kola tonic

Kola: Five of the Best You might know that cola was originally a health drink, but did you know that it was made from kola nuts? The kola nut contains natural caffeine to keep you awake, and is traditionally used much like tea or coffee in parts of West Africa. Here are five brands trying a…

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cordials

Cordials I’d like to start today’s suggestion with a lecture on etymology. I was going to start it with a pun but I got distracted. Both meanings of cordial come from cordialis ‘of or for the heart,’ from Latin cor (genitive cordis) ‘heart’. I don’t know that I would consider ‘cordial’ and ‘heartfelt’ synonyms but…

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Elderflower

Elderflower: Five of the Best Elderflower is everywhere. Look up any of the drinks producers I’ve mentioned so far and I pretty much guarantee there will be something with elderflower, I’ve been trying to limit how much I actually talk about it. I mean yes, elderflower fizz does look a bit like champagne but that…

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