Tequila’s cousin Mezcál is the one with the worm, a marketing gimmick devised in 1950 to entice silly gringos into finishing the bottle. It took the Brits 62 years to rip off this idea and drop an English earthworm into a bottle of gin. Gin & Mezcál are equally potent but English Garden Worm Gin may be a bit worse, that worm looks huge!
As much as you like to drink drinks, when you get behind the bar to mix them, your repertoire is limited to about 3. The Gentleman’s Guide To Cocktails contains a whopping 150 recipes for you to work with. After all, if given a choice, your friends will probably drink something besides a vodka soda.
Aside from rotting the teeth out of your skull, drinking those oversized cans of sugared up energy drinks on your morning commute makes you look kinda trashy. If your day absolutely requires serious caffeine kick, try Death Wish, the “strongest coffee in the world,” and if you feel nothing, return it and get 110% of your money back.
Drinking in public is one of our country’s oldest and dearest traditions. And nobody does it better than bums. A brown paper bag makes that street soda nearly invisible to the man. Up your street cred with this bum-like beverage holder. It’s insulated and made of Tyvek, so you can use it tomorrow, too.
In its early days there were lots of urban myths about the ingredients in Red Bull. Bull’s blood, bull hormone extracts, etc. None of them were true. In fact, the original formula doesn’t even have Taurine, which is a mainstay of the American formula. Even still, this original stuff is said to be 3-4 times stronger.
Despite its deep heritage, Jim Beam has long been the choice of amateur binge drinkers, like Spring Break sophomores with something to prove. Or middle managers on the loose in Vegas. But lately, following the lead of other established distillers, Beam has been developing and offering up better bottles. The latest is their ultra-premium 1795, an 8-year aged bourbon which recently made it’s debut.
Before you were born, beer cans were opened by piercing them with a sharp tool. The pulltab and later the pop-top killed the ‘church key’ but since we can’t seem to get enough nostalgia, why not open beers the way Grandpa did? The brains behind this gem of retro-mania marketing include Entourage semi-celeb Adrien Grenier, so we’re pretty sure Vince will make it cool.
What you saw this week on facebook hardly qualifies as fodder for stimulating conversation in a real social setting. Before your next dinner party, happy hour, or weekend get-together, try reading something worth talking about. Whiskey? Gin? The little hardcover books that comprise the Edible Series explore the history and the minutiae of human consumption. Read up & you’ll be spitting facts.
Men agree, there’s no better gift than a bottle of booze. But in the excitement of receiving such a thoughtful present, must you immediately cave to the pressure and hit it straight off the bottle? Not if you also get this card. It contains an easy-to-fold, pop-out origami shot glass. Slightly awesome, yes.
The Notorious B.I.G. will always be Brooklyn’s best export but these days, Industry City Distillery is on the grind trying to make their name known. This new crew is producing a distinctive vodka derived from beet root sugar in the city’s renovated Bush Terminal industrial complex. They are the first vodka distillery to set up shop in the city in the last hundred years.