liquor

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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Will Beer Before Liquor Actually Make You Sicker?

Will Beer Before Liquor Actually Make You Sicker?

We’ve all heard it before: beer before liquor, never been sicker, liquor before beer, you’re in the clear. But how much validity is there to this well-known pre-gaming anthem? Not much, it turns out. At the end of the day, it’s not what you drink that will make you sick, but how much you drink.

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The 7 Best Liquors to Drink On the Rocks

The 7 Best Liquors to Drink On the Rocks

”I’ll have a whiskey on the rocks.” We’ve all heard it, read it, and probably even said it before. When exactly is it appropriate to order liquor on the rocks? It’s true — some liquors benefit from the addition of ice, while others are meant to stand solid on their own, consumed “neat.” So how […]

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The Difference Between Making Beer, Wine and Spirits

The Difference Between Making Beer, Wine and Spirits

The fermentation and distilling processes that keep humanity lubricated share a lot. But they actually start and end differently, which is why you don’t often see brewers adding whiskey to their lineup, or dual beer and winemaking operations. A quick alcohol refresher course tells us that ethyl alcohol, the type of alcohol that we drink, […]

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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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9 Liquor Storage Ideas For Small Spaces

9 Liquor Storage Ideas For Small Spaces

Though we may wish we did, most of us don’t live in homes with wine cellars or even enough space to accomodate our liquor collections. But that doesn’t mean we can’t find tasteful, spacially economical ways to display them. Here are nine of our favorite booze storage solutions for small spaces. 1. A simple wire mesh basket on the kitchen […]

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