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How to Drink Wine the Right Way, According to Science

Wine is spoiled grape juice. It’s old squished grapes mixed with yeast that get you drunk. But lots of people have a lot of things to say about wine, and maybe you’ve wondered what it is that gets them so jazzed over rotten grapes. Well, a lot of their enjoyment comes from biology, chemistry and psychology, as well as the kinds of molecules that travel from the glass into your body. Read More >>

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We Couldn’t Find Any Pumpkin Spice Energy Drinks So We Made Our Own

It’s October. Which means that one friend of mine just had her birthday, and that other friend had a half birthday. Also, it means everyone is knee deep in autumnal colours and pumpkin spice frippery. Why? Because pumpkin spice is the order of the season, and because we’re all exhausted writers who never met an caffeinated drink we wouldn’t chug. Read More >>

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Fake Beer Is Just as Bad as You’d Expect

Non-alcoholic beer doesn’t taste all that good. This week we tried three non-alcoholic beers and felt only slightly hydrated afterwards. Read More >>

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The Best Booze You’ve Never Heard Of Comes From This Secret Science Lab 

Steve Grasse wanted to make the best spirits in the world—so he followed the water. It led him to Tamworth, a colonial-era township at the foothills of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. The town drinks from the Ossippee aquifer, an underground labyrinth of granite-purified mountain water that’s never seen a trace of industrial pollution. 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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Polaroid’s Action Camera Now Has a Shot Glass Adapter for Documenting Your Drinks

It can’t compete with GoPro’s offerings when it comes to image quality, but what the Polaroid Cube action cam can do one thing well. The tiny form factor makes it easier to stick wherever you need to capture your extreme activities — or a night of bar crawling with this new shot glass accessory. Read More >>

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How the World’s Most Glamorous Ice Bar Stays Frozen In the Middle of the Desert

The bar is made of 120 tonnes of pure Canadian ice. So are the walls, and all the furniture, along with intricately carved ice sculptures, including a replica of the Vegas skyline and an icy Iron Throne just for Game of Thrones fans. Walking into Minus 5 Ice Bar in Las Vegas is like stepping into a real-world scene from Disney’s Frozen. Read More >>

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How to Make a Delicious Cocktail Using Prohibition-Era Hacks

Prohibition was a dark time for America. Booze was banned, and crime was skyrocketing. But that doesn’t mean people stopped coming up with new ways to have fun with alcohol. Read More >>

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Bloody Mary Secrets That Will Change Your Life

Bloody mary season is nigh. Personally, I’d drink a spiked meal in a glass any time of year, but there’s nothing quite like sipping a bloody mary in the warm spring sunshine. So when Few, one of my favourite distilleries, offered to send me something called “Breakfast Gin,” I got a bright idea. Why not whip up a batch of refreshing bloodys to welcome the month of May? Read More >>

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The Drink of Viking Warlords Could Help Fight Disease

The post-antibiotic future sounds terrifying, but here’s one upside you didn’t imagine: swilling Viking crunk juice to stay alive. New research suggests that mead, the vitality drink of gods and berserkers alike, was a potent medicine in ancient times. And with science, we can make it even better. Read More >>

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Watching These Videos May Make You Feel as Good as Doing Drugs

If you’ve experienced it, you know what I’m talking about, although you might not have known the name for it. It’s when a sound triggers a physiological response from your body—perhaps a slight tingling that starts at the nape of your neck. It feels gooooood. But what is it? 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 >>