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Why Do We Call Drinks ‘Shots’?

Why Do We Call Drinks ‘Shots’?

Ask a bartender to give you a shot and he or she will not present you with a bullet or new opportunity. It’s clear that you want a pour of liquor served neat in a small glass — that’s what ”shot” has always meant, right? Not really. As with many drinking terms, the origin of ”shot” […]

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Drinkstagrammers Are Transforming Cocktail Culture Without Stepping Behind the Bar

Drinkstagrammers Are Transforming Cocktail Culture Without Stepping Behind the Bar

Instagram has changed the way people interact. It’s made stars out of everyday people, propped up an entire influencer market, and can even be used to detect when someone became clinically depressed. Now it’s changing the way people think about cocktails. A host of influencers in the alcohol space have launched Instagram feeds devoted solely […]

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Brush Your Teeth With a Bottle of Jack: Breaking Down Drinking in Top 40 Lyrics

Brush Your Teeth With a Bottle of Jack: Breaking Down Drinking in Top 40 Lyrics

It’s no secret that alcohol is a big part of popular music. Whether the songs are about drinking, partying, or just getting ready in the morning with a bottle of Jack Daniels, Top 40 songs often mention the artist’s favorite brand or type of alcohol. But just how much is it mentioned, and exactly what […]

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The 10 Best Irish Drinking Songs

The 10 Best Irish Drinking Songs

Few drinking cultures are as storied as Irish drinking culture. Whether you’re talking Guinness, a dram of Irish whiskey, or pub life in general, everyone loves to drink like the Irish drink. If you really want to get in the mood, though, you need traditional Irish drinking music. Well, lads, if you don’t have an […]

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The 5 Best Museum Bars in the United States

The 5 Best Museum Bars in the United States

Museums are filled with culture, but oftentimes, they’re lacking one important part of American culture that a substantial portion of the population partakes in: drinking culture. No matter how many famous paintings, sculptures, or historical artifacts, the human story simply can’t be told without talking about alcohol. Enter the museum bar. Museum bars, when you find […]

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This VR Film Immerses You in the Consequences of Drunk Driving

This VR Film Immerses You in the Consequences of Drunk Driving

Twenty-seven people die every day from drunk driving crashes in America. With that statistic in mind, you wouldn’t expect alcohol companies, which produce the substance that makes driving so dangerous, to create and promote a virtual reality video warning of the dangers of consumption. Yet that’s exactly what Diageo, the company that owns brands like Johnnie Walker, Captain […]

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