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.

Alcohol Delivery Services in Your Neighborhood
Whether we want to admit it or not, we've all had moments where we wanted to have a drink, but didn't want to make the hike to a bar or a liquor store. Sometimes, it's a phenomenon that happens while ...
Best Brunch Cocktails
Mimosas and Bloody Marys are wonderful brunch cocktails (and integral to most hangover cures, along with huge helpings of food). But if you're looking to spice up your classy day drinking game, these ...
Most Underrated Gins
As far as liquor goes, gin seems like the most grownup of the bunch. It's the spirit of choice for mature, professional drinkers, old Hollywood starlets, and your grandparents, probably. If you're tir...
11 Spicy Alcoholic Drinks to Set Your Mouth on Fire
Alcoholic drinks are the ideal way to turn a dull evening into something exciting–and, so, if one wishes to spice up their life with a drink, why not make it a spicy alcoholic drink? Whether it's a co...
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KT P2 years ago
Street Urchins:
Papi lunged for the nape of Baby's neck. Thought he had, anyway. She moved fast. Lighting fast. A simile. Yes, he thought, I still have it. A bad simile, sure, since lightning is quick and unpredictab...
Aaliyah Williams2 years ago
How To Sneak Booze Into Any Place, Any Time
If you’ve ever wanted to know how to sneak booze into… well virtually anywhere… you’re in the right place. We’ve been in your situation countless times. Maybe it’s your school prom next week, possible...
Questionable Drinks to Have on a First Date
First impressions are a big deal, and the fact is that they can make or break our ability to find the right person for us. That first date, we're looking at every little detail to see if there are red...
Jen Coe2 years ago
Best Canned Craft Beers
Brewers nationwide are turning to cans when it comes to distributing their best canned craft beers. Liquor store shelves are slowly seeing bottles being replaced by cans and new breweries who are comp...
Best Breakfast Beers From Around the World
Believe it or not, having a beer with breakfast is an age-old tradition. As far back as the 17th century monks at the Paulaner monastic brewery in Munich sipped on a dopplebocks in the early morning a...
Shinji Kazuma2 years ago
Facts About Alcohol You Didn't Know
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...
Miranda O'Conner2 years ago
Weird Drinking Laws in Europe
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...
Beer and Chocolate: A Match Made in Heaven
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
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...
Katya Krakowska2 years ago
Archer's Guide to Cocktails
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...
Sheera Lee2 years ago
33 Booze Life Hacks Every Drinker Needs to Know
Elevate your bartender, mixologist and sommelier skills to the next level with these 33 booze hacks: Capsaicin, the chemical that makes peppers hot, is not water-soluble but is alcohol-soluble. Take a...
Proof Staff2 years ago
Write For Proof Today
Proof has now joined the Vocal platform, allowing alcohol lovers around the globe to share intoxicating ideas, suggestions, stories, and ever-shifting tastes to a spirited community.
Iwan Palinski2 years ago
Do Bloody Marys Really Cure Hangovers?
"I pray thee let me and my fellow have A hair of the dog that bit us last night— And bitten were we both to the brain aright. We saw each other drunk in the good ale glass." —John Heywood, 1546 There ...
Lynne Shumaker2 years ago
Whiskey: A Guide and History
Long before the Bloody Mary, the Screwdriver, the Martini, the Margarita, and the Daiquiri appeared on the scene, alcohol lovers were drinking Mint Juleps, Sazeracs, Old Fashioneds, and Manhattans—all...