Drinking

10:57am

Wed October 10, 2012
The Salt

Liquid Nitrogen Cocktails: Smoking Hot Trend Or Unnecessary Risk?

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 1:21 pm

A bartender prepares cocktails using liquid nitrogen at Bourbon and Branch in San Francisco.
John Joh/star5112 Flickr.com

Doctors use liquid nitrogen — a substance registering a wickedly cold 321 degrees below zero Fahrenheit — to freeze warts so they dry up and fall off. Yes, folks, this stuff kills tissue. So imagine what it might do to your stomach if you drink some.

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1:16am

Fri October 5, 2012
The Salt

Shake It Up, Baby: Are Martinis Made The Bond Way Better?

Originally published on Fri October 5, 2012 6:12 am

One martini; shaken, not stirred.
Karen Castillo Farfan NPR

In the movie Goldfinger, a minion of bad guy Auric Goldfinger asks 007: "Can I do something for you, Mr. Bond?"

"Just a drink," Sean Connery's Bond replies, deadpan. "A martini. Shaken, not stirred," he intones.

From Connery to Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig, this preference is repeated again and again in 007 flicks. (Check out this video montage for the full Bond effect.)

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3:40pm

Wed October 3, 2012
The Salt

Capturing Summer's Harvest, One DIY Wine Bottle At A Time

Originally published on Wed October 3, 2012 4:40 pm

Customers at a Hartford produce market, choosing grapes to turn into homemade wine.
Jeff Cohen NPR

If buying a local wine just isn't local enough for you, then you might consider joining the growing ranks of people making homemade wine this fall.

Some home winemakers make wine with friends for fun, some make wine with family for tradition; some make it "old school," adding nothing, and drink it by Christmas; others do it "new school," adding preservatives, and wait a year or more to bottle.

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5:30am

Thu September 27, 2012
Around the Nation

Florida Police Arrest Inebriated Horse Rider

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2:43pm

Tue September 25, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Mini-Counseling Sessions Can Curb Problem Drinking

Originally published on Tue September 25, 2012 8:10 pm

Just 10 to 15 minutes of counseling from primary care doctors can reduce the risk of "risky" drinking, a federal task force says.
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Brief counseling from primary care doctors reduces "risky" drinking, defined as having more than four drinks a day for men, three for women, a federal task force says.

About one in three Americans misuse alcohol, the panel says, with the vast majority falling in the "risky" category.

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