Drinking

It's Never Been Easier or Cooler to Not Drink Booze

Bar menus are filling with non-alcoholic spirits. Just don't say the word "mocktail."<p>In Los Angeles, where I live, and where going for a hike is as socially acceptable as grabbing a drink, I’m no longer surprised to meet people who are shrugging off alcohol. I’m often reminded of the famous …

Cocktails

The Ten Best Dark Rums To Try For National Rum Day

The taste of rum is a sweet kiss from a far off land. There’s a little sand, salt, and sea in every bottle — reminders of the spirit’s long history with pirates, navies, and centuries of exploration (and brutal colonization). It’s the upcycled outcome of the sugar industry, discovered when African …

Liquor

Why Dan Aykroyd’s Wine Cellar Is Empty

The legendary actor and funny man talks about his signature cocktails, his favorite bars, and why he keeps running out of vino.<p><b>How did you go from acting to running Crystal Head Vodka?</b> “The reason I got into the whole business was because I just wanted a better Margarita at my dockside in the …

Alcohol

What’s The Difference Between Rum And Rhum?

The next time you visit your favorite cocktail bar, take a look at the beverage menu. You’ll see a run-down of the various mixed drinks in the current rotation. There will inevitably be various ingredients you’ve never heard of (or if you have, you don’t really know what they are). Some of these …

Liquor

11 Essential White Rums For Your Liquor Cabinet

Flor de Caña Extra Dry 4 Year<p>While many white spirits are unaged, most white rums do spend time in a barrel—and then have their color stripped out. …

Liquor

A Beginner’s Guide to Celebrating National Rum Day

Today is National Rum Day. In honor of the occasion, we caught up with someone who celebrates the spirit everyday: As Master Blender for the …

Liquor

You Can Buy Pink Tequila Now

When you want something rose-colored that's not rosé<p>Though the end of summer is in sight now that we’re halfway through August (already!), it’s still …

Liquor

Boozy Baths: Fountains of Youth You Can Drink

You might not be able to have your cake and eat it too, but the same might not be true when it comes to drinks. Around the world, spas and hotels …

Alcohol

Try This Italian Liqueur: Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto

We’re always down for trying a new cocktail ingredient at <i>Paste</i>, so when I read something about the winner of the “Best New Spirit/Cocktail …

Vermouth

With a cherry on top: The Bruery White Chocolate with Cherries is on the horizon

One of California’s most decadent dessert beers is getting a cherry on top. <b>The Bruery</b> <i>White Chocolate with Cherries</i> is on the horizon.<p>A bourbon …

White Chocolate

National Rum Day: 10 things we never knew about rum

<b>Today is all about celebrating the wonderful things about rum, and in case you needed more reasons we’ve got a few to surprise you with.</b><p>The moment I …

Liquor

The Truth About Alcohol And Weight Gain

Cheers?<p>You’ve probably heard that alcohol contains empty calories and, if you want to lose weight, it’s a good idea to scale back on how much you drink. But there’s a difference between hearing your friend’s cousin lost a bunch of weight after she stopped drinking beer and knowing the actual …

Alcohol

So does 'hair of the dog' ACTUALLY work to cure a hangover?

Not sure if we're happy or sad about this, tbh.<p>Plenty of people claim to have a great hangover cure that can work miracles, but the only one that …

Alcohol

Can Craft Breweries Transform America's Post-Industrial Neighborhoods?

A new study tells the story of craft beer’s astonishing rise and geographic clustering.<p>I enjoy living in Canada for many reasons, but one downside has been my distance from my home country’s craft beer revival. Since Canada’s outmoded liquor laws prevent much of the good stuff from flowing across …

Homebrewing

5 Cocktails Every Guy Should Know How to Make For National Rum Day

Today is no average hump day<p>During the dog days of summer, an afternoon pick-me-up is essential. And a humid Wednesday when the weekend feels like it's still seven days away? Enough said. Let National Rum Day—today, ICYMI—be your excuse to open the liquor cabinet a little early.<p>Casual drinkers may …

Liquor

Women Who Love Wine: Are You Binge Drinking Without Realizing It?

If one glass of wine takes the edge off, why not drink a few more?<p>This thinking may help explain the findings of a new study that point to an increase in drinking among adults in the U.S., especially women.<p>"We found that both alcohol use and high-risk drinking, which is sometimes called binge …

Alcohol

Where to Travel Based on Your Favorite Drink

A good cocktail or glass of wine at a fabulous dinner is probably going to be one of our favorite vacation memories. But if you value a great drink, what you love to imbibe is probably going to dictate where you should travel. We rounded up some of the best places to go depending on what you really …

Liquor

How many glasses of wine a week is actually healthy?

If pouring a glass of wine after an especially long day of work is what helps you de-stress, you’re in for some good news: The <i>Journal of the American</i> …

Lifestyle

5 Rums to Try on National Rum Day

On National Rum Day, a certain—though often forgotten—truth bears repeating: Rum isn't just an ingredient for cocktails.<p>While there's nothing wrong …

Liquor

Study: Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol linked to longevity

- We have known that alcohol in moderation was better than drinking too much. Now, a new study says people who drink a moderate amount are less …

Alcohol

The Simple and Complicated Reason I Stopped Drinking

<i>Everyone has a unique and complex relationship with their vices, coping mechanisms and relaxation methods. In the case of alcohol, that nuance is</i> …

Alcohol

Why Some Of The Largest Alcohol Brands Are Rushing To Create Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Spirit companies are making strides into the non-alcoholic space which is predicted to grow

Alcohol

Stay Classy on National Rum Day

<i>PHOTO: Rum club cocktails. (photo via Flickr/Krista)</i><p>It’s that time of year again.<p>Time to imbibe for National Rum Day.<p>While people like Jack Sparrow …

Liquor

Vote for the best craft distilleries of 2017

Who makes the best craft vodka, whiskey, rum, gin and specialty spirits? You decide!<p>Craft distilling was virtually nonexistent a decade ago. Today, …

Liquor

CBC Life

Drink to remember? New study purports alcohol may improve your memory<p>Should we forget what we thought we knew?<p>Should we forget what we thought we …

Alcohol

Ryanair Scrambles to Solve Its Drunken Passenger Problem

Ryanair is having a tough time. As Brexit threatens to turn its entire business upside down, passengers can’t stop getting drunk on their flights, …

Alcohol

Flight attendant shares horror stories of drunk passengers, airline calls for alcohol curb

"Things that you would never have to put up with in an everyday job, for some reason when you're in the air, it suddenly becomes the norm," says …

Alcohol

How a Bartender and a Sommelier Suggest You Talk to Your Kids About Alcohol

The birds and the bees may be “the talk” parents are most worried about having with their children, but discussing alcohol can be just as emotionally …

Alcohol

Airline wants two-drink limit at airports

A one way trip to FUK with a stopover in OMG1:22<p>International Air Transport Association codes (IATA) are used to identify airports. Often derived …

Alcohol

Glass of wine or beer a day reduces risk of an early death, says new study

A glass of wine or pint of beer a day can help people to live longer, according to new research. The study suggests that light-to-moderate alcohol consumption - classed as less than 14 drinks a week for men, and seven for women - may have "protective" health effects and can reduce the risk of dying …

Beer