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How Did Beer Pong Become America’s Most Iconic Drinking Game?

Practically a collegiate rite of passage, beer pong has become so firmly established in the American imagination that ...
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This Is What a Night at Pat O’Briens Looks Like

Though it’s widely considered to be the grandaddy of New Orleans tourist traps, the original Pat O’Briens possesses ...
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Lookbook: Jeff Beachbum Berry

What does one of tiki's great revivalists do when he's not at his beloved New Orleans bar, Latitude 29? Jeff Beachbum ...
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How Ranch Water Became the Unofficial Cocktail of West Texas

Ranch Water—a mix of tequila, lime juice and soda water—has long been a West Texas staple, and it's now starting to ...
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Crib Sheet: Your Guide to American Pét-Nat

Welcome to "Crib Sheet," your monthly shortcut to what's hot in wine right now, in four bottles, courtesy of Jon ...
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Pulling Back the Curtain on Princeton’s Ivy Club

What does the bar by which we judge all other bars look like today? In “Deep Dive,” we send writers back to their ...
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Inside One of NOLA’s Greatest Hidden Jazz Bars

Bullet's Sports Bar is a no-fuss neighborhood bar that also happens to feature some of the best jazz acts in New ...
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What Happened to Chianti?

Chianti's ubiquity has, perversely, also been its downfall. Zachary Sussman on what our indifference to a classic ...
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How the Bloody Mary Lost Its Mind

Over the course of a century, the Bloody Mary has gone from urbane to mainstream to outsized social media fodder. ...
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How the Beertini Became a Midwestern Staple

The Beertini—a simple combination of crappy beer and green olives, often with a hit of brine—is a staple in bars ...
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Can America Make Great Italian-Style Bitters?

As Negronis and spritzes boom in popularity, so too has the market for bitter Italian aperitivo liqueurs and amari, ...
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A Guide to the Best American Amari and Aperitivi

Over the past few years, there’s been a mini-boom of American-made bitter liqueurs, which—despite being modeled after ...