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Alcohol-free Drinks for the Temperance Movement Comeback

The Temperance Movement of the 19th and 20th centuries encouraged moderation or complete abstinence from consuming alcohol. Leaders blamed many of society’s problems on drinking, including health issues, poverty and crime. After a rich history of temperance, prohibition and socialization, alcohol has grown into a booming industry, particularly the current craft beer movement. However, recent

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,