Haley Hamilton

Haley Hamilton is a Boston-based bartender. She writes The Shakes, MEL's weekly column dedicated to drinks, booze, bar culture and sometimes other vices. She enjoys cocktails, mezcal, yoga and fucking with the patriarchy.

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Johnny Appleseed Wasn’t Planting Apples to Eat, Bro

In the hierarchy of American mythology, Johnny Appleseed ranks right up there with George Washington’s cherry tree and Paul Bunyan. Unlike those two legends, however,…

I Train Bartenders to Prevent Sexual Assault

A little after 11 p.m. on Saturday, January 19th, Olivia Ambrose, 23, went missing just outside of Hennessy’s, a live music venue and bar popular…

A Brief History of the Budweiser Clydesdales, America’s Favorite Super Bowl Icons

Say what you will about Budweiser beer, but Anheuser-Busch is integral to the Super Bowl experience. First off, as someone who’s worked her fair share…