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Starbucks May Start Selling Booze, Too

Because Starbucks doesn’t already take enough of my money, the coffee chain announced it may start selling beer and wine in addition to coffee. Starbucks is currently serving alcohol during the evenings at one of its coffee shops in Seattle and if that pilot program is successful, the company could open others. However, their stores… More »


Sexy Tina Vodka Embraces Nature’s Nectar

It’s already a concern when you’re swigging straight from the bottle. It’s a whole other problem, however, if the bottle is this Sexy Tina Milky Vodka. A Russian variety, this breast-shaped container is just asking for the drinker to put his lips to it. (“Milky vodka” apparently refers to Irish Cream.) If you’re going to… More »


What Does Fashion Taste Like? Vodka, According To NYC Bar Local 138

Fad drugs may come and go, but drinking will always stay in style. Which is perhaps why NYC bar Local 138 asked fashion designers to concoct cocktails for its summer drink menu. Marc Jacobs created an updated mint julep which he called the Marc Mint Martini, while Ralph Lauren made a rum punch with fresh… More »


Drunk Now, Litigious Later

Lawsuits to roll your eyes at: they’re not just filed by Americans anymore!

A 20-year-old British college student is suing her old boarding school for $493,000, claiming the school fostered a ‘drinking culture’ that led her to get wasted and fall out a first floor window, permanently injuring herself. … More »


Alcohol Does A Body Good

Mojito Lip Balm, $12, Malin + Goetz
Senorita Margarita Ultra Rich 3-in-1 Shampoo, Shower Gel, and Bubble Bath, $16, Philosophy

Drinking too much alcohol will make you have a bad face day, and it might cause premature aging. However, cocktails in the form of beauty products will perk you up as much as a… More »


Booze 101: Stock A Liquor Cabinet Like A Big Girl

Certain things go out of style, but a classic martini isn’t one of them. So, if your idea of liquid entertainment is a pitiful six-pack of Bud Lite, you might want to educate yourself in the language of liquor. (You can get drunk as part of this, but please wait until the end of the… More »


France Bans “Le Open Bar” to Curb Binge Drinking. Sacre Bleu!

After prohibiting smoking in bars in January, the French government is now cracking down on other vices by banning open bars and happy hours. The measures come after rising binge drinking trends among its country’s youth. This may come as a surprise to Americans accustomed to college kid-culture which traditionally stands in contrast to Europe’s… More »


Does Alcohol Make Men Better In The Bedroom?

The next time your man blames booze on his inability to, uh, rise to the occasion, you might want to tell him about this recent survey that suggests otherwise. Researchers in Australia discovered that alcohol actually improves rather than hinders a man’s performance in the bedroom. In a study of 1,580 men, drinkers reported 30%… More »


Excuse Me, Bartender? There A Piece of A** In My Drink

In the land of booze, there’s no doubt that sex sells. We’re used to seeing the half-clad woman on a billboard, covering her crotch with a bottle of vodka. But why do we combine drink names with sex? Is it because of the good laugh we all have when asking a hot bartender, “Can you… More »


iPhones Can Save You From Drunk Dialing

Before you go out and get sauced on this New Year’s Eve and risk drunk dialing, drunk texting, or worse, there are a few applications you may want to download to your iPhone. A Sacramento writer volunteers his liver and sipping skills to test four sobriety apps. After the jump, find out which one is… More »


Does College Turn Women Into Drunks?

New York Magazine reports a recent study shows alcohol consumption is up — way, way up — in women. Dr. Richard Grucza, an epidemiologist and professor at Washington University School of Medicine, compared studies conducted in 1991 to 1992 and in 2001 to 2002 to see how same-age groups responded to questions about alcohol consumption… More »


Dealbreaker: The Lightweight

The Brit was someone I can describe only as Lord Marcus on “Gossip Girl.” Well, except for the title and the vast family riches. Nine years older than me, the Brit was a U.K. transplant in the banking industry and a sweet, sweet man. Not only did he own a house across the pond, but… More »


The Top Five Female Lushes On TV

While traditionally women have been prized for their virtue and morality, there’s a crop of bitches out there that are sketchier than their breath and we love them for it! Every day for your viewing pleasure, these ladies got drunk as skunks, popped a few pills, said what was on their mind, dress to the… More »


The Daily Squeeze: U.S. Alcohol Consumption, A Sad Story, and Mark Consuelos’ Second Job

Americans seem to be drinking less alcohol these days, specifically less beer and more wine. Hard liquor consumption has remained largely unchanged. [ … More »


Frosting Can’t Compare To Tequila

There’s no denying that the best part of a cupcake is the frosting, and now that the whole cupcake craze is dying down, a handful of bakeries are offering up the best of this treat in small shot-sized cups. Frosting shots have been billed by College Candy as the delicious answer to a regular shot,… More »


Quickies!: Lady Bunny’s PETA Billboard, Summer Reading, & Boozing

Drag queen Lady Bunny unveiled a huge anti-KFC PETA billboard in NYC’s Soho neighborhood, in which she is holding one of the Colonel’s famous buckets with a dead chicken hanging out of it. So hungry. [Popbytes]
A French study has found that loud music encourages young men to drink more and at a faster rate. More »


The Daily Squeeze: Loud Music, Women’s Restrooms, And Unmarried Americans

Loud music seems to cause people to drink more, faster. [EurekAlert!]
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Drinking Young Means A Higher Risk Of Dependence

You probably started drinking before your mom, or at the very least your grandmother. On average, women born before 1944 started drinking at age 20, while those born after that started drinking at age 17. Unfortunately, it’s not all champagne dreams and beergoggles for us, though. Women born after 1944 also have a greater risk… More »


The Daily Squeeze: Taser Parties, Motherhood In Sweden, And Sex On Drugs

Apparently Taser parties are the new Tupperware parties. [BBC] … More »


Should You Drink To Your Health?

Medical studies can be very confusing and seemingly contradictory. Take studies on alcohol consumption. Sometimes we’ll read that drinking a little bit will do our bones good, and then we’ll hear that drinking even two drinks per day increases our risk of cancer. The chief of preventative medicine at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital offered… More »


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