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How To : Make Crappy Cheap Vodka Taste Like the Good Stuff

Let's be honest, most of us buy the bottom-shelf vodka either because we're broke or because we're going to disguise the gag-inducing taste of it with juice or something fizzy. If you're cooking or baking with vodka (ice-cold vodka works wonders in pie crust), what's the point ...more

How To : 5 Awesome DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for Beer Lovers

There's nothing better than gulping down an ice cold beer to calm the senses and ease the mind. The holiday season can be very stressful as people scramble around trying to find the best gifts for friends and family. And we all know that gifts can be very hit or miss, but it's ...more

How To : Make Filipino sago at gulaman (sweet beverage)

Ingredients: 2-3 cups sago 2 pcs gulaman 3 cups water 3 cups sugar ice-cold water or crushed ice To cook sago: In a saucepan, boil water and put in uncooked sago. Stir constantly to prevent them from sticking. Drain and rinse. Set aside. To cook gulaman: Boil water in a ...more

News : 35 Life Hacks! Free Perks, Snarky Tricks and More

9GAG's infographic teaches us all sorts of conveniences and short cuts to daily life, urawaza style. Some aren't complete revelations (the first hanger trick below), but others are pretty cool (if they work!). A few I wouldn't mind trying: free wifi at the airport ice cold dr ...more

How To : Peel an Entire Bag of Potatoes in Under a Minute

Have a need for drama? Sick of doing kitchen prep and having no one appreciate just how much work you're doing? Then take a tip from a few seriously lazy cooks and peel a few pounds of potatoes in less than sixty seconds using a power hose, a bucket, a drill, and a cheap toile ...more

How To : Create an ice frozen actor makeup special effect

This video tutorial from IndyMogul shows you how to create an ice frozen actor makeup special effect. The cold weather in NYC gave Indy Mogul the perfect opportunity to create a 'Frozen Actor' effect to make it look like a person is ice cold or frozen solid. Erik shows you th ...more

How To : Chill a Beer Ice Cold in Seconds with Ice & Salt

If you've just done a beer run for a party and come back with a bunch of beer that isn't cold, forget the bathtub, toilet tank, freezer or whatever method you use to quick-chill your brews and try this super easy fix instead. You can have ice cold beers in seconds by using a ...more

How To : Chill a beer in 5 minutes or less

Just got back from the store with the beer for the party and it starts in two hours? Then learn how to chill a beer quickly in a crunch with minimal equipment. Kelly from HackCollege shows you 3 different methods of getting your beer ice cold in this how-to video.

How To : Chill a beer in 20 seconds

How To Chill your favorite drink instantly using household items. Need an ice cold beer. Craving a cold glass of water? This is easy to chill your beer using air dusters. Chill your beer by inserting the can into a plastic jug and then filling the plastic container with the co ...more

Cook Like a Chef : Use Ratios, Not Recipes

Recipes are invaluable to cooks who are just starting out, but what if you want to get to the next level? Then it's time you learn how to apply simple math to food. In other words, learn how to cook using ratios, not recipes. Fortunately, there's a great book by cookbook auth ...more

How To : Poach shrimp properly

In this tutorial, we learn how to properly poach shrimp. Poaching will make your shrimp tender instead of tough, which is what happens when you boil shrimp. To know if your water is at poaching temperature, it will be steaming and hot to the touch. When it hurts to touch the w ...more

How To : Brew beer at home using common household items

There is nothing tastier on a hot summer's day than an ice cold beer. Heck, there is nothing tastier on ANY day. If you would like to learn how to make a delicious batch of the good stuff right at home, check out this clip. Carl and Kevin will show you how to make fresh, delic ...more

How To : Make Grilled Lemonade, the Ultimate Summer Drink

When summer rolls around, I think of two things: grilling and ice-cold beverages. To me, nothing beats loading up the grill with charcoal, letting the smell of smoke get stuck to your clothing, and imbibing the most refreshing drink you can find. Don't Miss: Make Smoked Ice f ...more

How To : Hot Damn! These Homemade Popsicle Ideas Look Epic

The magic of an ice cold popsicle on a hot summer's day is undeniable, whether you're a child or a kid-at-heart. Neon-colored, store-bought popsicles may have a special place in your memory, but homemade popsicles are pretty hard to beat. Here's how to create delicious frozen ...more

How To : 56 Completely Necessary Booze Hacks

Fight me all you want, but it ain't a party without alcohol—whether it's a Halloween party, Christmas party, dinner party, or even a damn wedding. (If you think that people will stick around after dinner for a dry wedding, then you're sorely mistaken.) And while we'd all love ...more

How To : Peel a potato with Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island

Dawn Wells, aka Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island, demonstrates a unique way to peel an Idaho potato...without the use of a potato peeler! Watch this video tutorial from Idaho Potatoes to learn how to use a knife to peel a potato, but not just a knife... you'll boil the potato t ...more

How To : Use science to keep your beer cold at the beach

Nothing ruins beer like hot sunshine, but nothing makes a summer beach trip better than drinking an ice cold beer. You don't need to bring a fridge for keeping your alcohol cold - just use science! Pack a cooler with ice and rock salt to keep your favorite beverage perfectly c ...more

HowTo : Spike Your Popsicles

No better way to celebrate summer coming to an end than ice cold party favors. The Jewels of New York offer up two mouthwatering booze popsicle recipes, gratis, for your enjoyment: Blackberry Bramble Popsicle 1 1/2 cup fresh blackberries 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1 cups w ...more

How To : The Delicious Trick to 1-Minute Lemonade at Home

If you love quenching your thirst with an ice-cold glass of lemonade but aren't a fan of artificial powder mixes, then this hack is for you. When your next lemonade craving strikes, instead of reaching for a glorified Kool-Aid packet, get an instant sip of summer by using pre- ...more

Summer Hack : Hot Tea Can Cool You Down More Than Popsicles

Instinctively, we reach for popsicles and cold drinks when the temperatures climb, but doing something counterintuitive, like going for a hot drink or eating something spicy, is actually more effective at keeping you cool. Deutsche Well spoke with Professor Peter McNaughton, ...more

How To : Make homemade frozen lemonade

Every kid has had a lemonade stand. It's a child's first glimpse at responsibility and making a living, but the lemonade in this video isn't your typical lemonade stand variety. This is more like a slushy than a drink. This is a great summertime treat your guests will love, bu ...more

How To : Experiment with fizzy tablets

Have you ever wanted to know what would happen if you threw a fizzy calcium tablet into boiling hot water or ice cold water? Watch this how-to video to see the results!

How To : Pull the styrofoam ice-bottom cup prank

Imagine… your friend is drinking an ice-cold soda out of his/her styrofaom cup, and everything's fine, until… it's starts leaking everywhere! It could be utterly hilarious, or disastrously evil, depending on who your target is. The idea of this cup prank revolves around the o ...more

How To : Pull the ice cold water in the hot shower prank

There are few things more relaxing than a hot shower after a long hard day of toil, and there are few times when people are so vulnerable or oblivious to the possibility of a little practical joke. A splash of almost freezing water will feel even colder within the warm securit ...more

HowTo : Make a Frozen Solid Ice Beer Caddy

Rob Cockerham had a problem. How do you keep your summer beers ice cold in the sweltering heat - in something more exciting than your typical igloo cooler? After much trial and error, many consumed beers, and (most importantly) an exploration into the art of making molds, Rob ...more

Tested : Make Bad Beer Taste Better with a Bit of Bitters

When your day sucks, all you want is a tall, ice-cold glass of beer at the end of it all. Nothing complicated about having some booze to temporarily drown your sorrows. But sometimes you get stuck with crappy beer (hey-o, Keystone Ice!), and it feels like the world is out to ...more

How To : The Simple Trick to Rescuing Over-Toasted Food

It's Friday night, you're in the kitchen, and your guests are arriving way sooner than you want them to. The soup is not thickening like it's supposed to, the salad still needs dressing, and the pine nuts for the salad are... wait, what's that smell? Crap, the pine nuts! No, t ...more

Beer : Why a Perfect Pour Isn't Enough

Beer, glorious beer! It can stop grilled meats from producing carcinogens, can make fried foods super crunchy, and it even saved civilization from total annihilation. Is there anything it can't do? Sadly, yes. While most of you know that a perfect pour makes all the differenc ...more

Beer : Our New Favorite Cocktail Ingredient

One of my favorite things about cocktails is that they're so diverse. They can be sweet or savory, filling or refreshing. And they can take advantage of nearly any ingredient imaginable, including egg whites, smoked ice, flavor cubes, and even beer. As a card-carrying member ...more

How To : Make a whiskey sour from scratch

This video teaches you how to make a whiskey sour drink from scratch. You first put 1 jigger of whiskey for each drink into a cocktail shaker. Next you add about ¾ of an ounce of lemon juice per drink. Then you add 1 tablespoon of sugar syrup. You make this by heating water an ...more

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