Captain Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, is said to have tucked slow-burning fuses into his beard and lit them on fire before plundering towns for gold and rum. Hulton Archive Circa/Getty Images hide caption

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Homemade bitters with medicinal herbs and roots at the Black Trumpet Bistro in Portsmouth, N.H. Emily Corwin/New Hampshire Public Radio hide caption

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A sip or a hit? Jack Faller sucks up a bourbon Vaportini at Red Kiva lounge in Chicago. Courtesy of Andrew Nawrocki/Time Out Chicago hide caption

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Bartender J.P. Fetherston demonstrates his shaking technique while making a pisco sour at Rappahannock Oyster Bar in Washington, D.C. Karen Castillo Farfán/NPR hide caption

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