Campari—the bright red liquor best known as the start of the negroni—is delicious. But what the hell is it, exactly? The few people who know have kept the recipe a secret for well over a century. That didn’t stop master bartender Hiroyasu Kayama from trying to make his own.
There’s no better indication that a party might suck than it having a formal dress code. How are you supposed to relax with a stiff collar and silk noose tied around your neck? It’s not completely impossible, though, thanks to a bunch of geniuses who invented a necktie that doubles as a beer koozie.
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.
Ice is very important to me. Outside of beer and orange juice, I believe that every drink can be improved with ice. But even I know my love for ice has its limits. It’s just frozen water, after all. But to Ross Simon from Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour in Phoenix, Arizona, ice is so much more than that.
Prohibition was a dark time for America. Booze was banned, and crime was skyrocketing. But that doesn’t mean people stopped coming up with new ways to have fun with alcohol.
If there’s smoke... you should drink it? Cocktail Chemistry shows how you can make an ice ball full of smoke for your cocktails that once you crack open, will unleash the smoke monster. The effect is really cool, like the spirit gods are anointing your drink as worthy.
Looking for a fun weekend project that promises to improve every last part of the forthcoming summer? Do what Instructables’ Mike Warren did and combine a gas-powered chainsaw with a blender to make a machine that churns the smoothest frozen margaritas on the planet, without the need for a power cord.
I don’t even drink coffee but after seeing an espresso shot get pulled through a naked portafilter on an espresso machine, it’s the only thing I want in my life. Watching the water swish through the finely ground coffee beans and then seeing it seep through each hole and then finally being allowed to witness how the…
Jagerbombs are awful and gross and taste like medicine and don’t really deserve to exist after you grow up. Explosions are awesome and cool and need to happen more in your life as you get old (the highly controlled, non-violent, and fun sort of explosions, of course). So the logical thing to do is to turn Jagerbombs…
It’s been thirty years since the Chernobyl disaster and radiation levels in plants seemed to have died down. So why are levels of radiation in milk still peaking?
There are a lot of ways to drink coffee but most of us don’t put much thought into it. Here’s a quick burst of different brewing methods, from the common cappuccinos and espressos to the always trendy aeropress and v60 pourovers to the more unique coffee cezve and siphon coffee. It’s a fun look at the different ways…
You can order the same drink at bars all over the world, but how much booze each order is really going to get you depends a lot on where you are.
Sip your morning coffee suspiciously, friend—it may not be what you think.
We’d suggest you sit down and pour yourself a drink before you hear this news—but, honestly, that would probably only make it worse.
We depend on our tap water for almost everything, but what do you do when the taste of it doesn’t quite suit you? We talked to a water sommelier about the taste of tap water—and also got a recipe for a water cocktail.
Hong Kong bartender Rajendra Limbu is bringing the intoxicating effects of high art to the more pedestrian world of alcohol with cocktails that take influence from Vincent Van Gogh, Salvador Dalí, and Piet Mondrian.
Most reasonable people can generally agree on two things: the Earth is round and soda is bad for you. And though we know the first to be absolutely true, what’s so bad about soda? Asap Science explains as only they can in the hand drawn animation below. Basically, it erodes enamel on our teeth, pumps too much corn…
Pick the apples. Wash the apples. Chop the apples into a mash. Crush that apple mash to pump out the juice in a press. Boil the apple juice. Jar the apple cider. Drink the apple cider. There’s nothing like making it yourself. Or watching people make it in the video below and then buying apple cider at the store.
I had to make a tough call the other day when serving drinks on a cold November evening. Every cocktail I considered was fruity and frivolous—not appropriate for dinner guests huddling in depressing post-time-change darkness. Then I remembered: Liquid antibiotics.
One of the best series on the internet right now is the always illuminating How to Make Everything series that shows us what it takes to make relatively common things from scratch. And it’s always a crazy, impossible amount of work. This time Andy George makes a root beer float and he had to gather the raw…