A Philadelphia-based food and drink writer, Drew Lazor has contributed to Bon Appétit, Condé Nast Traveler, Lucky Peach, Food Network, Food Republic, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Saveur and Serious Eats. More at drewlazor.com.
Eating and drinking for a living is fraught with all sorts of hazards. Like Fireball-Rumchata cocktails. And generally overdoing it. A handful of professionals look back at 2016 to determine what they absolutely won’t (and will) do again.
1951’s The Holiday Drink Book has a few lessons still to be gleaned from it, even in 2016. Drew Lazor on the recipes and more-the-merrier cultural commentary contained in this true midcentury relic.
Cocktail menus have moved far beyond the classics, but nearly every modern drink traces its roots back to one. Drew Lazor on the bars charting the genealogies of the classic canon from obscure beginnings to modern day deviations.
Some of the world’s most famous spirits brands are known not only for what’s inside their bottles, but for the bottles themselves. Drew Lazor seeks out the stories behind a few of the most recognizable designs, old and new.
The idea of drinking to one’s favorite films has spawned an online community dedicated to movie-based drinking games. Drew Lazor on the rules to boozing along with The Big Lebowski, Reservoir Dogs, Labyrinth and more.
Practically a collegiate rite of passage, beer pong has become so firmly established in the American imagination that it’s inspired books, a World Tournament and most recently, a documentary. Drew Lazor on how pong became our most beloved drinking game.
The Orange Crush cocktail—a mix of OJ, orange vodka, triple sec and lemon-lime soda—may have started on Maryland’s shores, but it’s become a phenomenon throughout the state and beyond. Drew Lazor on the unexpected rise of this delightfully un-hip drink.
For ages the drinking game has united humans in riotous consumption. In our column “House Rules,” Drew Lazor explores drinking games throughout time and around the world. Up now: “Slap the Bag,” America’s finest boxed wine-based drinking game.
Charlie Hall is not only the drummer for The War On Drugs—he’s also the band’s resident bartender. Drew Lazor talks with Hall about his road cocktail kit, boozy a cappella group, signature beer-infused Whiskey Sour and more.
Challenge coins have a storied history within the military as a badge of honor—and as a communal drinking game. In the latest “House Rules,” Drew Lazor looks at the evolution of the challenge coin and its latest iteration as a secret handshake among bartenders.
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