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Grass. Scorpions. The color purple. You probably wouldn’t (or couldn’t) eat these things. But would you drink them?
They’re not what you expect. Guaranteed.
On their own, bitter liqueurs can be hard to stomach. What about in a really balanced cocktail?
It’s about to get real steamy.
For a new twist on an old favorite, add fall fruit to tried-and-true libations.
Arak comes straight from the Levant to give your cocktails an anise-forward kick.
Trick-or-treating may be out of the question now, but there’s still a fun way to get that candy fix, no matter if you prefer Tootsie Rolls or Twizzlers.
Because everything is better on three wheels.
It contained liquid nitrogen.
No need to save the honey for your English muffins and tea. This bee-friendly booze is the next buzzy thing.
This rice-based elixir is the world’s best selling booze—but that’s not the only reason you should try it.
The team at Milk & Honey is planning a worldwide toast to Petraske on Monday, August 31.
The cause of death is still unknown.
The spiky, frond-y pineapple is having a moment. Time to drink in the season’s most popular golden fruit.
If you want to bone up on your booze know-how, these bloggers will show you how.
Are you a fan of sweet, salty, bitter, sour or umami? These cocktails will help you figure that out.
You’ll want to add these to your list of summer reads.
This agave spirit is North America’s oldest distilled spirit. Here’s what it’s been up to since 1000 B.C.
The Spirited Awards 2015 results are in!
These bizarre drinks are staples abroad, but have never seen the light of day in the States.
Looking for your next boozy experiment? Try one of these fruit-based infusions to add a bit of summer to your glass.
A new Google Maps feature lets you tour more than 80 California vineyards and breweries.
This herbal liqueur is a favorite among bartenders and a great addition to cocktails—but there’s not just one player in the game anymore.
The correct answer is: Hell yes.
Congrats to everyone who made the list!
Do you know what to do when there’s no corkscrew on hand? Or how to remove a pesky red wine stain?
Would you drink Heisenberg Blue Ice Vodka?
Still need the perfect gift for your dad? These whiskey products will sure wow him.
Gain a new appreciation for your favorite tropical drinks.
Drink beer. Save the wildlife.
Ever get the heebie jeebies when an ant crawls into your Gin & Tonic during a picnic? This new gin encourages you to embrace that added “essence.” (Protein, right?) Anty Gin, which is currently being sold for £210 (about $329) a bottle, is the product of a collaboration between The Cambridge Distillery and the Nordic […]
What do you need to make perfect cocktails at home? Check out these 11 essentials, illustrated for easy reference.
Mild session beers meet hoppy IPAs to create an amazingly easy-to-drink refresher. Get a few recommendations on which ones to sip all summer long.
There’s a new way to go green that’s sweeping the nation. Pistachios are finding their way into cocktail glasses from New York to San Francisco.
Yes, this is a real game. And, yes, it is magical.
From illicit distilling in the backwoods of the South to large-scale productions that have popularized the spirit, learn all you need to know about white lightning (aka hooch).
A water resources firm and home brewers in Oregon want to make this a thing.
This oft misunderstood spirit comes in many forms. Historian David Wondrich helps clear up the mystery behind what, exactly, Old Tom is. And why you should be drinking it right now.
If you like good bourbon, you’ve likely heard about the recent major thefts of two of the most sought after brands in the country: Wild Turkey and Pappy Van Winkle. Yesterday, a grand jury in Frankfort, Ky., indicted nine people in connection with a bourbon-theft ring that’s allegedly responsible for stealing nearly $100,000 worth of […]
These drinks are corny in the best way: Find out how bartenders are using the sweet, juicy vegetable in cocktails.
It’s no joke: This airborne cuke has embarked on its boozy cross-country flight—and you can join in.
Do you know where this herbaceous spirit comes from? Here are the highlights of the beguiling spirit’s lengthy existence.
Cocktail historian David Wondrich has an insightful and, um, rather interesting idea about where the word comes from.
A cup of joe a day helps keep the liver cancer away.
The once-illicit spirit makes a damn fine cocktail.
The 1950s and 60s were a boozy time—especially at this debaucherous ad agency.
The list includes master mixologists Dale DeGroff, Dave Arnold, Alex Day, David Kaplan and more.
Every time someone orders an original recipe, the creator of the drink will get one percent of the sale price.
These stars know how to make any day better—with a swig of whiskey.
The FDA says the powdered alcohol is a go.
Feel confident making three-, four- and five-ingredient drinks at home? Step it up with these ultra-intricate drinks.
Brian Van Flandern’s new book, Celebrity Cocktails, celebrates stars who loved a good drink—many of whom have at least one Academy Award.
Not sure what all the fuss is about? This all-purpose guide to making and bottling homemade bitters will show you.
Oleo saccharum is the secret, old-time combination of sugar and citrus rind that your cocktails have been waiting for.
Vodka haters, take heed: Your least favorite “flavorless, odorless” spirit can be plenty useful in ways that don’t even involve drinking.
This cocktail combines blood orange and lemon oleo saccharum with gin and a little sherry to cut the sweetness.
Make a homemade sour mix with oleo saccharum and lemon juice to give this drink the punch it deserves.
This devilishly colored citrus fruit is in season—and should also be in your drinks.
Not sure which cocktails to drink with each course of a big meal? This strategic plan guarantees every step of every holiday feast flows with boozy ease.
Whether you’re into homemade holiday gifts or want the perfect conversation starter for you next holiday party, this liqueur recipe has you covered.
Add a little zing to your favorite autumn snack with this simple, flavor-packed recipe.
Here’s why top San Francisco bartender Jacques Bezuidenhout thinks labels—both big and small—don’t matter.
Looking for a way to use up your excess supplies of summer herbs? Turn them into super-fresh simple syrups to add a hint of garden to your glass.
Looking to get into home cocktailing? Here’s how to capitalize on as few bottles as possible, with a little help from David and Lesley Jacobs Solmonson, authors of The 12 Bottle Bar.
Put your drinks through finishing school with one of these showy (but simple!) garnishes from famed San Francisco tiki bar Smuggler’s Cove.
These famous faces don’t just promote liquor brands, they own one.
Ever downed a shooter with a scorpion staring you in the face? Or downed a spittoon of wine? Check out the 7 shots in film that trump all others.
Lifestyles of the rich and famous don’t always account for taste. Here are a few famous faces that appreciate a well-made cocktail—and aren’t afraid to show it.
Master distiller Allen Katz’s take on why some big brands get a bad rap.
No matter if you’re watching a rerun from the 70s or last season, this drinking game will make your SNL viewing much more entertaining.
Your favorite group of metropolitan ladies know how to throw back a drink.
Your home bar is about to get a lot more delicious with these two brandied cherry recipes from top Portland, Ore. bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler.
Check out five of our favorite cocktail stories from May, including the six best cocktail apps for your smartphone and the best places to drink in Nashville.
Drink Smart: Powdered Alcohol's Big Dilemma & More Boozy News
From Starbucks’ new happy hour menu to a bizarre rendering of what the Crystal Head Vodka bottle would look like with a face, be sure you’re in the know.
Get the scoop on this wildly popular flavoring for liqueurs and cocktail syrups and find out how to use them.
Spring is here, and that means it’s time to break out the gin. Try one of these cool and refreshing cocktails as you wait for the flowers to bloom.
Britain’s most celebrated secret agent has enjoyed dozens of on-screen cocktails, but here are the 10 that are our favorite.