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The Pool Lounge Cucumber Cocktail

Inspired by the classic Gimlet, Thomas Waugh employs a cucumber-infused absinthe and swaps fresh lime in for the traditional Rose’s Lime to give this …

Absinthe

Iron Ranger From Raised by Wolves

High-proof bourbon sets a bold tone for this tiki-esque refresher from Raised by Wolves in San Diego.2 oz. bourbon (Castro uses Wild Turkey 101)<br>¾ oz. …

San Diego

The Mulata Daiquiri

The Mulata Daiquiri matches aged rum with the richness of crème de cacao. “The Mulata is what I drink when visiting Floridita in Havana,” says …

Rum

Elements: Blue Curaçao

When Isaac Newton laid out his third law of motion, that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, he probably wasn’t considering the …

Time I

Pouring Ribbons Sno-Cone

A careful balance of ingredients makes this drink from Pouring Ribbons pop with flavor.<p>1½ oz. London dry gin<br>¾ oz. white crème de cacao<br>¾ oz. fresh …

Recipes

NYC will pay you big bucks for ratting out idling trucks, buses

The Big Apple’s streets really are paved with gold — for anyone willing to rat out idling trucks and buses.<p>The city is paying cash bounties to …

Times Square

Latitude 29's Luau Daiquiri

This Daiquiri from Jeff “Beachbum” Berry’s tiki outpost in New Orleans is sure to take the edge off of summer’s swelter.<p>2 oz. white rum<br>¾ oz. fresh …

New Orleans

The Jungle Booby From The Polynesian

Inspired by the classic Jungle Bird cocktail, Brian Miller lets tequila do the talking in this variation, which also welcomes mezcal, Campari and …

New York City

Woman sues buffet for $1 million after developing “fried rice syndrome”

The thing about buffets is: The food is sitting out there, and who knows how long it’s been sitting there? It’s one reason that the fast-food …

Food

11 Souvenirs You Should Buy in London, According to Locals

<i>London is the second-most visited city in the world, and so unsurprisingly there are a lot of souvenirs. Some of it can be quaint, but much of it is</i> …

Rum Cocktail: Wipeout

Cold brew brings a bittersweet acidity to this tropical highball from the new Death & Co. outpost in Denver.1 oz. overproof rum (Buhler uses …

The Ruse, A Sherry Cocktail

At Julep in Houston, Alba Huerta’s ode to Southern drinking, the emphasis is on hospitality—and every good host knows how to tell a good story. This …

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

The plank is the one exercise most commonly done wrong, according to a personal trainer — but this subtle change could make it twice as effective in half the time

The plank -- holding yourself on your hands and toes as if you're about to do a pushup -- is one of the most effective body-weight exercises for …

The Best of Sydney Cocktails and Beer

Thor Bergquist pours drinks at PS40.“That’s not a bar.”The guy behind me seems convinced. We’re halfway down an unpromising-looking fire-escape …

The Dickensian Villain: A Winter Cocktail

With a name inspired by some of Dickens’ most memorable villains (think Scrooge, Uriah Heep, Artful Dodger), this elegant winter cocktail “tastes …

Gold Rush Cocktail

It doesn’t get much more beautifully uncomplicated than this cocktail. A variation of the classic Whiskey Sour that’s made with honey instead of …

Reverse Manhattan

The Reverse Manhattan is exactly what the name suggests, with the whiskey-to-vermouth ratio reversed. But perhaps a more appropriate name would be …

28-year-old makes millions buying from Walmart, selling on Amazon

It seems too easy to be true that you could make millions by raiding the clearance aisle at your local Walmart or Target and then selling your haul …

How the internet changed the market for sex

“Elle” is a 63-year-old sex worker. She’s been at it for decades, and what makes her extraordinary isn’t just her longevity in the business, but her ability to adapt to a changing market. Sex work is as old as civilization, but in the past 20 years the market for illegal sex services has undergone …

Profit

17 Fall Grain Bowls Just as Comforting as Soup

In certain parts of the country, people are pulling sweaters out of storage, sipping warm chai lattes, and raking up piles of crunchy leaves. Others are still sweating through their T-shirts. (Hi, Tucson!) It’s definitely fall, but not everyone craves stews and soups.<p>I have a compromise: grain …

Battenberg Cake

When I was young, Battenberg cake was sold at the food hall of a department store my mum used to take me to. With its pink and yellow checkerboard pattern of light sponge cake, thin layer of apricot jam, and marzipan coating, it drew me in. The store-bought version was a delight to look at, but …

I just coded my first AI algorithm, and oh boy, it felt good

I am no programmer, coder, or mathematician. I was required to take one computer-science class in college, and I barely passed—and that was over 20 years ago. Yet here I found myself, in my forties, sitting on my porch with my new best friends Python and Numpy, voluntarily trying to build my first …

Machine Learning

PUNCH | La Bomba Daiquiri

Joaquín Simó’s riff on the Daiquiri derives its name from the term “bomb” in Spanish—a nod to the French term <i>grenade</i>, meaning pomegranate. Grenade is …

PUNCH | Absent Stars

In New Orleans, Nick Detrich has gone back to the foundation of tiki—the early tropical blueprints that you might find in the scribblings of Charles …

PUNCH | Shower Spritz Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients<p>Serving: 1<p>1 can pamplemousse LaCroix<br>• 2 ounces Aperol<br>• 1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur, preferably St-Germain<br>• 1 pinch kosher salt<p>Garnish: lime …

How to Build a Cocktail in Your LaCroix

Though it’s existed for more than three decades, LaCroix has surged in popularity over the last few years—and become a veritable icon of pop culture …

Voyager’s Swizzle

Batavia Arrack, an Indonesian rum made with sugar cane and red rice, brings a subtle funkiness to this fresh swizzle.1 oz. Panamanian white rum<br>1 oz. …

Baby Zombie Cocktail

Inspired by the Zombie cocktail, this petite version is “slightly less boozy than the original, but will still drop an elephant at 50 paces,” says …

Verlaine’s Parisian Cocktail

Adapted from <i>Harry’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails</i>, the original Parisian cocktail put vermouth at the forefront, but Aaron Melendrez lets gin take the lead …