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Reese’s Pieces Shots

What if E.T. had been able to combine his two favorite Earth inventions–Reese’s Pieces and alcoholic beverages? He’d probably enjoy Jasmin Fine’s Reese’s Pieces Shots. She suggests soaking Reese’s Pieces in your favorite liquor for a few days. Then grind them in a food processor, add nonpareils to the edge of shot glasses and pour. Link [...]

Microscopic Views of Alcoholic Drinks

This is what champagne looks like through a microscope. About twenty-five years ago, Michael Davidson, a scientist at Florida State University, started putting alcoholic beverages under his microscope and taking beautiful pictures of what he saw. The results are lovely, especially after a few shots. Link -via Nag on the Lake

The Number of the Day: 2.71

On average, French adults consume 2.71 alcoholic beverages a day—less than half as much as their relatives did a half-century ago (5.65 drinks/day in 1957). Related Fact: That 2.71 figure includes 1.55 glasses of wine, just over half a shot of spirits, a half a glass of beer, and 7% of a glass of cider or [...]