Can a Big Brand Vodka Be Cool Enough for Craft Cocktails?

Once upon a time, way back in the 1990s, vodka was pretty much the coolest thing you could order. It was the It drink at clubs and bars, and its magical (dearth of) flavor swept the nation. But, in the last decade, the craft movement has exploded. "Small batch," "hand-made," and "craft" are the new buzzwords for everything… » 3/07/14 5:00pm 3/07/14 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

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

Halloween Cocktails + Dry Ice: A Spooky, Drunken Primer

Dry ice is one of the most tried and true Halloween special effects. Simply drop a chunk into a liquid, then it begins to "boil" and emit a dense, creepy fog. Not only that, it's cheap, simple to use, and way easier to find than you probably thought. It also happens to be fantastic—and fantastically ghoulish—in a lot of… » 10/25/13 5:00pm 10/25/13 5:00pm

Why Cheap Booze Makes Your Hangover So Horrible

You. You're out drinking with your friends, matching them round for round. They're sippin' fancy whiskey, but you're saving money, sticking with the well specials. So why is it, halfway through the night, you're suddenly hit with a brutal headache, and everybody else is fine? » 12/07/12 5:00pm 12/07/12 5:00pm