In Istanbul, Drinking Coffee in Public Was Once Punishable by Death


IN 1633, THE OTTOMAN SULTAN Murad IV cracked down on a practice he believed was provoking social decay and disunity in his capital of Istanbul.

 

The highest bar in the world


Located on floors 102-118 of the International Commerce Centre in Kowloon, the Ritz-Carlton is the highest hotel in the world.

 

This is how long your morning coffee high really lasts


Are you someone that simply cannot function until you’ve had a morning coffee?

 

Boxed Liquor Is Here Because You Deserve to Get Whiskey Drunk in Your Backyard


If the thought of alcohol in a box conjures fuzzy memories of college dorm rooms and games of “slap the bag,” the vintners at Black Box Wines might have triggered more than a few flashbacks with their latest announcement: Boxed whiskey, boxed vodka, and boxed tequila have hit shelves in several states, with many more to come.

 

South African church celebrates alcohol by hosting its service at a tavern


The Gabola Church is not your average church. Dressed in a red robe and a gold-trimmed bishop’s miter, the clergyman pours whiskey into his cupped hand and anoints the forehead of the man sitting before him.

 

London bar debuts a cocktail menu for dogs in honour of National Pet Month


Mayfair bar Smith & Whistle is marking National Pet Month with the launch of London’s first permanent ‘dogtails’ menu designed for “pampered pooches”.

 

Is Vodka Gluten-Free?


If you have celiac disease or are severely intolerant to gluten, it’s likely you already know the answer to this common question.

 

The Best Ways To Store Your Coffee


The way coffee is stored could have a big impact on the taste of your morning cuppa. Here are the top tips to retain your coffee’s quality.

 

Woman Breaks Guinness World Record For Most Expensive Shot


IF YOU thought you were paying too much for a single shot on a night on the town, this woman has outdone us all.

 

Restaurant launches vodka-infused pizza


Ordering a cocktail at a bar and then having to go to a pizzeria to get your pie fix sounds exhausting. One Philadelphia restaurant has figured out a way to streamline the tiresome process by combining the two.