Articles Tagged: Cool Stuff

“Bone Chillers” Halloween Ice Tray

Turn your ice bucket into a chilling collection bones with the Fred Bone Chillers silicone ice tray.

Your Halloween cocktails and punches will be all the more frightening with frozen skulls and crossbones.

(Try using these bone cubes in a dark drink, like Black Punch, for maximum contrast.)

I’ve seen these a few places online and in person, but so far it looks like Sur La Table has the lowest price.

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Budweiser’s USB Beer Drive

Joel over at Boing Boing Gadgets found the perfect piece of schwag, this USB drive filled with beer! Well, even if it is just colored liquid with that foams, this USB drive is way cool. You too can be the talk of the trade show. CNK promotions will slap your logo on a few as 250 of these tipsy drives.

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Tailgator – The Gas Powered Blender

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It’s football season and that means tailgating and the Tailgator is Tailgating! This 25cc, 2 ¼ HP, gas-powered blender is like nothing else we have seen.

This machine is for some serious drink blending and major tailgating. It is even great for whipping up all kinds of dips, which go great with the margaritas that this blender has made famous.

Each TailGator is assembled by hand in the USA with strict attention to detail.

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America’s Hardest Drinking City 2008 – Austin, Texas

Milwaukee, “America’s Drinking Hole,” has lost its status as the Hardest-Drinking City in America to a worthy opponent, Austin, Texas.

Known for its live music, thriving nightlife district, and the University of Texas, Austin is tops in alcohol consumption in 2008 according to Forbes Magazine. There is even an annual cocktail throwdown. With that many college students, music, and barbecue there is bound to be some drinking. In runner-up Milwaukee’s defense, they keep their college … Read more

The Olympic Drinking Game

With hundreds of hours Olympic coverage to watch over the next two weeks, we figured a drinking game was in order. Of course, we ask that you drink responsibly. There aren’t any Gold Medals for finishing this one first.

Keeping things simple, take a drink each time:

    There is a reference to the Olympics being “China’s coming out party”
    They show special interest story about an athlete
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Hospital-Themed Bars

Finally recovering after having my appendix explode a week ago, I am finally able to get back to sharing the wonderful world of cocktails with you all. Writing this from my hospital bed, I thought it would be fun to see what I could find in the way of medical- or hospital-themed bars and drinks. Good thing themed bars are all the rage!

I found bars in Australia, Japan, and one in Singapore named “The … Read more

The Great Male Survey

Askmen.com recently conducted, “The 2008 Great Male Survey,” one of the most comprehensive opinion polls of men ever conducted on the web. Over a five-week span, more than 70,000 respondents took the time to answer a broad range of questions across five main survey sections: Lifestyle, Dating, Sexuality, Power & Money, and Current Events.

We gleaned a relevant bit:

How many drinks do you consume weekly?

Mad Men Lives – Agency Bars Are Back

Drinking and advertising go hand in hand. It just does, that is the way it is. I’ll never forget the head of an agency, where I once worked, proudly displaying the kegerator he had just put in. Every Friday, we let ad sales people buy us a keg. Not a bad deal.

Ad Age reports the resurgence of the in house ad agency bar. They have also put together a list of the best agency … Read more

I’m Talkathon, Part Deux

Quick reminder: The I’m Talkathon is going well. If you haven’t already checked it out, here’s the deal. Chat using MSN Chat and help out one of 10 charities ranging from the Humane Society to UNICEF.

It is really that simple. Read the blog, start a conversation. Click here to get started.

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Imbibe: An Homage to “Professor” Jerry Thomas

19th-century bartender Jerry Thomas is known as the father of the American cocktail and most just called him “Professor.” With stints in New York, London, San Francisco and other cities about the globe, he spread cocktail culture the world over.

Imbibe! is Jerry’s story and a great read. The author does a great job of capturing cocktail culture of the late 1800s. Truly a great read.

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