Interesting Facts About Moonshine

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Moonshine was born from the Prohibition period, and perfected in the backwoods stills of the Appalachians. It is a homemade high-proof distilled spirit that has gone by many names since its first introduction into American History. From White Lightening and White Whiskey, to Bathtub Gin, Rot Gut, Hooch, Panther’s Breath, Mash Liquor, Corn Liquor, and more, the name is not quite as important as its history and authenticity. Continue reading to learn some interesting facts about this mysterious alcohol, and share them with your friends over some cold ones!

🌽 Moonshine Defined

Moonshine is technically defined as a clear, un-aged whiskey or rum (usually whiskey). It is made primarily of corn mash, but often contains varying constituents unique to a brewer’s personal taste.

The fundamental ingredients in authentic moonshine are cornmeal, sugar, yeast, and water.

The term “moonshine” is alleged to be derived from the word “moonrakers”, which was used to describe early English smugglers, as well as, the secret-like nature of the Appalachian distillers who ran illegal production and distribution whiskey operations during the night.

“Moonshiners” are individuals who produce moonshine, while “bootleggers” are the ones who transport and distribute moonshine.

The difference between whiskey and moonshine is aging. Whiskey comes out of the stills clear. Moonshiners bottle this clear whiskey and sell it as moonshine.

🌽 Moonshine Law

Although the federal government legalized homebrewing for the first time since Prohibition in 1978, Moonshine brewing was still illegal because the law excluded spirits.

Moonshine was illegal in the United States until 2010.

Tennessee was the first to legalize Moonshine, followed by Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and more.

Current laws allow licensed distilleries to produce Moonshine so long as they pay the required state and federal taxes upon its production.

It is still technically illegal to homebrew your own Moonshine for personal consumption if you do not retain the proper permits. You have to go through a lot of red tape before you can legally produce and distribute Moonshine.

Illegal moonshine operations still occur today because brewers want to avoid paying high excise taxes.

🌽 Moonshine Safety

Without the proper equipment and knowledge, it is possible for moonshine to cause lead poisoning.

The result of improper fermentation can turn the corn mash into methanol, which can cause blindness and death.

Poorly produced moonshine can be contaminated. And many people died during Prohibition as a result of contaminated Moonshine.

The moonshine distilling process can be very dangerous since it is very flammable. Furthermore, inadequate ventilation can lead to dangerous levels of vaporized alcohol in the air.

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Simple Tips and Tricks for Winning at 8 Ball Billiards

Pool tables are a staple in a sports bar. So the next time you are out with friends for the football game, weekly hang out session, or special occasion, consider rounding up some players for a competitive game of billiards. One of the most fundamental and popular pocket billiards game is 8 Ball.

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Eightball was invented around the early-to-mid 1900’s, and formally called B.B.C. Co. Pool, as it was trademarked by the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company. It is a modern billiards game that is played with 1 cue ball (the white one), 15 pool balls (7 striped, 7 solid-colored, and 1 Black 8 ball), and cue sticks. The basic objection is to shoot the pool balls into a table pocket using a cue stick, leaving the eight ball for the final shot. The ultimate object of the game is to legally pocket the 8 ball in a predicted pocket, which can only be done once all of the other pool balls from a player’s assigned group have been legally pocketed.

Hone Your Eightball Skills!

Not only is billiards mentally and physically stimulating, it is a fun pastime that can be enjoyed by both men and women of all ages. If you are just starting out with pool, it is recommended to learn the rules of the game first, then use a billiards table to practice, and then find a friend to play with in order to hone your skills. On the other hand, if you are experienced with 8 Ball billiards, you can benefit from some helpful tips and tricks we’ve provided below. So get ready to enhance your pool game knowledge and see the results in action next time you play!

Directly Following the Break:

Look for bunches and difficult spots. This includes clustered balls and balls tight against the rail. If you broke, choose solids or stripes based on the least amount of challenge areas. If you did not break, strategize a way to breakup problem spots without giving your opponent an advantage.

Divide the table into 3 sections. Look at the table and mentally imagine it divided into 3 sections: top, middle, and bottom. Then look at your balls in each section. Try to focus on hitting your balls into pockets that are within the same section.

Playing the Game:

Make all your safe shots early on. Once you start playing, pocket any shot that is easy. These “safe shots” are important in the early stages of the game because once you start running out of balls, it is more detrimental each time you miss. To avoid getting stuck, knock in all safe shots immediately.

Break up all the clusters right away. When you have clustered balls and problem areas on the table, so not wait to break them apart. Bust apart clusters as soon as possible to give yourself more opportunities to make easy and safe shots. If the 8 ball is still side-by-side with your opponent’s ball come time for you to take your final shot, you are at a great disadvantage.

Making the 8 Ball:

Figure out where you will pocket the eight ball. It is good to think about where you will pocket the 8 ball before it is time to actually do it. When there are a few balls left on each team, choose this pocket based on distance, range, and level of difficulty.

Look for possible last-shot “pivot” balls. Once you know where you want to pocket the eightball, try to scope out potential pool balls that can be used to set up your game winning shot. For instance, shoot your last ball shortly and sweetly with the added objective of setting up the cue ball by the pocket you have chosen.

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12 Holiday Cocktails for the 12 Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas officially began on Christmas day and continues past New Years! So we hope you are ready to continue your holiday celebration! Indulge yourself over the next 12 days with plenty Christmas dinner leftovers, sweet treats, sports television, couch time, and of course, cocktails!

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Christmas cocktails are a fun Holiday treat that can be completely customized to suit any theme, palate, or party. This year, showcase your own creativity by trying some new Holiday drink recipes! Need some inspiration? Below are 12 cocktails that are guaranteed to be the perfect addition to any Christmas celebration!

The Merry Christmas

1 oz. Gin
1 oz. Cranberry Juice
8 oz. Club Soda
1 Lemon Wedge Squeezed
Garnish with Fresh Cranberries on a Skewer

Build over ice. Serve in a Collins glass.

Santa’s Eggnog

2 oz. Cinnamon Whiskey
½ oz. Amaretto
7 oz. Eggnog
Garnish with Nutmeg

Shake and pour over ice. Serve in a cocktail glass.

Holiday Mule

1 ½ oz. Pear Vodka
4 oz. Ginger Beer
Garnish with a Cinnamon Stick

Build over ice. Serve in a copper mug or coffee glass.

Spiced Silver Bells

1 ½ oz. Silver Tequila
½ oz. Lime Juice
½ oz. Spiced Cranberry Syrup
2 oz. Ginger Beer
Garnish with a Lime Slice

Pour into glass. Top with ice. Serve in a highball glass.

Christmas Mimosa

1 ½ oz. Pomegranate Liqueur
1 oz. Cranberry Juice
3 oz. Champagne
Garnish with a Cranberry Skewer and a Pine Sprig

Pour juice into glass and top with champagne. Serve in a champagne flute.

Poinsettia Punch

2 oz. Gin
½ oz. Chambord
¾ oz. Lemon Juice
2 oz. Champagne
Garnish with a Lemon Slice

Pour into glass and top with champagne. Serve in a cocktail glass.

Reindeer Caesar

1 ½ oz. Vodka
6 oz. Clamato Juice
2 Tsp. Lemon Juice
¼ Tsp. Hot Pepper Sauce
1 Tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
Garnish with Pinch of Nutmeg

Build over ice and stir. Serve in a highball glass.

Holiday Hopper

1 oz. Midori Melon Liqueur
½ oz. Green Creme De Menthe
½ oz. White Creme De Cacao
2 oz. Half & Half
Garnish With Mint Leaves and a Raspberry

Shake with ice and strain into glass. Serve in a cocktail glass.

Winter Warmer

1 ½ oz. Cognac
½ oz. Creme De Cacao
1 oz. Half & Half
¼ Tsp. Nutmeg
¼ Tsp. Cinnamon
Garnish with a Cinnamon Stick

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Le Père-Bis

1 ½ oz. Scotch
½ oz. St. Germain French Elderflower Liqueur
1 Tbsp. Honey
1 oz. Hot Chamomile Tea
Garnish with a Cinnamon Stick or Clove-Studded Lemon Wedge

Serve in a hot toddy glass.

11․ Mistletoe Margarita (pitcher recipe)

1 ½ Cups Blue Silver Tequila
½ Cup Triple Sec
1 ½ Cups Cranberry Juice
½ Cup Lime Juice
½ Cup Simple Syrup
Garnish with Lime Slices, Cinnamon Sticks, and Cranberry Skewers

Build over ice in a pitcher. Rim glasses with sugar before serving.

12․ Ginger Bread Kahlua Hot Chocolate

1 Cup Kahlua
1 Can Coconut Milk (full fat)
1 Cup Almond Milk
5 Tbsp. High Quality Cacao Powder
2 Tbsp. Honey
¼ Tsp. Vanilla Extract
Garnish with Whipped Cream and a Ginger Bread Cookie

Heat everything in pot until warm, adding the vanilla extract last. Serve in a mug.

🎄 We Hope You Had a Terrific Holiday, & Wish You a Happy New Year! 🎄

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Come to Sports Page Lounge in Indianapolis to celebrate the holidays with similar holiday cocktails and more. Have your own Christmas cocktail in mind? Let our friendly bartenders know and they will do their best to recreate it for you! Or simply order from our full bar of house and premium spirits, bottle and draft beers, wine, and non-alcoholic drink selections. We also offer a full lunch and dinner menu! Call us anytime at 317-897-7449 to learn more about our menus, prices, upcoming events, activities, and specials.

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3 Holiday Drinking Games Guaranteed to Make You Laugh Out Loud

This year, make your Holiday parties and get-togethers more fun by trying out some silly and exciting drinking games! Whether you are celebrating at a bar, an office party, or a family dinner, a drinking game will add to the merriments and bring out those hilarious belly laughs, guaranteed! Continue reading to learn 3 of the most popular and easy-to-play holiday drinking games, and get ready to spread the Yuletide cheer to all your friends and loved ones!

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🎅 Santa Hat TV Game

This game is one of the most hilarious Christmas drinking games to play. It can be played with just one other person or with an entire crowd, making it perfect for spontaneous occasions. The premise is simple, and all you need to play is a Santa hat and some alcoholic beverages.

How to Play:

Place the Santa hat on the corner of the television set. Turn the television on to any channel, program, or movie. Once the TV is playing, the game is on and there’s only two rules: when a person on the screen “wears” the Santa hat, you have to take a drink! If a person is wearing a Santa hat on screen, and then wears it off screen, you have to drink double or take a shot!

Drinking Dreidel Game

To celebrate the Jewish holidays this year, spice up your beloved childhood Hanukkah game, Dreidel. All you have to do is replace the chocolate coins you used as a child with tasty adult beverages! In fact, this game goes great with Jello® shots!

How to Play:

The rules are just the same as they were when you played as a child. Everyone takes turns spinning the Dreidel, and following the rule for type of spin. Here are the rules:

Shin: Spinner Takes a Drink
Hei: Spinner Chooses Someone Else to Take a Drink
Gimel: Everyone but the Spinner Takes a Drink
Nun: Everyone Takes a Drink

🔔 Jingle Shots

This holiday drinking game is for serious celebrators since it is sure to cause a lot of noise and require a lot of alcohol! The game works best when played with at least 4 people, and only gets better with more players. But be careful; this game is very addicting and extremely goofy!

How to Play:

Everyone writes down a Holiday song on a piece of paper. Place all the pieces into a hat or bowl. The first player starts by choosing a song out of the bowl, and then singing the first line. The second player must continue immediately by singing the second line, and so on. If any player hesitates or messes up, they must take a shot!

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Visit Sports Page Lounge this month to enjoy your Holiday season with friends and family. Choose from a wide range of popular domestic and foreign beers or a full bar of house and premium spirits, wines, and non-alcoholic drink selections! While enjoying your frosty beverage, check out our pool tables, flat screen televisions, pull tab lotto tickets, juke box, Golden Tee, live musical entertainment, and more! The fun starts early and goes on all season long here at our Indianapolis sports bar! Call 317-897-7449 to ask about our upcoming events, activities, and menu specials, anytime.

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A Brief Look at the Current 2017-2018 NFL Super Bowl Odds

Superbowl LII 2018

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With today being the day after Thanksgiving, it is no surprise that you have nothing but football on the brain. And just like you, Sport’s Page can’t get enough NFL action! Whether you are an AFC or NFC fan, we know you are anxious to see who will go head to head at the 2018 Super Bowl; so below, we have listed the current odds for your convenience. Take a look and make your own predictions as to who will take the Super Bowl LII championship trophy next year!

The Super Bowl LII game is scheduled for February 4, 2018

    Arizona Cardinals 250/1
    Atlanta Falcons 25/1
    Baltimore Ravens 50/1
    Buffalo Bills 250/1
    Carolina Panthers 25/1
    Chicago Bears 500/1
    Cincinnati Bengals 125/1
    Cleveland Browns OFF
    Dallas Cowboys 50/1
    Denver Broncos 200/1
    Detroit Lions 25/1
    Green Bay Packers 125/1
    Houston Texans 100/1
    Indianapolis Colts 500/1
    Jacksonville Jaguars 25/1
    Kansas City Chiefs 16/1
    Los Angeles Chargers 50/1
    Los Angeles Rams 16/1
    Miami Dolphins 500/1
    Minnesota Vikings 12/1
    New England Patriots 5/2
    New York Giants 500/1
    New York Jets 250/1
    New Orleans Saints 7/1
    Oakland Raiders 66/1
    Philadelphia Eagles 9/2
    Pittsburgh Steelers 5/1
    San Francisco 49ers 2500/1
    Seattle Seahawks 14/1
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers 125/1
    Tennessee Titans 50/1
    Washington Redskins 100/1

Odds provided by BetOnline.ag

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Helpful Tips for Curing a Hangover

So you had a little more to drink than you intended last night. That’s okay, because there are plenty of things you can do to alleviate your hangover. Many options don’t even involve leaving your house! Continue reading to learn some effective methods for curing a nasty hangover, and then you can get back on track with your daily agenda.

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Get Rid of a Hangover, FAST!

Have a nasty hangover? Don’t let it get in the way of your day! Try these remedies to quickly reduce the ailing effects of over-drinking from the night before:

Drink Plenty of Water

This is by far the most important and most effective method for treating a hangover. Your body is deprived of hydration right now, and needs as much water as you can give it in a 24 hour period. Aim for one gallon of water. This is a sure way to flush out all those residual toxins and get your body back to a normal state. In fact, if you feel like you’ve had too much to drink before going to bed, drink a few bottles of water to lessen the symptoms of a hangover the next morning. This truly works, especially if you are prone to headaches when hungover. If you are a coffee or tea drinker in the morning, limit your intake to one cup. Too much caffeine can enhance your hangover symptoms.

Get Food in Your Stomach

You likely did not eat as much as you should before drinking alcohol last night. So with your water, you will need increase your blood sugar levels by filling your belly with something that will give you energy and absorb the digestive acids in your stomach, which can cause indigestion, upset stomach, and acid reflux. It should also help reduce the feeling of nausea and prevent you from vomiting.

When choosing something to eat, you’ll want to reach for the phone and dial a pizza or Chinese delivery service, but don’t. Try to eat something hearty and healthy if you want to feel better soon, like eggs, oatmeal, whole grain breads, deli meats, grilled fish, fresh vegetables, fruit, and whole wheat pasta are great choices. Stay away from syrups, sugars, and grease. Highly-processed foods and foods high in sugar will not make you feel better. They can actually prolong your hangover symptoms, like fatigue, headache, and upset stomach.

Take Medication to Ease Symptoms

If you are open to taking over-the-counter medication, consider taking Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, and even an antacid to help alleviate your symptoms. This will help reduce body aches, headaches, and heartburn, and can even help settle an upset stomach. Never drink another alcoholic drink in the morning to alleviate your hangover. This will just prolong the inevitable. Try to not drink for a full 48 hours after curing your hangover too. This is the best way to get your body back on track after a night of drinking.

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Are You Having Fermentation Problems With Your Homebrew?

Homebrewed beer is a delicious privilege earned through months of trial and error. There are so many steps and factors involved in creating a drink-worthy concoction, that it is only natural that you are still having issues with your brewing process. One of the most common setbacks homebrewers experience is a lack of fermentation. If this is something that’s put a stalemate on your homebrewing agenda, continue reading to learn some possible reasons why fermentation hasn’t occurred in your current batch, and what you can do to get it back on track.

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Ice Cold Beer at Sports Page Lounge!

How to Look for Signs of Fermentation

It is not always accurate to assume that your brew hasn’t begun the fermentation process just by looking for the present of bubbles coming out of the airlock. Instead, look for the right kinds of signs that indicate fermentation is in the works. You can confirm fermentation by simply inspecting the beer. Look for foam in the beer or brown scum around the fermenter. These are signs that the beer has begun or completed fermentation.

You can also confirm fermentation by using a hydrometer to test the gravity. If you are unfamiliar with how to use one of these instruments, just refer to the manufacturer’s instructions. Beer with a final gravity measurement that reads between 1/3 and 1/4 of the original gravity is generally finished fermenting. For instance, if your beer’s original gravity reading was 1.045, and its final gravity reading ranges from 1.015 to 1.012 or below, it is done fermenting.

No Fermentation?

If your beer has not fermented within 24 to 48 hours, it is time to try something different. Many homebrewers have success with adding more yeast. Dry yeast is best. After you add more yeast, if your beer fails to ferment, you may need to backtrack your steps and see if you’ve made a mistake along the way. Here are some common homebrewing mistakes that inhibit fermentation:

Using Old Yeast – It is very common to accidentally use yeast that is old or dead. It is important to always use fresh yeast and store it in the refrigerator to keep it fresh for longer.

Not Using Enough Yeast – You may not have used enough yeast. It is recommended to pitch 10 to 15 grams of dry yeast, or add one packet of ready-to-pitch dry yeast to every 5 gallons of beer.

Improperly Rehydrating the Yeast – You can improperly rehydrate your yeast by using water that is too hot, or leaving it the water for too long. Avoid using water higher than 110 degrees Fahrenheit, and don’t exceed 30 minutes of soaking time.

Shocking the Yeast – Even when you use fresh product, things can still go wrong if temperature changes shock the yeast. This can happen when you add the yeast to wort that is too hot or too cold. Wort between 70 and 110 degrees Fahrenheit is a safe range.

Forgetting to Rinse the Sanitizer from the Fermenter – Not only does residual sanitizer deposits kill yeast, it also contaminates your entire batch. Be sure you rinsed the fermenter thoroughly.

Letting the Fermenter Get Too Cold – You must keep your fermenter in an area that has a climate between 64 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit. This is especially true for ales.

Final Tips

If your fermentation process is getting a slow start, or not happening at all, it is likely that your error comes from under-pitching your yeast, not aerating your wort enough, or both. Fortunately, these mistakes are easy to remedy. On your next batch, try to use a large volume of yeast, and be sure to properly aerate your wort. These tips, plus the ones above, will help you get your next batch right!

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How to Karaoke With Confidence

Have you always wanted to karaoke but never felt confident enough to take the stage? If so, you are like thousands of other karaoke lovers. It is okay to be nervous, but you shouldn’t let your nerves get in the way of some good, honest, healthy fun. Continue reading to learn some tips that will give you the confidence you need to let loose and karaoke the night away!

Karaoke Night at Sports Page! Saturday 10PM

Karaoke Night at Sports Page! Saturday 10PM

Gather a Group of Friends

Karaoke would be more intimidating if you didn’t have other friends doing it with you. So be sure to gather a few others that are willing to karaoke with you. Not only does this give you moral support in the audience, it helps you relax and reminds you that it’s okay to be goofy!

Choose a Song You Know

A good way to bomb on the karaoke stage is to not know all the words of the song. To have absolute confidence on stage, be sure to choose a song that you know all the lyrics to. This way, you won’t be forced to awkwardly stare at the teleprompter for the duration of the song. Also, when you choose a song you know all the words to, you have more fun singing and performing.

Take Your Turn Before You Drink Too Much

Sure, karaoke definitely goes hand-in-hand with alcohol; but if you do not want to bomb on your first try at the stage, you might want to take your turn before you get too drunk. A song is much better sung without slurred words! And you don’t want to get sick or fall off the stage either!

Wait For a Big Crowd

Karaoke is more fun when there is a big crowd. It is also less intimidating. Can you imagine performing karaoke for the first time with just a few people in the room? It would feel like all the focus is on you. If you are trying karaoke for the first time, wait until the crowd is big. This will make you feel much more comfortable on stage.

Understand That People Who Boo are Insecure Bullies

This is not a competition, it is just good old karaoke fun. So do not fear being booed on the karaoke stage! Anyone who boos someone is just a bully, which means you are a much cooler and better person than them. This alone should give you confidence. And remember, everyone else in the bar will think that person is a jerk too! If someone boos you, they are an idiot.

Now you are ready to give karaoke a try this weekend! Remember, it looks like so much fun because it is so much fun!

Where Should You Go For Karaoke Night?

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How about the Sports Page Lounge located off of Pendleton Pike and 465! We host karaoke night this Saturday, September 16! Come join us and all our friends with some karaoke fun! We also serve the coldest drinks in Indy, along with a comprehensive menu of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, and more! Call us anytime at 317-897-7449 to ask about our upcoming events, activities, and menu specials. We open early and close late!

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How to Infuse Your Own Vodkas

Never mind the overpriced fruit and vegetable flavored liqueurs that are sitting on the shelf at your local mart. You can save money and have some fun making your own flavor-infused vodkas, liqueurs, and more!

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Cold Vodka Cocktails at Sports Page Lounge!


Infusing vodka is really not complicated. Anyone can do it, and the best part is, you can customize the flavors any way you like. To get started, all you need is 750 ml of vodka (commonly referred to as a “fifth”, this equals out to just over 3 cups), your choice of produce, a strainer, and some mason jars. You can use alternative containers if you like, just be sure they have a quality seal that will properly preserve your liquor. The main objective in making your own flavored vodka is achieving a quality taste that works well in cocktails and on its own. Fortunately, this doesn’t takes months of waiting. You can start today and have a quality batch ready by the weekend! Continue reading to learn some helpful tips for getting started.

Vodka Infusing Tips:

Type of Vodka

It is recommended to use 80 proof vodka. Anything higher than 80 proof will have a stronger burn and bite to it, which is not always preferable for cocktails. However, if you are making your own liqueur, 100 proof vodka is better since it will be balanced with a simple syrup or sugar. If you only have 100 proof vodka, just mix it with a little water to balance it out. You can use any vodka brand you like, just try to aim for a medium shelf product for the best results.

Produce Options

You can use fruit, vegetables, herbs, and spices to infuse vodka. The possibilities are infinite, and are only limited by your imagination and your personal taste! Virtually all fruits work well, and the riper the better. Berries work very well, but people also love peaches, pineapple, pears, and even figs. Popular vegetable choices include cucumber, hot peppers, olives (although technically a fruit), celery, and even garlic. The selection of herbs and spices are endless, but common choices include rosemary, thyme, mint, cilantro, dill, chili powder, red pepper, and specialty infused oils.

Single-Fruit Batches

If you are just started out, it is a good approach to begin with a single-fruit infused vodka. Not only do fruits have more sugar which makes them infuse quicker, they are generally more predictable in taste, making them a fail-safe first time experiment. Single fruit vodkas also mix and blend better in cocktails because they are not too complex in flavor.

Complex Batches

If you are interesting in making something more complex, start with a single-fruit batch, taste it, and then build on more flavors by adding more ingredients. You can be as creative as you like! Think about certain cultures or regions, or perhaps certain sensations you would like your vodka to produce. If you like a drink that tingles, consider adding some cayenne. If you want something that makes your lips purse, consider a more citric-flavor.

Here’s a Guide to Making Infused Vodka:

Rule of Thumb = 2 Cups of Chopped Fruit to Every 3 Cups of Vodka

1. Chop your fruit up into medium chunks.

2. Transfer your fruit into clean, dry mason jars, or your container of choice.

3. Pour your vodka over the fruit and tightly seal your container. Be sure the fruit is entirely covered with liquor
or else it might spoil during the infusing process.

4. Allow the vodka to sit for 3 to 7 days, depending on how much you want the flavor infused.

5. Taste-test your concoction after a few days to monitor the progress of the flavor.

6. Once your vodka has reached your preferred flavor, strain it into a clean, fresh container and seal tightly.

🍹 Now you have your own flavored vodka!🍹

Your vodka is safe to drink because the liquor prevents mold and bacteria growth during the fermentation process. After you strain it, it stays good for years so long as you seal it and store it properly.

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Sports Page Lounge Indianapolis, Indiana

Sports Page Lounge
317-897-7449

Come to Sports Page Lounge located off of I-465 and Pendleton Pike, in the Lawrence township area! Our friendly neighborhood sports bar serves the coldest drinks in Indy! Order from our full bar of house and premium spirits, our wide range of bottle and draft beers, and our non-alcoholic drink selections. We offer a full lunch and dinner menu with tasty appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, and more. Give us a call at 317-897-7449 to learn more about our menus, prices, upcoming events, activities, and specials.

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Beer Drinking Tips to Ensure the Best Taste Possible

If you like to drink beer, then it is your duty to learn how to enjoy it the most. Review these tips to forever enhance your beer-drinking experiences.

Sports Page Lounge 317-897-7449

Sports Page Lounge
317-897-7449


With so many styles, flavors, and brands of beer on the market, it can be quite the challenge choosing one to fit your mood. But with the right beer drinking knowledge, you can ensure that any beer you take home from the store will be a great-tasting brew. Understanding the proper ways to purchase, pour, and drink beer will immediately improve the way you enjoy the overall experience. Continue reading to learn how to do just that!

Beer Buying Tips

If you are not brewing your own beer, chances are you are procuring it from a local store or brewery. If this is the case, you need to be on alert, and choose a quality product. Here is how:

🍺 Avoid buying bottled beer that is old and covered in dust. So it is not likely to have the best taste and mouth feel. Always check freshness and expiration dates on all beers, canned or bottled. And do not buy it if it is too close or passed the printed date.

🍺 Do not buy bottled beer that has solid debris, flakes, or floaters inside. This is an indication of a poor-quality product. It can also make you sick.

🍺 If you have the choice of selecting beer from a refrigerated area or beer from a shelf, go with the refrigerated products. This is likely to have to the freshest dates and flavors.

🍺 If you are drinking beer from a growler, it is important to consume it before it goes flat. Once flat, the taste and quality becomes compromised. Enjoy your growler within the first day or two of opening.

🍺 Never buy beer that has been sitting in the sun. Likewise, avoid leaving your beer in the sun unless it is iced and cooled properly.

Beer Drinking Tips

Beer should be served at proper temperatures, which vary depending on the style of beer you are drinking, as well as, your personal preference. The way you pour and serve your beer also influence your total beer enjoyment. Here’s how to do that:

🍺 Beers that are lighter in body and color should be served quite cold, between 40 and 44 degrees Fahrenheit.

🍺 Darker beers should be served slighter warmer than lighter beers, between 44 to 48 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are drinking a high-octane beer, room temperature will uncover its best flavors.

🍺 It is best to drink beer from a glass. When poured into the glass, a lot of the CO2 is released, thus enhancing the aromatics. It also reduces your carbonation intake, which is easier on your belly.

🍺 When drinking beer from a glass, always use a clean one. Any settled dust or invisible pollen can alter the overall experience, and reduce foam faster.

🍺 When pouring beer into a glass, go for at least 2 fingers of head depth. A fuller head delivers a fuller aromatic bouquet. To get experience the aroma the most, be sure to take a sip before the head dissipates entirely.

🍺 When serving beer in a glass, try to use proper style, such as Pilsner glasses, Weissbier glasses, wine flutes, and brandy snifters. Although this is not incredibly important compared to the other tips mentioned above, it can bring your beer-drinking experience o the ultimate level.

Come Enjoy Your Favorite Beer at Sports Page Lounge!

Sports Page Lounge Indianapolis, Indiana

Sports Page Lounge
317-897-7449

If you want to enjoy a great-tasting beer without all the fuss, come join your fellow Hoosiers at the Sports Page Lounge Bar and Grill, located off of I-465 and Pendleton Pike. We serve your favorite local, domestic, and imported beers, all at neighborhood prices! Call us at 317-897-7449 for help with directions, or to speak with a friendly staff member about our menus and specials.

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