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Can a Big Brand Vodka be Cool Enough for Craft Cocktails?

Once upon a time, way back in the 1990s, vodka was pretty much the coolest thing you could order. It was the It drink at clubs and bars, and its magical (dearth of) flavour swept the nation. But, in the last decade, the craft movement has exploded. "Small batch," "hand-made," and "craft" are the new buzzwords for everything from beer to whiskey and gin to cocktails. Read More >>

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How Tequila Geniuses Made the Best-Tasting Spirit I've Ever Had

Tequila is a much-maligned spirit. Most of us think of it as something so nasty you need to do it in a shot with salt and lime so that you'll taste it as little as possible, or take it mixed into an over-sweet margarita. All of that is changing. Read More >>

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That Time We Turned Coke Into Whiskey

Think you can only make whiskey from rye or barley? Think again. At least at Brooklyn's Kings County Distillery, they've made the spirit with some crazy components. When Gizmodo stopped by for a visit earlier this week, we spent a fascinating day with co-founder Colin Spoelman as he pulled some transubstantiating magic and turned Coca Cola into whiskey. Read More >>

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How Bourbon Gets Its Beautiful Flavour

If there's one thing the Gizmodo crew agrees on, it's bourbon. Sweet liquid gold. It's pretty much the classic American spirit, and it's experiencing a massive boom at the moment. American Whiskey producers are going to great lengths to keep up with demands. So we thought it was high time we took a look at how this delicate and beautiful creature is made. (Play the sexy music.) Read More >>

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The Ancient Art of Perfect Gin: Our Visit to Beefeater and Plymouth

Gin just happens to be one of our favourite beverages. It's a versatile spirit with tons of variation between brands. And we were fortunate enough to see how two of the great gin producers of the ages—Beefeater and Plymouth—create it from scratch. Read More >>

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Ten Crazy Things People Use to Make Booze

Sometimes you just don't have the right resources to make a decent drink. But if you get enough sober, thirsty minds focused on the problem, humans can find some pretty creative ways to come up with alcohol. Read More >>

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