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

Aug 17, 2017

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 […]

Are Bartending Robots the Future? Or Are They Just Another Fad?

Aug 16, 2017

The lowdown on what’s happening with robotics in bars.

You Can Now Rent An Entire Irish Pub on Airbnb

Aug 15, 2017

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

Aug 15, 2017

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. […]

Beyond Clear Ice: The Latest in Ice Trends Involves Robots and Unique Branding

Aug 11, 2017

It’s a new way to think about ice in your drinks.

Know Where Your Favorite Italian Liqueur Comes From?

Aug 11, 2017

No one understands the intersection of drinking and culture quite like the Italians do. There’s a drink for every moment. Go ahead: Drink Italian. It’s a way of life. Italian liqueurs and spirits are a lot like the different regions and cities in the country; each has its own unique history and profile. That’s why […]

Meet the Newest Face of Hong Kong’s Exciting Drink Scene

Aug 10, 2017

Bringing southern France to the metropolis.

Yes, You Can—And Should—Cook with Bourbon. Here’s How to Do It.

Aug 09, 2017

Put that bourbon to good eating use.

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

Aug 08, 2017

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

Aug 08, 2017

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?

Aug 07, 2017

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

Aug 07, 2017

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, […]

Why the Aperol Spritz Is So Popular in Italy

Aug 04, 2017

There’s a reason this cocktail is a global hit.

Are Moscow Mule Mugs Poisoning You?

Aug 04, 2017

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

Aug 03, 2017

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

Aug 03, 2017

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 […]

The Best State for Distilling? Pennsylvania Has Changed from Anti-Distiller to Loving Them.

Aug 02, 2017

How the shift happened. And what it means for businesses there.

5 Ways to Put Oreos In All of Your Food and Drinks

Aug 02, 2017

The black-and-white cookie has so many uses. They will blow your cookie-loving mind.

Drinking Could Improve Your Short Term Memory

Jul 31, 2017

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

Jul 31, 2017

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

Jul 28, 2017

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

Jul 27, 2017

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.

Jul 25, 2017

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 […]

6 Spirits Flavored Like Things You Probably Wouldn’t Eat

Jul 25, 2017

Grass. Scorpions. The color purple. You probably wouldn’t (or couldn’t) eat these things. But would you drink them?

Hotel Debuts $95 Scotch Cocktail with VR Experience

Jul 24, 2017

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. […]

Are Martinis Better at Room Temperature?

Jul 24, 2017

This bar owner thinks people are serving them too cold.

Ready-to-Drink Alcoholic Iced Coffee Just Hit the Market thanks to RumChata

Jul 21, 2017

More than 60 percent of U.S. adults said they drink some form of coffee at least once a day, according to Gallup. What could make this essential morning routine even better? Booze. RumChata just launched the first and only premium ready-to-drink alcoholic iced coffee, FrappaChata. The product consists of RumChata’s award-winning cream liqueur combined with […]

Boozy Jelly is Here to Upgrade Your PB&J

Jul 20, 2017

It’s time to rummage through the fridge and throw out the boring grape jelly hiding behind the milk, because there’s a new jelly in town. And rumor has it it’s rosé flavored. Drunk Jelly, a company based in California, just debuted a rosé flavor, joining its already existing lineup of pinot grigio, merlot and pinot […]

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