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Magazine Author: Pete Wayner

Rum’s ship comes in

In January, the Spanish Civil Guard apprehended a ring of counterfeiters with $4.3 million dollars in fake rum. The schlock was produced in the Dominican

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Whiskey? Neat!

The nice thing about whiskey is you can enjoy it in complete ignorance. So, feel free to skip the next thousand words or so, pop

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Houseplants 101

The Royal Horticultural Society in London conducted an experiment. They wanted to see if talking to plants boosted growth, so they attached headphones to some tomato plants’ pots (adorable) and played voices

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Functionally fluid

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that adaptability makes life easier. Of course, any Rochesterian who has experienced the transition between summer and autumn knew

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Merrily on highball

The first party my parents threw as a married couple was for my grandparents’ anniversary. It consisted of a large ring of chairs set up

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Three cheers

Glasgow bartender Mal Spence created a drink to celebrate the 2014 Commonwealth games that required 71 different ingredients, ranging from prickly pear to devil’s claw

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Paradise sauced

Swan Dive 289 Alexander St.  413-3306 A kid who bootlegged rum with his grandpa during Prohibition and then raveled the seas looking for adventure.

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Well drinks

Take it back to the very basic formula—the original. To be a cocktail, a drink must have at least a spirit, a sweetener, a modifier,

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