To The Bottom!

Of the many things Russians are famous for, first and foremost is their monumental appetite for booze. They approach the act of drinking with breathtaking...

Yes, Olga, There Is a Mr. Smirnoff

Smirnoff is the best-selling vodka in the world.  It was the brand that launched the vodka industry in Europe and, most especially, in America. For...

The Boys In The Back

This year Friday the 13th passed effortlessly into Valentine's Day in a seedy pub on the Lower East Side. A quiet smoke-easy that puts a...
Hacking new vegas

Hacking New Vegas: Weird scenes from DEFCON

“I'm sorry, sir,” says the walleyed clerk, “I don't have the keys to that. We'll have to wait.” I take out my flask and show...

Punch Drunk: An Interview with David Wondrich

MDM has a word with David Wondrich, one of the world's leading authorities on cocktail history and culture, not to mention the author of...

Art Industry Needs Whiskey

From 1935 to 1943, FDR's Work Projects Administration (WPA) pressed hundreds of unemployed artists into service creating silk-screen posters designed to inform and encourage...

Best Bar

During my long tenure as a callow youth, few things excited me more than charging from bar to bar in hot pursuit of that...

Bold Crow

Tom really needed a drink. Vodka, Scotch, gin, it really didn't matter, even a beer or a cheap Chablis. He hadn't had anything to drink...

Bout 1: Andre the Giant Vs. Alexander the Great

Who is the greatest boozer of all time? We've posed that question before. In 2002 we  resurrected 16 of the history's hardest-pounding hoochers and squared...