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Janis Joplin, Southern Comfort & The Story Of A Fur Coat

Janis Joplin, Southern Comfort & The Story Of A Fur Coat

It’s qualified as something “only hardcore Janis Joplin fans know,” according to The Society of Rock (a society we clearly don’t wanna mess with), but it doesn’t take a lot of digging to uncover the—possibly apocryphal—story of Janis Joplin, her SoCo buzz, and the free lynx fur coat. Which, yeah, as we write that down sounds […]

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Drambuie: The Charming Scotsman That Will Totally Beat Up Your Honey-Flavored Whiskey

Drambuie: The Charming Scotsman That Will Totally Beat Up Your Honey-Flavored Whiskey

If you’ve ever wanted to sip a magical elixir that gives you the strength of a royal warrior and the finesse of a smooth-talking con artist, it might be time for you to invest in a bottle of Drambuie. Though favored by princes and lounge singers alike, this herbal wonder somehow manages to stay subtly […]

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What Is Cynar?

What Is Cynar?

Artichokes. Is it like, vegetally correct, to say they’re weird? They look like something that specifically should not be eaten. Then again, we live in a society that eats lobsters, chickens, and these guys. We have to assume, in the history of hunger, there’s always been some brave guy or gal who sees a thing […]

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I Gorged On Booze Filled Candies To See How Many I Needed To Eat To Get Drunk

I Gorged On Booze Filled Candies To See How Many I Needed To Eat To Get Drunk

Because they don’t just give Pulitzers away, right? And yes, this is a bit less innocent than the “how many licks to the center of a Tootsie Pop” thing, but driven by a similar spirit of scientific inquiry. This time, the goal was to see how many liqueur-filled chocolates I needed to eat before I felt buzzed. And […]

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What The Heck Are Bitters? Plus How To Make Your Own

What The Heck Are Bitters? Plus How To Make Your Own

Bitters: A Brief History From classics like The Manhattan to inventive, elaborate concoctions, plenty of cocktails call for bitters. But what exactly are bitters, and why would you want them in your drink? In short, bitters consist of liquor that’s sharply flavored with herbs and plant elements. As is the case with plenty of vices, […]

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