booze


V.26 No.49 | 12/7/2017

Try This at Home

Making Mead (Honey Wine)

An easy recipe from Jonathan Ortiz of Southwest Grape and Grain

Mead, arguably the first alcoholic beverage that humans created, is surprisingly easy to make if you’re patient.
V.26 No.48 | 11/30/2017
Santa Fe Spirits

Gift Guide

Spirits of Giving

Boozy Gift Guide

If you’re looking to pass along a little taste of New Mexico this holiday season, particularly to out-of-town friends and relatives, local booze is an increasingly good way to go. After all, what’s more New Mexico than green chile vodka, blue corn bourbon or piñon rum?
V.26 No.39 | 9/28/2017

Cocktail Culture

Still Spirits Pours Cocktails and Small-Batch Booze

New bar and distillery in ABQ serves excellent drinks in a low-key setting

For years, Zac Hulme and Peter Arathoon have been distilling together as a hobby. In April, they turned their hobby into a business when they opened the cocktail bar and distillery Still Spirits.
V.25 No.48 | 12/1/2016
Jesus with keys
Valerie S.

Feature

WWJD?

He wouldn’t drink and drive, that’s for sure.

Even as you enjoy this holiday season and our fabulous Boozy Gift Guide, never, never drink and drive!

Gift Guide

Of Gifts, Giggle Water and the Good Stuff

A boozy gift guide

Just in time for the holidays, here’s Weekly Alibi’s Boozy Gift Guide!
V.25 No.24 | 6/16/2016
El Burro
R. Chavez

Patio and Happy Hour Guide

Summer Sippin’

Refreshing cocktails on airy patios

Ahhh, the dog days of summer: the scorching heat, the mosquitos, the constant sweat. The only plus sides of the season are the special cocktails, open air patios and perfectly cool nights. Burque plays host to an abundance of locales for sitting and sipping. So, if you’re not already in the know, here are a handful of notable libations to drink en plein air.

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V.25 No.23 | 6/9/2016
Oaxacan Old Fashioned
Ian McKay

The Cocktailian

Oaxacan Old Fashioned

Bebidas nuevas-antiguas at Mezcal Tequileria

Mezcal is a new agave spirit focused open-air venue. They feature over 80 tequilas, mezcals and sotols, cocktails based on these and a food truck parked out front that serves tacos and tapas.
V.25 No.1 | 01/07/2016

Literature

Poetic Saturdays

Barstool Haiku

Clever poetry swimming in your glass.
Wassail
Renee Chavez

Bottoms Up

Get Your Drink On

“These are *hic* really mmm derishoussss.”

Now that your fridge is overflowing with local booze, it’s time to mix up some holiday cocktail cheer.

Gift Guide

Considering Holiday Spirits

A guide to enjoying your holiday beverages like a grownup and not killing anyone or yourself on your way back from the bar.
V.24 No.44 | 10/29/2015

Feature

Drinking with Ghosts

Memory and history in the paranormal spaces of Albuquerque

Who is haunting the Albuquerque Press Club?
V.22 No.20 | 5/16/2013

Aural Fixation

Mixed Drink Tape

Songs in the key of booze

An obsessive-compulsive editor spent three days soaking in aural alcohol, and it resulted in a lush mixtape.
V.21 No.30 | 7/26/2012
A bender to end all benders ... or bend all enders

Arts

A toast to the end of the world

Or why getting drunk in the postapocalyptic landscape is the thing to do

John Bear reviewed Peter Heller's postapocalyptic novel The Dog Stars in this week's issue. It got me thinking about what life would be like if everything went to shit. Actually, it got me thinking about all the things I would enjoy doing if there were some sort of cataclysmic event that wiped out most of the population—be it the coming zombie apocalypse, the also-plausible vampire apocalypse, or any of the doomsday scenarios that religious zealots spew forth every year.

To answer this question, I decided to consult a few of my favorite films and novels that deal in such grim matter.

And the realization that I came to is this: I'd get drunk.

That's right, if the world ended, everyone I knew and cared about was wiped out, and I had to spend my days raiding zombie-infested grocery stores with eerily flickering fluorescent lights, armed with a sawed-off—all in the name of scrounging up some Chef Boyardee and Twinkies—I'd probably come home in the evening to a nice fifth of $500 bourbon.

If you need proof that this is probably what you would do too, let us turn to a couple primary sources.

First off, there's Richard Matheson's brilliant 1954 novel, I Am Legend. You are most likely familiar with this work via the Charlton Heston flick or that Will Smith one that included some of the worst CGI of the 21st century.

If you haven't read Matheson's book, I advise you to do so. The protagonist, Robert Neville, basically goes around killing the shit out of vampires and then ... you guessed it, getting hammered. It's one of the most entertaining books I've ever read.

Moving on, there's that great scene in George Romero's Dawn of the Dead where some folks hole-up in a shopping mall to get away from the zombie hordes. And what do they do? Raid the mall's liquor store and get schnockered on high-end booze.

Exhibit C: When the world is ravaged by crazies infected with some sort of ape rabies in 28 Days Later, Brendan Gleeson's character grabs as much fine Scotch as his shopping cart can handle whilst on a scavenging run. He then proceeds to drink it.

Getting back to Peter Heller's book, all I know about its protagonist's tastes for liquids is that he drinks Coke. I already don't trust him.

V.20 No.19 | 5/12/2011
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com

Have Fork, Will Travel

7 Dive Bar Wonders

Our “7 Wonders”-themed Summer Guide feature would be remiss without a tour of New Mexico’s most infamous watering holes. While you’re out exploring this enchanting state of ours, remember to spend a few hours planted on a well-worn barstool. You’re bound to learn a story or two and pick up a little local color—not to mention the potential friends (or enemies) you’ll acquire along the way. Bottoms up!

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