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.

5 Things People Don't Tell You About Being a Liquor Critic
Prior to my current jobs, I worked part-time as a food and liquor critic for a magazine. For most people, this sounds like a dream job. I won't lie; there were huge perks that still make me miss that ...
Skunk Uzeki2 years ago
How To Make Your Own Twisted Tea
Twisted Tea might just be one of the most refreshing alcoholic beverages currently being sold by the bottle in liquor stores. The drink, which is called a "hard iced tea," is an alcoholic version of y...
Skunk Uzeki2 years ago
Best Hard Seltzers for Summer
If you're over the age of 21, you've probably had at least one cocktail that was made with seltzer or diet soda mixed with vodka. It's a staple in bars and also is a quick way to make a waistline-frie...
Rachel Newcombe2 years ago
Talking Under the Influence
There is a strange phenomenon that happens when you indulge (or overindulge) in alcohol. The things that you were previously too shy or too smart to say suddenly start sounding pretty good out loud. I...
Skunk Uzeki2 years ago
Best Ready to Drink Margaritas
I love to drink. Though I love to drink just about anything given to me during a party, cocktails are my favorite. And, of all the cocktails I enjoy, margaritas, in particular, hold a special spot in ...
Rachel Newcombe2 years ago
God I Need(ed) a Drink
I was 17 when I started uni, and I had only started drinking a few months before. I was a novice who still thought it was a good idea to take all the shots at once, then chase it with beer and Kahlua ...
Amanda Kusek2 years ago
Top Shelf Cures
When I was six or seven, my parents went out to celebrate an anniversary and left our grandmother to watch my brothers and me. Grandma Jean is British, and when I was little I loved this the most abou...
Brandon Krogel2 years ago
The Infinite Loop of Drinking and Depression
I've struggled with depression for pretty much my entire life. Over the years I feel as though I've gotten better at managing it but I suppose the disappointing reality is that it still feels ever pre...
Corey Gittleman2 years ago
Best Songs About Drinking
Drinking is one of the world's favorite pastimes, for those who are of age. Enough so that musicians have been writing songs about drinking, getting drunk, and their favorite drinks for years now. The...
Simple Two Ingredient Summer Cocktails
Most people adore drinking cocktails at bars and restaurants, and who can blame them? Cocktails taste great, are festive in nature, and always seem to be artfully presented to those who get to drink t...
Chris Cori2 years ago
Drinking Like a Champion
For those of us who drink, we usually either tend to go to a full extreme or not partake at all. There are a small number of people who actually use that weird little word some of us know as "moderati...
Jessica Herring2 years ago
Best Big Batch Cocktails Made with Vodka
During the summer, most people love entertaining and relaxing with cocktails, but it can be stressful to figure out which drinks to make. Big batch cocktails made with vodka are the perfect way to hav...
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Dante Cooper2 years ago
Zima
A few weeks ago, one of my coworkers asked me if I was going to be bringing Zima back. The topic of Zima had been brought up months prior, during a conversation between said coworker, our boss, and my...
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...