A Beginner's Guide to Mezcal, Tequila's Divine Cousin

About a decade ago, a friend of mine had a year of magical drinking. He'd been through a rough patch, moved home to Southern California, and taken up residency at a local tequila bar. Not really much of a drinker, he'd usually just read and people watch. A single drink would last him the afternoon. "Wait, so you… » 2/06/15 4:30pm 2/06/15 4:30pm

What Is a Hangover?

Yippee! Let's poison ourselves with beverages that will make us violently ill! It was your battle cry last night, and today you're paying the price. But what is that hangover you're experiencing, exactly? » 1/01/15 11:00am 1/01/15 11:00am

Upgrade Your Cinco de Mayo With These Classy Mexican Faves

Cinco de Mayo is a gringo holiday anyway, so I'm not going to judge you if you choose to celebrate with a frozen margarita and a plate of cheesy nachos. But I am here to tell you that you can do better—much, much better. Here's how to drink Mexican in style. » 5/02/14 5:00pm 5/02/14 5:00pm

A Tequila Sweetener Could Help Reduce Diabetes and Obesity

Tequila is the answer to many of life's problems—and now, a sweetener made from the stuff might just be the answer to our diabetes and obesity pandemics, too. » 3/20/14 9:20am 3/20/14 9:20am

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

How Tequila Geniuses Made the Best-Tasting Spirit I've Ever Had

Tequila is a much-maligned spirit here in the United States. Most of us think of it as something so nasty you need to do it in a shot with salt and lime so that you'll taste it as little as possible, or take it mixed into an over-sweet margarita. All of that is changing. » 12/20/13 5:00pm 12/20/13 5:00pm

Tequila Could Transform Silicon Valley into Naked Coed Central

I know, you thought tequila was only good for inducing impromptu wet T-shirt contests. And who would have expected more from the famous alcohol? But now, researchers from the University of Nueva Leon have found that tequila can be an even better semiconductor component than silicon. » 6/20/08 9:30am 6/20/08 9:30am

Booze Belt Will Transform You Into Drunk Cowboy

Click to viewOnce in a while, Gizmodo comes across that rare object, that invention that showcases the amazing nature of human genius and the never-ending quest for perfection that lifts the spirits of every man and woman in the planet. » 4/25/07 11:10am 4/25/07 11:10am