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.
Malicious, Maligned Malört Is Chicago’s Most Beloved and Disgusting Liqueur
"They're like, ‘Here, drink this!’ And you do it and you're like, ‘What the fuck?’
Make Happy Hour Even Happier with Smoked Tequila, Guava, and Ginger
In addition to making great use of smoked tequila, this cocktail incorporates tropical flair from guava purée, some citrus tang from Giffard Pamplemousse Rose and lemon juice, and a serious kick from ginger liqueur and a tajin rim.
How to Learn to Love Malört
Just one swig of Swedish Mälort will make all of the muscles above your neck contort as you recoil from the potent and punishing flavor of the drink. Blending it into a delicious cocktail, however, is a different story.
Ghost Girl Is Bitter in This Week's Comic from Ines Estrada
There are some things you just can't let go of.
A New IPA Is the Most Bitter Beer in the World
Dogfish Head Brewery says they have made “the hoppiest beer ever documented through scientific analysis.” Their new brew, dubbed Hoo Lawd—the name is said to come from the exclamation you will undoubtedly make after you take your first sip—is seriously...
Momofuku Taught Me How to Not Be a Total Hack
I’m a kid who learned how to cook in the Momofuku empire. The chefs taught me how to not be a complete piece of shit prep cook.
We Talked to Stone Cold Steve Austin About His Skull-Breaking New Beer
When not taking steel chairs to the face, it turns out that Stone Cold Steve Austin likes to gently sip on West Coast-style craft IPAs. So he made one to reflect that.
Scientists Say Psychopathic People Really Like Bitter Food
Are you one of them?
Everyone Will Always Love Campari, With or Without Beetle Juice
There's something about Campari, even if it's no longer colored with crushed-up bugs.
Faking Taste With Electrical Shocks to the Tongue Is Our Dystopian Food Future
Taste+ promises to make something like Soylent as appetizing as foie gras without changing its nutritional content in the slightest.
West Country Cider Is a Relic from Another Century
Although the UK has seen a huge resurgence of interest in commercial cider over the past decade, true West Country cider is a different beast—one that delivers a life-affirming booze kick alongside bold spice.