2012 in Cocktails


Wall Street By Night

For our new Wall Street Issue, we had photographer Jay Turner Frey Seawell hang around the financial district after dark.


Young and Gay in Putin's Russia

We traveled to Russia to investigate the effects of the country's state-sanctioned homophobia. In part one, we explore Moscow's gay taxi service, the rise of homophobic vigilante groups, and meet Yulia, who runs LGBT self-defense classes.


Burning Men of Bulgaria

In the past six months, Bulgaria has experienced a wave of self-immolations. During one span in February and March alone, six Bulgarians killed themselves with fire, and at least ten people in total have done so in the past six months.


Femen - Sextremism in Paris

The topless protest group Femen started out in the Ukraine in 2008. Today, it's a global movement with more than 300 topless warriors.


Wet Pussy Riot

The world lost its liberal mind when this trio of Russian feminist punks were convicted of hooliganism and imprisoned by the Reds in Moscow. While you’re making your own Wet Pussy Riot, spare a thought for them in their prison cells.


Gina Colada

What's more inspiring than a woman so hell bent of cash and glory that she'd sue her own kids and dig up half the country. Yes we're talking about Gina Rinehart and her sweet namesake, the Gina Colada.


50 Shades of Grey Goose

Who knew the women of the world were such horn-bags?


Potato Jesus Sangria

Introducing the Potato Jesus Sangria. A cocktail for anyone who falls to the compulsion to make use of a paintbrush and their distinct lack of skill to botch a timeless, and once priceless, piece of art.


The Flaming Mitt

In one of the more epic presidential races in living memory, Mitt Romney burned up spectacularly upon entry to the polls. It was painful to watch. We created the Flaming Mitt in his honour.


The Rusty Nail Gun

2012 In Cocktails takes the biggest water-cooler events from the year that was and pours them into a nice cold glass. First up, the Rusty Nail Gun, a tough brew for a tough smack-down of a speech by Prime Minister Gillard to Tony Abbott.


North Korean Labor Camps

Kim Jong Il has come up with a new way to bring cold hard cash into his isolated country: export North Korean workers to slave away in the Siberian forest. VICE founder Shane Smith travels to Russia to investigate.