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” […]
The word “spirit” can mean many things. The Holy Spirit, for example, or everyone’s favorite Disney horse. But when it comes to drinking, spirit is a synonym for a very specific intoxicant: liquor.
Drinking on a budget is a balancing act. You want something that tastes good (there are loads of quality affordable wines out there), but you also want something with sufficient alcohol content to keep you at a nice buzz.
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.
”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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
What’s the most popular liquor brand in the world? If you guessed something you can find at a typical American bar, you guessed wrong. When it comes to volume, no one drinks quite like Koreans — so it’s no surprise their national drink of choice, soju, took the global top spot (and #4 spot) in […]