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These Bodum glasses are some of my favorites. I may have found the perfect glassware. These hand-blown glasses by Bodum are double walled, which keeps the hot, hot and the cold, cold. The “Pavina” I purchased style feels great in the hand, and no annoying table rings. You need to be careful as they are a bit delicate.
Bodum makes a few other styles of these double-walled wonders. They really work, and are stylish to … Read more
When it’s time to break out the bubbly, make sure you open the bottle the right way!
This Champagne Key at Gent Supply Co. eliminates foaming and spilling. It also makes opening champagne so simple that you won’t worry for a second that you’ll put someone’s eye out.
How to Open a Bottle of Champagne
Champagne Cocktail Recipes
There are so many fun gadgets associated with drinking! Here’s a fun one for the wine geeks — a wine bottle thermometer.
It has markings for the optimal serving temperature for different varieties of wine. So no more wondering how cold that Gewurtztraminer should be.
And, hey, it’s a lot cheaper than buying a special wine fridge!
Wine Bottle Thermometer @ Crate and Barrel
This black-box bar gadget set looks smooth.
It includes a cocktail “compass” that gives common cocktail recipes, a two-sided jigger, a corkscrew, a wine collar, a wine and a spirits pouring spout and a foil cutter.
Whether you buy it for your own bar or give it as a stylish housewarming gift, this bar set is pretty slick.
Bar Gadget Set @ Crate & Barrel
The Bottle ‘Biner is the three-in-one tool I had no idea I needed. But I do need it. Thanks to the fine folks at FRED, there is one handy gadget that serves as a corkscrew, bottle opener and carabiner.
Now you’ll be prepared to go on that beer and wine nature hike you’ve always wanted to plan. You’re welcome.
(Hopefully unnecessary disclaimer: You can attach this handy carabiner to your backpack, belt or purse, and … Read more
Give the gift of great cocktails! Here are some bar necessities under $20 that make perfect gifts for the beginning bartenders in your life. (And I’m just getting started! Keep checking back for more gift ideas.)
For about $13, “The Mr. Boston” Platinum Edition is a great gift for budding mixologists and cocktail aficionados. Mr. Boston recipes have never steered me wrong, and the platinum edition has over 1,500 recipes as well as tips and … Read more
Halloween party and bar accessories are often overpriced, poorly-made and destined to haunt the back of your closet 11 months out of the year. Not so with these stainless steel martini shakers.
While perfect for Halloween, they are stylish enough to use year round. And you can pick them up at Target for under $15.
Skull Martini Shaker
Poison Martini Shaker
Check out this classy, inexpensive mojito set large enough to serve the whole gang.
The set includes a solid-wood muddler, recipe mixing glass, and 6 retro classic tall mojito glasses.
Rum, mint, sugar and ice sold separately.
9-Piece Mojito Set
Also, check out our mojito recipe!
Not happy with the old ice tray? Ice melts too quickly and dilutes your drink?
Never fear, the Taisan Ice Mold makes 30 – 40 Spherical ice balls each hour.
Why a sphere? A sphere minimizes surface area and therefore minimizes the amount of melting going on.
This equals cold booze that isn’t watered down. A must have for any upscale cocktail lounge.
$1300 Ice Mold – Asylum.com
buy at Japan Trend Shop
more bar … Read more
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