Drink Drank Drunk

Though the days when journalists kept a bottle of hooch in the desk drawer have since passed, that doesn't mean we've lost our thirst for drinking, or thinking about drinking. The Drink Drank Drunk Issue mulls over alcohol at every angle, from haute mixology to the history of Jägermeister and rock, from our forefathers' booze of choice to Austin's current (over?)drinking culture.

From the Print Edition

2 Girls 8 Cups

The Goodetime Gals take our gross ingredient cocktail challenge to drink the unthinkable

Kate X Messer, Jessi Cape, Nina Hernandez and Sara Reihani, Special Feature, Wed., July 3, 2013

Who Says You're Drunk?

Bars and bartenders may help you tie one on – but they're also expected to cut you off just this side of 'intoxication'

Chase Hoffberger, News Feature, Wed., July 3, 2013

The Spirit – and Spirits – of '76

Mr. Smarty Pants knows America's Alcohol History

R.U. Steinberg, Food Feature, Wed., July 3, 2013

His Cup Runneth Over

Tipsy Texan David Alan is having the time of his life

Virginia B. Wood, Food Feature, Wed., July 3, 2013

Review: Tipsy Texan

Love Texas? Love cocktails? This is your book.

Wes Marshall, Food Feature, Wed., July 3, 2013

Liquid Black Licorice

Jägermeister, anyone?

Chase Hoffberger, Music Feature, Wed., July 3, 2013

Diaries of 'The Beer Diaries'

Two guys, 12 episodes, and more lucky circumstances than you can count

Joey Keeton, Screens Feature, Wed., July 3, 2013

Everything I Need to Know About Drinking I Learned From Hollywood

Relying on TV and film for drinking tips

Monica Riese, Screens Feature, Wed., July 3, 2013

Drama & Tonic

Why Austin theatres are adding mixed drinks to the mix, offstage and on

Robert Faires, Arts Feature, Wed., July 3, 2013

Acting Tipsy

Local thespians reveal how they tackle the challenge of playing drunk onstage

Robert Faires, Arts Feature, Wed., July 3, 2013

From the Blog

Old World-Style Retailer Attracting Connoisseurs to Westlake Store

Vom Fass has exotic oils, vinegars, wines, spirits, and bottles galore

Virginia B. Wood and Wes Marshall, Wed., July 10, 2013

Half a Century of the Carousel

Austin's beloved BYO club celebrates 50 years

Nate Jackson, Wed., July 10, 2013

Operation: Absinthe

Going in search of a new world in absinthe

Anne Harris, Tue., July 9, 2013

Ten of Austin's Top Sommeliers

A guide to somm-built wine lists in town

Margaret Shugart, Tue., July 9, 2013

Take You to the Gay Bar

A round-up of Austin's LGBTQ bar scene

Mon., July 8, 2013

Pregaming 'Drunk History'

This July Fourth, celebrate the coming of a new American classic

Monica Riese, Thu., July 4, 2013

Homesick Texans Can Now Chill with Shiner Beer

Iconic Shiner Bock now distributed in NYC

Jessica Lee, Thu., July 4, 2013

Cast About

When Austin thespians go out to drink, here's where they go

Robert Faires, Wed., July 3, 2013

Stages of Inebriation

To drink or not to drink – for local thespians, no question

Robert Faires, Wed., July 3, 2013

Drinkin' Songs

Music and booze go together like Lone Stars and Dale Watson

Jim Caligiuri, Wed., July 3, 2013

Different Drugs, Different People, Different Effects

Fusebox Festival's Hank Cathey talks alcohol and its attendant joys

Wayne Alan Brenner, Wed., July 3, 2013

'The Drunken Botanist' Reviewed

Amy Stewart instructs how to grow a bartender's garden

Claudia Alarcón, Wed., July 3, 2013

I Am the Designated Driver

Confessions from behind the wheel

Monica Riese, Tue., July 2, 2013

I'm Going to Need to See Some ID

Who doesn't remember their first trip to the liquor store?

Nina Hernandez, Mon., July 1, 2013

Six Activities That Are Only Fun Drunk

Some things in Austin just aren't meant to be enjoyed sober

James Renovitch, Mon., July 1, 2013


We found two willing mixologists to take our challenge to incorporate some pretty nasty ingredients in palatable cocktails: Cameron Cooper and Lindsey Reynolds, aka The Goodetime Gals. Fifteen secret ingredients, seven rounds, and five minutes per round. In the first three rounds, the women competed with each other, and in the remaining rounds, they collaborated. Rounds 6-7 included a lightning round in which they had their choice of four ingredients out of six and had to make two drinks.
2 Girls 8 Cups
Morgan Merriman (l) and Nate Wales of La Condesa
Austin Mixologists
Arts Editor Robert Faires and Barbara Chisolm celebrate a magnum's senses-shattering performance.
Thriving While Intoxicated