Whiskey is back to being a real big deal. That’s a good thing, and even better for you we have some basic facts about whiskey (or is it whisky?) to help you sound smarter during your next drunken bar rant. Here are some fun facts about whiskey or is it whisky?
Both Whiskey & Whisky are correct
Scotch producers use Whisky and Canadian producers followed suit feeling their whisky was as great quality as Scotland’s. Japan also uses Whisky. American & Irish producers use Whiskey. Here is a tip to remember this? America & Ireland have an ‘e’ in them and use ‘whiskey’ with the ‘e’.
Whiskey Means “Water of Life”
Whiskey is derived from the Gaelic word “Uisge Beatha,” which means “water of life.” That phonetically became “usky,” and which evolved into “whiskey.” Feel free to use that in your next toast.
Stay tuned for more fun facts about whiskey in the future.
Cinco de Mayo is approaching us rapidly. That is the day many don fake mustaches, drinking copious amounts of tequila and crush light refreshing Mexican cuervas. Or beers as you gringos refer to them as. But you will pay they next morning for all this unless you take a hangover supplement.
My favorite Mexican beer is Negra Modelo followed closely by Sol. Sol is refreshing but difficult to find. When you are out on Cinco de Mayo, I suggest you try a Paloma. A Paloma is a traditional Mexican cocktail. Typically made with tequila and grapefruit soda (Squirt or Jarritos). Also, can be made with grapefruit juice and club soda.
Back to the hangover supplement. If you want to survive a fun day of drinking, you need to properly prepare yourself. When you drink your body requires extra B vitamins. B vitamins are crucial for energy and metabolism. Many people who drink are deficient in B vitamins.
Drinkers need to consider eating more eggs. Eggs help the body deal with alcohol and b vitamins. Really it is kind of like a hangover pill for people who drink. The egg is the perfect food for people who drink. Eggs are so nutritious that they’re often referred to as “nature’s multivitamin.” Eggs also have powerful antioxidants and ample brain nutrients that many people who drink are deficient in.
One whole egg contains an amazing range of nutrients. Protein, healthy fat, vitamin b12, vitamin b2 aka riboflavin, vitamin A, vitamin b5 aka panthenic acid, selenium, among other minerals.
Plus, what about the capability of the egg? Did you know that the 100 creases in a chef’s hat mean the 100 ways to cook an egg. My preference is just eggs over easy. But you can never go wrong with an egg sandwich, with some meat of course. Who would think being healthy while drinking would be so easy and delicious?
Party Wilmington is here to help support and grow Wilmington nightlife. Party Wilmington maybe a new company, but our entertainment roots are not. T hey have put on the Wilmington Bartenders Ball, Cape Fear Highland Games & numerous events & bar crawls in downtown Wilmington.
Cinco de Mayo Themed Barcrawl. Chance to Win $1000 Flight Voucher!. Starting at Reel Cafe for signup and registration at 1PM
Grab a team and venture around downtown Wilmington on Saturday, May 6th and get your passport stamped.
Return with a full passport and be entered with a chance at a $1000 Flight Voucher!
Registration gets you on the crawl, t-shirt*, giveaways, food & drink specials and fun! *T-Shirts on guaranteed for first 200 people registered. Final Details Coming Soon! Tickets start at $25
Some proceeds going to http://nc-wraap.com/
Local afterschool program for at high-risk youth
You’re going to cut back on drinking this week. And you mean it this time. Why do we do this to ourselves every Friday? It’s pointless, isn’t it? Why not go for a jog instead? Nope you wake up Saturday and crack a beer, a skunked beer. Maybe jogging isn’t a bad idea. But, jogging doesn’t administer beer into your system. So what do you do?
Jog to the store and grab a new 6 pack. Or you could jog, ride a bike, briskly walk to a bar and grab a beer. I guess you could drink the skunked beer. It will not kill you, or even hurt you more than a regular beer.
Wait!? Where did you drink last night? Oh, that’s right. Cornerstone Pub. Where did you send your resume last week? Cornerstone Pub. Where did you get kicked out of last night after throwing up in your friend’s beer? Cornerstone Pub. Is this why so many unemployed people drink?
Yep drink the skunked beer.
Welcome to the seventh circle of Hell! You woke up hungover. Next time you should take a hangover vitamin before drinking and maybe, just maybe you wouldn’t feel like a dumpster full of hot garbage.
You used to play along with the problem-drinker’s motto that said “Beer before liquor; never been sicker.” Odd, considering all you drank last night was liquor. The guys who made that saying up in the first place were probably drunk to begin with. This is all their fault, really. At any rate, you drank alcohol last night and the delivery system of said alcohol matters not. Your head hurts, your brain hurts and your life hurts. You, my dear friend, are experiencing evolution’s way of telling you that having fun is a privilege, not a right.
You’re hungover. There’s no doubt about that. Here are some of the main attractions you can expect to see here as you enjoy your stay.
Bartending is one job that you never stop learning and always have room to improve. It is quite dynamic, things will change over time. Bartenders work all over the world and vastly different environments many using their own personal system. There is no one secret way to bartend. That is why we have brought together the knowledge of several bartenders from different establishments. This will help broaden your education and help you become the bartender that fits your personality.
People have always wanted to socialize and enjoy the company of others. Bars are that casual location where social interact is encouraged. People can buy 12 beers for $8 and a bottle of booze for $15. There is a reason they are willing to pay $3 a beer and $6 for a cocktail in a bar. They want to surround themselves with other people looking to enjoy themselves. That’s where the bartender becomes import. They are the ultimate host for lifes party.
You have definitely heard the wise tale that cheaper well liquors make for a worse hangover. But, is this really true? Do healthy alcoholic drinks cause less of a hangover? Or is it all just a myth spread by the alcohol industry to sell better, more expensive booze. So I dug in and did some research for drinkers.
Actually, the quality of the alcohol makes a difference. Cheaper liquors have more impurities and congeners due to lower quality ingredients used and poorer distillation methods. This makes perfect sense. Think of the door handle on a Kia optima versus the door handle on a Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
So you don’t need to order the most expensive liquor when you are out. But I would recommend at least a solid mid-tier option. This trend is shown with many people drinking premium vodka & water. It may not be the best tasting libation, but it is one of the healthy alcoholic drinks.
There are many natural supplements available to sustain your liver. Milk Thistle has been used as a liver tonic for centuries. Milk Thistle hangover can be found in supplements, sometimes alone or combined with other nutrients.
Schisandra, an herb native to Asia with a half-century of research to back its support. Researchers have realized parts of the Schisandra fruit specifically support healthy levels of glutathione — the cell’s own antioxidant defense system.11 Schisandra’s bioactive compounds have been shown in pre-clinical studies to be readily absorbed in all segments of the intestine.And in animal studies, Schisandra was shown to improve glutathione status dramatically in depleted liver cells.
Studies have also shown that artichoke extract can stimulate the flow of bile from the liver, which helps to reduce heartburn. Artichoke contains chemicals that can reduce nausea and vomiting, spasms, and intestinal gas as well. Also they say lemon juice and cayenne are excellent detoxifiers.
When you drink you add free radicals to your body. Free radicals are toxins and the build up of them adds to your hangover. So could antioxidant hangover cure? As we discussed earlier, toxins from alcohol can aggravate Inflammation, Dehydration and Diarrhea, Nausea & Vomiting.
Here is an short excerpt from Annals of Internal Medicine examining the staggering cost of hangovers (Wiese et al. 2000)
The alcohol hangover is characterized by a headache, tremulousness, nausea, diarrhea, and fatigue combined with decreased occupational, cognitive, or visual-spatial skill performance. In the United States, related absenteeism and poor job performance cost $148 billion annually (average annual cost per working adult, $2000). (2013 updated to $224 billion)
Based on these statistics, hangover causes a significant economic loss in the United States. The staggering cost of alcoholic hangover could be significantly mitigated if drinkers took the right antioxidants before going to bed. Don’t forget to eat your antioxidant fruits & veggies!