Sixty-three years ago this month, the United Kingdom marked the end of an era. Learn a little about WWII food meat rationing and get a pork-infused cocktail recipe to celebrate!
How Baseball Made Its Transition From Daylight Pastime to Nighttime Fun
This week back in 1935, major league baseball fans suddenly got a lot less sleep. Learn the history, then enjoy a cocktail inspired by an accidental baseball trailblazer.
How Thomas Jefferson Saved and Changed the Library of Congress
This week back in 1800, the U.S. government's oldest cultural institution was founded. Find out how the founding father influenced the library’s scope, then toast with a cocktail celebrating the institution's current top librarian.
Martini Madness: And the Winner Is…
All month long, we put cocktail against cocktail in the most spirited tournament ever. Now find out the classic drink YOU voted on to reign supreme!
Is Wine Tasting at Restaurants Losing Its Flavor?
The New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov recently wrote about a Manhattan restaurant called Italienne that serves wine in a totally different way. Brendan wanted to learn more about how the ritual started and its intended purpose. So, he lured Eric to the DPD New York studio by promising they could drink Beaujolais while they talked about this.
Martini Madness: Round 2
(Click to enlarge) Wait, what is this? Missed the first round of the competition or want to know more of about the cocktails? Check out round 1 here. You can see the polls for yourself, find out more about cocktail history and get some classic recipes. OK, I’m caught up. Now, what’s going on? It’s […]
VOTE: Martini Madness
This March, we're pitting cocktail against cocktail in the most spirited tournament ever. Which classic drink will reign supreme? YOU decide!
How ‘Nosferatu’ Was Almost Burned Out of Existence
Back in 1922, a classic movie monster was born and was almost immediately plunged into the scariest nightmare of all... a lawsuit. Learn the tale, then get the recipe for a custom twist on the Blood & Sand cocktail
The Health Nut Who Invented Corn Flakes
This coming week back in 1852, a man was born who went on to change the way mainstream America ate breakfast. Learn why his ideas weren't exactly mainstream and enjoy a mocktail.
How American Money Upgraded From Coins to Paper
Back in 1689, cash got a whole lot easier for Americans to carry around. Learn how our country's currency went from primarily metal to mostly paper, then cash out with a custom rum cocktail.