The girlie pink-purple hue comes from the addition of blackberry liqueur. Although there's many blackberry liqueurs on the market, I used Chambord, which is made from both blackberries and raspberries, since that's what I had on hand. To give this refreshing beverage a try, get the easy recipe now.
Kicking back with a beer isn't that easy when your diet doesn't include gluten. But with more and more people adopting gluten-free diets, many companies are making beer that's free of wheat, barley, rye, and malts. If you're avoiding gluten and are also watching your weight, check out the calorie counts of common gluten-free beers.
*Carb amounts included if available.
|Bard's (12 oz.)||155||14.2|
|Brunehaut Bio Ambrée (12 oz.)||195|
|Brunehaut Bio Blonde (12 oz.)||195|
|Dogfish Head Tweason'ale (12 oz.)||180||13|
|Estrella Damm Daura Lager (16 oz.)||162|
|Green's Discovery (16 oz.)||180|
|Green's Endeavor (16 oz.)||210|
|Green's Mission (16 oz.)||180||3|
|Green's Pathfinder (16 oz.)||160||8.5|
|Green's Quest (16 oz.)||255||2.6|
Keep reading to see the rest of the gluten-free beers.
Since carting around multiple bottles, glassware, and fresh ingredients isn't always practical, here's a buying guide to the healthiest ready-to-drink (RTD) bottled cocktails. And while these won't taste as good as our homemade 150-calorie margarita recipe or when mixing alcohol into one our favorite all-natural cocktail mixes, RTD cocktails are a simple solution to drinking whether you're camping, hiking, or heading outdoors to a picnic.
A good handmade cocktail is a thing of beauty, but it's not practical when you're hosting a large party, going camping, or heading to the park for a picnic. But let's be honest: most premade mixes are pretty gross. Made largely of high-fructose corn syrup and other unhealthy ingredients, they're an easy way to waste calories — and good liquor. If you can't have it fresh, then choose one of these store-bought cocktail mixes for your next get-together. Whether you want a mojito or a margarita, there's a healthier version for everyone.
Great news for everyone out there who loves a big, bold red! A recent study shows that a compound found in red wine may block fat cell formation. Just another example of how wine is beneficial to your health!
As reported by the Journal of Biological Chemistry, a team out of Purdue University, piceatannol is the name of the compound you should get acquainted with. Kee-Hong Kim, an assistant professor of food science, found that the piceatannol compound actually binds itself to insulin receptors and blocks the insulin's ability to control cell cycles. By blocking these pathways, immature fat cells are unable to evolve and mature. Piceatannol could help delay the formation of mature fat cells, or even stop the formation completely. While the ongoing study is in its early stages, the findings could lead towards a method to help control fat growth in humans.
While we love a good glass of vino as much as the next girl, luckily drinking is not the only way to ingest the compound. It's also found in some of our favorite fruits like red grapes, passion fruit, and blueberries. What do you think of this study? Will you grab an extra glass of wine tonight to celebrate?
Whether you're Irish or not, many of us will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day by knocking back some Jameson whiskey and a pint or two of Guinness — and don't forget the Irish soda bread! Before you start feeling too bad about the alcohol and carb overload, you'll be glad to know that all those ads from the 1920s that read "Guinness Is Good For You" had some truth to them.
Researchers from a University of Wisconsin study discovered that drinking Guinness reduced blood clots and the risk of heart attacks. Like red wine and dark chocolate, and unlike other beers, Guinness also contains immune-boosting antioxidants. Some other reasons you may want to enjoy a pint of beer on St. Patty's Day: better bones, weight management, and a better memory. This is not a license to go out and get blitzed though. As always, everything is better in moderation, but if you end up kicking back a few too many, check out these hangover cures.
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On the other hand, when made with shochu, our basil gimlet recipe doesn't even hit the 100-calorie mark! Making the cocktail with soju (an alcohol commonly distilled from rice) brings the recipe to about 165 calories, while using gin or vodka results in a 215-calorie cocktail. All things considered, this isn't too bad for a cocktail. Best of all, a basil gimlet feels light going down — the combination of basil and lime gives the cocktail a nice refreshing taste that isn't heavy at all.
See the recipe when you read more.
While many of us will be imbibing in merriment on St. Patrick's Day, it's important to keep the booze out of reach of your pet. Just as it does in humans, alcohol causes damage to an animal's brain, central nervous system, and liver, but since pets are much smaller than us, the effects can occur faster and more intensely and even lead to death. If your pet gets their paws on your bevvie, watch them closely for coordination problems, the inability to walk or stand up, drowsiness, vomiting, increased urination, and slowed, shallow breathing. If they display any of these symptoms, get them to a vet right away: these are signs of alcohol poisoning! But the best cure is to avoid it altogether: the luck o' the Irish may not be on your pet's side if he ingests that unattended Guinness.
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The meeting escalated into an argument and Bulla ended up pulling Braden from the preschool. When Karen Lyman, the owner of Children's House, was asked if she'd change anything about the lesson for next time, she replied, "Definitely, no."
Do you think that Elyse Bulla overreacted? Would you be upset if your child came home from school with a toy representing alcohol consumption?
Learn how easy it is to make this recipe after the break!