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It’s Your Fault For Ordering A Cocktail That’s Both Frozen and On Fire

Ha! I trapped the drink you ordered in a weird ice sphere. Bet you weren’t expecting that. Don’t even try melting it with your tongue or some shit, because I also lit the glass on fire. Read More >>

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These Coffee-Infused Cocktails Are the Hair of the Dog You’ve Been Looking For

Standard remedies for a hangover are generally limited to greasy food, a strong cup of coffee, or more booze. Order those mozzarella sticks from bed, because we’ve got the other two covered. You can thank us later. Read More >>

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How to Use Vinegar to Make Your Cocktails Taste Amazing

Vinegar is probably the last thing you’d think to reach for when you want to make a refreshing drink. But with a little sugar, a handful of past-its-prime fruit, and about a week in the fridge, vinegar can transform into one of the most complex, mixologist-approved flavours to ever grace your cocktails. Read More >>

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Can This Scratch-and-Sniff Book Turn You Into a Whiskey Aficionado?

While the clear intentions of vodka and gin were an easy sell for my cocktail glass, I admit it took me a little longer to dabble in the dark liquors. Mostly because I was confused. Was rye like bourbon? But what the hell was scotch? And apparently they’re all whiskey? If only I’d had this book. Read More >>

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Should You Become a Corpse This Halloween, Drink a Corpse Reviver

“There are no Halloween cocktails,” someone once said on Twitter, and they might be right. I tried to find a pumpkin one that didn’t taste like baby food and I failed—no pumpkin spice martini for you. Fear not, I wouldn’t leave you out in the cold: A Corpse Reviver is the perfect Halloween treat. Read More >>

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Google Wants to Help You Get Pissed

You've a cupboard full of half-finished spirits, and a fridge full of fruit juice dregs. If only there was a web based search engine that could quickly teach you what cocktails those ingredients could make... Read More >>

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Morphing Cocktails are the Perfect Spooky Boo(ze)

Look, cocktails are great. You know it, I know it. But after you pour one and then it just sits there, being all delicious. How mouth-wateringly boring, right? Halloween might be just about over but we've got a handful of morphing cocktails that bring a heavy dose of eye-candy. They should pair nicely with the heavy dose of regular candy that you're about to eat. Read More >>

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This Cocktail Concocted by IBM’s Watson Isn’t Half Bad

The surreal strength of IBM's famous supercomputer, Watson, is now available to the public (for a fee). And to mark the occasion, the company threw a little party last week and served a very blue cocktail. Naturally, I whipped up my own slight variation when I got back to the office. I call it the Big Blue Hurricane. Read More >>

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Blood, Bondage, and Silver Bullets: How to Drink Gothic

Vampires and zombies, ruined castles and gloomy dungeons: the scary tropes of Gothic horror, which first terrorised the world 250 years ago with the publication of Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto, still colonise our imaginations today. What better way to celebrate the anniversary than by mixing yourself a Silver Bullet or Nosferatini and settling in for a marathon of classic horror B movies, or to re-read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein? Read More >>

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Why is Alabama the Only US State With an Official Tipple?

The other week, Kelsey brightened your Friday afternoon with the tale of three cities that are each symbolised by a trademark booze: Chicago's Malört, NYC's iconic Manhattan cocktail, and London gin. Read More >>

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Amazing St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails: Don’t Stoop to Green Beer

Listen, friends don't let friends drink green beer. We're talking about cheap beer, plus green. It is more than possible to make a drink that pays homage to The Emerald Isle without compromising your dignity in the process. Here are a few great ones. Read More >>

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Can a Big Brand Vodka be Cool Enough for Craft Cocktails?

Once upon a time, way back in the 1990s, vodka was pretty much the coolest thing you could order. It was the It drink at clubs and bars, and its magical (dearth of) flavour swept the nation. But, in the last decade, the craft movement has exploded. "Small batch," "hand-made," and "craft" are the new buzzwords for everything from beer to whiskey and gin to cocktails. Read More >>

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Which Glass to Use for Which Drink and Why

You're going to have some friends over for a cocktail housewarming party. No problem, you think to yourself, I'll just pick up some glassware on my way home. You get to the shop, and panic sets in. It's an absurd, transparent cornucopia of tumblers and flutes and who knows what else, in every conceivable shape and size. You weren't prepared. Pay attention now, and you will be. Read More >>

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The Greenhound: Our Favourite New Summer Drink

We are officially in the dog days of summer. In London, the weather forecast for the next couple of weeks gets up to 29 degrees C. You need something refreshing. The Greenhound is that something. Read More >>