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This Penicillin Is Medicinal, Too, But The Boozy Kind

I was in a quandary the other day when serving drinks on a cold evening. Every cocktail I considered was fruity and frivolous — not appropriate for dinner guests huddling in depressing post-time-change darkness. Then I remembered: Liquid antibiotics.


Class Up Your Camping With A Canteen That Turns Into A Pint Glass

Drinking from a canteen’s spout is fine when you’re just rehydrating after a hike. But once camp is set up, you’ll probably be drinking something other than water, and that’s where this canteen from the Stable Goods Co. really shines. Flip it over, remove the bottom and suddenly you’ve got a wide-mouthed pint glass.


Making The Perfect Ice Cube Requires So Much More Than Just Freezing Water

Video: Ice is very important to me. Outside of beer and orange juice, I believe that every drink can be improved with ice. But even I know my love for ice has its limits. It’s just frozen water, after all. But to Ross Simon from Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour in Phoenix, Arizona, ice is so much more than that.


Gorgeous Shot Of An Espresso Being Poured From The Machine

Video: I don’t even drink coffee but after seeing an espresso shot get pulled through a naked portafilter on an espresso machine, it’s the only thing I want in my life. Watching the water swish through the finely ground coffee beans and seep through each hole, and seeing the various flows group together to form that golden brown liquid of the gods. Man oh man, it’s like being around to see a superweapon charging up.


Chernobyl's Milk Is Still Radioactive, 30 Years After The Meltdown

It’s been 30 years since the Chernobyl disaster and radiation levels in plants seemed to have died down. So why are levels of radiation in milk still peaking?


A Rapid Fire Look At The Different Ways To Make Coffee

Video: There are a lot of ways to drink coffee but most of us don’t put much thought into it. Here’s a quick burst of different brewing methods, from the common cappuccinos and espressos to the always trendy aeropress and v60 pourovers to the more unique coffee cezve and siphon coffee. It’s a fun look at the different ways we make the bean water we need to get through a morning.


This Is How Different 'One Drink' Is In Countries All Over The World

You can order the same drink at bars all over the world, but how much booze each order is really going to get you depends a lot on where you are.


Counterfeit Coffee Is Now Something You Need To Worry About

Sip your afternoon coffee suspiciously, friend — it may not be what you think.


Something Strange And Terrible Is Happening To France's Wine Grapes

We’d suggest you sit down and pour yourself a drink before you hear this news — but, honestly, that would probably only make it worse.


A Sommelier Tells Us How To Make Our Tap Water Taste Better

We depend on our tap water for almost everything, but what do you do when the taste of it doesn’t quite suit you? We talked to a water sommelier about the taste of tap water — and also got a recipe for a water cocktail.


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