Facts About Alcohol You Didn't Know

Shinji Kazuma
in Culture

Many people feel they have a good grasp on the various elements of alcohol after just buying one drink, as if that somehow makes you know every aspect of the drinking world. However, while many know t...

Weird Drinking Laws in Europe

Miranda O'Conner
in Culture

I wrote an article awhile back on weird American drinking laws, and, while there are more than enough to fill a second list, it's time to look across the pond at Europe. Europe has a long, storied his...

Beginner's Guide to Brewing Beer

Paul Barker
in How To

Many of us have wondered what it would be like to brew some beer, but very few of us ever have the confidence to start. The idea may birth itself in our minds, but we'll just shrug and go "Well, I don...

Beer and Chocolate: A Match Made in Heaven

David Greenwood-Haigh
in Culture

Have you ever thought about pairing beer and chocolate? Want to know more about it? Here are some things I learned from Cheryl Cade beer sommelier at The Thirst Consultants (yes real job who knew) whe...

Refreshing Summer Vodka and Gin Cocktails

Anthony Gramuglia
in Culture

Considering how many different cocktails and mixed drinks there are, and the number and variety of new concoctions that are created every year, it's surprising to discover that two of the most popular...

What Makes a Manhattan a Manhattan?

Connor Ferguson
in Culture

There are approximately 12 million Google results for "Manhattan recipe." Every major food website and cocktail blog offers their take, and each of these recipes is ever so slightly different. Chowhou...

How the Swizzle Stick Made a Comeback

Ray Shikinami
in Culture

Swizzle sticks may appear to be a bit of a relic from the 70s, but, in recent years, have made something of a comeback thanks to old-school nostalgia. Nostalgia tends to bring a lot of antiquated or o...

10 Hilariously Creative Cocktail Books

Miranda O'Conner
in Buyer's Guide

It sometimes feels, after you've mixed a few drinks, that no one is creative anymore when asking for special cocktails. White Russian. Manhattan. Screw-driver. Long island ice tea. Every recipe is the...

Tips for Making Classic Drinks

Lynne Shumaker
in Buyer's Guide

Pick up any bartender's guide and you'll find recipes for more than 1,000 drinks, and that doesn't include the latest cocktails created to promote a product or commemorate an event. Despite this proli...

Hacking Cheap Liquor

Brent Smith
in How To

Nobody wants to drink from the bargain bin. Cheap liquor leaves a bad taste, ruins mixed drinks, and is a quick way to dampen the good vibes at a party. So, what if there was a way to turn that value-...

Archer's Guide to Cocktails

Catherine Charlwood
in Humor

Please note that the following are cocktail recipes. You won't find anything about wine in this article, as Sterling stated to me over what I believe was his fifth scotch, he does not have a vagina. H...