Sam Slaughter

Sam Slaughter

Sam Slaughter is the Food and Drink Editor of The Manual. His first cocktail book, Grown Up Drinks, will be published in Spring 2019 by Andrews McMeel. He has written for a variety of places, including Maxim, Bloomberg, and The Bitter Southerner. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in over 50 other publications.
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This Mouth-Watering Coffee Rub Brisket Will Elevate Any Barbecue

Like any good brisket, this one takes time to cook, so it’s best to set aside an entire day to prep ... and drink beer.
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How to Choose the Right Kitchen Knife for You (Video)

"Knife Master" Eytan Zias teaches how to pick the best blade to fit your culinary needs.
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Have You Tried the Best Bourbon in the World Yet?

We're not talking about our favorite bourbon — the World Whiskies Awards just crowned a new winner of this prestigious title.
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10 Delectable Mother’s Day Cocktails to Make for Mom this Weekend

Once you’ve made Mom a delicious breakfast and presented her a gift, there’s really only one thing left to do: drink.
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High West Distillery Makes a Big Change to Double Rye! Whiskey

Now you’ll get a little taste of Utah in every sip of Double Rye!
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Your Mom Will Love You for Making Her This Easy Mother’s Day Brunch Recipe

Show mom how much you love her with this simple snack.
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Creative Mint Julep Alternatives For When You Don’t Want (Or Have) Bourbon

The mint julep, originally, wasn’t even made with bourbon.
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6 Best Bourbons for Making Mint Juleps

Not all whiskies are created equal, and the mint julep calls for a whiskey of the highest caliber.
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This Simple Tequila Lime Shrimp Recipe is Perfect for Cinco de Mayo

If you're planning a Cinco de Mayo party — or just craving seafood — you're going to want these tequila lime shrimp on your table.
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Easy Cocktail Recipes You Need to Know

You don’t have to be a master mixologist to shake these babies up.
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10 Ultimate Food Pairings to Satisfy Your Every Craving

These are the food pairings that you crave when you’re drunk and when you’re sober.
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9 Cinco de Mayo Drinks You Need in Your Life Right Now

These aren’t your momma’s margaritas. Celebrate Cinco de May in style.
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How to Make Authentic Tacos in 2 Delicious Recipes

Blackened shrimp and carne asada? Taco 'bout a delicious meal.
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The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less

We've listed good, cheap options for bourbon, Scotch, rye, and Canadian whiskies. You're welcome.
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The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now

These binge-worthy food series will put that bucket of popcorn to shame.
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This May Be the Most Simple (and Delicious) Burger Recipe Ever

Nothing beats a classic grilled cheeseburger, and this is the easiest recipe to follow.
Music

Can’t-Miss Acts at Merlefest 2018 According to Other Artist on the Lineup

America's premiere roots festival is back for another jam-packed weekend on April 26-29, 2018.
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How Does a World-Famous Champagne House Celebrate 200 Years? Two Words: World Tour.

If you were celebrated, 200-year-old Champagne house, wouldn't you go on a world tour?
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A Brief History of the Mint Julep (with Recipe)

We break down the history of the classic Kentucky Derby drink, the mint julep.
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Horse Soldier Bourbon’s New Bottle is Made from World Trade Center Steel

The creators of the whiskey are a group of special operations officers who answered the call to defend the country after September 11, 2001.
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Woodford Reserve Uncorks Special Edition Bourbon Bottle for 2018 Kentucky Derby

Are you a Derby fan? Saddle up and pick up this new collector's edition of Woodford Reserve.
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All About Agave: The Best Tequilas Under $20

Cheap tequila doesn't necessarily mean bad tequila. Next time you're looking for budget booze, go for one of these tequilas.
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Choosing the Best Whiskey for a Whiskey Sour

An expensive and complex whiskey can get lost behind the sugar and lemon juice. Choose the right whiskey, and the cocktail is a minimalist’s dream.