Caffeine

Red Bull and Vodka

Red BullIn the cocktail world there are lots of trends. Right now the classic cocktail seems to be on the rise and the martini craze is slowly slipping into obscurity, thankfully. I hate when people come to the bar and ask; “What kind of martini’s do you have?” I have two, gin or vodka. Usually… [Continue]

Energy Drinks and Vodka

red bull energyThe energy drink craze has taken hold in the past few years, and along with that it has become a mixer of choice for a new generation. The king of all energy drinks is Red Bull, but there are a great number of competitors like Monster Energy, Sobe Adrenalin Rush, Woop Ass and Bawls.… [Continue]

My Love Affair with Caffeine

I am addicted to caffeine. There, I said it, but I think anyone that knows me would just yawn at that statement. Nothing feels quite as good as the warm, glowing hug of caffeine in the morning. But, some killjoys have attempted to besmirch my good friend. They say that it causes heart disease, hypertension, cancer, bone loss and dehydrates you. All those things are crap and not true. Don't… [Continue]

The Hangover

Tis the time of year for hangovers. This also means it is time for my annual message about the myth of caffeine and hangovers. If you drink coffee, tea or other caffeinated beverages your body has already adapted to the very mild diuretic effect of caffeine. In fact, scientific studies show caffeine does not have any diuretic effect at less than 550 mg (i.e. it won’t start dehydrating you… [Continue]

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