alcohol

All about the effects of alcohol on the mind and body, and what a drinker should expect from a sip, or ten, of the hard stuff.

Russian Vodka
"Is that vodka?" Margarita asked weakly. The cat jumped up in his seat with indignation. "I beg your pardon, my queen," he rasped, "Would I ever allow myself to offer vodka to a lady? This is pure alc...
Yoshio Chandler2 years ago
A Guide to Professional Drinking
So, you think you can drink. The real question, can you drink anything and still remain coherent? Can you out-drink your friends, wake up without a hangover, and make them think you're a god? If your ...
Best Big Batch Cocktails Made with Rum
Rum is one of the best party liquors you can buy. It gets people drunk fast, works well with cocktails, and basically helped invent the whole tiki party movement that you end up seeing every summer. I...
Hydro Wilson2 years ago
Cool Ways To Serve Whiskey
Whiskey is one of those drinks that most people either love or hate, depending on how it's served. One of the biggest issues that whiskey seems to have, at least in terms of reputation, is the misconc...
Skunk Uzeki2 years ago
Weird Ways to Get a DUI
Drunk driving is a leading cause of fatal car crashes, so it only makes sense that police criminalize drinking and driving. However, not all DUI charges are the same. Most people assume that getting c...
Best Rooftop Bars in NYC
Prior to my current job, I used to be a food critic for a number of publications. During my tenure as a critic, I would go to restaurants almost daily to either practice my reviews and do submissions,...
Brandon Krogel2 years ago
The Destructive Nature Of Alcohol
I feel like alcohol rarely gets the recognition it deserves as one of the most destructive and detrimental creations to ever affect the human race. Maybe there's a reason for that. Booze is sneaky. It...
Skunk Uzeki2 years ago
Best Rum Cocktails for Parties
Rum cocktails tend to have an intimidating or downright bad reputation among drinkers. Possibly because of how sweet rum can be, or because of how many bad decisions seem to come from drinking them, r...
Is Beer Belly Real?
If there's one thing that strikes fear into every dieter's heart when they attend a party, it's the possibility of gaining a beer belly. It's easy to see why; beer belly's not exactly the most attract...
Daniel Falconer2 years ago
Myths About Alcohol You Shouldn't Believe
If you’re of above legal drinking age, or for some of you, even if you’re below it, you’re likely to know exactly how it feels to go to the bar and order your first alcoholic drink. The excitement and...
Rowan Marley2 years ago
Do Hangover Pills Work?
If you have gone to a Whole Foods or even just walked up to a bodega, you have probably seen pills that claim that they can end a hangover or even prevent a hangover. Some pills even suggest that they...
Anthony Beal2 years ago
9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Sake
Japanese sake has one of the longest, most storied histories of all alcoholic beverages, yet its tale remains largely unknown outside the country of its birth, or to anyone who isn't a dyed-in-the-woo...
Health Benefits of Champagne
Wine and beer have been known to be great for one's health, as long as it's in moderation. Regular beer drinking has been shown to be great for creativity, digestive health, and even bone. Wine, on th...
Taylor Flaherty2 years ago
Alcohol Addiction: Mental Disease or Choice?
As I reach for my third water bottle within the hour to cure my killer hangover, I think back to the vague events of the night before. I scroll through my camera roll at the numerous pictures taken to...
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J.C. Marie2 years ago
Just One More Round
I was never a big drinker before college. My parents occasionally let me try their beer or a shot if we were at one of their friend's houses, but I never got drunk. I wasn't friends with the party cro...
Best Whiskey Cocktails
For any experienced whiskey drinker, any list of the best whiskey cocktails may appear more than a little familiar. Chances are, you've drank all of these before. And for good reason: they're really, ...
What Your Favorite Drink Says About You
Whether you want to acknowledge it or not, most bartenders tend to get a good grasp of people based on what they order at a bar. Though there's always exceptions to the rule, there's a little bit of t...
Skunk Uzeki2 years ago
Health Benefits of Beer
Beer is much maligned. We're often told that the health benefits of beer are really nonexistent. We're warned about the dreaded "beer belly" and about how it makes us make bad decisions. The fact is t...