history

Since discovering alcohol a millennium ago, humans have been gung-ho about this liquid drug; Voyage back in time to map out the history of alcohol and drinking.

Cato Conroya month ago
10 Famous Politicians Who Were Alcoholics
There are very few vices that are as common as alcohol. It's been featured in many different movies, television shows, plays, and books. Drinking was once such a problem, it actually caused a politica...
A M B M9 months ago
The History Behind Absinthe and How to Make a La Louche
History of Absinthe: Modern day Absinthe is derived from Wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium) along with other herbs and was originally curated by French Dr. Pierre Ordinaire during the French Revolution (...
How an Old Fashioned Became the Old Fashioned Staple of NYC
It’s a drink that’s always in style no matter the decade or day of the week. It’s on every bartender’s curriculum and every mixed drink enthusiast’s bucket list, but the Old Fashioned has always been ...
Amanda Kuseka year 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...
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...
Famous Books Written by Alcoholic Authors
Many famous authors have struggled with alcohol addiction. Some use it as a means of sparking inspiration, while others depend on it to self-medicate. It is widely debated whether or not drinking actu...
Cato Conroya year ago
History of Wine and Church
The church is not exactly what most people would think of when they are asked to name a champion of partying. However, it'd be a lie to say that the often straight-laced church didn't have a major con...
Anthony Beala year 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...
Taylor Flahertya year 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...
Matthew Hall2 years ago
Five Days of Drinking on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail
Let’s begin this journey with news there are apparently more bourbon barrels in the state of Kentucky than people. Kentucky’s population is around 4.5 million people, so that’s a lot of bourbon barrel...
Pairing Rum & Chocolate
I am constantly on a search for new fabulous flavour pairings for chocolate and thanks to the complexity of this food there’s a lot of road ahead of me! My next chocolatey adventure takes place during...
Carolyn Swindell2 years ago
Look, We Might Need a Cocktail Every Day this Month
It’s a big year, 2017. And no month of 2017 is bigger than May. See, back in May 1917 – that’s 100 years ago for those of us with Arts degrees – one Clara D.D. Walsh of St Louis, Missouri (formerly Mi...
Strange Facts About Americans During Prohibition
The lives of Americans during Prohibition weren't easy. After all, life without alcohol isn't very easy - and people really, truly do love their liquor. How much Americans loved their booze really cam...
Sophie Heller2 years ago
Things You Didn't Know About Vodka
With a history potentially dating back to the 8th century, there are probably quite a few interesting things you didn't know about vodka. Vodka and some of its most famous producers like Absolut, Smir...
Gary Ayd2 years ago
History of the Moscow Mule
The history of alcohol and drinking goes back as far as recorded history, and likely beyond. If there is a substance more intertwined with humanity beyond water and air than booze I can't think of it ...
Beginners Guide to Beer Styles
Beer. Once the refuge of dads and grads, it’s become a booming niche, with seemingly more styles than bubbles in a pint glass. Whether you enjoy a wide variety of brews, are loyal to your favorite fla...
Skunk Uzeki2 years ago
Favorite Drinks Of Presidents, Ranked
If there's one thing that the White House knows how to do, it's enjoy a great meal. And, what's a great meal without an equally amazing drink to follow? Ever since George Washington was elected presid...
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...