Alex Muir

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100 Years of Tattoos

While last year's Artbook/D.A.P. book "Tattoo" explored the art form's global beginnings and its many cultural expressions, a new book, "100 Years of Tattoos," focuses the lens on the recent history of body art. The meaning of tattoos—and the attitudes and perceptions surrounding them—has shifted …

WhistlePig's Old World Rye

Only a handful of new whiskey expressions each year warrant consideration for a full-time position in a brand portfolio—and on the bar shelves of consumers. WhistlePig, a Vermont-based whiskey company, has achieved this feat with their latest offering, the 12 Year Old World Rye, which hit shelves …

Top 10 must-try Northern Thai dishes

Think you know Thai food? Think again. Thailand's cuisine takes a different form every time it crosses a provincial border, and the dishes of Thailand's northern provinces are no exception.<p>Northern Thai food is a world away from the dishes you’ve probably encountered at your local Thai restaurant …

Food & Dining

Three Superb Spirits Employing Surprising Materials

On a recent trip to indie food and drink specialty shop Mouth, in NYC, we discovered a bunch of curious creations that hadn't crossed our path before. After leaving with plenty of products to taste, three struck our attention for their unique approach to taking the familiar and abstracting it with …

The ABC's of American bourbon

Whiskey. Bourbon. Rye. What’s the difference? And why does it taste so delicious?<p>Any type of fermented grain, in fact, can be used to make whiskey, and the practice of aging whiskey (and charring the barrels) for better flavor has been practiced for centuries. Whiskey is made in Ireland and Canada …

Top 10 unique hotels in Amsterdam

Amsterdam's canal-ribboned cityscape, quirky Dutch design, innovative architecture, and inherent practicality and sense of humour give rise to some amazing places to stay throughout the Netherlands' capital, from watercraft to a water tower and even a crane. Skip run-of-the-mill digs in favour of …

Top 10

The Wanderlust guide to the best of Thailand

Delicious food, beautiful beaches, great diving, trekking and wildlife-watching – Thailand does it all brilliantly. Here’s your guide to making the …

Thailand

Compass Cultura

Miles away from Lonely Planet, NatGeo and Fodor's, you'll find Compass Cultura, a new digital approach to travel journalism. The ad-free, subscription-based project aims to elevate the genre by celebrating creative, thought-provoking writing above all else. "The industry is watered-down and noisy. …

How Bourbon Gets Its Beautiful Flavor

If there's one thing the Gizmodo crew agrees on, it's bourbon. Sweet liquid gold. It's pretty much the classic American spirit, and it's experiencing …

Fast Tire Repairs with Patchnride

If you're turning the pedals a lot, you're bound to get a flat. While knowing how to change your own tire is required knowledge for any dedicated cyclist, it can be a real pain—especially with high-performance racing tires. The Patchnride permanently repairs punctures in less than a minute—and …

Hella Bitter's Craft Your Own Bitters Kit

Almost two years ago we tried out Hella Bitter's all-natural craft bitters and found them to be a refreshing, premium alternative to mass-produced and (at the time) better known products. What began as a hobby for the Hella Bitters team ultimately turned into a fully funded Kickstarter that led to …

A No-Heat, No-Filter Technique for Making Cocktail Syrups

So you've decided to try your hand at stirring up a few classic cocktails at home. Maybe you started with the Manhattan—a drink that requires only three ingredients, all simply dispensed from shelf-stable(ish) bottles. Then you probably moved on to sours and started juicing fresh citrus. But you're …

6 Boozy Strawberry Recipes

Here, six rosy-hued strawberry cocktails.<p>Today, F&W is celebrating all things red to support the EAT (RED) DRINK (RED), SAVE LIVES initiative: …

Easy Bitters-Based Iced Coffee Cocktails

At Manhattan cocktail venue Amor y Amargo drinks are constructed in reverse. Rather than start with a base spirit such as whiskey or gin, the team behind every sip starts with bitters—be that the obscure Cocktail Punk Alpino Bitters or the common yet unexpected Jägermeister. The much-talked-about, …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Closca's Collapsible Bike Helmet

What deters many from strapping on a helmet before biking to the grocery store or utilizing a city's bike-share program is oftentimes the burden of carrying around the bulky (but potentially life-saving) accessory after the bike is parked. Here's where the foldable bike helmet from Valencia, …

Oroma Elewa Launches Online Store

Already a CH favorite, Oroma Elewa has just stepped it up a notch, launching her online store. As expected, it's a place to admire (and purchase) some of the most beautiful items that she has collected over the course of her extensive, adventurous travels. Elewa has always found inspiration in …

The 7 Most Influential Cocktails Of All Time

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Vote Now for the Slow-Foodiest Mixologist in the Country

Cocktail aficionados, meet the farm-to-table set: Today our pals at Slow Food USA launch an online contest to celebrate mixologists who are advancing …

The Surprising Stories Behind the Most Ordered Cocktails

<i>(Photo Credit: Kondor83/Shutterstock)</i><p><i>By Mila Pantovich</i><p>It seems like a new <b>craft cocktail</b> bar opens every weekend, with mixologists scrambling to create the next coolest drink. As much as we love innovation, sometimes you really can't beat the tried and true mixed drinks that have been around …

How to Make Banh Xeo, Crisp Vietnamese Filled Crepes

How to make the hot and crunchy filled crepes known as banh xeo in Vietnam.<p><i>Banh xeo</i> translates to “sizzling cake.” Once you’ve made a batch of these lacy, ultra-crisp crepes, you’ll know why. Remember: Work quickly, and watch for splattering oil when the batter hits the pan.<p>Once oil is shimmering …

7 Ways to Survive the #Limepocalypse

Bars and drinkers have been coping with an unexpected problem for the last few weeks.<p>It has affected Gimlets and Margaritas alike. Its name: the limepocalypse, as we call the current lime shortage here at Liquor.com HQ.<p>The lime dearth has caused quite the shake-up. Many bars and supermarkets are no …

Romantic London: where to take your date at any time of day

Paris might hold the crown of most romantic city in the popular imagination, but London isn't short of sensational spots for a smooch at any time of the day.<p>Hellbent on a romance during your time in London? This advice will help you forgo a predictable date night in favour of a more amorous …

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The Science of Fat-Washing Cocktails

Fat-washing: it might sound like a process for getting rid of bacon grease on your shirt, but it's actually a clever cocktail technique that adds savory flavor to spirits. To fat-wash your alcohol, you just add a liquid like sesame oil or melted butter to a spirit at room temperature. Let it sit …

One Good Find: Urfa Chile

This secret weapon chile adds smoky depth to a number of dishes<p>One of the most exciting spices I’ve recently come to love is Urfa chile, named after …

Winner of Your Best Weekday Breakfast Recipe

Congratulations to Kathleen @ hapanom, whose Breakfast Fried Rice won the contest for Your Best Weekday Breakfast Recipe!<p><b>Describe an early food experience that has influenced the way you think about food and/or cooking.</b><br>As a fine arts student in college, I spent a semester in Italy learning Italian. …

23 Egg Yolk Recipes For Life on the Sunny Side

Here are 23 recipes that make use of the egg yolk in all of its yellow glory, from carbonara to crème brûlée.<p>You just made a meringue and have 12 sunny yolks sitting lonely in a bowl. What's a crafty, waste-averse yolk lover to do? Here are 23 recipes that make use of the yolk in all of its yellow …