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  • Mojito Recipe

    Last post: Ryan on 14.03.11 at 01:50 | Started by New Member on 10.07.10

    A few tips to start getting a ridiculously good Mojito going:

    Making sugar syrup at a 1:1 ratio of sugar to water (boiled in a saucepan), and using that instead of granulated sugar will ensure no gritty bits in your last sip if you aren't vigorously stirring or shaking this cocktail.

    Fresh lime juice:
    Juice your limes by cutting whole limes into 1/6ths and muddling them with a pestle or muddler, juicing them but not not to the point you're releasing the bitter oils from the zest and pith of the fruit.

    Mint:
    Bruising the mint leaves, rather than crushing them ensures you get all the essential oils out of the leaf without turning them bitter. A bonus to this is you get no green bits of mint stuck in your teeth if you're trying to impress anyone with your hobbyist mixologist skills.
    slapping them between your palms and immersing them in the drink after you've added the soda is a fail safe way to get around this issue.

    Lastly: Ice
    Always, always, always top up your glass with ice before adding soda. This will ensure you actually taste all of the lovingly prepared ingredients in your creation, rather than fizzy watery nothing.

    :)

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  • The real effects of alcohol on your body

    Last post: Ryan on 14.03.11 at 01:49 | Started by George on 01.08.07

    also, there's plenty of evidence out there that supports the idea that chronic alcohol consumption contributes to low bone density and the inhibition of new bone formation/remodelling/fracture healing.

    having said that, i still drink and train, but to the anon. poster above.. the negative effects of drinking a la NZ booze culture style FAR outweigh any would-be positives.

    It's like saying smoking is good for your health because the temporary increase in blood pressure increases core body temp and therefore metabolism.

    don't kid yourself. if you're happy drinking.. keep drinking. More about The real effects of alcohol on your body

  • Mojito Recipe

    Last post: Ryan on 14.03.11 at 01:47 | Started by New Member on 10.07.10

    A few tips to start getting a ridiculously good Mojito going:

    Making sugar syrup at a 1:1 ratio of sugar to water (boiled in a saucepan), and using that instead of granulated sugar will ensure no gritty bits in your last sip if you aren't vigorously stirring or shaking this cocktail.

    Fresh lime juice:
    Juice your limes by cutting whole limes into 1/6ths and muddling them with a pestle or muddler, juicing them but not not to the point you're releasing the bitter oils from the zest and pith of the fruit.

    Mint:
    Bruising the mint leaves, rather than crushing them ensures you get all the essential oils out of the leaf without turning them bitter. A bonus to this is you get no green bits of mint stuck in your teeth if you're trying to impress anyone with your hobbyist mixologist skills.
    slapping them between your palms and immersing them in the drink after you've added the soda is a fail safe way to get around this issue.

    Lastly: Ice
    Always, always, always top up your glass with ice before adding soda. This will ensure you actually taste all of the lovingly prepared ingredients in your creation, rather than fizzy watery nothing.

    :)

    More about Mojito Recipe

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  • The real effects of alcohol on your body

    Last post: Ryan on 14.03.11 at 01:45 | Started by George on 01.08.07

    also, there's plenty of evidence out there that supports the idea that chronic alcohol consumption contributes to low bone density and the inhibition of new bone formation/remodelling/fracture healing.

    having said that, i still drink and train, but to the anon. poster above.. the negative effects of drinking a la NZ booze culture style FAR outweigh any would-be positives.

    It's like saying smoking is good for your health because the temporary increase in blood pressure increases core body temp and therefore metabolism.

    don't kid yourself. if you're happy drinking.. keep drinking. More about The real effects of alcohol on your body

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