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Try These Cocktails on Your Next Girl’s Night Out

The origins of the cocktail are sketchy and there are so many theories floating around that it’s hard to tell which one is true, probably none. Is it from Mexico and named after an Aztec princess; New Orleans and named after a French egg cup; in Four Corners, New York? Who knows? But one thing […]

Why Some Drinks Make Hangovers Worse

We’ve all experienced it, that one alcoholic beverage that seems to make us feel more “hungover” than others. But why is that? Ultimately a hangover is caused by dehydration, so drinking plenty of water before, after and in between each alcoholic beverage is the key to avoidance. However this isn’t always possible.So what drinks should […]

Man Donates Toe to Bar for “Sourtoe Cocktail”

In slightly bizarre and quite grotesque news, a man who lost 3 toes to frostbite has donated his toes to a Canadian hotel bar for its ‘Sourtoe Cocktail’. The Yukon hotel’s bar has been offering shots of whiskey with a human toe in it since the 1970s after a rumrunner in the 1920s began the […]

82 Killed in Indonesia from Bootleg Alcohol

Australian holiday-makers flock to Indonesia on holiday every year but if you’re planning on going you should be extremely careful about where you purchase alcoholic beverages, 82 people died in April from drinking bootlegged alcohol. The catastrophe in April happened near the nation’s capital, killing 82 people and resulting in the hospitalisation of dozens more. […]

Trends in Drinking You Can Expect to See This Year

According to The Roy Morgan Alcohol Currency Report, in a 4 week period, 69.3% of Australians drink alcohol. The report revealed that in an average 4 week period Australians drinking trends are as follows, 39.1 per cent drink beer 44.5 per cent consume wine 27.5 per cent drink spirits 13.6 per cent consume cider Unsurprisingly […]

How to Drink Cheap Wine Really Well

An article on suggested ways to help enjoy a cheap wine, really well despite the affordable price tag. One piece of advice is to choose wine from the regions that produce the best quality wine for the lowest price, such as Portugal and the South of France. Another important tip is to treat your […]

Alcohol Consumption Guidelines Review Called for

University of Queensland drug and alcohol experts have called for the thresholds for safer alcohol to be lowered, following a global alcohol consumption study. The recommendations were made by Wayne Hall and Jason Connor from the university’s Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research. The study was co-authored by more than 100 academics from around the […]

Don’t Drink and Drive or Ride!

A warning for people who drink and drive or those who think they can get around the law by riding their horse instead of driving a car or motorbike while intoxicated. A 51 year old woman was recently arrested by police in Logan, south of Brisbane after allegedly riding her horse to a tavern while […]

More Work Needed to Tackle Alcohol Drownings

Following a Griffith University systematic literature review, there has been a call for high quality research to reduce alcohol related drowning. According to Dr Kyra Hamilton from Griffith’s  Menzies Health Institute Queensland, the statistics are still high despite efforts to address this global public health issue. In Australia we are well aware of the drinking culture […]


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