Maya lands covered parts of southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Western Honduras. Among the ancient Maya, chocolate was enjoyed by the rich and elite class. Because cocoa was so valuable, conquered people who lived in cocoa-growing areas often paid tribute with cocoa seeds, which could be used as money for shopping at the market. A particular favorite of Maya kings and priests, chocolate played a special part in royal and religious ceremonies. At sacred altars, Maya priests presented cocoa seeds as offerings to the gods and prepared chocolate as a drink for special religious ceremonies. When Maya aristocrats served chocolate drinks, they used lavishly decorated vessels made by specially trained artists. The Differences Between Spirits And Liqueurs Spirits are produced by concentrating the alcohol in a ferment liquid through distillation whereby liqueur is a spirit that has been sweetened and flavoured. Liqueurs are often used in cocktails as a base, although, they used to be used as a form of medicine in their origination. Typically, the bases for spirits are fruit, grain or vegetable, or any sugar-based liquid that can be fermented. Sometimes a sour flavour is added to counter its sweetness. There are n number of cocktails that can be prepared with Midori by mixing liquor and fruit juices.
If possible, change your drinking habits to having your wine a couple hours after you’ve eaten so your body can absorb the nutrients it needs. Since the glass has a tall stem, the drinker can hold it by the stem and the cool drink is not affected by the drinkers warm hand. Beverages retain their low temperature longer and the properties of the drink are not affected. The martini can claim its fame from the well-known image of the green olive that’s served in it. The double martini glass is for those who desire a larger cocktail. Their bowls are larger and their stems are taller than the regular sized glass. There are also stemless martini glasses. Using Monin syrup in your sodas, milkshakes or cocktails brings a little piece of heaven to your every sip. Furthermore, the Monin syrup has something extra, which is that you do not have to poor as much syrup as you would normally do if using other syrup because this one guarantees you the concentration that others lack. Another very good reason why you should use Monin syrup and Torani syrup is because three years from the first day that you have opened the bottles you can use them without any fear.
The options are endless, but here are a few ideas to get you started. Movie and Television Themes One of the obvious choices is a Sex and the City theme. You can serve cosmopolitans and appletinis. Whisky and Scotch are grain based spirits, where Scotch whiskey is a whiskey that contains a blend of more than one distillation, typically malt whisky and grain whisky. A single malt scotch whisky is the original whiskey that was produced from barley and distilled. Rum is the most popular distilled spirit and typically made wherever sugar cane is grown, which is the base or sometimes molasses may be used. Bliss and Midori Punch are two exotic cocktails that use Midori as a primary ingredient. Bliss is made with equal portions (30ml each for one serving) of Midori and Paraiso Lychee Liqueur, which are build over ice in a tall glass and equal parts of cranberry and orange juice are added. Midori Punch is made with 500ml of Midori and 750ml of sparkling wine and mixed with unsweetened pineapple juice and lots of chopped fresh fruit and some strawberries. Halloween parties are always a hit, and you could feature cocktails that are red, such as the Blood Drip, which uses red hard candy to resemble blood flowing over a martini glass.
A university in England studies the effects of resveratrol on the human body and has come to the understanding that the chemical may someday bu used as a dietary supplement. Resveratrol works in conjunction with a gene in the human body that helps promote longevity, which means good health and the possibility of weight loss. By early 1700s, sweetened chocolate had become a favorite of European upper classes. Like the elaborate ceramic vessels of the Maya and Aztec kings, Europeans used hand painted cups that were seen as symbols of wealth, for drinking chocolate. Chocolate houses of the 1600s and 1700s were gathering places for men to enjoy a hot drink, discuss politics and socialize, and gamble. Customers paid with cocoa to purchase food, clothes, and even kitchen tools. When Hernando Cortés led Spanish soldiers to the Aztec capital around 1519, he found storerooms packed with valuable cocoa seeds. In 1521, Spain defeated the Aztec and changed their way of life forever. Some prefer to add sugar and mix in a blender with enough ice to freeze. Whatever way you mix a Midori Sour it makes a very tantalizing cocktail.