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10 Vodka Cocktails That Challenge The Chill

Cold out there? We had no idea. Thanks, vodka!
Feb 11, 2015 2:30 pm

If you're as familiar with snow and ice as we are here on the East Coast and you're about ready to give up and move to Florida (Grandma totally had it right), you may want to tuck into a nice vodka cocktail...or 10. Winter's not going anywhere, folks, it's clear as vodka. Really want to drive the point home? Infuse that vodka with beets first.

Play The Sir David Attenborough Drinking Game!

"Planet Earth" is our favorite show
Feb 6, 2015 2:00 pm

For some reason, we're just not motivated to drink unless we're beating someone else at something, or in this novel case, watching BBC's Planet Earth — one of our favorite television series ever. 

10 Warming Winter Cocktails For A Blustery Evening

Prime slow-sippers to keep from freezing over
Jan 27, 2015 2:30 pm

Chances are if you live in the area affected by Winter Storm...shucks, already forgot its name. Let's go with Milton, Winter Storm Milton. If you're a member of the Northeastern region of the U.S. rocked by this unfortunately named spank on the ass, you're going to need a strong cocktail, because yay for working from home! It'll make shoveling so much more fun. 

Watch Vice Get Soju Blasted In Seoul

South Korea is serious about its drinking
Jan 20, 2015 9:30 am

Answer quickly — what’s the world’s most popular spirit? We bet you may not have said soju. On the latest episode of VICE Munchies’ Al-Kee-Hol series, correspondent Charlet Duboc explores the storied drinking culture in South Korea’s capital city. Take a look.

Seriously Dude, Buy A Punch Bowl Already

Why punch should be the focus this holiday season
Dec 18, 2014 10:00 am

Long before the cocktail was, well, a cocktail, there was punch. While the word “cocktail” was first mentioned in print in 1798 in London, punch had its first recipe mentioned in 1670. So just how has the big bowl that has become synonymous with insipid fruit juices and bad hooch evolved over the years? And why are we officially declaring it time for a punch comeback? Read on.

Is Wine Consumption A Viable Economic Indicator?

Consumer confidence mirrors wine sales, CEO says
Dec 15, 2014 3:00 pm

There are many ways to gauge how the U.S. economy is doing. You can check out the Dow Jones Industrial Average, for instance, to see how bluechip companies are performing on the stock market. Or, you can look at the U.S. Consumer Price Index for an idea of how much people are spending on goods and services. Or, you can leave those boring analytics to the bean counters and keep an eye on a much more juicy economic indicator: wine consumption.

How To Drink Like A Proper Korean, The Best Way To Drink

Guide to soju, makgeolli and drinking beer
Dec 5, 2014 11:00 am

Seoul-based blog Dom and Hyo was established to tell the story about how an American man (Dom) came to Korea to teach English. Midway through, he met a wonderful Korean woman (Hyo), which “changed his life in many great ways.” It’s a fun read, with stories told through illustrations. Like this one. 

Can An IV Drip Cure Your Hangover? We Put It To The Test.

The IV Doctor administers in-home treatments
Dec 4, 2014 9:00 am

Feeling hungover? Hey, we've been there. Many times. We've tried every reputed cure on the market, too, but no luck. Now, there's a new company that promises to fix that jittery, queasy, head-pounding, morning-after feeling, and quick. And, you don't even have to get out of bed. Intrepid "frat star" correspondent George Embiricos tests out the IV Doctor.

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