In preparation for my big move to Brooklyn at the end of the month, I have done a massssssive purge of everything in my apartment that I don’t want but is in too good a shape to trash, and am having a big ol’ apartment sale/giveaway extravaganza this weekend. I’m planning on serving some snacks and, most importantly, day-appropriate cocktails. I need to make something that easily serves a crowd, so I’ve decided to make a big ol’ pitcher of Screwdriver Sangria. Get the recipe after the jump! Keep reading »
Putting together a list of beers for fall is a true delight, as most breweries tend to put out a number of special releases to celebrate the season. Thanks to traditions both old and new, fall is a time of Oktoberfests and pumpkin beers, as well as a number of holdouts from summer. This list of 20 fall beers has a little bit of everything, from seasonal classics to one-off oddities. Read on to learn what you should be drinking this fall. Read More On Ask Men…
I’m not saying I wouldn’t get along with the lady staffers at Buzzfeed, but Buzzfeed clearly does not employ women like my friends, for whom drinking whiskey isn’t this big, crazy, new thing. I don’t think I know anyone who hasn’t at least tried whiskey. Also, what’s with the faces? They look like Malôrt faces. For reference, Jeppeson’s Malört tastes like burning rubber and cat farts (but in a good way). The first time I had Maker’s Mark, my reaction was “THAT BURNS” and also “THAT TASTES LIKE CARAMEL, MOAR PLEEZ.” I cannot speak as highly of Jameson’s. Jack Daniels is OK. Keep reading »
Startling things: The top 10 percent of adult drinkers account for around 60 percent of alcohol sales. They drink 10 drinks a day.
This is according to Philip J. Cook’s “Paying the Tab,” based on findings from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC). As Christopher Ingraham points out at the Washington Post, this is not an uncommon trend in sales for any consumer goods — the top 10 percent of consumers of any particular item make up for the majority of the sales of that item. It’s called the Pareto Law. It’s logical, it makes sense. But if industries cater their marketing to their most loyal customers, and the alcohol industry’s most loyal customers are drinking 10 drinks a day, the alcohol industry becomes basically the biggest enabler in the world. Losing that 10 percent of people, who by most standards are alcoholics, would be devastating to the alcohol industry. Keep reading »
Fresh off the heels of a fraternity at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee fielding accusations that they drugged female guests with roofies, someone at Forbes.com actually decided to publish a blog post arguing “Drunk Female Guests Are The Gravest Threat To Fraternities” (cached here). It’s the kind of journalism moment that the Seth and Amy “REALLY?!” GIF was made for.
The author is Bill Frezza, a Forbes contributor and the president of The Beta Foundation, the house corporation for the Chi Phi fraternity at MIT. With no exaggeration, Frezza more concerned with frats over people. The whole thing reads like a game of Sexist Victim Blaming No Accountability Bingo: his focus on “irresponsible women,” frets about “false accusations of rape,” and repeated jabs at feminists show he doesn’t care a whit about mens’ role in sexual violence against women — a subject he glosses over entirely except to accuse women of lying about it, even though we all understand that’s really what this whole thing is about. Keep reading »
Today is the last day of summer. I know. Where did it go?! I plan on bidding my favorite season goodbye from the roof of my building this evening, watching yet another gorgeous sunset with a refreshing cocktail in hand. Join me — well, in spirit, from your own sunset-watching location — by stirring up a yummy Stripey Shandy. Get the recipe after the jump! Keep reading »