Tequila and squid ink ice cream, anyone? An L.A. bartender makes insane boozy ice cream. [via LA Weekly]

The Serious Eats guide to Absinthe. [via Serious Eats: Drinks]

Baja’s craft breweries are generally excellent. [via KCRW Good Food]

Kids and college students learn how to smoke alcohol. [via Beer Street Journal]

Cecil & Merl Cherry Bitters, reviewed by Bon Appetit editor Andrew Knowlton. [via Bon Appetit]

Wine Spectator’s Matt Kramer says too many wine lovers refuse to come to grips with reality. [via Wine Spectator]

The martini might not be all-American. The cocktail’s history is a murky one. [via NPR]

A drunk and high driver injures five people in NYC’s East Village. [DNA info]

Soho club W.I.P., where Chris Brown and Drake brawled, wins back its liquor license. [via NY Post]