A lot of the humanity’s favorite things are simple. Candy bars? Yes please. A nice nap? No one objects to that. But when it comes to the mention of a vodka soda, the reaction is usually one of dismissal. In the eyes of cocktail enthusiasts, ordering this highball has come to represent unrefined taste. After […]
Vodka isn’t for everyone. Even some people who love vodka have a few bottles lying around that they aren’t as fond of as others. In those situations, don’t dump the vodka down the drain, make bathtub gin instead! Bathtub gin isn’t really gin – to make real gin you’d have to actually be at a […]
The hangover is your body’s natural way of shaming you for dancing on tables the night prior. While a night of drinking always carries the risk of waking up feeling ill, there are some things you can do to prevent your hangover pain (besides drinking water). Turns out, some types of booze carry less of […]
While we’ve established that hair of the dog isn’t really a legitimate hangover cure, that doesn’t mean indulging in a strong Bloody Mary won’t make you feel better. Though vodka has long been disparaged by the craft cocktail world, the Bloody Mary is unimaginable without it. Comprised of Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, lemon juice, Tabasco, […]
Sitting in the Absolut Elyx house, the hybrid brand house/personal residence of Elyx CEO Jonas Tåhlin, I feel distinctly uncool. When I say uncool, I don’t mean ironically uncool, the sort of feeling a hipster might get when walking into a shiny nightclub. I mean I feel patently square.
”Gin, or vodka?” The bartender is inviting me to pick a spirit for my martini. ”Gin,” I tell him. Then, feeling a little indignant, I say, ”Always gin.” I love vodka, but it doesn’t belong in a martini. To me, a martini with gin (i.e. the OG martini) is the perfect cocktail.
As proven by the thefts and hysteria surrounding the limited release of 23-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, people will go to great lengths to get their hands on a hyped up, pricey bottle of booze. While there’s no doubt a high price tag can up the appeal of an alcoholic beverage, there are plenty of […]
“So if it’s made of corn, is it gluten-free?” I was always torn when answering this question. And I was asked it, many times, when vending craft liquor at a local farmer’s market. My first impulse was to shout “yes! Because all hard liquor is gluten free!” My second was to take the bait and […]