alcohol

Is It A Good Idea To Vaporise And Inhale Alcohol?

Vaporising, and then inhaling alcohol has gained a lot of attention lately. In the 1950s it was introduced as a treatment for excessive fluid in your lungs, called pulmonary edema. It’s now gained popularity as a way to quickly become intoxicated. Proponents of this process-to-become-plastered, tout several benefits compared to drinking it. Many claim you get drunk without any calorie intake. Some state, because you bypass the liver, you can eliminate the alcohol quickly and avoid the dreaded alcohol hangover.


Happy Hour: A Weekend Of Dark Beer With The World's Greatest Stout Glass

It’s just not fair: every single grape varietal and wine style, including some that no one has ever even heard of (Kalterer See Auslese, anyone?), has its own specially designed glass. Even Coca-Cola now has one. But, for beer, your standard mouth-delivery vehicle is the same, whether you’re drinking the wateriest Bud Lite or a limited edition, quadruple-hopped, barrel-aged brew: either a shaker pint glass (so-called because it was designed for making martinis), or, if you’re super classy, the bottle itself.


Would You Drink A Beer Made From Kudzu?

As the microbrew industry has become increasingly crowded, brewmasters are becoming more and more creative with their ingredients and techniques. The latest trend, Outside magazine says, is spiking batches with foraged ingredients, from sassafras to kudzu. Sound delicious?


Want The Most Booze Per Calorie? Skip Liquor And Go For Champagne

In surprising booze news, Wonkblog’s Christopher Ingraham gives an unexpected (and classy) spin to conventional drinking wisdom: if you’re looking to get the most alcoholic punch per calorie, don’t reach for “the hard stuff”. You’re better off drinking champagne or sparkling wine.


These Brand New Bitters Bring Biodiversity To Your Cocktail

By day, Rachel Meyer is a plant evolutionary biologist researching crop genomics at NYU. But, by evening and weekend, she is on a mission to get more botany into your cocktail — and she’s shared an exclusive new drink recipe with Gizmodo to show how.


Walking Dead Tribute Beer Is Made With Real Brains, Of Course

The folks at Dock Street Brewing Co. really love beer. They also apparently really love AMC’s The Walking Dead. Putting these two loves together was a no-brainer. Or wait. The exact opposite of that.


Beer Brewed With 'Lazy' Aussie Barley Lasts 'At Least 50% Longer'

No one likes stale beer, unless you’re dying of thirst in the desert, in which case anything goes. But for those of us enjoying a healthy state of hydration, the fresher the pint, the better. Australian farmers, with the help of the University of Adelaide and brewer Carlsberg, are growing a new breed of barley called “Charger”, that can help beer stay fresh for longer.


The Best Whiskey Stone According To Science

Whisky purists would cut their own tastebuds off before allowing ice anywhere near their drink. Cold whisky is great, but ice tends to melt and muddle the flavour. Whisky stones are generally supposed to be the best of both worlds, but what kind of whisky stone should you use? Cool Material decided to run some tests and find out.


Booze Exploding At High Speeds Looks Like A Beautiful Brain Scan

These ephemeral pics capture alcohol exploding at high speeds. They look like the mushroom clouds of atomic bombs or scans of the human brain. And to think, these are substances we put in our bodies on a regular basis.


How To Make The Best Limoncello You've Ever Had

Limoncello! That sweet, tart, and refreshingItalian after-dinner digestif can be a wonderful thing. But, typically, when you go for the store-bought stuff it’s cloyingly sweet, and doesn’t have any of that fresh zip to it. Here’s the good news: It’s simple to make at home and customise it to your own taste, giving you the perfect balance of sweet, sour boozeroo.