BY Madison N Nunes
in Eat Me
on Apr 10, 2015
Here are some irresistible drinks from our gals at SpeedRack that are definitely meant for summer nights and good times:
Created by Ivy Mix, Co-Founder, Speed Rack
Muddle 2 2" sections of celery in .75 oz simple syrup
.75 oz lemon juice
.5 oz fino sherry
1.5 oz plymouth gin
dash pernod absinthe
Preparation: Shake, fine strain into a Collins glass, top with soda. Garnish with a cucumber slice.
Garnish: Cucumber slice. Read More
If anyone has some insight to offer on the eternal questions of life and love, it’s Amanda Palmer. The singer/composer/musician is a theatrical goddess, weaving fantastical tales in her lyrics and creating surreal spectacles on stage. She has clearly given a lot of thought to life and death, which is illustrated in The Killing Type (my favorite song of hers) where she chronicles her true story of mercy-killing a dying bird and how the experience of taking a life affected and wounded her. Read More
We’ve all been taught that drinking isn’t very ladylike: my mother cautioned me as a child not to drink before I was of age because she “embarrassed herself” in her youth. I never asked any questions, and I didn’t drink more than a sip until that lychee martini I had on my 21st birthday. On the other hand, my father got made fun of for not liking alcohol in his younger days; today, people still tell him to “man up” and have a drink. Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis
on Jul 31, 2013
After spending a year at New Jersey’s most notorious party school and watching just about every episode of Gossip Girl, date rape drugs are a very real fear to me. No, I’m not trying to sound glib; it doesn’t matter if I’m having a beer with a female friend and Harvest Moon Brewery happens to be empty because, you know, it’s 11 am on a Tuesday. I am guarding that lipstick-stained glass like a hawk.
Enter Michael Abramson, a Boston attorney and the inventor of DrinkSavvy. Read More
BY Intern Lilly
on Nov 06, 2012
Now that we’ve all done our civic duty for the day (you did vote, RIGHT?!!), it’s time to sit back and wait for the election results (read: chewing our nails off, having a few mental breakdowns, and sobbing softly to ourselves while rocking back and forth in various corners). Read More
BY Intern Tessa
in Eat Me
on Jul 09, 2012
Did you ever think you’d hear the terms “classy” and “jello shot” in the same sentence? The future is here! Yummy, alcohol-infused jello molds in twirly shapes, topped with fruit can change your college-style kegger into an upscale soirée. The atypical desserts are brought to us by blogger Casey Grim, who shares recipes on her site The Modern Gelatina. She uses vodka, gin, beer and more to make these excellent treats.
Grim's molds are often based on TV shows she likes, like Mad Men and Downton Abbey. Read More
Control Tonight, the new ad campaign from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, recently released an ad intended to curb binge drinking, using rape as the dire consequence of partying. However, rather than saying that alcohol impairs the judgment of both parties, (including the rapist) the ad instead uses the age-old framework that implies that rape is the woman's (and her friends') fault.
The ad features an image of a woman's nude legs on a bathroom floor with her panties pulled down to her ankles. The text reads, "She didn't want to do it, but couldn't say no. Read More