2015's Hottest Drinks Trends

BarChick | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

From getting your smoke on with some mezcal to Vermouth becoming a 'thing' and subbing out booze altogether, faux-style (WHAT?), we've got the low down from London's biggest boozehounds on what's hot for 2015.

Then and Now: Booze and Bed

Rachel Black | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Black

My thoughts wander back to the previous night, assessing the damage. Had I picked an argument? Emptied the kitchen of snacks? Had I texted any friends with 'great ideas' or bought anything online on the spur of the moment?

Legalizing Acid, Pot and Shrooms - Your Constitutional Right To Think As You Wish Should Extend To Psychedelic States Of Mind

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Politics
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

FOR HUFFINGTON POST USA Thomas Roberts recently wrote on a topic that has long interested me: is the banning of mind-altering, psychedelics substance...

Twenty-Five Cocktails To Drink Before You Die

BarChick | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There are many things you should do in life, but drinking these 25 cocktails should definitely be high up that bucket list.

How Completing a Dryathlon Helped Me Grow Up

Michelle Gleaves | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Michelle Gleaves

Before my month away from the tipple, I was very self-aware about how young and immature I was. Now I feel as though I am actually an adult. Someone who can have one drink and mean one, who can have a diet Coke instead of a shot of vodka at a busy venue, who doesn't feel obliged to stay out if in fact they want to go home.

Dryathlon Diary Week 1 - Go Dry or Go Home?

Tom Stroud | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Stroud

I love alcohol. There, I said it. It makes everything more enjoyable. It's been a big factor in some of my closest, most meaningful relationships. In fact, it's the main reason some girls even find me attractive enough to enter a relationship in the first place... So when the people at Dryathlon enlisted me for a month of sobriety in the name of raising money for Cancer Research UK, I felt a tad concerned.

Nine Essentials to Get You Through a Christmas Hangover

Alex McBride | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex McBride

Contrary to popular belief, this is not the time of the year to celebrate the birth of our lord and saviour. No. It is in-fact the time of the year to split your time right down the middle, a perfect 50/50 of being drunk and being hungover.

How to Limit the Damage Caused by Christmas Drinking

Sadie Macleod | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sadie Macleod

Mulled wine, Champagne, party punch, even the puddings come fuelled with your favourite tipple; booze can be unavoidable at Christmas time. So unavoidable that alcohol consumption goes up by 40% in the UK in December, 'tis the season to be jolly and all that, but this seems like a lot.

Is the Booze Making You Fat?

Steve Miller | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

I constantly receive a stream of emails from those looking for support to either cut down or quit booze entirely because the effect it has on their waistline. Yes, it is true that the booze can be your worst enemy if you are trying to lose weight and if you are like me and love your wine you should be aware.

Boozing - a Universal Language

Jane Peyton | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Peyton

Could it be true that humans are hard-wired to seek mind altering substances such as caffeine, tobacco, psychedelic drugs, and alcohol? Alcohol is and was the most easily available intoxicant and historically different cultures throughout the world started drinking independently with no knowledge of the others.

Dealing With Toronto's Mayor Two - Enabling, Denial, Disease and Blah, Blah, Blah...

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

Just as most murderers are not absolved by reason of insanity, most people who misbehave in public when tipsy (e.g., urinating for the crowd) are not necessarily diseased - some people are just rude and crude, without any medical qualification.

Who is the Addict? Part Two

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

A few days back, I published a piece right here titled: What's in a Word, and Who is the Addict? I really only dealt with the first part of the question: semantic pros and cons pertaining to word usage. This time, I wish the address the second question - a far more difficult question than the first.

A Barman's Confession: Bar Etiquette for Blokes

Jack L. Williams | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jack L. Williams

When your mum taught you manners, she covered all the basics. No elbows on the table, please, thank you and covering your mouth when you cough. But when it came to teaching drinking etiquette, mine fell short (sorry mum).

A Barman's Confession: Do Love and Liquor Go Hand in Hand?

Jack L. Williams | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jack L. Williams

Since time began, love and dating have been doused in booze. Be it a romantic dinner and a bottle of pinot, a cheeky snog anointed by rum and coke or an outrageous one-night affair after slurping on a fishbowl cocktail - Brits' love affair with dating and drinking isn't going to fizzle out any time soon.

Don't Admit You Have a Drinking Problem

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

We've got it all backwards. Horribly backwards. And its killing us. This awful catch 22 situation. If we wait to admit and accept we have a drinking problem in our society? We are waiting for end-stage alcoholism. Or alcoholic Alzheimer's. Or being arrested. Or being injured horribly.

Confessions of a Personal Trainer

Iain Mahony | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Iain Mahony

I have written before that stress will eventually lead to people, who are normally vigilant with their diet, going 'tonto' - and losing control. Check: there is a wonderful photo of me gazing amorously at a slice of pizza like it is Monica Belluci. I didn't meet a single carb that I didn't like in Spain. Once I started eating badly, I didn't stop.

Five Pointers to Get More From Your Bar

Ryan Cheti | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

Ordering in a bar is easy; you chat to your bartender or server, and exchange some money for your goods and services. So why am I writing about it? Well, for one, have any of you felt particularly underwhelmed by a bar experience a friend has raved about? This piece is about maximising your chances of having an experience that lives up to this.

Could Cameron Be About To Ditch Minimum Booze Prices?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Politics

Tory backbenchers have expressed dismay amid suggestions that plans for minimum pricing of alcohol are being dropped. David Cameron had thrown his ...

Who Needs a Reason to Drink? They're Everywhere!

Xavier Toby | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

With FebFast now over, I fell off the wagon in spectacular style. I did make it, and I managed to resist alcohol even after midnight on Thursday, 28 February. Then on Friday, 1 March my first beer was opened just after midday, and my last one at around 5am.

Five Ways to Liven Up Everyday Drinking

Ryan Cheti | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

I'm quite inclined to make myself a cocktail at the end of a long day, and I'll certainly put together a few if I have friends coming over, but sometimes you just need something simple and easy.

Hey Mate, Would You Like a Drink?

Xavier Toby | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

So I'm not drinking for February. Since the start of February I've been offered alcohol 237 times, but who's counting? Not me, I made that up.

The Much Maligned Home Bar

Ryan Cheti | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

One thing people always seem to ask me is how long the products will last. I've been served drinks in people's homes that really should've been thrown out long ago. Similarly, I've been served whiskies in bars that have simply been open too long.

A Boozy History: Why I Welcome Alcohol Price Minimum (Please Don't Lynch Me)

Greg Jenner | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Greg Jenner

Booze is even in the Bible - the first thing Noah does after the Great Flood is plant a vineyard, drink the wine, and then get his todger out in a drunken stupor, only to be discovered sleeping naked by his son. It's reassuring to know that even God's chosen zoo curator would probably have plonked a traffic cone on his head and run naked down the high street, if he'd had the opportunity to join a university rugby club.

Binge Drinking and a Minimum Price for Alcohol

Vincent Brogan | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vincent Brogan

Ironically, the 'hard drugs' we warn our children about before they hit the town kill far fewer people than alcohol or nicotine, substances which pose bigger threats to their long term health.

I'll Have A Pint Of Victory... MPs Call For Debate On The Future Of Beer Tax

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

All Party Parliamentary Beer Group chairman Andrew Griffiths MP will call for a full Parliamentary debate on the impact of beer taxes, following a pet...