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Is Jagermeister healthy for you?

I'm no expert but I’ll give it a shot: Jägermeister and other herbal liqueurs do contain herbal essences that probably have some effect on your body. But not in any medicinal quality, otherwise it ...
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How to open a beer without a bottle opener?

Almost anything can be used to open a bottle of beer. What we used as university students: spoon (fork, knife), key, table, park bank, fence, another bottle of beer. My preferred way (when there's no ...
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Why are pool tables so popular in drinking establishments?

Billiards is one of several games that are popular in drinking establishments, also including darts, shuffleboard, and cornhole (if there is an outdoor area). These games all have some common features ...
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What alcohol products go well with a particular type of coffee?

Generally, you'll want to avoid things with brighter, more acidic fruit flavors (apple, lemon) as those will mess with the inherent acidity of the coffee (although it should be noted that cherry is ...
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What alcohol would go good with tea?

Irish whiskey is one I like to do with tea. In fact I like to make an Irish coffee by substituting the coffee with a strong black tea. Try it! I am rather fond of it.
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Has Prohibition ever worked?

Prohibition was an Era in American history from 1920-1933 - and - it failed miserably. If anything, it made alcohol more popular. Prohibition, in general, also means to prohibit something via law ...
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Ice cubes in rum

When it comes to what is socially accepted in the US, ice is mostly reserved for the harsher stuff like bourbon and scotch. The ice serves a purpose of diluting the liquor, thus making it smoother on ...
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What causes my stuffy nose after drinking alcohol?

I'll keep it simple. All three of those alcoholic drinks have something different in them. You said wine and booze don't do it very much yet beer makes you stuffy. Hops are very well know to cause ...
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Why is beer in Czech Republic so cheap?

It is in my opinion mainly thanks to low excise duty on beer in the Czech republic. Another factor is the fact that there are lower prices of almost everything in the Czech republic (I am talking ...
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Is it ok to take antacid tablet after drinking beer?

It depends... I don't see an issue with the standard Tums or Rolaids but there might be issues with ranitidine according to some studies. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/news/20000215/zantac-...
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What alcohol would go good with tea?

Gunfire is a classic British rum and black tea cocktail, with a German equivalent in the Jagertee. Two European great powers can't be wrong - go with the rum!
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What means to adulterate and why is it so dangerous?

To adulterate means to dilute or debase a substance. So adulterated schnapps means schnapps with something added in. Much like cocaine cut with flour, that something need not be a similar substance, ...
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What kind of alcoholic beverages would've been common in a 1950s-1960s USA home?

What kind of alcoholic beverages would've been common in a 1950s-1960s USA home? As far as beer goes in 1950, the top brewer was Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co., produced 3.4 million more barrels than the ...
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What alcohol products go well with a particular type of coffee?

Rumpleminze (peppermint schnapps) and coffee and cream creates a smooth and potent alcoholic drink. Add a Godiva Chocolate Liquor for a first class-after dinner cocktail. Grand Marnier(something ...
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Eat bread before drink beer make you drunk less?

Your liver processes alcohol at a fixed rate (what that rate is depends on your tolerance, current liver function, what medications you are taking, and some genetics). So eating some food, ...
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Is the saying true that drinking absinthe drives a person insane?

The answer is no; drinking traditionally prepared absinthe causes no more brain-damge or insanity than any other alcoholic beverage... ...absinthe languished in exile for nearly a century, a ...
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When, where and why did the tradition of clinking glasses and saying "cheers" or "to your health" first start?

There is the usual great stuff relating to 'Toasting'. From wikipedia - which is normally correct. I then had a quick look at snopes.com, they proclaim the following to be false: Q: Why do people ...
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Which drink is moderately less hazardous to health: Beer, Whiskey, Rum, Vodka or Wine?

Which drink is moderately less hazardous to health: Beer, Whiskey, Rum, Vodka or Wine? There is no one perspective that is a definite answer to this question because there are many factors that must ...
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How much actual alcohol is safe to drink per day?

The CDC suggests no more than 2 drinks a day as moderate drinking. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism suggests no more than 4 drinks per day, and no more than 7 drinks per week, ...
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What are some good examples of double entendre beer names?

"Fucking Hell" of course. "Hell" is German word for "pale" and Fucking is a village in Austria (pronounced "foo-king"). There is a Belgian beer named "Mort subite" which means "Sudden death". It's ...
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Why do I seem to pee out more beer than I drink?

Because beer is 95% water! Yes alcohol is a diuretic but if delivered with all this water, it is actually hydrating. If you would drink these huge glasses full of water you would urinate fearsomely as ...
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What alcohol would go good with tea?

Wild Turkey American Honey is excellent with most kinds of tea including black, green, and orange pekoe. Throw in a squeeze of lemon for an delicious, easy to make, and modern twist on the Hot Toddy. ...
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Are there National Drinking Holidays?

In the United States, there are several Drinking Holidays. Here's a list from this site: (I'm highlighting some of my favorites :) January National Hot Tea Month January 1: National Bloody Mary ...
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Why is some beer kept in/served from a firkin in a bar?

Yes the same beer from a cask and a keg will be VERY different. To your first point, breweries and bars will often have specially treated casks in ways that are impossible to do with kegs. Stuff ...
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Health Effects of Drinking Slowly

Its very well documented how alcohol effects the body, or should I say how its processed. The variable in question here is the rate at which you consume it. If you drink one beer in 10 minutes then ...
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What alcohol products go well with a particular type of coffee?

I like the sweeter liqueurs like Glayva, Grand Marnier and especially Galliano with espresso. If you have a milk-based coffee, combine with a cream-based liqueur. I have never liked alcohol mixed ...
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What alcohol would go good with tea?

Once I helped out as bartender, a girl asked for green vodka with green tea.
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What alcohol products go well with a particular type of coffee?

I just shove any cheap whisky (usually grouse) into espresso coffee and add a little caster sugar - thats good! Other combinations are espresso coffee with a shot of baileys and a shot of bourbon ...
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Traditional drinks for celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany?

According to the wiki that you linked: The earliest reference to Epiphany as a Christian feast was in A.D. 361, by Ammianus Marcellinus. So, it would be pertinent to drink wines made from Italian ...
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Do Bartenders ever make their own inventive drinks for the Christmas holidays in bars?

Do bartenders try to do this? Yes. Do they advertise it as such? Yes. Is it truly original - as in nobody, anywhere, anytime, has ever made that drink before? Maybe. I used to run a bar, and my ...

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