Hey, NYC: Mardi Gras w/ me!

This Tuesday, Feb. 9, I will be teaming up with the creators of the new cocktail/speakeasy app, Hooch, to celebrate Mardi Gras at the West Village bar, Nighthawks, 679 Greenwich St. Entrance is free, but there’s an option to purchase a copy of The Year of Drinking Adventurously  ahead of time via EventBrite. Get your ticket—free…

The Drinkable Week: Nothing But Star Wars!

The Drinkable Week returns! In honor of the epic success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this week is all about drinking in a galaxy far, far away. Happy holidays…and may the Force be with you!

Drinkable Image: Otto’s Shrunken Head, New York

A little tiki love today from Otto’s Shrunken Head, one of the preeminent tiki bars in the U.S., located on East 14th St. in Manhattan. Stop in for any number of Polynesian-inspired potent refreshers like Otto’s Octane, Pinky’s Potion, Naughty Nell or a Patty’s Poison. The back room hosts live acts, showcasing everything from punk to…

Image of the Day: Tiki-Ti, Los Angeles, California

L.A.’s tiki bar scene is legendary and the legend among legends has to be Tiki Ti on Sunset Boulevard in the Los Feliz district. To say that the bar, founded in 1961, is a local institution would be a massive understatement. It’s cash-only and doesn’t have an ATM so make sure you load your wallet before…

Oh, Malört!

If you find yourself in Chicago, don’t even think about leaving without drinking some Malört, the fairly, umm, aggressive-tasting tipple based on the Scandinavian wormwood-infused spirit, bësk (Malört actually means wormwood). Jeppson’s Malört, launched legally in the Windy City in 1934 (but sold “medicinally” during Prohibition) was, and more or less the only game in…