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Brunch Cocktails to Settle Your Stomach – Mimosa Alternatives

You’re probably familiar with traditional brunch drinks like the ever famous mimosa. While mimosas are delicious and refreshing, the acid in orange juice and champagne can have negative effects on your stomach lining. People who suffer from conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease or peptic ulcers are especially sensitive to high-citrus drinks. Ditch

Cocktail Recipes to Try Now that Lent is Over

Lent is the period between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday when Catholics and other Christian denominations fast to pay tribute to Jesus’ 40 days of fasting, which is chronicled in the book of Matthew. While some people choose one specific vice — like chocolate, soda, television or Facebook — to abstain from during Lent, many

Superfoods for Super Hangover Cures

We’ve all been there. You wake up from a night of fun with your closest friends or an evening of drowning your sorrows with a splitting headache. You might be sensitive to bright light and loud noises, and your stomach is a wreck. There are a million “miracle cure-alls” out there for hangovers, but what

Alcohol Allergies 101

If you’ve ever experienced stomach cramps, difficulty breathing or faintness during or after drinking alcohol, there’s a chance you may have an alcohol allergy. True alcohol allergies are rare, as most people are actually allergic to one or more of the ingredients used to make alcoholic beverages (like beer and wine), such as barley, hops,

Pairing Beer and Chocolate

You know about wine and chocolate, the most intimate drink and food pairing in the history of the world, but with the Cambrian explosion of craft beer, there’s a new chocolate suitor in town. Beer fits well with chocolate because the compliment of carbonation to the richness and depth of cacao flavors leaves you with