Tag Archives: Alcohol

The Woes of Second-Hand Alcohol Consumption

A recent post on Smh.com.au mentioned a new study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol Drugs, that found that 1 in 5 Americans experience second hand drinking damage annually. The writer suggested that Australian figures may be even higher. According toProfessor Robin Room, of the The Centre for Alcohol Policy Research at La […]

Bartenders – 5 Pouring Methods You Should Know

If you’re a beginner bartender, you’ll quickly realise that forming a good relationship with your patrons is important, not only so you can serve alcohol responsibly but also because it affects your tips. Flairbartending has become popular because it elevates the role of the bartender and patrons love it. If your bartending skills aren’t quite […]

Vodka Cocktails to Try at Home

Vodka is the perfect spirit to base your cocktails upon because it’s a fairly neutral flavour, meaning you really get creative with your creations. In case you need some inspiration, here are 5 quick and easy vodka cocktails to make today!

How to Be a Smart Drinker if You’re on a Diet

Are you a social drinker, who enjoys having a few drinks amongst friends? The problem is that if you’re on a diet or just watching your weight, those evening trips to the pub may actually be more damaging to your diet than you realise, especially if your preferred drinks are mixed with high calorie mixers. […]

Do Drinkers Live Longer?

The issue of whether or not drinking alcohol is beneficial to your health is a contentious one with alot of conflicting research, some suggesting that moderate consumption can extend life by benefiting the heart and others suggesting that there is no safe alcohol levels. Moderate drinking which is described as between 2 and 7 glasses […]

Poll Reveals Australians Confused about Alcohol Risk

A recent poll revealed that 9 out of 10 Australians consider themselves “responsible drinkers”, despite a quarter of respondents drinking to get drunk at least once a month. The number of drinkers who drink alcohol to get drunk has significantly increased in the last decade, together with alcohol related harm. Experts say people are confused […]

New Drink Driving Rules in NSW

NSW has introduced tough new drink-driving laws which will result in people caught driving over the alcohol limit to have their licence immediately suspended. Transport and Roads Minister Andrew Constance recently announced the new penalties for any driver, even if they are a first time offender or low-range offender. Offending drivers will receive an immediate […]

Five Classic Gin Cocktails in Five Minutes

Gin is the spirit of the moment, after falling out of fashion for a while. Gin is no longer your grandmothers spirit. It is now popular amongst the hipsters and the ‘in’ crowd’ so if you want to get on the gin bandwagon here are 5 classic gin cocktails you try in 5 minutes.