How To Stock Your Home Bar 

No one's coming over to your house for a flaming cocktail. Conversely, no one's coming over to your house if you have no booze at all. You don't need to get too wild, but you need to be prepared. Friend, you need to stock a home bar. » 2/02/15 12:16pm 2/02/15 12:16pm

Football Fan Passes Out, Wakes Up With $900 Uber Bill

An Ole Miss football fan, apparently sorrowfully tired and perhaps a bit blotto after the team's loss to Texas Christian University in the Peach Bowl last week, decided to call Uber, the official car service of Capitalism™, for a ride home from the game. No big deal, except that the game was in Atlanta, and this Ole… » 1/05/15 5:41pm 1/05/15 5:41pm

Class Up Your Cocktails with These Cheap Spherical Ice Molds

If you've ever been to a fancy cocktail bar, you've probably noticed drinks served with giant spheres of ice. If you want to recreate that experience at home, it's surprisingly cheap and easy. » 10/09/14 10:15am 10/09/14 10:15am

Hey Look, It's The Sad Cocktail Grenades You Always Wanted

Evidently these have been around for a while, but they're new to me. BuzzBallz: Regret In a Can. BuzzBallz: Liquid Cold-Sore. BuzzBallz: Convex Around the Sides, Like Your Abdomen When Fluid Accumulates In Your Peritoneal Cavity as a Result of the Liver Cirrhosis You Get From Living the Kind of Life That Involves… » 9/24/14 11:45am 9/24/14 11:45am

The 13 Finest Regional Cocktails

Hey, America, what's in your cup? If it isn't arsenic, let's talk about cocktails, which are tastier and livelier than poison. As the old saying goes, "I've been drinkin' / I've been drinkin'." » 9/23/14 1:00pm 9/23/14 1:00pm

​The Fittish Guide To Drinking

You drink a variety of things on any given day. Water, sure. Coffee, oh yes. And in the evening, you'll probably have a few beers or shots or what-have-you. Behold, Fittish's guide to everything you're drinking, and how to do it better. » 8/13/14 6:00am 8/13/14 6:00am

Cider Is Fucking Awesome. End of Story.

This has been a winter of cider-shame. Shame at glancing down at the recycling in my apartment only to note that its only contents are dozens and dozens of empty bottles of Angry Orchard cider. Shame at ordering cider at a bar in front of people ordering cocktails. Shame at being gingerly handed a tall blue can of… » 5/01/14 4:50pm 5/01/14 4:50pm

Aim for the Middle of the Glass to Pour Beer Perfectly

When pouring beer, you want to capture its aromas and get the right amount of head. The Art of Manliness suggests you can make that happen by aiming your pour at the middle of the glass. » 3/20/14 4:00pm 3/20/14 4:00pm

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 10:00am 3/07/14 10:00am

Let's Watch Mary Carillo And Bob Costas Drink Vodka Together

We've been systematically ignoring NBC's "Olympic Late Night" coverage, mostly because by the time it airs the events it covers are a day old and, at the same time, there is actual live Olympics competition happening. Maybe we should be watching it more closely. » 2/11/14 12:42am 2/11/14 12:42am

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 10:00am 2/03/14 10:00am

Our Booze-Free Month Is Over. Hallelujah!

If you are reading this, you've stuck with us through another Drynuary. And you're probably on the cusp of letting Drynuary ride off into the sunset, like we are! Well, like SOME of us. [COUGH! Jolie! COUGH!] Who is probably reading this through rosé colored glasses. » 1/31/14 4:00pm 1/31/14 4:00pm

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 5:30pm 1/20/14 5:30pm

How Much Should You Tip Your Bartender? More Than You're Tipping Now

A friend recently asked Twitter if she should tip the guy who painted a room in her house. I told her painters are creeps and criminals and hers could be counted upon to gratuitize himself via her sock and silverware drawers, because I resort to stereotyping when I'm scared and confused, and I don't have any goddamn… » 1/17/14 3:25pm 1/17/14 3:25pm

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 2:00pm 1/03/14 2:00pm

Bride Surprises Groom With Penguins Ice Luge

Matt's a big Penguins fan. His wife couldn't care less about hockey. But she's awesome, so at their wedding reception this past summer, she got him a surprise: This ice luge in the shape of the Penguins logo. » 1/02/14 1:58pm 1/02/14 1:58pm

Everything You Need to Know About Douchebags You Can Learn From Booze

Comparing women to food and beverages is a tired trope of douchebaggery that's even older than the guys who think those jokes are funny. But that hasn't stopped "ladies be like food..." comparisons from being the scourge of everything from novelty Spencers Gifts bath mats to articles about... wine. » 10/02/13 1:10pm 10/02/13 1:10pm

Hey, Alleged Adult: Stop Playing Drinking Games

I trust you've heard that school starts right this very instant or at least soon or perhaps recently. Are you ready? Have you bought and thought all the right things relating to educational electronics and the passage of time? Do you have a bushel of new underwear and an inflated sense of self-worth? Are the college… » 9/06/13 2:30pm 9/06/13 2:30pm

UW drunks come for @Vodka_Samm's crown: A 19-year-old female Wisconsin student blew a .33 BAC before Saturday's game. Another student registered a .37, but that was regular college drinking, not football drinking. [Wisconsin State Journal] » 9/05/13 9:59am 9/05/13 9:59am