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Can This Scratch-And-Sniff Book Turn You Into A Whiskey Aficionado?

While the clear intentions of vodka and gin were an easy sell for my cocktail glass, I admit it took me a little longer to dabble in the dark liquors. Mostly because I was confused. Was rye like bourbon? But what the hell was scotch? And apparently they’re all whiskey? If only I’d had this book.


Make An Amazing Watermelon Slushy Using A Drill And A Coat Hanger

It’s summer. It’s hot. You need a drink that’s cold, refreshing, and very alcoholic. Grab a watermelon, a coat hanger, a drill, and a bottle of your favourite vodka and be prepared to absolutely crush all the other offerings at the barbecue.



Happy Hour: On Getting Drunk At Starbucks

This week, Starbucks started testing alcohol service at two New York City locations. “Wouldn’t it be funny to get drunk at Starbucks?” I thought. It didn’t take long to figure out that I should stick to drinking at bars.


How People Toast Their Drinks Around The World

Each culture has its own customs and each country has its own preferences but people all across the world are united in their desire to drink and have fun with their friends. And it’s that — not language or opposable thumbs — is what makes us humans. But of course, if you’re drinking with people from other cultures, you should respect how they do things.


A Tactical Can Koozie Keeps You Prepared For Grilling Emergencies

When you get a late-night craving for BBQ, the last thing you want to do is ignore it. So when you find yourself standing next to the grill long after the sun has set with a drink in hand, you’ll be glad this tactical koozie with a built-in torch is at your side.


How To Drink All Day And Not Pass Out

Look, drinking all day is not healthy. But what if you and the missus signed up for a nine-hour Napa County wine tour, and you want to get your money’s worth? Or maybe you’re hitting your bachelor pal’s BBQ, and the action starts at noon. Or, maybe, what the hell, you just want to go all out on a hot summer day. This afternoon bender is probably not a good idea. But here are some tips to make sure you stay awake — and, you know, survive.


Happy Hour: Drink Beer Cocktails If You Don't Want To Get Hammered Tonight 

Getting drunk is very fun! This is a truth known to both human and island-dwelling monkey for centuries. But some nights, ALAS, are no good for chasing a Long Island Iced Tea with seven watermelon vodka shots and regret.


Learn About The Brain While Destroying Yours With These Drink Coasters

Briefly: The jury’s still out on whether or not you’re actually killing individual brain cells with every sip of booze, but overindulgence can certainly have a harmful effect on your ability to think straight. So maybe if you manage to make drinking educational, like with a $US20 set of 10 glass coasters featuring slices of a human brain, you can cancel out the negative effects of booze? Seems like pretty sound logic to us. [ThinkGeek]


Happy Hour: I Put The Ultimate Stubby Holder To The Test

Stubby holders. They keep your hand from getting cold and your beer from getting warm — what could be better? One that keeps your beer cold for much, much longer, that’s what.


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