Get it Right: Hot Toddy Perfection

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HOT TODDIES are those drinks you get when you’re cold or when you have a cold,” says Keith Emms. “You want something strong, you want something hot, you want something a little bit spicy.”

That middle one is most essential to Keith, Tastemeister at Global Flavors. “So many times with Hot Toddies you order one and it’s lukewarm.”

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A Short History of Spiced Rum

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HERE IN Australia, when good old Captain Bligh was Governor of England’s southern penal colony, the British Pound may have been the ‘official’ currency, but rum was a much more available and happy resource.

In fact, the Rum Rebellion of 1808 was the only time in Australia’s history a government has been forcibly removed!

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6 Top-Shelf Mixers to Complement Your Whisky

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WE ALL welcome that rare guest who’s able to happily mingle with others. Likewise, a whisky mixer with personality really enlivens an evening compared to yet another dull soda or ho-hum ginger ale.

These sodas and cocktail ingredients are so tasty and original they might end up being the life of your whisky party.

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Magic Trick for When Just Drinking Gets Boring

SOMETIMES SAMPLING your brew with a few mates isn’t enough. Sometimes it’s fun to lighten the mood with a few magic tricks. Here’s a ripper!

A coin is placed on a table right in front of your audience. An upturned glass is placed next to the coin. The glass is then covered with a silk or handkerchief and then placed over the coin.

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Nifty Whisky to Water Trick Wins Bets Every Time

DO THIS ANY time you’re in a pub or club and you find someone who doesn’t mind a little punt. And doesn’t know this trick!

Challenge: One shot glass is filled with water and the other with whisky.

The challenge is to get the whisky in the glass that has the water and the water in the glass that has the whisky without using any other containers including your mouth.

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