How to Infuse Spirits

How to Infuse Spirits

Infusing spirits with flavor is a great way to experiment with your own personal tastes. The basic concept is to marry a variety of choice flavors into a base liquor to create a custom-flavored spirit. Vodka is the most common base spirit used and the other light spirits (gin, sake, light rum) can also be used for almost any flavor. […]

Alcoholic drinks under the microscope

Alcoholic drinks under the microscope

They look more like modern works of art than anything that has come out of a science laboratory: But these striking and colorful images are actually samples of alcoholic drinks that have been magnified up to 1000 times under a powerful laboratory microscope.Capturing the molecules that make up our favorite drinks like vodka, rose wine and tequila, the pictures were […]

The Dangers of Flagyl and Alcohol

The Dangers of Flagyl and Alcohol

Warnings not to drink alcohol while taking a medication are often ignored. But mixing Flagyl (metronidazole), an antibiotic, with alcoholic beverages can make a person very sick. Find out what happens when these two drugs are mixed. Flagyl (Metronidazole) Interactions With Alcohol Flagyl is the brand name of metronidazole, an antibiotic used to treat a variety of infections, from stomach […]

How to Freeze Liquor

How to Freeze Liquor

The freezing point is far below that of water. Exactly what that freezing point is depends on the proof of the liquor. Water freezes at 0°C (32°F) and the freezing point of ethanol alcohol is -114°C (-173.2°F). Alcoholic beverages are a mixture of both alcohol and water (with sugars and other additives in some distilled spirits) so the freezing point […]