Martini MadnessThe origins of the martini aren’t particularly interesting, but they’re very sweet.
Martini MadnessConsidering the Gibson: the martini’s urbane, elite, oniony relative.
Martini MadnessThe proper martini: the most symbolically freighted cocktail in the world.
Putting the White Dog to SleepUnaged whiskey helps young microdistilleries keep afloat. There’s just one problem: It tastes awful.
Royally BrewedWould you spend thousands of dollars for a rare bottle of beer on eBay?
Pint SizedHow nanobreweries—fledgling operations in garages and backyard sheds—are revolutionizing the American beer industry.
Boss Troy Patterson AroundTell Slate’s drinks columnist which cocktail to order for his birthday.
Location, Libation, LibationA tale of two quintessential Argentine beverages: wine and yerba mate.
A 12-Pack of Beer CocktailsNotes on the theory and practice of the shandy, the michelada, and 10 other beer adulterations.
The Mint JulepA complicated refreshment best consumed cold, in a silver goblet, while wearing your second best seersucker jacket.
Watch It WiggleThe delicate art of the jello shot.
Irish Coffee, Blue Blazers, and Hot ToddiesAdvice on hot drinks from the experts, like Samuel Beckett, the NIH, and Kingsley Amis.
Beer Me, SommelierWhy beer deserves the same kind of expertise as wine.
ApplejackA favorite liquor of the Founding Fathers and a certain foolhardy underage drinker.
Drink Cheap WineI mean, really cheap.
Martini MadnessAn introduction to the dirty martini, with a tip of the hat to FDR.
Martini MadnessExploring and explaining the extra-dry dry martini with your guide, Robert Bork.
Martini MadnessWelcome to Slate’s multipart, multiweek interactive cocktail tournament.
Girl DrinksA history of sweet cocktails for ladies, on the occasion of the Cosmopolitan’s 25th anniversary.
The Best Worst BrewsA taste test of cheap beers. (No, Bud Light isn’t cheap enough to be a “cheap beer.”)
The NegroniReaders told me which cocktail to order on my birthday. I ordered one too many.
To Arthur!Guinness has created a new Irish drinking holiday that is ridiculed yet widely celebrated.
A Prole’s Guide to DrinkingWhat beer to quaff on Labor Day—and on the job.
Brewing the BestPliny the Younger is supposedly the best beer in the world. What does that even mean?
Should You Let Your Kids Try Wine?Does exposing children to alcohol make them more or less likely to abuse it when they grow up?
Grab Me a Warm OneDon’t believe Coors and Budweiser—cold temperatures ruin good beer.
Drinking in the Morning AfterThe do's and don’ts of imbibing in the a.m.
Could You Be a Cicerone?Take our quiz.
The Old-FashionedA classic that can be destroyed, perfected, perverted. It can also reveal the depths of your character.
Can American Fans Save German Riesling?Germans don’t make sweet rieslings like they used to—except to export them to us.