Salmon Vodka – Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?

I'm all about vodka (I'm an equal opportunity drinker) and I like me a nice piece of lox from time to time (usually on a big, delicious bagel), but I'm sure I'm not the only person who thinks this pairing is more disturbing than Spencer and Heidi.

Jun 29, 2010

Intro to Cooking: Cranberry Applesauce

This Week's Ingredient: Cranberries! They're sweet. They're tart. They're harvested from bogs. And they're a deep, beautiful, fire-engine hue. If your only exposure to cranberries is in combination with their fermented partner, vodka, then you're totally missing out (not to mention that the "cranberry juice" served in bars is basically just sugar water).

Jun 6, 2010

Gifts for the Party Animal In Your Life

There is always that one friend that is the sparkler at every party. And I mean every party, because she never misses one. Infamous for dancing on tables and singing louder than the rest when Miley’s “Party in the USA” comes on, she’s a party animal and you love her just the way she is.

Nov 8, 2009

Intro To Cooking: Autumn Drinks You’ll Fall For

My bartending style tends to run less towards the carefully measured, tried-and-true recipes and more towards the “What’s in my fridge right now?” trial-and-error method. I rarely use actual measures, because what is “good” depends on how many people are drinking, how liquored up they want to be, and how well they hold all that liquor.

Nov 4, 2009

College Myths Debunked: Secrets of the Beer Belly

Alright guys, I’m gonna level with you: I’m a big fan of the brewskies. I like Sam Adams Pumpkin Ale, Sweetwater 420, the occasional stein of Newcastle, and the slightly more frequent funnel full of Bud Light. I particularly like that I can drink copious amounts of beer without the consequences that would come from drinking the same amount of vodka, water & lime.

Oct 28, 2009

Go Green, Get Drunk

I like to think that alcohol in and of itself is good for all mankind.  It makes people happier, friendlier,...

Oct 22, 2009

Celebrity Alcohol: Makes Me Sick Twice as Quick

Here’s an analogy for you, try to channel those SAT study sheets. (Ew I know, worst memory ever.) Intellectual is to Bookstore as College Student is to __________. Yes, the answer is liquor store.

Oct 21, 2009

Forget Sugar – White Wine Will Rot Your Teeth

White wine is actually worse for your teeth than red. White wine is high in acid, and that can wear away tooth enamel and intensify the stains left by the double espresso you slammed at the library the night before.

Sep 30, 2009

Stop Taking Shots and Eat Your Cocktails!

I love drinking alcohol, but weekend after weekend of beer pong and vodka shots can get old. So I got to thinking…how can I spice up my weekly binge drinking sesh? I hit the web in search of some “unique,” “fun” alcohol ideas, and out of these keywords came the most glorious idea I have ever heard. Cake-tails.

Sep 16, 2009

College Myths Debunked: Some Hair of the Dog That Bit You

It’s no secret that much of the college social life revolves around drinking. We drink to celebrate, mourn, express loyalty to our football teams, to ease boredom, hell, some people drink to make homework a little more interesting. Well, all that super fun drinking sometimes results in not-so-fun consequences, like the raging, horrific hangover trying to escape your brain by splitting it open.

Sep 2, 2009

College Myths Debunked: Liquor Before Beer…Doesn’t Make That Much of a Difference

There it is, the golden rule. Liquor before beer and you’re in the clear! The thing is, I know this isn’t true, I knew on my 16th birthday that this “rule” was BS. The amount of alcohol you drink—not the type and not the order in which you drink it—determines how drunk you get.

Aug 26, 2009

Beer Bong In Your Butt (For Serious)

Ever have one of those nights where you just really wanted to get drunk (we're not judging!) but no matter what you throw down the hatch it just won't happen? You try everything: shots, bongs, mixing your beverages. But even after all that work, you're still far, far away from making poor decisions.