Fix The Pumps

Gig with Pavement, narcotic sodas, high wire bicycling and more in our weekly top links

Darcy O’Neil covers the history of cocktails, soda jerks and pop from the pre-Prohibition days when cocktails were laden-filled with narcotics ( such as morphine,opium, heroine, and other neurochemicals) to the modern drinking days of the present in his new book, Fix The Pumps. Interesting facts such as cocktails being morning drinks instead of evening drinks in pre-Prohibition days are just one of many fascinating tidbits to be found. O’Neil’s book, that comes accompanied with mixing toxins, can be bought here.