March 16 2013 10:15 AMMartini MadnessExploring and explaining the extra-dry dry martini with your guide, Robert Bork.
March 14 2013 5:35 AMMartini MadnessThe origins of the martini aren’t particularly interesting, but they’re very sweet.
March 14 2013 5:33 AMMartini MadnessConsidering the Gibson: the martini’s urbane, elite, oniony relative.
March 14 2013 5:31 AMMartini MadnessThe proper martini: the most symbolically freighted cocktail in the world.
March 8 2013 5:22 AMPutting the White Dog to SleepUnaged whiskey helps young microdistilleries keep afloat. There’s just one problem: It tastes awful.
Jan. 3 2013 5:45 AMRoyally BrewedWould you spend thousands of dollars for a rare bottle of beer on eBay?
Dec. 12 2012 5:19 PMPint SizedHow nanobreweries—fledgling operations in garages and backyard sheds—are revolutionizing the American beer industry.
Oct. 26 2012 4:51 PMBoss Troy Patterson AroundTell Slate’s drinks columnist which cocktail to order for his birthday.
Sept. 10 2012 10:00 AMLocation, Libation, LibationA tale of two quintessential Argentine beverages: wine and yerba mate.
May 16 2012 6:30 AMBrewing the BestPliny the Younger is supposedly the best beer in the world. What does that even mean?
March 21 2012 6:45 AMShould You Let Your Kids Try Wine?Does exposing children to alcohol make them more or less likely to abuse it when they grow up?
March 7 2012 7:18 AMGrab Me a Warm OneDon’t believe Coors and Budweiser—cold temperatures ruin good beer.
Dec. 30 2011 7:03 AMDrinking in the Morning AfterThe do's and don’ts of imbibing in the a.m.
Dec. 21 2011 1:32 PMCould You Be a Cicerone?Take our quiz.
Nov. 3 2011 7:30 AMThe Old-FashionedA classic that can be destroyed, perfected, perverted. It can also reveal the depths of your character.
March 14 2013 5:36 AMMartini MadnessPromotional gimmicks, conceptual stunts, regional twists, and other martini variations.
March 14 2013 5:34 AMMartini MadnessAn introduction to the dirty martini, with a tip of the hat to FDR.
March 14 2013 5:32 AMMartini MadnessExploring and explaining the extra-dry dry martini with your guide, Robert Bork.
March 14 2013 5:30 AMMartini MadnessWelcome to Slate’s multipart, multiweek interactive cocktail tournament.
Jan. 21 2013 5:47 AMGirl DrinksA history of sweet cocktails for ladies, on the occasion of the Cosmopolitan’s 25th anniversary.
Dec. 27 2012 5:19 AMThe Best Worst BrewsA taste test of cheap beers. (No, Bud Light isn’t cheap enough to be a “cheap beer.”)
Nov. 12 2012 3:23 PMThe NegroniReaders told me which cocktail to order on my birthday. I ordered one too many.
Sept. 27 2012 3:35 AMTo Arthur!Guinness has created a new Irish drinking holiday that is ridiculed yet widely celebrated.
July 6 2012 6:37 PMA 12-Pack of Beer CocktailsNotes on the theory and practice of the shandy, the michelada, and 10 other beer adulterations.
May 4 2012 2:51 PMThe Mint JulepA complicated refreshment best consumed cold, in a silver goblet, while wearing your second best seersucker jacket.
March 16 2012 12:15 PMWatch It WiggleThe delicate art of the jello shot.
Feb. 28 2012 1:40 PMIrish Coffee, Blue Blazers, and Hot ToddiesAdvice on hot drinks from the experts, like Samuel Beckett, the NIH, and Kingsley Amis.
Dec. 21 2011 1:38 PMBeer Me, SommelierWhy beer deserves the same kind of expertise as wine.
Dec. 7 2011 7:17 AMApplejackA favorite liquor of the Founding Fathers and a certain foolhardy underage drinker.
Nov. 2 2011 6:54 AMDrink Cheap WineI mean, really cheap.