Prohibition couldn’t even last 14 years. Will an abortion ban last that long?
Teenagers inside a tavern where 21 died one June night recall a mysterious gas and then a crush to escape. Community members blame the tavern owner, and the police for failing to respond.
The ban in Bihar State, championed by local women, was aimed at tackling alcoholism and domestic violence. But a drinking scene has sprung up across the border in Nepal.
Ukraine’s cultural capital, the western city of Lviv, is trying to adjust to being on the fringes of war and at the center of massive displacement.
By studying the relationship between gene variants and alcohol consumption, scientists found no real cardiac benefit to drinking, even modestly.
“We all knew that this week and next week were going to be hard weekends, because every year, they are hard weekends,” Mayor Dan Gelber said. “Frankly, optimism, hope and luck are not plans.”
You can use this black currant-based liqueur in more than just kir. Here’s how to use it at home.
From hibiscus to borage to violet, blooms are showing up in drinks and lending them beauty, decadence and a flavor all their own.
Parents said Abby Broyles of Oklahoma drank and swore at children at a friend’s home. She said she had mixed wine with medication and had no memory of the night.
As baby boomers retire and buy less wine, producers need new ways to tempt a White Claw generation back from other alcoholic drinks, according to a new report.
Scientists are exploring whether the onset of diabetes may in some cases herald the existence of one of the most deadly of all cancers.
A flight attendants’ union said the decision was “unsafe and irresponsible.”
Lawmakers are considering whether to permanently legalize to-go drinks, setting off a clash between liquor stores and restaurants.
Tips for getting a better night’s rest when your evening plans include drinking.
Thanks to a deeply flavored citrus shrub, this classic cocktail can be adapted for those who are drinking, want something lighter, or who are fully abstaining from alcohol.
Makgeolli, a rice wine made by Korean farmers for centuries, has become a cosmopolitan sensation over the past decade. The buzz grew during Covid lockdowns.
He’s best friends with Andy Cohen and Sarah Jessica Parker, is married to super agent Bryan Lourd, and fancies himself a liquor mogul.
Not drinking for a month sounded easy enough. But for some, Omicron changed those plans.
Almost everyone fails at making changes, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
The new rule, part of broader legislation aimed at stemming alcohol-related illnesses, sets a minimum price of one euro per standard drink and came into effect on Tuesday.
A growing moderation movement harnesses strategies from meditation to cut back on alcohol.
These three drinks offer something bubbly beyond the traditional bubbly, and are best paired with something salty (like potato chips).
People who are aerobically fit and work out a lot tend to imbibe more than their less fit peers.
These nightcaps, whether cocktail or single beverage, are just the thing for when the meal is over, but the party is not.
“The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails,” edited by David Wondrich with Noah Rothbaum, is an authoritative work, nearly a decade in the making.
Mezcal is soaring in popularity far from the agave fields in Mexico.
The Lower East Side has turned into an all-night fraternity party, locals say, and small businesses are asking for help.
The cocktail experts David Wondrich and Noah Rothbaum have completed “The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails.”
“There’s a whole thing of just having something in your hand when you’re in a social setting.” The owner of a nonalcoholic beverage shop on ditching booze.
Drinking can elevate your pulse, which isn’t a concern for most healthy adults, though those with heart rhythm problems should use caution.
A new study has found that even moderate drinking can increase the risk of A-fib, a heart rhythm abnormality that afflicts some 3 million Americans.
Ah, mead, that sweet, honeyed alcoholic beverage that has been a staple at Renaissance Fairs for decades (along with giant turkey legs). It’s also increasingly popular among home craft brewers since it’s relatively easy to make. Those in search of a unique challenge, however, are turning to a special kind of medieval mead called bochet. The only known detailed recipe for bochet dates back to the late 14th century and was lost for centuries, until it was rediscovered around 2009.
Fermentation in general has been around for millennia, and mead (“fermented honey drink”) in particular was brewed throughout ancient Europe, Africa, and Asia. Perhaps the earliest known reference to such a beverage (soma) is found in a sacred Vedic book called the Rigveda, circa 1700-1100 BCE. Mead was the drink of choice in ancient Greece; Danish warriors in the Old English epic poem Beowulf cavort in King Hrothgar’s mead hall; the Welsh bard Taliesin (circa 550 CE) is credited with composing a “Song of Mead”; and mead features heavily in Norse mythology.
There are many different varieties of mead from all over the world. But bochet is a special variety because it calls for caramelized honey; additional spices are optional. This makes it attractive to craft brewers looking for something a little bit different—brewers like Gemma Tarlach, who recently detailed her experiments making bochet in a fascinating article for Atlas Obscura.
A new wave of independent beverage brands, some promising health benefits and others a good old-fashioned buzz, are remaking the way we unwind.
People with alcohol use disorder are often seen in clinics and hospitals, but medical professionals too often ignore the condition.
Alcohol has become so normalized there’s hardly a situation when a drink doesn’t feel appropriate, experts say. Now we’re marketing it to one another.
It’s still unclear what causes hangovers. But they are a sign that you are drinking too much, at any age.
A mother-in-law takes a jab at her son-in-law’s drinking preferences.
To-go cups of beer, wine and liquor were one of the few upsides of New York’s state of emergency.
Owners, who relied on the drinks to stay afloat during the pandemic, are unloading cocktails and wondering what to do with all the packaging equipment that is now useless as an alcohol sales loophole is closed.
Committing just a few key ratios to memory can make at-home mixology a breeze.
Eric Adams is leading the race, but the standings could change as ranked-choice votes are tabulated — though a turnaround would be tough.
With most restrictions already relaxed and fewer new coronavirus cases being detected in the state, “the emergency is over,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Wednesday.
A venturesome millionaire, he forged an only-in-America career in fields ranging from craft beer to free speech activism to scientific research.
In “Drunk,” Edward Slingerland plays devil’s advocate for the pleasure and utility of Dionysian abandon.
Sales exploded to $4 billion last year, from about $500 million in 2018. Dozens of brands will compete to be the boozy, bubbly drink of the season.
American and Southwest announced the policies after the latest assault was captured on a widely watched video that showed a woman punching a flight attendant in the face.
Breweries and beverage companies have invented several new genres of summer drinks, both nonalcoholic and spiked, to keep up with changing tastes.
Many states relaxed restrictions on the sale of mixed drinks in order to help struggling businesses. Some of those changes are now being made permanent.
It was bottled after the Civil War, but tests show it was likely made in the late 18th century, offering a glimpse into early American distilling.
Moderate drinking is unlikely to impair the immune response to the Covid vaccine, but heavy drinking might.