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Drink of the Week: The Honeymoon Cocktail

The Honeymoon Cocktail.Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, and you’ll probably want a drink. If you’re lucky in love, and perhaps have recently tied the knot with that special someone, today’s truly old school classic cocktail might not be the worst way to celebrate the fact. And if, like so many of us, Cupid’s arrow has had more than a bit of a sting to it, it’s pretty much guaranteed to take the edge off.

The Honeymoon Cocktail recipe appears in numerous places, but I’m pretty much taking my recipe entirely from Ted Haigh’s “Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails.” As the legendary Dr. Cocktail notes, it dates back to around 1917 and eventually became a favorite at the Brown Derby restaurants that were among the go-to nightspots of Hollywood’s mid-century heyday. It definitely has a bit of show biz panache to it, while being a relatively simple drink to make. The main question here seems to be whether you prefer the American or French version of its base spirit.

The Honeymoon Cocktail

2 ounces apple brandy (American apple brandy or calvados)
1/2 ounce Benedictine
1/2 ounce orange curacao or Grand Marnier
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 lemon twist (garnish)

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5 Benefits of Whey Protein

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Let’s be honest, the supplement world is plagued with more than a few scams and scammers. People are busy marketing all types of proprietary pills and supposed superfoods that you can start thinking you need to live in a supplement store in order to have access to everything you “need.” Luckily, proper nutrition and supplementation is simpler than many would have you believe. The best place to start is with a high-quality whey protein powder. Here’s how whey protein will help you achieve your health and fitness goals.

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4 Things You Must Do After an On-the-Job Injury

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Workplace injuries occur each day across the United States. Some are minor and usually don’t amount to any type of real injury to the employee involved, but conversely, there are some on-the-job injuries and accidents that can leave individuals severely physically injured, unable to work, or worse yet, permanently disabled.

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Exciting sports events from around the world


When it comes to sporting events, we don’t just want our teams to play well or to be merely entertained. Instead, we want to experience the adrenaline rush that only competitive sport can inspire and be swept along with the action regardless of what we’re watching or where it’s taking place. Be still, our beating, sport-loving hearts. While the Super Bowl might be over for another year, there are still plenty of exciting sporting events to come, many of which you’ll want to get involved with. From now until the end of 2017, here are just a handful of those games, matches, races and tournaments. It’s going to be a great year!

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5 Homemade Gifts You Can Make with a Laser Cutter


Laser cutting technology has helped many businesses produce products and gadgets easily, and as laser technology has grown further, it’s become even more popular for consumers to buy laser cutters for personal use in their homes. There are many products to choose from when it comes to laser cutters, and the one you have will ultimately determine what materials you will be able to use for your projects. If you have recently purchased a cutter for home use and are looking for gift ideas you can create, take a look at these five great homemade gifts you can make with your laser cutter below.

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