THREE IS TOO MANY: THE MARTINI AND ME

2021-09-01T08:37:36-04:00

Photo by Adita Saxena By Liz Crowe Of all the drinks in all the gin joints in all the world…there is nothing quite like the martini. What the martini is quite good at is getting you day-drink sloshed, but it is not for me to judge you, should you desire such a thing. Perhaps we have earned such liquid debauchery. Perhaps not. Regardless, it is, without a doubt, one of the most misunderstood forms of pure alcoholic content in a pretty glass I have yet conquered on our collective behalf. That is not a direct Ernest Hemmingway quote. It’s merely my [...]

THREE IS TOO MANY: THE MARTINI AND ME2021-09-01T08:37:36-04:00

AN APPLE A DAY

2021-07-29T19:53:35-04:00

Photo by Tom Swinnen By Liz Crowe Have you ever walked through an apple orchard on a fall day, felt the sun on your face, waved away the bees, and sucked in the sharp-slash-rotten aroma of all the apples on the ground? No? Well, you need to add that to your bucket list because you would, in essence, experience the process of cider-making — on an olfactory level anyway. It’s one of the most ancient fermented beverages still available, with a history dating back to Northern Spain, which was making “sidra” before the birth of Christ, or back to Julius Caesar [...]

AN APPLE A DAY2021-07-29T19:53:35-04:00

DRINKING AND RUNNING AND DRINKING

2021-06-29T20:10:01-04:00

Photo by Rosemary Ketchum on Unsplash By Liz Crowe I hate running. If you see me running fast in any direction, you should join me because I’m being chased by bears or aliens, or possibly readers mad at me for killing their favorite character in a book. While I get the appeal (but not really), I simply cannot do it. Even before my body was irrevocably altered by carrying and birthing three increasingly large humans, I didn’t like it. And I do like to exercise. I like bikes, both on the road and the cycling-to-nowhere kind where someone fitter than me hollers at [...]

DRINKING AND RUNNING AND DRINKING2021-06-29T20:10:01-04:00

VIRGINIA IS FOR DRINKERS

2021-05-31T10:23:27-04:00

Photo by Dario Shhevtsova on Unsplash By Liz Crowe Hello and welcome to June! This month, I’d like to share a little junket I took — fully masked and socially distanced — to Charlottesville, Virginia.  Why Virginia, you ask? Well, his name is Cameron and he’s my first-born. He’s finishing up a pharmacy residency at the UVA hospital, and about to launch himself out into the world of adult-sized things, like student loan repayments and such, but also more fun things like job interviews. This is his second year in Charlottesville and he has spoken highly of it — in terms he knows [...]

VIRGINIA IS FOR DRINKERS2021-05-31T10:23:27-04:00

THE ONE ABOUT HAPPINESS

2021-05-01T01:29:51-04:00

Photo by Miranda Thiago on Unsplash By Liz Crowe Ever think about how we have so many words for booze? Giggle juice. Social lubricant. Liquid courage. And it seems that we have even more ways to describe someone being drunk — hammered, blasted, gazeboed, etc. Some vintage terms for being drunk sound funny or bizarre to us today; back in the day, one might have heard that a drunk person “has more sail than ballast” or was “all mops and brooms.” Okay, sorry. I got lost down a rabbit hole of words and phrases. There is a point to this; bear [...]

THE ONE ABOUT HAPPINESS2021-05-01T01:29:51-04:00

IT’S IN THE CAN

2021-04-01T10:37:26-04:00

Photo on Pexels By Liz Crowe It’s that time again. “What time?” You loyal Liz-is-your-favorite-booze-expert readers ask. It’s time to talk about a trend. No, I’m not testing seltzers. I know I promised you that, and I might still get to it later this year. But we’re going to talk about an even trendier trend. Think you can stand it? I think you can. This is a tale of seven cans and four tasters — all of whom are, let’s say for the sake of politeness, possessing of a mature palate. That is to say, on the older side of the [...]

IT’S IN THE CAN2021-04-01T10:37:26-04:00
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