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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Food & Drink

Just Add Tonic: The Best Gins Under $20

Good gin doesn't have to be expensive. Check out the best gins under $20.
Food & Drink

A Brief History of The Hot Toddy (With Recipes)

The history of the hot toddy is fascinating, so we've put collected it here for you.
Food & Drink

Liquor is Quicker at NYLO’s Willy Wonka-Themed Cocktail Factory

At this Willy Wonka-themed pop-up bar, the snozzberries taste like snozberries (and Jägermeister).
Food & Drink

Tito’s Vodka Partners with Candy Company for Boozy New Treats

Thanks to a new collaboration between Tito's Vodka and Sugarfina, we can have our vodka and eat it too.
Grooming

Not a Morning Person? You Should Really Get a Coffee Massage

A coffee massage is the perfect way to become both relaxed and invigorated.
Food & Drink

The Best Ginger Beer for Moscow Mules

Pop open one of our picks for the best ginger beer for Moscow mules.
Food & Drink

Food and Sake Pairings that aren’t Traditional Japanese Dishes

Enjoying Japanese wine with sushi is amazing, but these other sake pairings will blow your mind.
Food & Drink

You Should Drink These 18-Year-Old Liquors in 2018

A new year may mean a new you, but that doesn’t mean that what’s in your glass should be new. Check out these must-have 18-year-old liquors.
Food & Drink

4 Beer Accessories for Some Extra Drinking Fun

These nifty beer accessories range from light-hearted to serious.
Food & Drink

6 Bloody Mary Mixes for When You Can’t Make Your Own

A Bloody Mary is the key to an easy morning-after. Here are our top picks for the best Bloody Mary mixes.
Culture

The 18 Best Podcasts to Listen to in 2018

Whether you’re into politics, sports, true crime, or learning, we got you covered with the best podcasts to listen to in 2018.
Food & Drink

The Complete Guide on How to Cure a Hangover

Drank a bit much last night, and now you feel half dead? Here's how to cure a hangover.
Food & Drink

You’re Going to Need These Bloody Mary Recipes

Celebrate (or survive) National Hangover Day with these creative Bloody Mary recipes.
Food & Drink

The Best Way to Serve and Enjoy Champagne

Master sommelier Brahm Callahan educates us on the finer points of Champagne.
Food & Drink

The Manual’s Favorite Cocktails of 2017 (with Recipes)

We've shaken, stirred, and sipped a lot of drinks this year, and these were our favorites.
Food & Drink

How to Prevent a Hangover

These simple tips from aregistered dietitian on how to prevent a hangover are worth a read.
Food & Drink

Pop these Affordable Bottles of Bubbly on New Year’s Eve

You don't have to break the bank to find a great bottle of bubbly. These affordable sparkling wines will make your NYE party A-grade.
Food & Drink

Yule Love These Holiday Cocktails

Put the "happy" in "happy holidays" by mixing up these timely holiday cocktails.
Food & Drink

What to Mix with Eggnog: A Simple Guide to Getting it Right

Can't decide what to mix with eggnog? Look no further.
Food & Drink

The 2017 Scotch Whisky Blend of the Year is Only $3,999

The Last Drop 1971, a Scotch whisky blend of more than 40 different whiskies, aged for 45 years before being bottled.
Food & Drink

Whiskey and Wine Come Together with FEW Italia Bourbon

FEW Spirits likes to do things differently. Italia Bourbon is the distillery's new take on a wine cask-finished whiskey.
Food & Drink

The Best Holiday Wines to Bring to Dinner

Holiday wines are the easiest (and best) gift to bring to supper with friends and family.
Food & Drink

Should You Pick Up the New Cask Strength Bourbon from Angel’s Envy?

The newest release from Angel’s Envy distillery is a cask strength bourbon — but is it worth hunting down?