Tag Archives: alcohol
I don’t get out much.
You can tell from the way these sexy legs of mine perfectly match the white background on your computer screen.
Even worse, I don’t get out of the bedroom much. Instead, I sit cross-legged on my bed for hours on end—my laptop perched on a tray in front of me—editing content, typing up posts, reading other people’s posts, drawing up marketing plans, and connecting with other young entrepreneurs on Twitter.
I don’t do morning walks. I don’t do evenings at the bar. Sometimes, I don’t even do lunch. Keep reading »
At a recent dinner party, my friend’s roommate poured guests another glass of white wine. It smelled crisp, cold, and juicy—clearly the sort of wine that prickles the gums, softens the face and transforms a summer evening into one soft-hued hum. She stopped at me. I held up my glass of sparkling non-alcoholic apple cider. “Cheers,” I said.
Three years after quitting drinking at the age of 27, I’ve accepted my role as the non-drinker at any given dinner party or social event. I’m happy with my decision to teetotal, but some of my peers are less so—for example, my friend’s roommate.
“So you’re not drinking? At all? Really?” Keep reading »
We’ve come a long way from “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” when it comes to name-dropping alcohol in music. Today’s artists get paid big bucks to sing about certain vodkas, or have a name-brand bottle of booze appear in their videos. But then some alcohol-inspired songs seem to be purely organic, created purely as a true tribute to a particular beverage. One of the most recent examples—a
Check out other mixed drinks that artists have honored with ballads. Keep reading »
We kind of started approving of everything Justin Timberlake does after he shed his N’Sync-era brillo pad curls and excessive denim. The upcoming ads he directed for his 901 Tequila, however, throws his infallibility back into question. Justin seems to have followed the “when in doubt, make it about sex” logic that so many endeavors fall prey to. But this time, it’s not just sex; it’s oral sex. Don’t get us wrong, every lady likes it when a nice gentleman goes to lady town, but we’re not so sure that we see the Tequila connection. Or, for that matter, that we want to have to give the very explicit instructions that the girl in Justin’s commercial seems to find necessary. Check out the two other ads after the jump! [Pursuitist] Keep reading »
L’universe de Chocolate has a new ad campaign to promote its Chocolate with Whisky truffles. No, it’s not a scantily clad woman on a bed or a happy couple enjoying a truffle while walking arm in arm. It’s a bunch of “drunk babies.” Like this little guy, who looks like he passed out in his car seat after popping 20 of those suckers. Initially, I laughed. But then I felt kind of bad about it. After the jump, some more “drunk babies.” See what you think. Genius advertising or totally inappropriate? [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Introducing the juice box for grown-ups: Single serving wine glasses by Wine Innovations. Here’s a classy alternative to sipping a brown-bagged beer on the commute home on the Long Island Rail Road, or toting an entire box of vino in your lunchbox. (Although we’re hoping you do neither.) The disposable packaging seals six ounces of red, white, or rosé in a portable glass. Kind of a clever idea for lightweights who take a week to finish a bottle, or tipsy (but not boozy) picnics in the park. And OK, handy for winos on the go who have gotten tired of lugging around their wine purses. (Yes, they do exist.) [Gizmodo] Keep reading »
There comes a moment (or a couple hundred) in every young woman’s life when she says to herself, Man, I wish I hadn’t been so effing drunk. Of course, the natural remedy to these scenarios would be to, um, not drink? Or, you could drink Outox. The beverage, which was released today in France, has been called “magic” and “revolutionary,” as ingesting it supposedly lowers the alcohol content in your bloodstream rapidly. Which, claims Outox makers, would make you less drunk as well as help prevent hangovers. Keep reading »