Sam Slaughter

Sam Slaughter

Sam Slaughter is the Spirits Editor and also the author of When You Cross That Line and God in Neon. He has written for a variety of places including Bloomberg, InsideHook, and Thirsty. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in over fifty other publications. He's had everything from 75-year-old Scotch to North Korean brandy and he once drank whiskey out of a muskrat skull.
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Dogfish Head’s New In Your Mace Beer: Self-Defense in a Bottle?

Ever wanted to drink pepper spray? Here's your chance.
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Cocktail History: Bogart’s Bitters is a Recreation of a 150-Year-Old Recipe

Bogart's Bitters is based on the first bitters ever used in a cocktail book.
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Score Big at the Watch Party with these Super Bowl LII-Themed Cocktails

You won't need your team to score a touchdown if you're mixing up these Super Bowl cocktails, but we've got recipes representing both New England and Philadelphia, just in case.
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Elevate Your Game with these Super Bowl Party Food and Drink Ideas

Like Tom Brady in the fourth quarter ever, it's time to step up your game.
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Drink Like Jay-Z with these Signature D’USSÉ Cognac Cocktails

You may not be able to sip cognac out of a Grammy like Jay-Z did, but you can easily whip up these D’USSÉ cocktails at home.
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Whisky and Wings: Your New Favorite Pairing (Video)

We teamed up with The Balvenie to pair some of our favorite whisky expressions with some delicious wing flavors.
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Stock Your Home Bar With Best Barware (Without Ever Leaving Your Home)

Sure, you could find all of the best barware on your own, but we did the work for you.
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The Tastiest (and Easiest) Poke Recipe to Make at Home

Takanori Akiyama of Young Street Poke shared with us the best poke recipe that anyone can make.
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The Most Appealing Banana Liqueur Cocktails on the Planet

This post contains a bunch of delicious banana liqueur cocktails. Time to go B-A-N-A-N-A-S.
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Corridor Bar by BDI is the perfect ‘New Year, New You’ Gift to Yourself

This cart is the ultimate way to upgrade your home bar in 2018.
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7 Show-Stopping Cocktails to Sip While Watching the Grammy Awards

These Grammy Cocktails will make any party an award-winner.
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Celebrate Burns Night with Scotch and Haggis

January 25 marks Burns Night, a time to celebrate Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns, the way it's been done since 1801 — with traditional Scottish fare.
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Indulge in the Sweeter Side of Burns Night with these Scotch-Infused Chocolates

Celebrating Burns Night this year? Do we have dessert for you.
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With PicoStill, Home Distilling Has Never Been Easier

Make your own essential oils (and much, much more) with the revolutionary PicoStill.
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Irish Coffee: The History and How-To of This Classic Caffeinated Cocktail

January 25 is National Irish Coffee Day, so we present you with five takes on the classic caffeinated cocktail.
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Kona Brewing Wants to Kick-Start Your Beach Bod with a New Light Beer

Say aloha to Kanaha, a sessionable blonde ale from Kona Brewing that's perfect for the beach (or pretending that you're at one).
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Save Hyrule by Harnessing the Power of the Zelda-Themed Triforce IPA!

Ever wanted to take your love of the Zelda series to the next level (without wearing green tights)? Triforce IPA is your chance.
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The Best Red Wines for Grilling

It doesn't matter if it's simple burgers or a slow-cooked brisket, these are the best red wines to pop open at a barbecue.
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5 American-Made Smokey Whiskeys to Enjoy with Barbecue

Beer is a great accompaniment to any grilling sesh, but sometimes you need something stronger — like these great smokey whiskeys from the U.S.
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Old Forester Launches New Cocktail Provisions Collection

The lineup of Cocktail Provisions from Old Forester includes bitters, syrups, and a tincture.
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These Hotel Rooms Come with Wine Machines and We Can’t Wait to Book a Stay

The Confidante Miami Beach has introduced Plum wine machines, forever changing the “I’m feeling lazy but still want wine” game.
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Here’s How to Have the Tastiest (Meat)Balls on the Block

You don’t need Grandma to make 'em anymore, because we scored the best meatball recipes.