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

Easy Cocktail Recipes You Need to Know

You don’t have to be a master mixologist to shake these babies up.
Food & Drink

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.
Food & Drink

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.
Food & Drink

How to Make Authentic Tacos in 2 Delicious Recipes

Blackened shrimp and carne asada? Taco 'bout a delicious meal.
Food & Drink

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.
Food & Drink

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.
Food & Drink

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?
Food & Drink

A Brief History of the Mint Julep (with Recipe)

We break down the history of the classic Kentucky Derby drink, the mint julep.
Food & Drink

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.
Food & Drink

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.
Food & Drink

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.
Food & Drink

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.
Food & Drink

These Cocktails Will Perfectly Pair With Some of Your Favorite Vinyl Records

Booze and vinyl: the best way to end the workday.
Food & Drink

Go Bananas for this Cast Iron Monkey Bread Recipe

Everything is better when cooked in cast iron, especially dessert.
Podcast

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Cooking with Cannabis Episode

On this episode of the Beards, Booze, and Bacon podcast, talk about culinary cannabis infusions with chef Brandon Parsons.
Food & Drink

These Cannabis-Infused Cocktail Recipes Are Worth a High Five

Never infused liquor with marijuana before? Don’t worry. We’ve got all of the steps for that right here, courtesy of Stillhouse Spirits.
Food & Drink

Forget USA: Cheer for the Other Red, White, and Blue at the 2018 World Cup

Reyka Vodka is giving American soccer fans a reason to cheer for Iceland at this year's World Cup.
Food & Drink

How to Grill Oysters in 2 Tasty Recipes (Video)

The only thing that might be better than a fresh oyster is a grilled oyster topped with homemade compound butter.
Food & Drink

Matthew McConaughey and Wild Turkey Launch New Whiskey Called Longbranch

Longbranch highlights the actor's Kentucky and Texas roots.
Food & Drink

How to Peel and Devein Shrimp (Video)

With the right tools, you can clean a shrimp as easily as you can open a beer.
Food & Drink

5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails to Make at Home

Can you really call yourself a whiskey lover if you don't know how to make these classic cocktails?