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In a hurricane glass add:
1.5 oz Malibu Rum
Splash of Sprite
Fill with pineapple juice, and enjoy!
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Jack Daniel’s fans rejoice. Whisky is the official drink of America again. For the first time since 2008, vodka is no longer the drink of choice for most Americans.
The reason may be that our palette has evolved. It is common to detect 5 or 6 separate aromas in a whisky, and not unusual to note over 10. Whisky is a dynamic, volatile spirit which evolves in the glass and challenges the senses. Nosing and tasting whisky is an exciting activity which can produce glorious but logic-defying descriptions: “Tarry rope, carrot cake and plastic water buckets filled with seawater”. It may sound pretentious, but whisky is immensely complex in its chemistry and produces hundreds of very specific memory-prodding aromas. It baffles the scientists and delights its fans for its unparalleled ability to smell and taste of 10 memories simultaneously.
It turns out that whisky is healthy for you as well. Some of the benefits include its ability to aid in weight loss, slow down the onset of dementia, increase heart health, prevents and manages diabetes, boosts good cholesterol, fights against cancer, eliminates blood clots, strengthens the immune system. Generally, whiskey is one of the healthiest forms of alcohol available.
We at MCM rejoice in the news, and our home bars are all the better for it.
Written by Lea Hatch and Danielle Torkelsen
Throwing a bash and wondering if a keg is worth it? You’re in luck, since MCM know’s the answer!
If money is not an issue, then getting a keg is totally worth it. Often people assume that a keg is cheaper in the long run, and if a keg is fully drained, it can be. However, the savings is realistically around 10 dollars. If any beer is left over at the end of the night, you are essentially eating that money. The reality is most of the time, kegs are more expensive and slightly more hassle than buying cans at the store. Kegs do taste noticeably better however, and are often easier to store for guests. Remember to buy ice to keep the keg cold.
Cans on the other hand are often the cheaper choice. If you have room for an ice chest, cans are easy and hassle free, and don’t require a deposit. They don’t taste quite as good, and require the same, if not more ice to keep cold. In some states you can recycle the cans for money. California runs about 1.65 per pound, and many states have a flat rate of 5 to 10 cents per can returned. Keep that in mind for a little after party bonus.
In the end, kegs are better tasting, but more hassle, and cans are easy and cheap. If you are unsure of how to operate a keg, you can always hire a professional bartender to oversee the drink flow. You’ll be glad you did.
How You Can Help Boston and West, Texas:
It has been a long and tragic week for many Americans. One week ago, at approximately 2:20 p.m., the Boston Marathon was rocked by two bombings that killed three and injured more than 180 runners and spectators. Only two days later, a fertilizer plant in West, Texas exploded, killing at least 15 and injuring approximately 160.
What can you do to help? Donate…but, watch out for scams. Unfortunately, even in the most dire of circumstances, there are still those looking to make a quick buck. So only contribute to established charities with a 501(c)(3) status, such as those listed below.
Support for Boston, Massachusetts and West, Texas:
Firefighters conduct search and rescue of an apartment destroyed by an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, Thursday, April 18, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero.)
- Limbs for Life: Text LIMBS to 20222 to make a $10 donation to “Limbs for Life” or go here.
- The Red Cross is collecting funds to support victims and first responders: Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation or go here.
Boston, Massachusetts-specific charities:
A Boston Red Sox cap left at a makeshift memorial on the Boston Marathon route, April 18, 2013, in Boston. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)
- Boston Children’s Hospital has set up a “Marathon Program” and an “Emergency and Trauma Fund” for this and future incidents.
- New England Patriots’ Kraft family will match up to $100,000 in donations made.
- The One Fund Boston has been set up, by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino.
Abbie Elliot is a senior contributor for MCM and a writer for ‘Under the Tuscan Gun, part of “The Cooking Channel’s “Extra Virgin” with actress Debi Mazar (Entourage’s Shauna Roberts) and husband Gabriele Corcos. She has served as managing editor for ‘DC on Heels’, and has written professionally for organizations like The White House Commission on Remembrance and AOL/The Huffington Post. Follow her on twitter: @abbie_b_elliott or email email@example.com
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