Never Forget Where Your Booze Came From With This Lovely Whiskey Chart

Our friends at Pop Chart Lab love tracing down the tangled, tortuous branches of the family trees connecting some of our favorite things. They've done it for beer, and now they're switching to the hard stuff, with a lovely taxonomy of the world's many types of whiskey. » 4/10/14 1:37pm 4/10/14 1:37pm

Is It a Good Idea to Vaporize and Inhale Alcohol?

Vaporizing, and then inhaling alcohol has gained a lot of attention lately. In the 1950s it was introduced as a treatment for excessive fluid in your lungs, called pulmonary edema. It's now gained popularity as a way to quickly become intoxicated. Proponents of this process-to-become-plastered, tout several benefits… » 4/09/14 7:30am 4/09/14 7:30am

Amazing St. Patrick's Day Cocktails: Don't Stoop to Green Beer

Listen, friends don't let friends drink green beer. We're talking about cheap light beer, plus green. Yum. Is this what your Irish grandfathers and grandmothers worked their fingers to the bone for? No! It's possible to make a drink that pays homage to The Emerald Isle without compromising your dignity in the process.… » 3/14/14 5:00pm 3/14/14 5:00pm

There's no difference in buying a large beer vs a small beer at a game

Sometimes when you go a stadium to watch a game or an arena to watch a concert, you'll have the option of buying an overpriced large beer or a slightly less overpriced small beer. Go small to save a few dollars because the small cup holds just as much beer as the large cup. More beer for your buck! » 3/10/14 8:44pm 3/10/14 8:44pm

How to Make the Best Limoncello You've Ever Had

Limoncello! That sweet, tart, and refreshingItalian after-dinner digestif can be a wonderful thing. But, typically, when you go for the store-bought stuff it's cloyingly sweet, and doesn't have any of that fresh zip to it. Here's the good news: It's simple to make at home and customize it to your own taste, giving you… » 2/28/14 5:00pm 2/28/14 5:00pm

Reimagining the Home Bar of the Future

I don't know about you, but my home bar is a mess. It's two shelves utterly stuffed with bottles any way they'll fit, with no rhyme or reason behind it. Rarely do I have any concept of how much I have left of what; I have to check every bottle and hope there's enough to scrape together a decent cocktail. In the future, … » 2/07/14 5:00pm 2/07/14 5:00pm

The Perfect Alcoholic Pairings For Your Super Bowl Sunday Junk Food

Hey, football fans! Super Bowl Sunday is on the horizon—which, for many of us, means a day of eating garbage and tossing back drinks. But don't do it all willy-nilly. Like a sommelier at Guy Fieri's restaurant, we've got the perfect drinks to complement your disgusting food choices. » 1/31/14 5:00pm 1/31/14 5:00pm

How Two Big Brand Boozes Are Moving Forward By Going Backward

Original recipes are one of those things coveted most in marketing. Remember how excited everyone was about Coca-Cola Classic after the New Coke fiasco? Well, sometimes spirits-makers want to get in on that action as well, whether that means a limited-edition release like Beefeater is doing with Burrough's Reserve, or… » 1/24/14 5:00pm 1/24/14 5:00pm

The 20 Weirdest, Coolest Liquor Bottles in the World

Generally speaking, it's what's inside a bottle that counts. It could come out of a yak udder just as long as it still tastes like a fine, single-malt Scotch. Still, there's nothing wrong with a little creative packaging. And booze bottles come in some of the most creative, decadent, and just plain bizarre designs you… » 1/17/14 5:00pm 1/17/14 5:00pm

Do You Drink Too Much? Here's How You Can Tell

Now that the holidays are over, a bit of reflection is in order. The days were short, the nights long, and the awkward, forced social interactions all too frequent. Many of us breezed through uncomfortable office holiday parties or family dinners with the aid of alcohol; some drank too much, others drank way too much. » 1/06/14 2:56pm 1/06/14 2:56pm

How To Build Your Own Carbonation Rig That Adds Bubbles to Anything

Look, Sodastreams are great for their convenience and ubiquity, but there are some drawbacks. For starters, you can only use them to carbonate water. On top of that, the cost of the replacement CO2 cartridges (which you need to keep yourself "in bubbles") is higher than it needs to be. We've explored other systems that… » 1/03/14 5:00pm 1/03/14 5:00pm

Our Best Booze Articles of 2013

2013 was a good year for drinkin'. We investigated boozy superstition, we traveled the earth to see how your favorite spirits are made, and we drank cognac out of a bone. We had a great time, and we were glad you came with us. Here now are our favorite Happy Hour episodes from 2013, including some you might have… » 12/27/13 5:00pm 12/27/13 5:00pm

America Might Be About To Get Its First Indoor Throwing Star Range

If this website is to be believed, come 2014, Lexington, Kentucky could easily replace Orlando, Florida as the most popular vacation spot in the country. Because next spring the city will be host to the nation's first indoor throwing star range and sake bar. Because nothing goes better with rice wine than a throwable… » 12/24/13 5:30pm 12/24/13 5:30pm

5 Barbacking Gadgets for the Harried Holiday Party Host

It's your Festivus party; you should be out there schmoozing with guests, not stuck in the kitchen pouring drinks. With these mechanical mixologists at your side, you'll be able to pour a professional cocktail and still have time to be the life of the party. » 12/02/13 6:40pm 12/02/13 6:40pm

A Tiny Stamp Brands Your Can To Make Sure No One Steals Your Drink

Is there anything worse than being at a party and having someone steal your drink? Sure! Taking a long swigg on a can only to realize it isn't yours. But now you can avoid both situations with this keychain-sized stamp that lets you brand an aluminum can with a permanent message, leaving no debate as to its ownership. » 12/02/13 4:00pm 12/02/13 4:00pm