alcohol

FlaskScarf Protects Against Chilly Breezes And Sobriety

Who among us hasn’t wished for a fashion accessory that’s also a secret booze stash? Wish no more. FlaskScarf is here to literally hang your booze around your neck. Like a Saint Bernard, with style.


A Tale Of Three Cocktails: How Booze And Cities Helped Each Other Boom

You might order a Manhattan — or a Berlin, or a London Buck — at your corner dive without giving it a second thought. But what you might not realise is how closely related urbanity and cocktails really are. The modern cocktail owes a lot to cities — and, in fact, cities owe a lot to booze.


The Secret Tip That Will Let You Drink Alcohol Without Getting Drunk

Well, this could change things. Apparently there’s a secret method to drinking alcohol without getting drunk. All you have to do is eat some yeast before you drink. Seriously. Line your stomach with a teaspoon of yeast for every beer you plan to drink and you’ll be able to drink all night without acting like a damn fool.


Raise Your Glass For The Dragon Slayer

Around the world, the feast of St Patrick — the patron saint of Ireland — on March 17 is celebrated with a pint (or several) of Guinness. Meanwhile, St George’s Day on April 23, when we could be raising a glass to the dragon-slaying patron saint of England, tends to pass by without a mention, let alone a drink.


A Brief History Of Beer

Beer brewing and drinking are activities that have been part of the human experience seemingly since the dawn of civilisation. Around 10,000 years ago, mankind began to move away from living life as nomadic hunter gatherers, and began settling down in one spot to farm the land. Grain, a vital ingredient in beer making, was cultivated by these new agricultural societies.


Powdered Alcohol: Three Important Things You Should Know

Over the last several days, you might have heard that a company called Palcohol has been cleared to market powdered alcohol in the United States. It sounds exciting! And scary! Are we all going to be drowning in boozy Ovaltine soon? Maybe. Maybe not.


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.