What Is the Difference Between Tequila and Mezcal?

There's a never a day more suited than National Mezcal Day (Oct. 21) to wonder: What is the difference between tequila and mezcal? They're both made from agave, sure, but different species from different...

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Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce: shelf life question - will adding alcohol help it last longer?

The Oracle
by The Oracle 7 years ago

How long would you say homemade salted caramel sauce will last (refrigerated). I keep seeing blogs w/ recipes saying only 2 weeks - that seems short to me (but I have no idea!). The recipe I us...

Can I substitute another liquor for Cointreau?

by mels 14 years ago

I am making a recipe calling for Cointreau, but I am making a large quantity and Cointreau isn't cheap. I know it is orange flavored, but I don't want to go the Grand Marnier route either due to co...

Alcohol on Planes - Checked Luggage

Frosty Melon
by Frosty Melon 14 years ago

It's still ok to pack alcohol in luggage you plan to check, right? Are there specific guidelines? Will a bottle be ok in the cargo hold with the cold temps (I assume so, since it's fine in the fr...

alcohol in food - safe for children?

by midtownDiner123 11 years ago

are dishes that call for alcohol in the ingredients (penne alla vodka for example) safe for children under age 10 to eat? this might be an obvious question since i know the alcohol cooks down but i...

How long is opened vodka good for?

by foodsmith 12 years ago

I have a barely used bottle of Smirnoff, triple filtered vodka that I swear must be nearly 2 years old. Is it still good for making penne al vodka? And by good is there anything dangerous about eat...

Making liquor-soaked cherries for Manhattans

by Unpossible 13 years ago

How do you do this? What's the best liquor to use? How long do they take to soak? How long do they last in the fridge? Can I make them without owning a glass jar (will tupperware work)? Than...

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