Thirsty: So a Bartender Walks Into a Bar…

A Fine Sipping Donut

Because Back Door Donuts doesn’t open for hours, let’s make bourbon chocolate donuts!

Thirsty: Artisanal? Who, Me?

The surest sign you are a hipster is you vehemently deny being a hipster.

Thirsty: The Age of Ice

Why would you spend good money on good whiskey, then throw in a glass full of those pale half-moon cubes from your refrigerator ice maker?

Thirsty: 100 Mugs of Beer on the Wall, 100 Mugs of Beer...

The Thirsty Test Kitchen has discovered a club so prestigious that we hesitate to let you in on the secret, for fear of making it even harder to get in ourselves.

Thirsty: Last Call

Sometimes it’s nice to go where not everybody knows your name.

Thirsty: Chug-a-lug, Chug-a-lug

The inside scoop on makin' some pretty tasty, and strong, moonshine.

Thirsty: Bye-Bye BYO?

On my mind one August day, during an idyllic sail from Block Island to Vineyard Haven, was the prospect of a great meal at The Black Dog, complete with a BYOB of good champagne stored in a hold below the water line.

Thirsty: The Booze Cruise Authority

It was with some trepidation that I approached the lunch counter of the Steamship Authority ferry Martha’s Vineyard, at lunchtime, alone, on a weekday, intent on ordering two alcoholic beverages.

Thirsty: It Was a Dark and Cranberry-Infused Night...

The venerable concoction is popular on the Island, in part because sailing is a big deal here, and most anywhere more than one sailor gathers, rum is probably going to show up.