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.
Articles
Food & Drink

Jägermeister’s New Product is For Sipping, Not Shooting

Jägermeister Manifest is the just the second product in the brand’s entire history.
Food & Drink

5 Essential Scotch Cocktails You Should Know How to Make

Scotch whisky is great on its own, but with the right ingredients, it makes an excellent mixed drink.
Food & Drink

How a Steakhouse in a Casino is Upping the Cocktail and Food Pairing Game

All three pairings were slam dunks, you might say. (Warning: More puns ahead.)
Living

How to Sharpen a Knife with a Water Stone (Video)

You wouldn’t face a legion of belligerents with a dull sword, would you? Well, neither should you face a legion of tomatoes with a dull knife.
Food & Drink

Crowd-Sourced Cognac: Frérot XO was Created by Flaviar Members

Frérot XO is Cognac by the people, for the people. More specifically: 800 Flaviar members, for the public.
Food & Drink

We Tasted the New Oreo Flavors So You Don’t Have To

You're welcome, world. Here's our full review of the new abominations — I mean, creations.
Food & Drink

This Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipe is Paleo, Whole 30, and Delicious

Tell grandma she can put away the cream of celery now.
Food & Drink

Def Leppard’s Got Their Own Beer Now

No foolin’ — you’re going to need more than a photograph of this new brew from Elysian Brewing Company.
Food & Drink

Bone Broth in a Fruit Smoothie? It’s Actually Really Good.

We were as surprised as you’ll be. This savory bone broth smoothie is pretty tasty.
Food & Drink

How to Hold a Knife and Use it Like a Pro (Video)

How you hold your knife is as important as the cut you use. We asked Eytan Zias, owner of Portland Knife House, to show us the moves.
Food & Drink

Kava Is the Alternative High You Need to Know About

A high that’s legal in all states? It’s not so in-kava-ceivable with this traditional tea-like drink.
Travel

Jay Ellis Shares His Tips for Crafting the Ultimate Weekend of Bromance

It takes a little more than just putting your buds in a car and driving to be a proper bromantic getaway.
Food & Drink

This Spicy Adult Popsicle Recipe is the Perfect Way to Kick Off Summer

If you’re looking for a treat that will be simultaneously hot and cold, well, this one is going to be hard to beat.
Food & Drink

Less Alcohol, More Flavor: Ketel One Botanical is a New Breed of Diet Vodka

Searching for a beach body, but still want to drink? Here you go.
Food & Drink

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.
Food & Drink

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.
Food & Drink

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.
Food & Drink

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.
Food & Drink

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!
Food & Drink

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.
Food & Drink

Creative Mint Julep Alternatives For When You Don’t Want (Or Have) Bourbon

The mint julep, originally, wasn’t even made with bourbon.
Food & Drink

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.
Food & Drink

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.