Articles Tagged: Cool Stuff

100 Absolutes – The Results Are In

As we reported back in December, Absolut Vodka, set out on a campaign to let the public choose their 100 Absolutes in Fashion, Food & Drink, Culture, Technology and People/Places. Now after over 300,000 votes, the results are in and we now know that New York is the Absolute City and travel is the Absolute Hobby. So what about the topic near a dear to my heart, cocktails. I’ll break it down for you:

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San Francisco Bay Area Bar Map

Google Bar Mashups are way cool here out start at one for San Francisco and the Bay Area. If you have a favorite, let us know.

CommunityWalk Map – San Francisco Bars

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How To Get Free Drinks

The English video series “The Real Hustle” demonstrates two bar tricks that could get you a few freebies. Of course, use this power wisely and make sure your opponent hasn’t seen these videos:

Part One, The Hat Trick

Part Two, Geometry Lesson

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Wisebread’s Top 5 Free Drink Hustles… Read more

Trader Vic’s Mai Tais on United

OK, we may be a bit late on this one, but it still needs to be noticed. Back in August, United Airlines began serving Trader Vic’s famous Mai Tai and Polynesian-inspired meals on flights to and from Hawaii. For us coach travelers, we will be able to purchase several different items inspired by the Trader.

This venture was recently one of the top brand extensions of 2006 by BrandWeek and brand agency TippingSprug. That means … Read more

The 100 Absolutes

Absolut is running a cool ad campaign, The 100 Absolutes. Absolut is asking us all to rate the Absolutes on 100 topics in 6 Categories: Culture, Fashion, Food & Drink, Science & Tech, People & Places and Miscellaneous.

I gravitated to the food & drink category. Pictured above are the 8 choices for Absolute Cocktail. Drink of the Week readers seem to favor the Appletini, personally I like a Vodka Martini. My Picks in other … Read more

Ultimate Home Bar Setup

What can be said about this package from kegworks. You won’t find this complete of a bar set anywhere else. Just add alcohol & ice and your open for business. This kit contains:

    6 – 1 oz. Shot Glasses
    24 – Palm Tree Stirrers
    24 – Pink Flamingo Stirrers
    Box of 1000 5″ Drink Stirrers/Straws
    Margarita Glass Rimmer
    12 – Black Bottle Pourers
    Jigger (1 oz. x 1 1/2 oz.)
    Stainless Steel Condiment Tray

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Hemingway & Bailey’s Bartending Guide to Great American Writers

Author Mark Bailey and illustrator Edward Hemingway (a grandson of the man himself), collaborated on this clever book that explores the drinking habits of some of America’s greatest writers. The book features a host of classic writers and the cokctail that they have become synonymous with their name. Such lumineries as Hemingway (cocktail: Mojito), Faulkner (cocktail: Mint Julep) and F. Scott Fitzgerald (cocktail: Gin Rickey).

This book is more than a bartending guide, with drinking … Read more

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Ice Shot Glass Maker

Shot Glasses made of ice, not only are they disposable but they keep your shot icy cold. These silicon molds produce 4 shot glasses complete with accents of a real shot glass. Using fruit juice rather than water, adds a cool unique twist to any shot.

Cool Shooters Ice Shot Glass Mold
from Perpetual Kid

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Cocktail Mixing Robots

Some crazy cocktail fun went on this past week in Vienna. The annual Roboexotica “Festival of Cocktail Robotics” was held, bringing together the best cocktail-making robots the world has to offer. Yes, cocktail-making robots. These robots come in all shapes and sizes, and the majority bares no resemblance to your neighborhood barkeep. For example, the “Epson Bar,” pictured above, is a cocktail “printer.” Using parts from a large scale Epson printer, this robot carefully mixes … Read more


Just in time for the holiday drinking season, the folks at SmartsCo. have released the cool new quiz game.

This quiz game comes with 60 true or false and multiple choice questions covering thise 4 bartending subjects:

    In My Glass – characteristics of some of the most popular drinks
    Trade Tools – bar tools and equipment required for specific drinks
    Lingo – defines useful cocktail terminology
    Wild Card – includes history, trivia and other choice

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