Fireball Whisky Gummy Bears

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Boozy gummies have been all the rage lately but hold onto your tongues, y’all — because Fireball gummy bears are officially here to wreck your mouth in the best possible way. Fireball, aka everyone’s favorite cinnamon whisky/the only acceptable addition to hot chocolate on a winter’s night that doesn’t come frothing out of a whipped cream can, has leveled up to what is arguably the highest form that an alcoholic drink can achieve. We have tequila gummy bears, we have rosé gummy bears, and apparently, my friends, we have now tested just how far we can fly to the alcoholic gummy sun without getting burned, and discovered it was well worth the risk. Now I don’t know about you, but gummy bears are my absolute favorite sweet treat. Yes, the humble gummy bear has had a bit of a rebrand in recent years, and much of that is to do with making them boozy. : gummy bears made with the cinnamon-flavored whisky, Fireball.

And just by reading the description, we were sold:

“Delicious cinnamon whisky gummy bears. A candy form of the popular ‘Fire Ball’ drink. An adult treat to enjoy at the pool, BBQ or just because.”

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Ingredients (150 gummies)

Instructions

Place Fireball, sugar, and gelatin in a saucepan over medium low heat. Keep it below 90 degrees if you want to retain the alcohol content (definitely don’t let it bubble). Whisk for ~5 minutes, until sugar and gelatin dissolve.

Transfer the mixture to a glass measuring cup with a spout. Carefully pour over the molds. Using the flat edge of a knife or spatula, distribute the excess and ensure molds are filled.

Refrigerate for 45 minutes to an hour. When set, pop the bears out of the mold.

Store Fireball gummy bears in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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A Dedication to wood with the Oak Bicycle.

The cask, re-imagined

A creative collaboration in wood

 

With such elegant curves and smooth lines, it is certain to draw the eye. But there is more to this beautiful wooden bicycle than appearances suggest. Meticulously engineered to create the smoothest of rides, its innovative frame contains a small proportion of sapele wood and is hand-crafted from the finest American oak which, intriguingly, has already given years of exceptional service to Glenmorangie’s award-winning Highland single malt whisky…

The Glenmorangie Original bicycle is the culmination of a creative collaboration between Glenmorangie single malt Scotch whisky, and Renovo Hardwood Bicycles, inventors of the first engineered wooden bicycles. United by their passion for wood, exceptional craftsmanship and zeal for innovation, these kindred spirits were inspired to celebrate the casks which bring to maturity Glenmorangie Original, the Distillery’s signature single malt, in the world’s first bicycles made from whisky casks.

Dedication to wood

Since 1843, Glenmorangie has been revered for its masterful whisky creation, challenging the bounds of single malt in pursuit of excellence. The Distillery’s dedication to its craft is never more apparent than in The Original. Created from spirit distilled in Scotland’s tallest stills, it is matured for ten years in the finest hand-selected ex-bourbon casks.

And unlike other distilleries, who may use their casks many times, the casks of The Original are only ever used twice, to ensure they enrich Glenmorangie’s delicate spirit with their fullest depths of flavour

In honour of these casks, which so shape The Original’s uniquely smooth and rounded character, Glenmorangie has searched the world to find brands which share its respect for wood and pioneering spirit. The single malt’s Beyond the Casks series began last year, with an innovative collaboration with British eyewear brand Finlay & Co. to create the world’s first Scotch whisky sunglasses from The Original’s casks. Renovo seemed a perfect partner for the second inspiring limited edition.

 

A meeting of minds

“From the moment we began talking to Renovo, we realised there was a natural affinity between our brands,” explains Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Director of Distilling and Whisky Creation. “Renovo shares our uncompromising approach to craftsmanship and, like Glenmorangie, is known for its pioneering work with wood. So, we shipped a pallet of staves from second-fill casks which once contained The Original from our Highland Distillery to Renovo’s workshop in the U.S. Then, we began to imagine the possibilities…”

 

Renovo was founded in 2007 by Ken Wheeler, a keen touring cyclist. He was inspired by wood’s unrivalled ability to absorb shock and resist fatigue to begin designing unique, hollow-framed wooden bicycles that displayed all the durability and beauty of an heirloom. Ken, who has a background in aeroplane engineering, was delighted by the prospect of working with Glenmorangie’s casks. “The American oak from which Glenmorangie makes its casks is a great wood,” he says. “Its engineering properties are ideal for bikes, as hard woods have a high stiffness. For us, the only aspect that was different was the shape of the staves, which have a curve to them, and the fact that they were a little damp, after spending years with whisky inside them… which, by the way, made them smell pretty good. Although, we have to admit to whisky fans, the scent has now diminished!”

 

Ken soon set his skilled craftsmen to work on these invitingly scented staves, creating innovative designs which would embrace the staves’ trapezoidal shape and their unique curvature. “We finally decided upon a design which would celebrate that curve in the downtube – the largest tube of the bicycle, which carries the most load,” he explains.

 

Creating an heirloom

Once the design was finalised, it took more than 20 hours – and 15 staves – to create each bicycle. At Renovo’s workshop, in Portland, Oregon, the wood was carefully cut into the shape required and any remaining charcoal (bourbon barrels are traditionally charred on the inside) was smoothed away. Ken’s craftsmen married the American oak with darker sapele wood, to bring an intriguing colour contrast to the hollow frame. Finally, they added a durable coating, and decorated the frame with Glenmorangie’s Signet icon and each bicycle’s individual number.

 

The finished bicycle, fitted with superior handlebars, pedals and other accessories, is a celebration of the values that Glenmorangie and Renovo share. Dr Bill adds: “In these beautiful bicycles, we have created a lasting tribute to Glenmorangie Original’s casks to which our award-winning whisky owes so much. I’m delighted that through our pioneering collaboration with Renovo, founded on a shared passion for innovation and expertise in wood – we ensure that these wonderful casks live on and on.”

The Original

The original expression of our elegant, floral spirit and the showcase whisky in the Glenmorangie range.

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The wines you CAN drink on a diet!

Good news for slimmers: budget supermarket Aldi has launched a new range of low-calorie wines that contain as little as 55 calories a glass.

The new collection – called  ‘Featherweight’ – features bottles with only half the calories and a lower alcohol percentage than regular wines.

The diet tipples are available in red, white, and rosé, and varieties include favourites such as Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot.

The Featherweight Collection by Aldi features wines that have half the calories of regular tipples. Included are two whites, a rosé and a red

The Featherweight Collection by Aldi features wines that have half the calories of regular tipples. Included are two whites, a rosé and a red

The four bottles in the range all cost £2.99 and have an alcohol percentage of 5.5, making it less than half as strong as typical wines, which typically have a percentage of 11.6.

The range includes a Sauvignon Blanc, an Italian Pinot Grigio, a Merlot, and a White Zinfandel.

A 125ml glass of Aldi’s Featherweight Pinot Grigio contains just 55 calories, while a standard glass has double at 104.

The lighter White Zinfandel has 57 calories in a 125ml glass compared with a standard Zinfandel which has 113.

The White Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc are only available in certain regions.

Both can be bought in Swindon, Bathgate, Chelmsford, Neston, and Goldthorpe

The White Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc are only available in certain regions. Both can be bought in Swindon, Bathgate, Chelmsford, Neston, and Goldthorpe

 

The Merlot is available nationwide

The Pinot Grigio is only available in Atherstone, Bolton, Darlington and Cardiff

The Merlot is available nationwide, while the Pinot Grigio is only available in Atherstone, Bolton, Darlington and Cardiff

Aldi’s Featherweight Sauvignon Blanc meanwhile has 55 calories while the Merlot has 59.

However there is a small catch.

Only the Merlot is available nationwide, while the others are only available at certain regional locations.

The Sauvignon Blanc and White Zinfandel are only available in Swindon, Bathgate, Chelmsford, Neston, and Goldthorpe; while the Pinot Grigio can only be bought in Atherstone, Bolton, Darlington and Cardiff.

Tony Baines, joint managing director of corporate buying at Aldi UK, said: ‘We have seen over the last year a real appetite from wine drinkers in the UK for lower calorie and ABV wines to moderate their alcohol intake.

‘We ensure we’re offering our customers the products they want and so have introduced our Featherweight wines as a lighter choice for our shoppers.

  • All the tipples cost £2.99 but some are only available in certain parts of the UK 

Marijuana-Infused Wine Is Now Being Sold In The U.S.

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When it comes to wine, sometimes it’s a guessing game as to what we’ll see next. There are wine popsicles, a Champagne vending machine and even blue wine. And now there’s a new green wine called Canna Vine that is infused with marijuana.

The idea of mixing pot and wine is nothing new, but the idea of selling it to the masses is. Canna Vine, which is green in color, is made with high-end organically grown marijuana. The creators are continuing to experiment with two new types of marijuana, sativa and indica, to find an equal balance of “uplifting and relaxing sensations.”

But regardless of the strain, it’s reported that the process used to make this weed-infused wine starts with around a pound of marijuana. The weed is then wrapped in cheese cloth and added to a barrel of wine, where it sits for nearly a year to ferment and repose.

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The wine is designed to deliver a mellow “body high” without large effects from THC, which is the primary psychoactive compound found within marijuana. THC is responsible for the disoriented mental high many people experience when they smoke or ingest marijuana.

For now, Canna Vine is available only in California to those who hold a medical marijuana license. But even if you are able to get your hands on this new green wine, you’re looking at a price range of anywhere from £60 to £200 for just a half of a bottle.

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However, the two founders, Lisa Molyneux and Louisa Sawyer Lindquist, said they’ll continue to refine the wine in their desire to position themselves in the market of high-quality cannabis-infused products.

RELATED: Marijuana-Infused Coffee Pods Are Now Available For Your Keurig

“Cannabis wine has been so effective as a stress reliever, as a mood elevator, and as a medicine,” Lindquist told the LA Times. “I have no idea what the market will be like for it, but whatever I make I want to be safe, made from pure ingredients and, hopefully, delicious.”

Jack Daniel’s Coffee Now Exists, So Mornings Are Looking Up

When coffee and whiskey meet it’s… umm… sure to wake you up in the morning? Jack Daniel’s has teamed up with World of Coffee, Inc. to bring you coffee that’s infused with their popular whiskey.

Now, you’re probably wondering: But is it alcoholic? Don’t worry. Drinking this as soon as you wake up is socially acceptable because while this will have some of the flavor and smell of whiskey, it’s a non-alcoholic beverage that you can enjoy just the same as your cup of joe.

What type of subtle flavors will the coffee pick up from the whiskey? Well, you’ll notice hints of caramel and vanilla, which sounds delicious.

Jack Daniel’s Coffee Can, $21.95

According to a press release from the Jack Daniel’s brand, you can expect their latest coffee creation to hit stores nationwide in the near future, but for the time-being, it’s available at the Jack Daniel’s store location in Tennessee as well as via their online store.

The coffees come in decaf as well as caffeinated and retail for $21.95 for an 8.8 ounce can. But, if you’re hoping to give it as a gift to the whiskey-lover in your life, you can also shop a gift set where you get a Jack Daniel’s mug and a 1.5 ounce sampler bag of the coffee together for just $16.45. Not bad, huh?

Coffee Gift Set, $16.45

“We use the best tasting and highest quality coffees in the world and now add to that the authentic taste and aroma of Jack Daniel’s,” said Charlie Newman, president/owner and roast master of World of Coffee in the press release. “We take a lot of care and pride in the coffee products we craft and Jack Daniel’s Coffee is no exception.”

If you’re a whiskey drinker, you know you’re interested to try this combo, especially given all of the attention to detail they’ve given the flavors to create the perfect combo.

If you’re wanting to give it a try, but not fully commit, you can also shop the 1.5 ounce gift bag sampler version on its own for just $6.95.

Gift Bag, $6.95

So, go on, what are you waiting for? It’s worth a try!

GIN, ELDERFLOWER AND PROSECCO COCKTAIL

ADD SOME HOLIDAY CHEER TO YOUR PARTY MENU WITH THIS GIN, ELDERFLOWER AND PROSECCO COCKTAIL!

This Gin, Elderflower and Prosecco Cocktail is sure to make any gathering festive!

Simple truth: Everyone loves bubbles. And drinking bubbles with friends and family makes them even better.

Ever get tired of the same old drinks, but don’t want to serve something that has a ton of ingredients and is putzy to make? Try this Gin, Elderflower and Prosecco Cocktail.

This is my drink of the season, and I definitely think you should add it to your collection. The elderflower adds a subtle, sweet undertone, and the Prosecco bubbles lighten up the drink nicely.

Looking for a stiff drink? Add just a bit of Prosecco. Want a lighter drink? Be generous with your bubbles.

Usually garnishes are just for looks, but this is one drink where they really complete the cocktail. But don’t worry, they aren’t a lot of work. All you need is a squeeze of lime juice and a fancy sugar-coated rim to make the drink look as impressive as it tastes. Anyway you pour it, you can’t go wrong.

Here’s hoping that you find an opportunity to share this drink with good friends and family this holiday season. Cheers!

This Gin, Elderflower and Prosecco Cocktail adds the perfect sparkle to any gathering!

 Gin, Elderflower and Prosecco Cocktail

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

 

Ingredients

  • 2 parts Gin
  • 1 part Elderflower Liqueur
  • Prosecco
  • Lime Wedges
  • Sugar (for the rim of the glass)

Instructions

  1. Fill a shaker with ice and add the Gin and Elderflower Liqueur. Shake to combine.
  2. Place the sugar on a small plate. Run a lime wedge around the rim of a martini glass and press the rim of the martini glass in the sugar to coat.
  3. Strain the contents of the shaker into the glass and top with Prosecco. Squeeze a lime wedge in the drink and garnish with an additional lime wedge.
  4. Serve immediately.

A Glass Of Red Wine Is The Equivalent To An Hour At The Gym, Says New Study

Love a good glass of vino but hate hitting the gym to work it off? This news will make your day.

Research conducted by the University of Alberta in Canada has found that health benefits in resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, are similar to those we get from exercise.

Red wine over a heavy session on the cross-trainer? Now that’s something we can definitely get onboard with.

According to lead researcher, Jason Dyck, these findings will particularly help those who are unable to exercise. Resveratrol was seen to improve physical performance, heart function and muscle strength in the same way as they’re improved after a gym session.