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The Long Island Iced Tea is a drink with a controversial history. It has two competing origin stories, tracing it back in one case to the Long Island we all think of, in New York, and another to right here near home. The second Long Island is in ...

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Ever since I turned 21 (and not a minute beforehand, honest, officer), I’ve been a big fan of bars. High-end bars, dive bars, hotel bars, cocktail lounges, tiki bars, restaurant bars, nightclub bars, and even (when pressed) a fern bar. I judge my ... Read more

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This biting winter weather calls for strong drink. Porters and stouts are a good choice if they’re on tap, but if you really want to put fire in the belly, go for the strong stuff. The clear spirits, though, aren’t always quite right. And while a ... Read more


The American craft cocktail revolution, which emerged around the mid-2000s, brought a massive change to American drink culture. Focused on using high-quality ingredients and meticulous techniques, this movement changed the ways that Americans ... Read more


At the time, let’s say the 1800’s to the 1860’s, cocktails were generally considered a morning drink. In other words, “a hair of the dog that bit you.” Much like morphine and other misunderstood chemicals at the time, alcohol was, namely, (and ... Read more


What do we associate with romance? Candles, soft music, and wine usually top most people’s lists, but what about whipping up a batch of mashed potatoes, frying some okra, or laying out a bowl of sparrow brains? These foods (if we define foods ... Read more



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