Gordon Ramsay restaurant nixes flaming Rum Donkey cocktail after customer injuries

Last week, two customers of Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen restaurant in Las Vegas were transported to the hospital “for injuries involving a drink,” the Associated Press reports. No, they didn’t drunkenly stumble down some stairs; they were injured by the Rum Donkey, a rum-based cocktail that the Las…

Last Call: The physics of shaking a cocktail and a fun take on a game show 

Have you ever really watched your bartender shake your cocktail? There are many motions, as different as the bartenders themselves. But as this Punch piece—charmingly illustrated—how a cocktail is shaken also depends on its ingredients, type of ice, etc. Fascinating stuff for fellow cocktail dorks. [Kate Bernot]