alcohol

Morphing Cocktails Are The Perfect (Post) Halloween Booze

Look, cocktails are great. You know it, I know it. But after you pour one and then it just sits there, being all delicious. How mouth-wateringly boring, right? Well, in honour of yesterday’s revelry, we’ve got a handful of morphing cocktails that bring a heavy dose of eye-candy. They should pair nicely with the heavy dose of regular candy that you’re about to eat.


Fireball Whisky Contains An Antifreeze Ingredient

Fireball is a ragingly popular, sickly sweet elixir that’s taken America by storm. Fireball is also made with propylene glycol, a common ingredient in some antifreezes. That’s an unsettling fact, so unsettling that Norway, Sweden and Finland just recalled the booze. But it’s not necessarily as unsettling as it sounds.


Happy Hour: I Took A Bath In A Giant Tub Of Beer (For My Health)

The Czech Republic is a nation renowned for its beer. The home of Pilsner, with first class breweries everywhere you turn, you’re as likely to find a great place to stop off for a pint on its street corners as you are to see a McDonald’s. However, for my recent trip to the Czech Republic I wanted to go one better than just getting sloshed drinking beer — I wanted to bathe in the stuff.


Study The Science Of Shots With A Chemistry Set For Your Bar

When you think about it, is there really much difference between someone with their PhD in chemistry and a bartender? Both are probably dealing with a crippling mountain of debt, both concoct solutions and mixtures, and both are hoping for a positive reaction. So why wouldn’t a mixologist feel right at home serving hooch in this chemistry set for booze?


Happy Hour: Drink Boxed Wine

Any possible objection you have to boxed wine is wrong. I am here to tell you why.


A Belgian Brewery Will Tap Its Own Underground Beer Pipeline

The famed De Halve Maan brewery in Bruges, Belgium has been cranking out tasty drafts for more than five centuries — all from the same historic building. But with its fleet of beer trucks now tying up traffic getting to a new processing plant 3km away, the brewery is taking the only logical course of action: It’s installing an underground beer pipe.


How To Find The Perfect Camp Stove

Now that campfires in many places are a thing of the past, it’s looking like camp and backpacking stoves are going to be the sole means we have to fry bacon and boil water for coffee. Here’s how to find the right one for you.


This Cocktail Concocted By IBM's Watson Isn't Half Bad

The surreal strength of IBM’s famous supercomputer, Watson, is now available to the public (for a fee). And to mark the occasion, the company threw a little party last week and served a very blue cocktail. Naturally, I whipped up my own slight variation when I got back to the office. I call it the Big Blue Hurricane.


Why Beer Isn't Sold In Plastic Bottles

Plastic as a material has pretty much changed the way we live our lives- it’s cheap, can be moulded into practically any shape and is, for the most the part, easily recyclable (when people bother to). So why is it that we still use glass bottles and cans to store our beer in? Is it to do with aesthetics? Taste? Or is there another factor at play?


How Pabst Brought A 136-Year-Old Beer Back From The Dead

Once upon a time there was a beer. A beer with bold flavour and character. A beer that was supposedly America’s first IPA. But then the 1970s happened. The tastes of the masses changed, and not for the better. A tidal wave of flavourless lager rushed in. And this unique, legendary beer was washed away in the tide. Until today.