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The pumpkin cocktail trend is proof that we are a nation of children.

Aug. 29 2014 12:43 PMThe Agents of SmashWhiskey smashes are really hot right now, and just the thing to cool you off on Labor Day.
July 3 2014 8:27 AMThe RickeyCelebrate the Fourth of July with this democratic, pluralistic, highly refreshing cocktail.
March 16 2014 10:15 PMGood Riddance, Glen McKennaI’ll miss How I Met Your Mother, but I won’t miss its stupid fake Scotch.
Jan. 8 2014 11:58 AMThree Days of Vodka With Gary ShteyngartA boozy trip down memory lane—and through Russian history—with the author of Little Failure.
Dec. 23 2013 11:47 PMChick Whiskey and Dude CognacGender-specific spirits aren’t just stupid. They can be harmful, too.
Dec. 5 2013 11:50 AMThe Gimlet EyeConsidering the most unscrewupable of cocktails.
Oct. 30 2013 6:45 AMDo Androids Dream of Electric Schnapps?The history and future of bartending robots.
Sept. 16 2013 5:38 AMEvery Ivy League School Has a Cocktail Named After ItBut not all of them are elite. Here are the best and worst.
Aug. 29 2013 5:44 AMThe Best Hangover CureYou can find it in the children’s medicine section of your local drugstore.
Aug. 13 2013 5:00 AMYour Local Beer Isn’t as Local as You ThinkAnd maybe that’s OK.
July 17 2013 5:17 AMBe a B+ Coffee SnobIt’s possible to care about how your coffee tastes without making your whole life about coffee.
July 8 2013 5:49 PMThe Sherry CobblerIt’s the quintessential American beverage, and it’s what you should be day-drinking this summer.
June 24 2013 5:45 AMCraft Whiskey Isn’t Necessarily BetterBig distilleries like Jim Beam make a mighty fine product. (Also, “craft” doesn’t mean what you think.)
May 23 2013 12:51 PMThe Gin and TonicThe summer blockbuster of mixed drinks.
May 3 2013 5:22 PMPatrón SaintThe latest tequila news, analyzed with the help of a business book by a woman calling herself “The Widow Patrón.”
July 9 2014 8:04 AMHow Anheuser-Busch Can Beat Craft Beer at Its Own GameThere are some craft styles that small breweries can’t—or won’t—make. It’s time for the big guys to step in.
April 4 2014 2:50 PMThe Importer!Steven Soderbergh is in love with a Bolivian eau de vie. Now he wants America to fall in love with it, too.
Feb. 17 2014 6:15 AMCelebrities on IceSlate’s guide to cocktails named after movie stars.
Dec. 29 2013 11:48 PMDuck Dynasty Chardonnay Tastes Better Than Downton Abbey Bordeaux BlancA professional drink writer reviews 13 pop-culture-branded wines.
Dec. 10 2013 10:15 AMThey Released a Ron Burgundy ScotchIt’s … not terrible.
Dec. 3 2013 11:45 PMPass the CourvoisierThe decades-long love affair between French cognac producers and African-American consumers.
Sept. 17 2013 2:45 PMYou Do Too Like SangriaAdmit it. It’s delicious.
Aug. 30 2013 4:15 PMThe Rum and CokeHow to improve upon the classic mediocre Caribbean-American highball.
Aug. 15 2013 11:33 AMThe Best-Selling Booze in the World… tastes like cleaning solvent. Thanks, Korea.
Aug. 2 2013 12:11 PM17 Cocktails for a Better BodyTone your butt and firm up your buzz with Slate's healthy drinking diet!
July 9 2013 5:30 AMDown With Lemonade StandsThey don’t teach kids a single thing about how capitalism works.
July 1 2013 8:30 AMIdiot ProofIn defense of lower-alcohol spirits.
June 14 2013 4:58 PMThe Dram-atic ArtsNotes toward a theory of the theater of bartending.
May 16 2013 5:30 AMAgainst Hoppy BeerThe craft beer industry’s love affair with hops is alienating people who don’t like bitter brews.
April 11 2013 7:13 AMFor Peat’s SakePeat is not a renewable resource. What does that mean for my favorite Scotch whiskies?

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