Necessity is the mother of invention, but has no familial relation to good design. Sticking two cups of different sizes together and hoping they don’t spill is medieval (not literally, it’s actually 19th century), and even in modern shakers, the process of getting the shaken beverage out of the shaker is sleight of…
Wine is spoiled grape juice. It’s old squished grapes mixed with yeast that get you drunk. But lots of people have a lot of things to say about wine, and maybe you’ve wondered what it is that gets them so jazzed over rotten grapes. Well, a lot of their enjoyment comes from biology, chemistry and psychology, as well as…
You may have read Hunter S. Thompson’s famous article recounting the rampant debauchery at the Kentucky Derby and thought you’d glimpsed the true, beating heart of insane white people shit. But you’d have been mistaken. It’s not until you see these photos of the Melbourne Cup, Australia’s most drunken and depraved…
There are a lot of things I love about Fantastic Fest, but it’s hard to come up with a better one than a cocktail contest themed around Star Wars. For the second year in a row, the Alamo Drafthouse hosted a Star Wars Drink Competition, and I’m still a little buzzed from it.
Make no bones about it, life is a struggle. From navigating the daily rat race, to raising a family, to trying to watch TV while enjoying a frosty brew from a giant mug. Every time you take a sip, the other side of the mug usually blocks your view, but not with the brilliantly engineered TV Beer Mug.
Only the truest The Next Generation fans likely know that Isolinear Chips are the 24th century’s equivalent of the USB flash drives we carry around today. On the show, they utilize futuristic optical storage techniques which haven’t been invented yet, so these non-functional replicas will best serve as drink coasters…
The results are in: Teens are inhaling The Good Plant like never before.
Drinking from a canteen’s spout is fine when you’re just rehydrating after a hike. But once camp is set up, you’ll probably be drinking something other than water, and that’s where this canteen from the Stable Goods Co. really shines. Flip it over, remove the bottom, and suddenly you’ve got a wide-mouthed pint glass.
After the full impact of the Flint water crisis was revealed, it was almost inevitable that more cities would start to see the same problems when it came to lead in their water supplies. Now it’s been proven that dozens of utilities are underreporting the amounts of lead in their water: 33 cities in the US have been…
The immense popularity of Starbucks means that every other person you see on the street is holding one of its highly recognizable green and white paper cups. So what better way could there be to hide a can of beer in plain sight than with this special plastic lid that lets you camouflage it inside a coffee cup?
I will freely admit to being one of the twentysomething wasters who will throw a cocktail in anything that isn’t a Solo cup. But if you have more style and class, you may have wondered if there’s science behind the bewildering array of glassware.
If you were at a bar with your phone in New York City during 2014, your whiskey-laced illegible tweets may have been used for important scientific research.
It’s summer. You’re hot. You’re thirsty. You surreptitiously crack open a Miller High Life tall boy in Central Park—right in front of a cop. Don’t worry. Thanks to new borough-wide policy, you probably won’t get arrested. Cheers!
I like to drink. In fact, I like to drink more than I like to move. As in, move my body. I used those exact words when canceling a gym membership once. They wouldn’t let me cancel over the phone, so when I finally went to the gym and was asked why I wanted to quit I simply said that I liked drinking more than I liked…
While the clear intentions of vodka and gin were an easy sell for my cocktail glass, I admit it took me a little longer to dabble in the dark liquors. Mostly because I was confused. Was rye like bourbon? But what the hell was scotch? And apparently they’re all whiskey? If only I’d had this book.
There’s none so blind as those who will not see.
“Funky, some overripe fruit, leaning more into barnyard flavors, dried hay, grass...horse blanket, horse-like...a little bit of cheese rind...blue cheese, parmesan...”
This week, Starbucks started testing alcohol service at two New York City locations. “Wouldn’t it be funny to get drunk at Starbucks?” I thought. It didn’t take long to figure out that I should stick to drinking at bars.