• Fernet-Branca Was Once a ‘Cure’ for Cholera

    I was granted a conversation with the Vice President of Fernet-Branca, Niccolò Branca, who offered some rare insight into its composition and surprising history.

  • Pollinator Pathway Recipe

    It's almost like a soothing cup of herbal tea, but with alcohol to really soothe you.

  • Herbal Tea is Not Medicine

    But it can still help you out—provided you keep your expectations in check.

  • Ceviche de Aguja with Ginger and Mezcal Recipe

    The earthy, smoky flavor of the mezcal sets up both the sharpness of the citrus in the marinade and the fattiness of the avocado.

  • La Sonámbula Recipe

    This herbaceous, slightly spiced tequila cocktail served at Brooklyn's Leyenda will keep you sleepwalking back to the bar for more.

  • Smoked Mexican Shandy Recipe

    Screw weed and nasty bong water. This Mexican-inspired beer cocktail may be a little tedious to make—all you need is a clean bong—but the end product will go down easy.

  • Chamomile Tea Might Protect You from Dropping Dead

    While mom wisdom has long held that chamomile is an effective folk remedy for calming you down on bad days that verge on nigh-postal rage, the gentle daisy-like flower may have another power: keeping you alive.

  • How to Drink Hallucinogenic Beer Like a Viking Shaman

    Nowadays, it’s hard to think about consuming craft beers without hops, but ancient brewers used to flavor their wares with whatever they could find. Foraged herbs and spices even had magical powers, and those beer makers even used them as medicine for...