Articles Tagged: Cool Stuff

The Well-Stocked Bar for Summer

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The Washington Post laid out this simple and affordable collection of spirits that will have you making Martinis, Mojitos and Manhattans in no time. These dozen well picked bottles can be had for a mere $187. Not a bad investment for the summer. Spend another $80 bucks on on 5 specialty bottles like Pernod and Campari, and you’ll have the ultimate summer bar.

The Well-Stocked Bar for Summer [WaPo]

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5 Trends We Found at the 2013 Nightclub & Bar Show

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We recently attended the Nightclub and Bar Show in Las Vegas and here’s 5 trends we saw emerge from the 700 plus exhibitors.

    John Taffer –  He’s everywhere.  He’s the President of the NCB, he’s the host of Spike TVs Bar rescue, he rescued hundreds of bars and nightclubs. I was a bit skeptical, after merely watching a few Bar Rescue episodes. But, I met a few owners he’s helped and I quote”everything Jon told

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7 Gifts To Make Dad Glad He Had You

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Hopefully dad appreciates you just the way you are, but these items can’t hurt in helping him love you just a little bit more …

Highland Park 50

With only 275 bottles produced, this prestigious edition is set to become an exclusive collectors’ item.

Bottled at 44.8% ABV, Highland Park 50 Years Old is a vatting of five refill oak casks distilled in 1960.  This higher proof brings out richness of this special whisky.

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Liquor Links

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    The Sipping Seder – A site of Passover Cocktails
    Does the Perfect Bourbon Exist? – The Washington Post postulates
    All 68 NCAA Tournament Teams Ranked by Their Best Drunk College Food – Endless Simmer
    Fastest Bartender in the World – Zagat
    For alcohol brands, social media a stiff cocktail – CNet
    Six Pack Frame Cinch – The Awesomer
    Columbia Koozie Hoodie – Uncrate
    NY Times DIY Cooking Handbook. Sounds kinda like our new books DIY

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Happy Pi Day! (A Mathematical Reason to Drink)

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Today is Pi Day! (March 14 is 3/14 … pi’s first digits are 3.14 … get it?) Even if the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter isn’t the type of thing you’d normally celebrate, Pi Day is another great reason to mix a cocktail.

The fun folks at ThinkGeek came up with this cocktail:

The ThinkGeek Pi-Tini

~ 3.14 ounces of blueberry vodka

~ “Measure the diameter of the glass in centimeters, then … Read more

Hump Day Liquor Links

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Happy New Year! Back to the grind, at least we are 1/2 through the first week. Only 51 more to go.

    The Barkeeper has publisher another issue, including a Random Drink Story from his upcoming book B.A.S.T.A.R.D.S,
    Amaze your friends with the ice ball maker from Japan. It presses cubes into sphere. Cool!
    SF Weekly has a list of tasty beer cocktails.
    The Bottoms Up Beer Filler. Still trying to completely figure this one out,

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Champagne Opener

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 
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Metal Wine Cage

Lock away your precious wine with this metal wine cage–complete with drawbridge door. The cage holds 12 bottles and is generally awesome. Also, it will totally impress and intimidate your guests.

“Even the most oblivious house guests can’t unintentionally uncork your finest bottle of Chateau Margaux when it’s kept under such tight security.”

Metal Wine Cage @ Cool Material (via NOTCOT)… Read more

Stone Cold Easter Island Ice Tray

I am a sucker for novelty ice trays … and therefore I am a sucker for FRED products. Love the Stone Cold ice tray! I’m ready to make cocktails with tiny Easter Island Moai in them.

Stone Cold Ice Cube Tray @ Perpetual Kid … Read more

In My Veins Drink Dispenser for Bloody Halloween Cocktails

Creep out your Halloween party guests by serving blood-red punch out of this dispenser that looks a bit like an IV drip.

In My Veins Drink Dispenser @

Some punches that will look great in this:

    Bloody Black Currant Punch
    Blood Red Sangria
    Dragon’s Blood Punch

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