December 6, 2007
File this under "Why didn't we think of it?" Fred Ice Kebabs are extended ice cube trays with an extended slot for a swizzle stick. Fill 'em with water, put in the stick, and freeze 'em, and then you can pull out the sticks with the ice right on them. This is a very cool way to make your cocktails a bit more distinctive, and one of the only ways we can think of that you'll be able to make the ice a conversation starter.
Fred Ice Kebobs
December 3, 2007
This will go perfectly in just about any bar you'd choose to put it in - especially your own. Just plug it in, pull the string, and your open for business.
At Neon Open Sign
November 20, 2007
We've been guilty in the past of waiting too long to put up our Christmas-y posts, so people don't have time to actually get them before the holidays. Not this year, dammit (sorry Jebus). This year, we've found you the ultimate in festive holiday drinking gear - candy cane shot glasses. We can imagine these would get sticky after a few drinks, but that's a small price to pay. Can you imagine the peppermint overload after a couple shots of Rumple Minz and eating the glass? Fresh breath for life!
Candy Cane Shot Glasses - Set of 2
We're no Tool Snobs or anything, but this is a tool box we can get behind. It's chock full of all kinds of gadgets, but instead of using them to build a birdhouse or hang a picture, it offers the tools to craft the perfect cocktail. We're thinking about getting one of these bad boys for our dad this year, and it seems like the perfect holiday gift for dudes. At least the pain of smashing their thumb with the hammer will be lessened after a few Rob Roys.
4 Olive picks - nails
1 Bottle opener - hammer
1 1/2 and 3/4 oz. jigger
1 Lemon - saw
1 Corkscrew - screwdriver
1 Cocktail strainer - spackle knife
Bar Tools - Ultimate Bartenders Kit - Black
November 19, 2007
It might not seem like the case based on the number of ingredients, but the martini is one of the tougher drinks out there to make well. Note we didn't say it was tough to make - we said it was tough to do right. Traditionally, it's stirred, but some folks want it shaken so they can be like Bond (and we suppose some people might even want to drop in some HGH so they can be like Bonds). However you take your 'tini, this gadget is designed to help you build it right.
Professional Electric Martini Maker [via Shiny Shiny]
November 13, 2007
This is quite possibly the ugliest, most tasteless liquor decanter/dispenser we've ever seen. At least it's a conversation piece, we guess. And we guarantee it'll be on our bar sooner than later.
Bonny Boy Manneken Pis Liquor Dispenser
November 6, 2007
As you've probably ascertained by now, our tastes typically run to the more "fun" side of drinking. We're less inclined to be all hoity toity with the pinky in the air, but we do recognize there's something to be said about drinking booze out of the correct glass. These bourbon glasses are near the top of our Amazon wish list right now.
This Ouverture bourbon glass is shaped and sized for an enjoyable nip of whiskey. Combining a short stem, a pedestal base, and a very slightly belled bowl, the glass is comfortable to sip from and to hold. It stands 4-5/8 inches high on its pedestal base and contains 7 ounces at full capacity. Four pieces in all, the set is intended for frequent use and is safe in the dishwasher.Riedel Ouverture Bourbon Glasses, Set of 4
October 24, 2007
We've been looking for something to class up our bar area. We may not be able to go quite as far as this Waterford Barware trunk, but if we had the ducats we'd get there in a heartbeat. This bad boy will cost you, but between the brass latches, leather trim, and rosewood interior lies a huge collection of "...the world's finest crystal barware, wine tasting stemware, sterling silver bar tools and elegant canape plate." Can't go wrong with that.
Waterford Barware Trunk at Amazon
October 11, 2007
The firetruck bar set - because sometimes you need to extinguish your thirst instead of just quenching it. Includes a shaker, a jigger, a corkscrew, a bottle opener, and of course - a fire truck-shaped holder. You don't even have to be a fireman to proudly display it - all you need is the four alarm fire in your belly for tying one on.
Godinger Fire Truck Bar Set
October 4, 2007
Did you ever notice it's kind of a pain in the ass to open beers? We're not just talking about the kind you need an opener for - the "easy open" screwtops can be tough too. It's not usually too bad at first, but after 10 or 15 beers we start to tear our soft little hands. We've been known to put the bottle under our shirt and use the fabric to help ease the pain, but the fabric doesn't do too well after said 10 or 15 beers either.
That's why we like the new product we just discovered, the Bottle Popper - it works with both standard and twist-off caps. Plus it looks so cool to use you don't have to face the mockery of asking your girlfriend to help you twist open your beer because your palms are bleeding. We'll be getting one soon to see if it lives up to our hopes and dreams.
at Bottle Popper