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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...
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...

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,...

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 Mourning After

It seems a grave betrayal, doesn't it? You unpocket a wad of cash to rescue those drinks from a purposeless existence and give them a...

The Founding Drunkards

Soon after they're born, American's minds are stuffed with interesting and inspirational stories about their nation's Founding Fathers. These men are a large part...