Drinking

Winter Cocktail Recipes

These are dark times, friends. Winter's shorter days—along with the depressing state of current affairs—call for something a little stronger, perhaps with whiskey. Sure, it's more than acceptable (encouraged, even, in our book) to sip martinis all year long, but the cold weather is especially …

Cocktails

Lucy Buffett's Favorite Margarita Recipes

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word: margarita? After tequila, sunshine, and tacos, it’s probably Jimmy Buffett’s 1977 …

What Mixing Weed and Alcohol Does to Your Mind - Tonic

I rarely mix weed and alcohol—otherwise, I become more silent than a hermit crab floating in space.<p>But pursuing the high that results from combining the two drugs—known as a "crossfade"—isn't uncommon. Researchers, however, are still delving into the science behind this blissed-out state of …

Alcohol

Turn Juice Into Hooch! 3 Kinds of Alcohol You Can Make at Home

Learn how to make your own alcohol from basic ingredients is idiot proof--just gather some basic equipment, make sure your containers are clean, and …

Beer

When did Britain stop being a nation of hedonists?

Generation X were the last of the heavy smokers and binge-drinkers – and it could be brutal economic forces as much as changing attitudes that are keeping us out of the pub<p>The behaviour of this nation, its relentless heeding of expert advice, the stiff downward curve of its self-harming habits, …

Alcohol

India's Battle With Booze Isn't Stopping Johnnie Walker - Bloomberg

India has a love-hate relationship with booze. While the majority of adults are lifetime abstainers, those who enjoy a tipple tend to enjoy it a lot …

Johnnie Walker

Helium Beer: It's Time to Set the Record Straight

Helium Beer: It’s Time to Set the Record Straight<p>February 22, 2017<p>It’s time to set the record straight about helium beer once and for all.<p>Beer fans …

Beer

Woman died from alcohol poisoning off just three vodka and lemonades

A woman died of alcohol poisoning despite having just three glasses of vodka and lemonade, an inquest has been told.<p>Heidi Hopley, 41, had the drinks …

Alcohol

Boston in Three Drinks

Brother Cleve, a noted musician and local bartending legend, shares his favorite cocktails in Beantown.<p>On tour, playing keyboard in a band in the mid-’80s, Brother Cleve had what he calls a “cocktail revelation.” Soon the Boston native and lounge musician became obsessed with mixology, building an …

Cocktails

Straight Up: Untitled

Waif. Snow. Gonzo. Ghost. The cocktail list of many bars might revel in elaborate, descriptive - even puntastic names but Untitled offers a starker read. Instead the shrink-wrapped list is a spare, understated column of 12 singular words with ingredients such as clay, silica or beeswax written …

Violin

This why food tastes so good when you're drunk

GIMME GIMME GIMME.<p>It's a widely-known truth that everything tastes better when you're drunk. It's the reason we'll absolutely destroy a doner kebab …

Alcohol

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Ginger Lager, with Surly Brewing

In 2017, <b>Sierra Nevada’s</b> Beer Camp is going international. One of America’s best breweries is pushing beyond their home borders, collaborating with …

Sour Beer Pickle in American Craft Brewing: Defining a Beer Style

A Sour Beer Pickle: Can American Brewers Better Define this Beer Style?<p>February 22, 2017<p>I’ve had many ah-ha/ awe-inspiring/ …

Beer

One in four of us now turn to alcohol before bed for a good night's sleep

Is this how you unwind?<p>While we can't deny the appeal of relaxing with a glass of wine after a long day, it seems that more and more of us are …

Alcohol

Margaritas 6 Ways for National Margarita Day

The <b>margarita</b> is one of the world’s most famous cocktails, and it lends itself to experimentation like no other. In a nod to <b>National Margarita Day</b>, we …

We tried the $500 tequila-infused pizza -- Here's what happened

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila -- It's the one day of the year where you can shamelessly order more!<p>February 22 is National Margarita Day, …

Pizza

Margaret River: the Australian wine region that’s now big on beer

This part of south-west Australia is known for great cabernets and chardonnays but could soon have as many craft breweries as it does vineyards<p>Three hours’ drive south of Perth on the Kwinana Freeway, amid forests of century-old karri trees and kangaroo-filled grasslands is the town of Margaret …

Wine

From craft brewpubs to small batches at home, beer is blooming

It wasn't the trails for hiking and biking, or the "music city" moniker, that brought Kevin Taylor to Catonsville. It was the beer.<p>Catonsville's home …

Beer

Here’s How To Make the Margarita’s (Possible) Predecessor, the Daisy

Go back in time.<p>That’s step one in the process of ordering this antique cocktail. Only the most historically minded barkeep is likely to know how to …

The Underwear and Alcohol Pairings You Need to Get Your Kalsarikännit On

1 of 6<p>HOT TODDY<p>A hot toddy is comforting, with a kick - just like these supersoft Calvin Klein undies, which are way cuter than your beat-up sweats …

Lingerie

Supermarkets slammed for selling 'pocket money booze' after death of 16-year-old

Britain’s supermarkets have been slammed for selling booze at “pocket money prices” – fuelling an underage drinking epidemic.<p>The big chains, which …

Alcohol

Seven special can't-miss deals on the perfect drink for National Margarita Day

Fake food holidays are silly. After all, who needs to be reminded to eat a hamburger on National Hamburger Day? Why is National Oyster Day in August …

Houston

Reclaiming the craft: Bartenders put heart into cocktail creation

Last month, while most people were taking a breather from booze for a much-needed post-holiday cleanse, hundreds of bartenders broke fast, trekking off to south Texas to delve into the future of cocktails and taste hundreds of spirits.<p>And judging by what got people most excited at the 2017 San …

Lifestyle

Man Demonstrates His Technique For Drinking Six Beers Simultaneously

This is a video of some genius demonstrating his technique for drinking six tall beer bottles simultaneously, presumably because he took too long …

Study: Brainy Teens More Likely to Smoke Pot Than Tobacco

High-achieving teenagers are more likely to drink alcohol and use cannabis than their less school-smart peers, a new study of British adolescents …

Alcohol

5 unexpected benefits of drinking you never knew

We’ve all heard it: Drink in moderation or else you’ll do more harm than good.<p>That’s because while research suggests small amounts of booze can be good for us, drinking in excess can harm our heart, brain and waistline. According to the American Heart Association, those health perks cap out at one …

Alcohol

5 Ways to Use Bitters Beyond Your Cocktails

Even if you don't shake or stir up many cocktails at home, you may have a bottle of aromatic bitters tucked away in the back of your liquor cabinet …

Bitters

Rye Whiskey, Going Against the Grain

The rye whiskey renaissance has led to a new batch of American distillers breaking established rules and foraging ahead with forward-thinking spirits.<p>…

Wine

Cocktail of the Year: Gin Anything

Be prepared to drink a lot of gin this year. Specialty bars and amateur at-home mixologists alike are experimenting with twists on traditional gin drinks. Larry Piaskowy, lead bartender at San Francisco's Aatxe, oversees a menu that includes 86 types of gin — with more added each month. He believes …

Wine & Spirits

Everything you need to know about Bunny Slope, the bar with a hot tub in the middle

Chicagoans' drinking habits suit our winter weather nicely, as few things warm a body more than swigging spirits. One of those few things, however, would be a hot tub, and if you're experienced in the art of hibernation-with-libation (and have what we'll call the winter version of "boat friends"), …

Hot Tubs