booze

Happy Hour: Who Invented Tequila?

Although tequila dates back only a few hundred years, people have long used the heart of the agave plant to make delicious, alcoholic beverages.


How Scotch Was Invented

Scotch has been referred to as “the water of life”, and to many who know its allure today, they can understand why. Yet the chronicle of this sometimes, smoky, often nutty, occasionally fruity elixir is poorly known, and in fact, its precise origin is lost to the mists of time (or more likely, drinking Scotch).


Could You Get Drunk By Drinking A Drunk Person's Blood?

The average adult contains about five litres of blood. The average drunk contains lots of alcohol. So could you, in theory, have a cheap — if messy — night out by turning vampiric for the evening?


This Vacuum Brewer Infuses Your Tea (Or Booze) With Almost Anything

With mixology and DIY designer beverages on the rise, it’s no wonder that users want more control. Enter BKON’s new Craft Brewer, an impressive piece of machinery that infuses liquids in a perfect vacuum. Gizmodo recently got a hands-on demo at the iconic Counter Culture in Soho — and this thing can brew.


Which Countries Drink The Most If You Ignore Abstainers

Earlier this week, the World Health Organisation ranked the globe’s biggest drinking nations — but it didn’t quite tell the entire story. This is what the data looks like if you ignore abstainers.


The World's Heaviest-Drinking Nations, Ranked

The World Health Organisation has released a new report that reveals the heaviest drinkers in the world — and you might be surprised by where Australia sits in the rankings. We’re way above the world average, but we just miss out on a spot in the top 10.


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.


Never Forget Where Your Booze Came From With This Lovely Whisky Chart

Our friends at Pop Chart Lab love tracing down the tangled, tortuous branches of the family trees connecting some of our favourite things. They have done it for beer, and now they’re switching to the hard stuff, with a lovely taxonomy of the world’s many types of whisky.


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.


There's No Difference In Buying A Large Beer Vs A Small Beer At A Game

Sometimes when you go a stadium to watch a game or an arena to watch a concert, you’ll have the option of buying an overpriced large beer or a slightly less overpriced small beer. Go small to save a few dollars, because the small cup holds just as much beer as the large cup. More beer for your buck!