Drinks

Reader Request: How Do You Say Cheers, and Why? — Reader Intelligence Request

Prost! Salud! Here, here! Those would all be very acceptable ways to cheers someone before taking a drink. What do I like to say? "Cheersy pants!" You see, I have a habit of cute-ifying words — and adding the words pants to the end of sentences. (I promise, it's more fun and endearing in real life than it sounds ... I think.)

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This Is the Canned Wine That Everyone Is Going to Be Drinking This Summer — On Trend

(Image credit: Trader Joe's)

Summer is around the corner and Trader Joe's is launching a line of sparkling wines that will likely be the "it" drink of the season. Called Simpler Wines, the Italian sparkling wines (vino frizzante in Italian) come packaged in pink and blue cans. And like most things that come from Trader Joe's, this wine is cheap. Like, really, really cheap. Four cans will cost you just $3.99. It's basically the new Two-Buck Chuck.

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Your Body Can Handle More Caffeine than You Think, Says Study — Food News

Americans drink a lot of coffee. Like, a lot. Roughly 80 to 85 percent of Americans drink coffee on a regular basis, according to the American Psychological Association, and the average daily intake is somewhere around 300 milligrams. That's about three (eight-ounce) cups of plain coffee, if you're wondering.

But when it comes to how much coffee is recommended per day, the jury has been back and forth for a while. The 2012 recommendation from the Food and Drug Administration warns adults from exceeding 300 milligrams of coffee a day. As does the recommendation from the International Food Information Council.

Now, a new study published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology reviewed 15 years of data to find that consumers can actually safely exceed 300 milligrams a day. Specifically, the average healthy adult can go up to 400 milligrams of caffeine without doing any damage, while pregnant women should stay within 300 milligrams.

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This Is the Most Popular Margarita Recipe on Pinterest — On Trend

(Image credit: Marla Meridith)

People have very strong opinions on what should be in a margarita. I remember when our editor Faith Durand suggested a couple years ago that you shouldn't be adding orange liqueur to your margarita, and the comments section got pretty ugly. Yes, traditional margarita recipes generally just have three things: tequila, triple sec, and lime. But don't let the haters get in the way of making your version of the classic.

If you're ready to switch things up a little this summer, I have just the drink for you. I've found the most popular margarita recipe on Pinterest, and it's definitely not traditional.

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This Is the Most Popular Margarita Recipe on Pinterest — On Trend

(Image credit: Marla Meridith)

People have very strong opinions on what should be in a margarita. I remember when our editor Faith Durand suggested a couple years ago that you shouldn't be adding orange liqueur to your margarita, and the comments section got pretty ugly. Yes, traditional margarita recipes generally just have three things: tequila, triple sec, and lime. But don't let the haters get in the way of making your version of the classic.

If you're ready to switch things up a little this summer, I have just the drink for you. I've found the most popular margarita recipe on Pinterest, and it's definitely not traditional.

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10 Ways to Make a Fast and Fancy 3-Ingredient Mocktail — 10 Tiny Recipes

Juice, soda, and seltzer are just fine, but let's be honest with ourselves — we can do so much better when it comes to serving up non-boozy drinks. And what might surprise you is that it really takes very little effort. Each one of these mocktails is easy to stir together, full of flavor, and just as refreshing as it is pretty. Here are 10 fresh mocktails that feel a little fancy, are totally fun to sip on, and come together with just three basic ingredients.

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