Is New Hampshire Really The Drunkest State In The Union?

The National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has released its 2014 report on alcohol consumption in the United States, with figures for per capita alcohol consumption updated through 2012. Converting various boozes to pure ethanol volumes, the researchers estimated that the country as a whole drank… » 6/11/14 12:17pm 6/11/14 12:17pm

Super Bowl Hangover? Drink a Gatorita. It’s Exactly What You Think It Is

That game last night, huh? So much booze, so much booze. It's all a little hazy this morning. Luckily, as a public service to the hungover, every week we track down the best bartenders in America and ask them to share their favorite hair-of-the-dog remedies. This week, in a special post-Super Bowl hangover edition, we… » 2/03/14 11:16am 2/03/14 11:16am

13 Drinks To Get You Through The Worst Month Of The Year

Did any of you wasters (pretend to) go alcohol-free in January? I know Jolie did, and I considered joining her, because I'm a big proponent of limiting your gross booze intake any way you can. Obviously year-round moderation is the best way to do it, but many of us just aren't wired that way, nor do we wish to be. I… » 1/31/14 2:30pm 1/31/14 2:30pm

Our Month Without Booze Is Past The Midpoint. Shit's Getting Real.

Week Three. The Wall. We warned you that Week Three would be the hardest. The novelty of Drynuary definitely wears off by now, boredom creeps in with a vengeance, and somehow you have to negotiate the interminable two weeks between the NFL conference championships and the Super Bowl without your favorite pastime. It… » 1/20/14 5:38pm 1/20/14 5:38pm

Do You Drink Too Much? Here's How You Can Tell

Now that the holidays are over, a bit of reflection is in order. The days were short, the nights long, and the awkward, forced social interactions all too frequent. Many of us breezed through uncomfortable office holiday parties or family dinners with the aid of alcohol; some drank too much, others drank way too much. » 1/06/14 2:18pm 1/06/14 2:18pm

I'm Going A Month Without Booze, For Some Reason. Join Me?

Drynuary. The reality is as unattractive as the word: An entire month* without alcohol. That means no beer in front of football, no after-work glass of wine. No going out for one too many drinks with that friend you haven't seen in ages but can pick up with like your last conversation was yesterday. No bourbon in your… » 1/03/14 4:01pm 1/03/14 4:01pm

The Science Of Hangovers: Causes, Cures, And Prevention

There's a good chance you're going to have a couple too many drinks tonight. And that means you're going to spend tomorrow, National Hangover Day, in bed, miserable, praying to a god who won't answer for a death that won't come. Here's Dr. Matt McCarthy on the science of hangovers, and with a few tips to prevent them. » 12/31/13 3:04pm 12/31/13 3:04pm

The Eggnog You've Been Drinking Is Crap. Here's the Perfect Recipe

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Ever since I was old enough to form holiday memories, my favorite thing about the Christmas season has been eggnog. As a minor in the 1970s, of course, I was relegated to the cheap, artificially colored, gelatinous goop that was found in the dairy section of my local supermarket. Thickened with unrecognizable… » 12/20/13 12:23pm 12/20/13 12:23pm

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For People Who Like To Drink

Some of us like to drink, some of us need to drink, and some don't care about the distinction and frankly are a little miffed at you for bringing it up in the first place. One thing we all can agree on, though, is that free sauce is always a welcome gift. Share with us your gift ideas for drinkers in the discussion… » 12/04/13 12:57pm 12/04/13 12:57pm

The Science Of Hangovers: Causes, Cures, And Prevention

This is one of the first rivalry weekends of the college football season, and I'll be spending it in New Haven, Connecticut, for what is perhaps the nadir of intercollegiate gridiron competition: the Harvard/Yale game. Inside the stadium, the future business leaders of America will strap on the pads and play what is… » 11/22/13 5:01pm 11/22/13 5:01pm

Chart: A "Family Tree" Of American Whiskeys and Bourbons

You're probably aware that most popular beers come from just a few massive parent companies, but do you know who's making that delicious bourbon you're into? The chart above—an excerpt from Colin Spoelman and David Haskell's new book The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining that they posted on GQ—breaks… » 11/15/13 1:05pm 11/15/13 1:05pm