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Seedlip Is The World’s First Nonalcoholic Distilled Spirit

Photo: Seedlip

Ben Branson wanted
to create the first nonalcoholic
distilled spirit. So he made Seedlip.


When Ben Branson stumbled upon physician John French’s 17th century book “The Art of Distillation,” the seeds of an idea were planted. He began experimenting with recipes from the book using a small copper still and fresh herbs from his garden. He wanted to bring together his mother’s 300-year English farming heritage, his father’s brand design expertise and his love for nature to offer complex and sophisticated nonalcoholic beverages. And thus, Seedlip was born.

Today, on bar shelves around the world, the bottles stand out among premium spirits with eye-catching Victorian-style botanical art. “As a new product and category, it was vital to make a high impact through design,” notes Branson. “Our design captures the care we have for our ingredients and nature in a striking, simple and beautiful way.” In addition to its cool bottle design, what makes Seedlip appealing to many is that it is sugar-free, allergen-free and has zero calories. It can be served on the rocks as an adult alternative to sugary soft drinks or mixed into a cocktail with spirits.

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For Branson, the success and acceptance of Seedlip has a lot to do with good timing. “We’re living in a time when people are thinking about their health, reading labels and are just generally interested in where things they consume come from,” he says. “ The nonalcoholic movement is about the impact that various societal forces are having on people’s relationship with alcohol. …  There is a long way to go, but we are proud to be leading the way, highlighting the global paradigm shift in how people socialize, what hospitality means and what constitutes a great drink.”


www.seedlipsdrinks-us.com | @seedlipusa


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9 Everyday Foods That Could Kill Your Cat

Owning a pet of any kind brings joy, companionship and most of all — responsibility. So, even if you’re experienced with animals, it’s your job to make sure your felines are healthy and happy. One of the easiest ways to monitor your pet’s well-being is closely monitoring a diet that’s toxin-free in order to keep your furry roommate’s tummy out of harm’s way.

If you’re one of the 85.8 million people that own a cat, then you know it’s not often you have to watch everything that goes into it’s mouth, since cats are generally very fussy eaters. While our claw-equipped fur pillows might express some curiosity every time you make a tuna sandwich — that doesn’t mean you should feel inclined to make two.

With that said, here’s a few of the most common human foods that could actually be fatal to felines. So, take note to ensure that culinary curiosity doesn’t kill your cat.

1. Tuna & Poke

What can it do?

Although poke maybe be delicious, it’s not the best treat for your cat.

Actually, in excess tuna — and other fish—  in general is considered to be borderline unhealthy for cats because tuna doesn’t contain the nutrients cats need for a healthy digestive system.

Too much tuna for cats can lead to malnutrition. Additionally, poke is usually made with freshly squeezed lemon or citrus juice, which can cause vomiting, stomach irritation, and other digestive issues for our feline companions.

2. Fish & Poultry With Bones

What can it do?

Be careful if you feed your cats chicken or fish that might contain bones, as cats can easily choke on them. Fish bones are somewhat flexible, and can easily be consumed by a hungry kitty.

But let’s err on the side of caution here.

3. Alcohol

What can it do?

One teaspoon of alcohol can put a five pound cat into a coma, according to the ASPCA. Cat livers don’t operate as efficiently as the human liver  — which means wine, beer or spirits can cause serious health problems.

So, even if you and your cat are relaxing after a hard day at work, and you feel inclined to pour a little of alcohol into his or her bowl —  don’t.

However, if you feel like your cat just needs to, “wine” about their day of sleeping and watching birds, this cat wine will provide a healthy alternative.

 

4. Caffeine

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What can it do?

Even small amounts of caffeine can cause rapid breathing, heart palpitations, and muscle tremors in cats.

Caffeine can be found in an array of products — even decaf coffee, teas, and other beverages — without consumer knowledge.

Since caffeine isn’t a nutrient, the Food and Drug Administration doesn’t require food manufacturers to list caffeine as food nutrition labels.

5. Chocolate

What can it do?

While dogs are more likely to get into a stash of indulgent chocolate before a cat does, it’s still a good idea to keep it out of kitty’s reach.

Theobromine is an alkaloid found in chocolate, which can cause everything from vomiting and diarrhea.

It’s estimated that more than 200 mg of theobromine can also cause cardiac failure.

 

6. Grapes & Raisins

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What can it do?

While grapes and raisins might seem like harmless treats for your cat, it’s a silent killer.

However, it’s unknown exactly what compound in grapes and raisins that make the fruit toxic to cats. If ingested, grapes have been known to cause kidney failure in them.

7. Candy, Gum, Toothpaste, or anything with Xylitol

What can it do?

Every diet soda you drink contains Xylitol, which is a sugar alcohol used as a sweetener in a lot of common foods. However, it will be anything but sweet to your inquisitive cat.

Xylitol can increase in the insulin circulating through your cat’s body, which will cause the cat’s blood sugar to drop, and can also lead to liver failure.

8. Baking Dough

What can it do?

Imagine your cat’s tummy as a tiny oven — if it eats uncooked dough, it will begin to expand inside.

This will obviously result in some discomfort to your four-legged friend, so be sure to keep baking dough out of kitty’s claws and jaws.

9. Raw Meat

What can it do?

Raw meat is never safe to eat due to the harmful bacteria, like salmonella, E. Coli and even listeria — which can cause an array of health issues for humans and their pets.

Always make sure your meat is covered and out of reach, you never know when kitty will hop up on the kitchen counter to investigate.

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Spreadable Beer Just Made Your Breakfast a Lot More Interesting

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When we think breakfast, the last thing that comes to mind is a beer. Sure, alcohol in the early morning isn’t unheard of, case in point Bloody Marys and Mimosas, but there’s something strange about being able to spread your beer on your morning toast.

Birra Spalmabile, which translates to literally spreadable beer, is very similar to the IPA Jelly back in August. Made up of 40 percent beer but unfortunately non-alcoholic, the spread is described a “hop-flavored accompaniment for cheese”. The spread is also perfect for continuing the Oktoberfest festivities without heading into work drunk off your ass.

Customers who have tried the spread describe it as being similar to jelly in texture, but with a hoppy scent and beer taste.

Though Birra Spalmabile has been in existence since 2012, it was only recently brought to the world’s attention by a website called Firebox where pre-ordering a jar will run you $16.09, fortunately or unfortunately, Firebox is shipping Birra Spalmabile to Europe only.

H/T + PicThx First We Feast

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Spicy BLT Green Bloody Mary

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Recipe: Heather Christo

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INTOXICATE! This Sonic Screwdriver Bottle Opener is Perfect for the Boozy Time Lord in Your Life

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In the words of a drunk Dalek: INTOXICATE! The perfect prop for your Comic Con cosplay this year, this Sonic Screwdriver is a pretty impressive replica of the Doctor’s handy-dandy tool. Bonus, it’s practical! Just pop off the bottom to find a bottle opener. Sadly it doesn’t make the signature sonic sound whovian’s know and love but who cares, it opens beers. Basically, this is one of the nerdiest ways you can get plastered.

We’re not responsible if you end up wibbly-wobbly wasted running around your house obnoxiously singing the opening theme. Ooooooweeeeoooohhh!

Sonic Screwdriver Bottle Opener, £13.99/$23.99 @ Forbidden Planet

H/T + PicThx That’s Nerdalicious

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Old Bay Seasoned Beer Will Spice up Your Summer

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Just when we thought beer had gone too far being brewed with brains and beard hair, Old Bay Brand Seasoning has decided they too want in on the beer game. Flying Dog Brewery has created a specialty ale commemmorating the seasoning’s 75th anniversary by brewing up the spice into some spirits.

Dead Rise OLD BAY Summer Ale will highlight the indelible character of OLD BAY through bright and refreshing citrus hop character and a crisp, tart finish.

Brewers perfected the recipe over six months in order to fully incorporate the signature flavors of the seasoning. Though the idea seems odd it’s not unusual to see Old Bay used in drinks, such as Bloody Marys, to get that salty, savory, spicy kick.

Dead Rise OLD BAY Summer Ale will hit store shelves in Maryland, DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and North Carolina starting on Memorial Day. The limited edition brew will only be available through Labor Day.

H/T + PicThx Gothamist

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This Zombie Inspired Beer is Made With Actual Brains

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Every Sunday night loyal fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead can usually be found drowning their sorrows in booze whilst sobbing over the loss of yet another beloved character. Of course, it was just a matter of time before someone decided to pay homage to the popular show but Dock Street Brewing Co. may have just taken this zombie trend to the next level.

The brainchild of by Head Brewer Justin Low and Brewery Representative Sasha Certo-Ware, the aptly named “Dock Street Walker” beer is an American Pale Stout that is brewed with…wait for it…real brains.

Before you freak out and grab your zombie survival kit don’t worry, it’s not human brains it’s just smoked goat brains. Did we mention the brew is also made with organic cranberries to get that perfectly bloody hue? Dock Street Walker is 7.2% alcohol by volume so after knocking back a few don’t be surprised if you end up dragging yourself around like a walker on the prowl.

In honor of The Walking Dead’s season finale Dock Street Walker will make its debut on tap at Dock Street Brewing Co. on March 30. If you happen to be in the West Philly area have a brainy brewski for us, we’ll just have to celebrate at home with these zombie jello shots. Unnngggghhhhh.

H/T + PicThx Thrillist

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20 Margarita Recipes to Get You in the Spirit of National Margarita Day

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It’s February 22nd which makes it National Margarita Day! As if we really needed an excuse to get our drank on.

In order to get into the true spirit of this boozy holiday we’ve compiled a list of some of the most droolworthy margarita recipes the internet has to offer. Of course we couldn’t forget margarita flavored goodies such as cupcakes, jello shots and popsicles. If it’s got booze in it and tastes like a margarita, it’s here. Peep the twenty recipes below to find your perfect way to celebrate the day!

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Chili Lime Margarita

Chili Lime Margarita

Recipe: My Life As A Mrs.

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Blackberry Margarita

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Recipe: Tide & Thyme 

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Cranberry Margaritas

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Recipe: Gimme Some Oven

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Ocean Margarita Jello Shots

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Recipe: Tablespoon

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Cajun Margarita

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Recipe: Tide & Thyme

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Cherry Beer Margaritas

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Recipe: The Blond Cook

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Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shooters

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Recipe: Bakers Royale

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Cucumber Margarita

Cucumber Margarita

Recipe: A Beautiful Mess

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Chocolate Margarita

Chocolate Margarita

Recipe: My Life As A Mrs.

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Creamy Margarita Popsicles

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Recipe: Host The Toast

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Roasted Blueberry Basil Margaritas

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Recipe: How Sweet It Is

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Fresh Pineapple Margaritas

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Recipe: Gimme Some Oven

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Rosemary Pear Margaritas

Rosemary Pear Margarita

Recipe: Daydreamer Desserts

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Margaronas

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Recipe: The Messy Baker

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Margarita Cupcakes

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Recipe: Brown Eyed Baker

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Green Grape Passionfruit Tea Margaritas

Green Tea Grap Margarita

Recipe: Daydreamer Desserts

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Hibiscus Margarita

Hibiscus Margarita

Recipe: Chow

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Mango Chipotle Margarita

Mango Chipotle Margarita

Recipe: All Day I Dream About Food

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Apple Cider Margaritas

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Recipe: How Sweet It Is

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Blue Margaritas

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Recipe: Confections of a Foodie Bride