How To Make A Kick-Ass Sidecar

Wisconsin is the nation’s best drinking state, and not just because it’s the birthplace of both the Schlitz and Ale Asylum breweries. Cheese Curdistan is also the brandy-swillingest place in America; it’s hard to pin down accurate statistics, but each of the half-dozen sources I consulted are certain that Wisconsin… »5/06/15 11:58am5/06/15 11:58am

16 Hours in the Cactus League: A Guide to Arizona Between Baseball Games

In 1946, Bill Veeck, baseball's maverick owner, had a bold idea that changed the national pastime forever. Disgusted with the racial segregation of the game in the South, Veeck, then owner of the Cleveland Indians, proposed relocating his team's spring home from Ocala, Florida, to Tucson, Arizona. When he convinced… »3/07/14 12:21pm3/07/14 12:21pm

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 11:16am2/03/14 11:16am

Old Cuban: The Only Champagne Cocktail Worth Drinking on New Year's Eve

Around the holidays—most especially post-Christmas, pre-New Year's Eve—I am approached with endless requests for champagne-based cocktails. Yet until a few years ago, I almost always disappointed all of those who asked. If for no other reason than I couldn't name too many champagne-based cocktails appropriate for late… »12/27/13 2:52pm12/27/13 2:52pm

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


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 12:23pm12/20/13 12:23pm