Archive for Tessa McLean

Moscow Mule Cans Are Here To Help You Celebrate The End of Summer Right

By Summer might be winding down, but that just means we’ll take any excuse to enjoy a warm evening with a tasty cocktail. But sometimes you don’t have the ingredients on hand to mix up what you’re really craving, or if you’re like us, you’re just feeling lazy. ‘Merican Mule is now selling ready-to-drink Moscow Mules […]

How To Pour Beer Correctly

By Ever since our keg-drinking college days, we’ve been taught that the foam that appears when pouring a beer is bad. But what if you found out that that beer foam is actually what keeps your stomach feeling great when you’re deep into a night of imbibing in your favorite brews? Business Insider released a video this weekend […]

You Need These Coupe Glasses That Turn Everything Rainbow

By If you’re looking to turn even the most boring glass of chardonnay into an Instagram dream, well, you’re in luck. Urban Outfitters is now selling magical coupe glasses that can turn any near-translucent beverage into a boozy rainbow. Thanks to a translucent RBGV coating on the bottom of the glass, you can join the trendiness […]

You Should Put Water In Your Whiskey, Science Says

By It’s a debate that has been raging on among whiskey enthusiasts for ages. Does a little water dilute your whiskey, or does it enhance the flavor? When a debate gets this heated, it’s best to turn to science. At least that’s what a few Swedish chemists thought when they decided to attempt to put the […]

A Stranger Things Pop-Up Bar Is Opening and It Will Make You So Nostalgic

By Will might have escaped, but one Chicago bar is here to make sure you can return to the Upside Down. The pop-up space next to Emporium Arcade Bar in Logan Square will transform into an ’80s-themed tribute to the popular show. Upside Down is meant to resemble an “end-of-summer ’80s dance party,” complete with recreations […]

You Can Now Rent An Entire Irish Pub on Airbnb

By There’s something special about the coziness of a neighborhood Irish pub. Since we can’t exactly hop on a plane to Ireland anytime we want, we thought we’d found the next best thing when these inflatable pubs came on the market. But now there’s something even better available. If you’ve always dreamed of running one of […]

Marshmallow Gin is Here To Make Your Last Summer Campfire Epic

By We’ve come across some pretty odd spirit flavors over the years—we’re talking gin infused with motorcycle parts, smoked salmon vodka and bacon bourbon. And while most of these make us audibly gasp and scrunch up our faces in disgust, every once in a while, a spirit comes along that we just can’t wait to try. […]

Prosecco Pong is The Drinking Game You Didn’t Know You Needed

By You’ve probably played a game of beer pong in your lifetime, with lightweight Ping-Pong balls eliciting that characteristic clunk as they land in a shallow pool of domestic beer held by an oversize red Solo cup. The game certainly hasn’t changed much since its entrance on the college scene somewhere between the 1960s and ’70s, so […]

Aldi Introduces Low Calorie Line of Wines

By Aldi is making big headlines in the alcohol world these days. It was recently crowned as having not only one of the best rosés but also one of the best gins in the world. And our favorite part? The bottles are available at very affordable prices.   Aldi UK has launched four wines under its new Featherweight private […]

Would You Drink Cocktails Made From Trash?

By Environmentally conscious efforts are on the rise at bars and restaurants throughout the US. You’ve probably heard about bars ditching straws and growing their own herbs, but what about establishments that go so far as using would-be trash to make your cocktails? One bartending duo wants to show you how, so they’re on a global […]

Get Paid To Drink Whiskey and Travel Around the World

By If you’re sitting at your computer wondering how it could possibly be Monday again, it may be time to search for a new role. And if you spent the whole weekend drinking whiskey and dreaming about traveling the world, we’ve found the role for you. William Grant & Sons Distillers, responsible for brands like Glenfiddich, […]

Are Moscow Mule Mugs Poisoning You?

By Moscow Mules are one of our favorite summer drinks. And we’re not alone—it’s one of the most visited recipes They’ve become so popular in recent years, someone even made a $185 one this summer. But new research says that the copper cup that is so integral to the perfection of our favorite beverage could […]

Northern Ireland Is Going Crazy for Boozy Cocktail-Infused Sausages

By Boozy food is nothing new to the Irish. You can find a Guinness stew just about anywhere, and that’s definitely not the only place you’ll find their flagship beer. But a few Northern Ireland butchers are pushing beyond beer and opting for cocktail flavors in their sausages this summer. Irvinestown’s Maguire Meats debuted a Red […]

Shot of Vodka Infused With World’s Hottest Chili Sends Man to Hospital

By We know we’re not the only ones who think hot sauce makes just about everything better, but does that extend to vodka? One U.K.-based distillery thinks so, producing pure grain vodka infused with the world’s hottest chili, the Carolina Reaper. Patrons at The White Hart pub in Godalming, Surrey, were offered a shot of the […]

Drinking Could Improve Your Short Term Memory

By After a long night of drinking, most imbibers would admit that their memory can get a little fuzzy. But a new study from the University of Exeter suggests that a few drinks might actually strengthen your memory. In the study, 88 participants were split into two groups and given a word-learning task to complete. One […]

Grandparents Try Fireball For The First Time—And Love It

By We’d guess most people have a pretty strong opinion about Fireball cinnamon whiskey—you either love it or hate it. If you haven’t formed one yet, who better to seek out than your grandparents for advice? Obsev asked a group of grandmothers to taste Fireball, and they actually liked it. After the initial fiery shock, the foursome agreed it […]

You Can Now Enjoy a Fried Chicken IPA

By Fried chicken and beer are like coffee and doughnuts—where one is, the other is sure to be found. While they might be a harmonious pairing we can’t get enough of, some crazy East Coast brewers love the duo so much, they decided to put them together. Veil Brewing Co has teamed up with Evil Twin […]

$13 Aldi Gin Crowned One of the Best in the World

By Aldi does it again. If you were skeptical about the discount supermarket, even after its $8 bottle of rosé won similar accolades, Aldi is proving once again that its spirits might just be better than that expensive stuff you’ve been buying. Aldi’s $13 Oliver Cromwell London dry gin received a gold medal at the International […]

Starbucks just released a Piña Colada-flavored drink. We put booze in it.

By We’re at the height of summer, and to celebrate, Starbucks debuted a new drink this week that’s an ode to the tropics. The Piña Colada Tea Infusion, which hit stores Monday, is alcohol-free and replicates creamy, fruity flavors of the classic cocktail. The drink uses black tea, coconut milk and a “pineapple fruit and botanical […]

Hotel Debuts $95 Scotch Cocktail with VR Experience

By If you’re finding your drinking companions a little dull these days, you can now ditch them altogether and opt for a virtual reality experience. Hotel restaurant Baptiste & Bottle, inside the Conrad Chicago hotel, is now offering a $95 rare scotch and sherry cocktail that includes “transportation” to Scotland to take you through the entire distilling process. […]

Drink Like Tyrion with New Game of Thrones Wines

By “Everything’s better with some wine in the belly.” Tyrion Lannister may not always be right, or likable for that matter, but we’ll agree with him on the above. The Master of the Coin would definitely be excited about the newest Games of Thrones must-have: a line of wines inspired by the popular TV show. The […]

Icelandic Spa Wants You to Soak in Giant Tubs of Beer to Improve Health

By Weird spa treatments and trendy health claims pop up every day. Fish pedicures, placenta facials and leech detoxification are, at this point, old news. But an Icelandic spa has created a trend we can get on board with. At the Bjórböðin spa at the northern tip of Iceland, visitors can book a 25-minute soak in […]

These are the 10 Best Beers in America

By If you’re a true, die-hard beer fan, you probably hold a pretty strong opinion about Pliny the Elder. This beer lover’s favorite from Russian River Brewing Company was dethroned for the first time in eight years as the Brewers Association pick for best beer in America. This year’s winner was Michigan’s Bell’s Two Hearted, an IPA with Centennial […]

A Delaware Brewery Created a Scientifically Perfect Summer Beer

By When you’re faced with a hot, sweaty summer day, many of us are forced to choose between a thirst-quenching drink and what we really want: beer. Thanks to two years of scientific research, Dogfish Head Brewery created a new low-calorie brew made specifically to satisfy your thirst and taste like a quality craft beer. Brewery co-founder Sam […]

Beer Yoga is Everything We’ve Ever Wanted in a Workout

By Choosing between happy hour and working out is a battle we’re probably all familiar with. Luckily, we’ve finally found the answer—beer yoga. And yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like. Funzing UK, an organization based in London, hosts one-hour yoga sessions in a traditional pub for £12 ($16), which includes a mat and a beer. And […]

Bourbon Gummy Bears Debut Just In Time for Father’s Day

By All your boozy dreams have officially come true. Just one week after releasing its line of Tequila gummy bears with Casamigos, Sugarfina has reminded us of their line of Bourbon Bears, just in time for Father’s Day. Made with single-barrel bourbon, these non-alcoholic gummy bears promise “a sweet kick” we can’t wait to try. If Dad’s […]

This Purse Is a Game Changer for Wine Lovers

By Purse toting winos rejoice; we found the perfect present for you just in time for summer. Bella Vita Bags has introduced the PortoVino wine purse to fulfill all your drinking dreams. The leather-like purse has a zippered side compartment that conceals an insulated pocket built to hold up to two bottles of wine (a total of […]

Tequila Gummy Bears Are Here to Make Your Summer Even Better

By Remember rosé gummy bears? Well, those are so last year. Enter tequila gummy bears, the newest concoction courtesy of those crazy geniuses over at Sugarfina. The luxury candy boutique has partnered with George Clooney’s Casamigos tequila brand to create a new collection of tequila-infused sweets. You can choose from the Shake Your Margarita, a blanco-tequila-infused Margarita gummy with […]

Breaking Bad Themed Bar Headed to NYC This Summer

By If you’ve always dreamed of cooking up the blue stuff in an RV just like your favorite TV chemist, now’s your chance. The Breaking Bad–themed RV bar from London-based company Lollipop is headed to NYC this summer. ABQ will serve up a DIY cocktail experience, complete with staff in hazmat suits and a makeshift laboratory to cook cocktails […]

This $8 Rosé Bottle Is One of the Best in the World

By Still looking for your go-to bottle of rosé for the summer? Look no further than Aldi, as this $8 bottle was just named one of the greatest in the world. The Exquisite Collection Côtes de Provence rosé 2016 was selected after two weeks of blind tasting at the International Wine Challenge’s Great Value Awards. To be […]

You Can Now Visit a Rosé Drive-Thru

By If you’re visiting the Hamptons this summer, there’s no need to worry about packing enough rosé to get you through the weekend. All you need is a credit card and a car to visit the Rosé Drive-Thru, the brainchild of Joey Wölffer, the owner of esteemed Hamptons winery Wölffer Estate Vineyard. The drive-thru made its […]

Nearly 50 Percent of Americans Admit To Shopping Under The Influence

By We’ve probably all fallen prey to a drunk text or two, but what about other questionable tipsy activity? A new study suggests we may be developing more bad habits after a night of imbibing. According to a new study by, 46 percent of Americans who regularly drink alcohol weekly admit to shopping under the […]

Prosecco-Flavored Frosting Is Here To Change Your Desserts

By What could be better than a cold glass of prosecco—maybe flecked with raspberry-flavored glitter—on a summer evening? How about a cupcake topped with prosecco-flavored frosting? Thanks to Lakeland, a U.K.-based company specializing in creative kitchenware and gifts, you can now top all of your baked goods with a light and fizzy frosting that perfectly mimics […]

This Might Be the Most Expensive Moscow Mule Ever

By There’s a lot to love about the classic Moscow Mule. But do you love it enough to drink 10 pounds of it? Two New York City bars think you do. The Beach at Dream Downtown and PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown are now offering the Mega Mule, a 164-ounce version of the classic Moscow Mule cocktail, for […]

Get Ready For Jim Beam Coffee

By Is it ever too early for bourbon? If you love the sweet taste of America’s favorite whiskey so much you want it all the time, you can now get your fix from your morning cup of joe. Jim Beam announced this week it has partnered with White Coffee to release five coffee varieties infused with the beloved spirit. Each […]

An Inflatable Moe’s Tavern Could Be Coming Your Way Soon

By If you’ve always dreamed of chugging a Duff beer at Moe’s Tavern, you’re in luck. Inflatable replicas of the famous Springfield watering hole will soon open in Dublin, London and Los Angeles. Inflatable Pub, the company behind the product, said it hopes avid Simpsons fans will eventually be able to purchase their own Moe’s on their website […]

Drinking Wine Could Protect Your Brain

By Your nightly glass of wine can do more than just help you relax, according to a new study. You already know that analyzing your wine can make you smarter and that the grape stuff can help you lose weight, but new findings from the Institute of Food Research in Madrid has indicated that regular consumption […]

Where In The World Is The Cheapest Beer?

By The average price of rent in a city is a pretty good way to measure cost of living, but what about the price of beer? Deutsche Bank recently released findings on how much a pint costs in a neighborhood pub in an expat area of a given city in 2017. Oslo led the list at $9.90, followed […]

You Won’t Believe How Much This Margarita Costs

By It may not be the most expensive Margarita in the world, but it’s close. The MGM National Harbor, a new luxury resort just outside of Washington D.C., has debuted its $1,000 Dom-arita. The recipe mixes Don Julio 1942 tequila with Grand Marnier Quintessence liqueur, agave nectar, lime juice and seasonal fruits. The drink is then finished off […]

Move Over Rosé, Blue Prosecco Is Here

By It’s no secret by now — America’s got a renewed love of color. Tired of the average drink, social media mavens everywhere are reaching for vibrant Unicorn frappuccinos and glittery cocktails to satisfy their thirst. Enter, blue prosecco. We’ve heard about blue wine before, and recently learned it’s available for preorder (finally) in the U.S., but now an […]