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Booze

Katey Red’s Guide to Daiquiri Drinking

Earlier today we released a short documentary featuring a bunch of New Orleanians’ hootin’ and hollerin’ about New Orleans’ daiquiri culture. We explored the places that have made the drink so popular in the city, peaking under the hood at some of the...
Helen Hollyman
3.4.14
Food

It’s Almost Impossible to Get Drunk in Public at Sundance

Every year, the Sundance Film Festival transforms the ski town of Park City, Utah into a star-studded party machine. Film festival visitors with imbibing on the mind have to deal with Utah’s teetotaling strict liquor laws. They're in for a sober...
Hannah Palmer Egan
1.24.14
Food

Drinking the Black Death

Iceland's spirit, Brennivín, aka the "Black Death," is a beverage that has never been exported out of the country. One man, however, has found a way to import it into the US so that Americans can sip on the schnapps that tastes more like licorice than...
Kelsey Osgood
1.16.14
Food

I Got Buzzed on "Cold Tea" in Toronto’s Chinatown

Toronto has strict liquor laws that force bars to close at 2 AM sharp. That means late-night imbibers turn to Chinatown for an off the menu boozy solution to keep the party going.
Ivy Knight
1.15.14
Food

How I'm Dealing with the Sriracha Ban

Huy Fong Foods, the company that produces the popular hot sauce, can't make more until mid-January, so a vodka company stepped up to the plate by producing Sriracha-flavored vodka. That liquor sounds like a bad idea wrapped in a marketing gimmick, but...
Angelina Fanous
1.7.14
Booze

New Year's Eve Shouldn't Be Spent Chugging Sparkling Swill

Most of us will be ringing out 2013 with the kind of sparkling swill we wouldn’t sip sober the other 364 days of the year. Here's how to make bodega quality bubbly taste like top dollar product.
Nick Fauchald
1.1.14
Food

Poppin' Bottles

Most of us will be ringing out 2013 with the kind of sparkling swill we wouldn’t sip sober the other 364 days of the year. Here's how to make bodega quality bubbly taste like top dollar product.
Nick Fauchald
12.31.13
Booze

A Tequila-Laced Conversation with Perry Farrell

We talked to Jane's Addiction frontman about his decision to become a tequila spokesman, why he's bored with entertainment industry people in favor of abstinence, how he's been drinking tequila since the third grade, and why he doesn...
Chris Grosso
12.31.13
Food

A Tequila-Laced Conversation with Perry Farrell

We talked to Jane's Addiction frontman about his decision to become a tequila spokesman, why he's bored with entertainment industry people in favor of abstinence, how he's been drinking tequila since the third grade, and why he doesn't want to be like...
Chris Grosso
12.30.13
Food

Dusty Liquor Bottles Are Actually Useful

Time to raid the family liquor cabinet full of ancient bottles of weird stuff. Sweet vermouth is one of the most common underdogs lurking in the back, a crucial spirit that's almost more versatile than any other booze.
Nick Fauchald
12.21.13
Hot Links

The Weird World of Wine

Welcome back to Hot Links, our brand new food column dedicated to showcasing the overlooked culinary wonders of YouTube. Here are eight of the strangest wine videos on the internet. Break out your boxed wine and enjoy.
Dan Meyer
12.12.13
Food

Christmas Has a Dark Side

Christmas is the only holiday that excuses professional chefs from their restaurant kitchens to take time off, relax, and revel in cheerful celebrations with friends and family. But for chefs, Christmas can also have a dark side.
Margot Henderson
12.9.13
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