booze

Happy Hour: How To Drink All Night At The Christmas Party And Not Be That Guy

Listen, drinking all night is not healthy. But it’s holiday party season, that perfect storm of open bar and all of your colleagues waiting to see who will be this year’s obnoxious, puking, passed out and/or dead person at the party. Don’t be that guy.


Hide Your Holiday Booze On Your Tree With These Ornament Shot Glasses

Nothing makes dealing with visiting friends and families during the holidays easier than a little liquid courage. But if you don’t feel like sharing your libations, just decorate your Christmas tree with these screw-top ornaments that make it easy to hide your booze in plain sight. Every time you need a nip, just pretend you’re going to water the tree.


Why It's A Lot Harder To Spill Beer Than Coffee

I think it’s well known that beer is one of mankind’s greatest inventions. But aside from the perfect taste, and ability to make in-laws seem magically more tolerable, it turns out that beer also has its very own built-in anti-spill mechanism.


How To Make Alcoholic Ice Blocks: A Refreshingly Fun Way To Beat The Heat

Growing up, one of my best friends was a counsellor at a every summer. He and his fellow counsellors were looking for non-obvious ways to get their buzz on. Their solution was genius in its simplicity. What’s better in summer time than an ice block?


The Best Booze For Backpacking, And How To Pack It

Hiking through the mountains, riding dirt bikes, catching fish or chasing critters can be thirsty work. But, outdoors activities also put huge restrictions on the weight and size of what you can carry with you. Here’s how to relax around a campfire with a nice drink at the end of a long day, without breaking your back.


Space Whiskey Safely Returned To Earth

Back in 2011, a group of alcoholics masquerading as scientists managed to somehow persuade their bosses that sending (very small) vials of whiskey to space was a viable ‘experiment’. Four years on, the whiskey has eluded the clutches of the ISS astronauts and has landed safely back on Earth.


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.


The Stinky Science Behind Your Skunked Beer

The phrase “skunked beer” is no misnomer: As the American Chemical Society tells us, the molecule that gives skunky beer its stankitudinous flavour is almost identical to the one found in skunk spray. But how does it get in your beer? And how on earth do you keep it out?


Happy Hour: Drink Boxed Wine

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


Fill This Metal Blood Bag Flask With Other Life-Giving Liquids

The unique shape of this stainless steel flask makes it look like a blood bag full of life-giving serum for the T-1000 from Terminator 2, and that’s not too far from the truth. The prototype for the Liquid Body Flask was actually created by pumping water into a couple of panels of stainless steel welded together at the edges until they inflated like a water balloon.