In Istanbul, Drinking Coffee in Public Was Once Punishable by Death


IN 1633, THE OTTOMAN SULTAN Murad IV cracked down on a practice he believed was provoking social decay and disunity in his capital of Istanbul.

 

Why you should be drinking coffee cocktails


Coffee cocktails aren’t new. Splashes of whiskey have been turning after-dinner coffees Irish for years — but a perfect storm’s been brewing and just brought this stone-cold drink trend to new heights.

 

11 ways to lose 7 kg just by drinking tea


Working out at the gym to lose weight might seem like a task but if you’re looking for a simpler method, what better way to help you achieve weight loss than just drinking tea to burn belly fat and shape up? Here are 11 ways you can lose up to 7 kg of weight by drinking different kinds of teas.

 

Merlot is for wine what Margherita is for pizza


Merlot is often seen as an easy red. This is not necessarily true of all Merlots, of course, but the variety has the reputation for being mellow and accessible (read more) and is generally considered an excellent introduction to red wine for the novice or white wine drinker.

 

The highest bar in the world


Located on floors 102-118 of the International Commerce Centre in Kowloon, the Ritz-Carlton is the highest hotel in the world.

 

Germany bans beer ads that suggest it’s good for you


Beer cannot be marketed as beneficial, a German top court has ruled after a consumer rights group sued a brewery on the basis that it’s advertising falsely suggested health benefits.

 

A Bandera is the Tequila ‘Shot’ of Your Dreams


I’ve never really been a “shots” person, and tend to shy away from drinking anything that comes in a shot glass just as a general rule. However, a few weeks ago I was travelling in Mexico and discovered one shot-based tequila drink that I was actually pretty excited about drinking: the Bandera.

 

How To Throw The Ultimate Royal Wedding Party


Whether you’re planning on hosting a formal English tea to toast the royals or staying in your pajamas and watching Harry wed Meghan with your own family, we have everything you’ll need to host a viewing party in royal style.

 

World Whisky Day Is Saturday May 19th: Here’s How To Celebrate


There are a number of whisky holidays providing you great excuses to knock back a few drams, but the one truly celebrated around the world is on Saturday.

 

All the Recipes You Need for a Royal Wedding Viewing Party


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will say “I do” on Saturday, May 19—be sure to have snacks ready.

 
 
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