Rip Griffin, Drinking Detective: Talk Dirty to Me

I was sitting in a ragged Lazy-Boy recliner across from an equally ragged Larry Bozeman, proprietor of Bozeman's Bonds, a bail bonding house. Larry...

Here’s How to Make a Fucking Bloody Mary

I wasn't aware until fairly recently that there are some people out there—grown-ass adults, even—who have never had themselves a Bloody Mary. That's wrong. And...
Papa and Jinny

Papa and Jinny

No one is certain where or when Ernest Hemingway began his long relationship with the tall silver flask he called Jinny, but a handful...

A Killer Drink

What you drink can say a lot about you—for better or worse. It seems that, with astonishing frequency, murderers tend to be connected with...

Wasted Youth

Do you remember your first drink? I know, I know—asking an anonymous, career drunkard if he or she remembers anything is, necessarily, something of a stupid question....
Pocketful of Joy

Pocketful of Joy: The Hip Flask Manifesto

A hip flask is a container for liquor like a Molotov cocktail is a bottle for gasoline. If you've carried the former or hurled the...

So You Want to Write a Cocktail Guide!

Good for you! But be aware that there is already a massive, ever-growing zombie horde of cocktail guides out there, so you'll need a fresh...

On the Trail of Mickey Finn

Somebody… Somebody… Somebody put somethin'  In my drink.  —The Ramones Over the course of humankind's long, lovely relationship with liquor, various persons have, at various times and for various,...

Bout 2: Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Vs. Doc Holliday

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...