and horizontal and vertical mixers after the jump.... More

Serious Beer: English Porter

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 21 comments

Though dark in color, English porters aren't very high in alcohol. They have a hint of coffee-like bitterness from black, chocolate, or smoked brown malted barley, but not as much big roasted flavor as most stouts. A good porter is creamy and drinkable—if you think you don't like dark beers, you should give porters a chance. More

Serious Chocolate: Hot Cocoa

Serious Eats Melody Kramer 18 comments

[Photograph: Robyn Lee] Tired of the normal kind? Try adding a dash of cayenne, pumpkin pie spice (mmm), ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and crushed candy canes. My apartment is so cold that I've started wearing fingerless gloves in the shower. I... More

Study: Nearly Half of Soda Fountains Contaminated with Bacteria

Adam Kuban 11 comments

[Photograph: Zach Klein] According to the International Journal of Microbiology, biologists in Roanoke, Virginia, analyzed 30 different soda fountains (20 self-serve and 10 staff-dispensed) for microbial contaminants and found that nearly half of them contained coliform bacteria — with 11 percent containing E. coli and 17 percent C. meningosepticum. What's even scarier is that: Most of the identified bacteria showed resistance to one or more of the 11 antibiotics tested. These findings suggest that soda fountain machines may harbor persistent communities of potentially pathogenic microorganisms which may contribute to episodic gastric distress in the general population and could pose a more significant health risk to immunocompromised individuals. Yowza. I think I have even more reason to smuggle in a... More

Holiday Eggnog

Serious Eats Paul Clarke 6 comments

No matter how you like it (thick or thin, boozy or light), there's an eggnog recipe out there for practically everyone. Here's ours! More

Video: How To Make Eggnog

Robyn Lee 8 comments

I love (non-alcoholic) eggnog, but I've never made it from scratch. An informal survey of the Serious Eats crew says that no one else in this office has made it at home either. What fools we are—this video from Howcast shows how easy it is. Watch the video after the jump.... More

Serious Beer: Winter Warmers and Christmas Beers

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 36 comments

'Tis the season for warming beers—for velvety barrel-aged stouts and serious brews from Belgium. Over the last few weeks, we've also been sampling winter warmers and other winter seasonals: beers released specifically for Christmas and for sipping over the cold months ahead. More

20 Things Worth Knowing About Beer

Robyn Lee 4 comments

[The Oatmeal] In The Oatmeal's latest comic, learn 20 Things Worth Knowing About Beer—how it's made, how it makes you drunk, famous quotes, and something involving a giant goat. Related Serious Beer 15(ish) Things Worth Knowing About Coffee The 5 Phases of Caffeine Intake... More

Jones Soda Debuts Tofurky and Gravy Flavor

Robyn Lee 13 comments

[Image: MyJones] Because turkey isn't the only protein on people's Thanksgiving tables, this year Jones Soda is offering the vegetarian-friendly Tofurky and Gravy Soda as part of their limited edition gift pack ($11.99). The pack comes with three bottles of the special Tofurky soda along with three bottles of more palatable flavors (black cherry, pomegranate, and vanilla bean), and a Tofurky lunch box. For each case sold, Jones Soda will donate $1 to the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). [via BevNET] Related Dungeons and Dragons-Themed Jones Soda Video: How to Make Your Own Soda Video: Talking Soda Pop with John Nese of Galco's in Los Angeles... More

Serious Beer: Tasting Oktoberfest Brews

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 15 comments

If you can't make it to Germany this year for Oktoberfest festivities, you can at least drink in solidarity. We tasted twelve beers—a few traditional German märzen beers head-to-head with some American interpretations from craft brewers. More

Video: How to Make Your Own Soda

Robyn Lee 4 comments

I'll admit that my initial reason for watching this video was because it features a wacky-looking dude with a massive fake mustache, but it has the additional plus of being educational—if you're interested in learning how to make your own soda, at least. Combine yeast, water, sugar, and flavoring for your homebrewed soda. Watch the video after the jump.... More

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