Drink Tank: Daniel Krieger, Photographer | NYC

Drink Tank is a week-in-the-life peek at creative drinkers across Instagram. Each week PUNCH follows a photographer, writer, winemaker or bartender from bar to bar to bar.

Inside Hong Kong’s Underground Bar Boom

While American speakeasies are often born of nostalgia, Hong Kong’s underground bar scene has become a way to escape high rents and the city’s grandiose nightlife scene. From a bar in a wet market to a hidden tiki shrine, here’s a tour of Hong Kong’s avant-underground.

Keeping Up With the Collinses

There are few ways to mess up the classic Collins formula, and so many possibilities to improve upon it. With dozens of variations—from the addition of grapefruit and raspberries to riffs with rum and ginger ale—sometimes the only way to keep up is to keep drinking. Here are five to try.

Cult Soda & Soft-Core Porn in Imaginary Mexico

South of the Border is a made-up Mexican town in South Carolina that grew up as a boozy escape from nearby dry counties. It's also the little-known residence of Blenheim Ginger Ale. Emily Wallace takes a look inside the weird past and present of a century-old soda company and its unlikely home.
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Drinker’s Market: Summer Edition

Just as they cook with seasonal, local ingredients, designers and drink book authors Eric Prum and Josh Williams also build entire cocktails around fruits and vegetables from the farmer’s market. From cherries to cucumbers, here’s the food they’re drinking this summer.

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A Handy Guide to Drinking in Prison

How accurate are the pop cultural notions of prison drinking? Jennifer Cacicio reports on just how much modern prisoners are drinking and how they’re doing it.

The Life and Times of the Plastic Swizzle Stick

Rising to kitschy prominence in the 1950s and '60s, the plastic swizzle stick quickly became the most ubiquitous piece of American bar memorabilia. By the '90s it was mostly forgotten. Nevin Martell tracks its rise and fall.

Drink Tank: Dylan + Jeni, Photographers | Los Angeles, CA

Welcome to Drink Tank, a week-in-the-life peek of creative drinkers across Instagram. Each week PUNCH follows a photographer, writer, winemaker or bartender from bar to bar to bar.

A Tour of NYC’s Historic Barroom Diaspora

For 25 years, Robert Simonson has catalogued the vestiges of New York’s bygone taprooms—from neon signs to murals to bar counters themselves—proving that many bars come and go, but some never fully disappear.

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B-List Cocktails Climb the Ranks

Not that long ago, the Negroni was considered a second-tier drink. But now that even small-town bars have mastered Martinis and Manhattans, lesser-known classics are making their way into the limelight. Dan Saltzstein with a few of his next-generation favorites.

The Punch A-Z

Irish Whiskey

(n.) Similar in many ways to its Scottish brethren, Irish whiskey generally skews lighter in flavor. Legally, Irish whiskey must be made in Ireland, distilled from a yeast-fermented mash of predominately barley and aged for three years in wooden casks. The malted barley is usually dried in kilns and ovens, not over smoky peat fires, […]

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