We're not sure who Rocco Murano is, but we like his taste in glasses. We're always on the lookout for distinctive rocks glasses, and our eye was immediately caught by these, with their flashy streak of blue playing through the glass. These glasses come in a set of four, and have a hammered texture to give you a more secure grip after you've had a few drinks out of them.
Do shots in a literal way with these glasses shaped like shotgun shells - but expect to shell out a pretty penny if you want to get your hands on them. See what we did there? MadeByAmmo [via UberReview]
We think the UberReview guys said it best:
...yes, they look pretty cool - and the Pelican case is a nice touch, but seriously do you really need to be paying $400 for a set of 6? There are cheaper options, you can buy one for $60, two for $110 or 4 for $200. It seems kind of silly because the people that would get the most use out of them (college students) probably can't afford them.
Earlier this morning, we posted about an Anne Taintor flask that seemed like a nice gift for the lady in your life. We didn't want to seem sexist in our flask choices and leave out men, who are so often ignored when it comes to booze-related gifts. Actually that last part's a lie - this is just an excuse to post about a flask we'd really like to keep our own liquor in.
This roomy 7-ounce flask offers a bit more booze storage for when it's going to be a long night, as well as a stainless-steel exterior coated with a brushed matte finish, which gives it a flatter, less sparkly appearance. As you might imagine, this is good when you're drinking somewhere you maybe oughtn't, and you wouldn't want to attract attention with your bright and shiny flask.
Anne Taintor's kitschy mashups of 50's-era art and tongue in cheek sayings have been popular for a few years now on everything from magnets to greeting cards, but this is the first time we've seen them in flask form. We found 8 different styles (accessible through the link below) including the pictured "surely, it's five o'clock somewhere," as well as our other favorite - "why yes, i am that kind of girl."
These petite 4 ounce flasks have a wraparound design and come with a handy funnel to make filling them easier, which means they'll make the perfect gift for a lady in your life (or for yourself).
Historically, we didn't spend much time finding the appropriate glass for our beer and spirits - hell, we'll still drink out of a cleaned-out spaghetti sauce jar if we don't have any other options. But it isn't a myth that using the right glass can affect the flavor, aroma and overall experience of the spirit you're drinking - we love our set of Spirit Sippers and use them all the time, especially for reviews. If you're looking for a little something to enhance your next dram of Scotch, check out the Glencairn whisky glass.
Put whiskey on a pedestal with Glencairn whiskey glasses. A smooth, fluid shape echoes the traditional nosing glasses used by blenders worldwide. In luminous, lead-free crystal with a palm-friendly profile and wide bowl to best showcase your spirits.
If you're looking for just the right gift for the GIANT cocktail fan in your life (see what we did there?), look no further than this 60 ounce, three-piece shaker from OGGI. From the zebra stripes to the stainless steel finish, nothing says "You're a great big drunk" like a shaker that will hold 10-ish drinks at once.
There are certain things that go great together. Chocolate and peanut butter. Shoes and socks. Ratchet and Clank. If you ask the folks at Shoot A Brew, the latest combo to go on the list is beer and catapults.
The Shoot A Brew is a cooler that holds 24 beers. It has a handle and wheel for transporting it, and a pass-through lid. But that's not the cool stuff. What makes it stand out is the fact it comes with a remote control, which controls a tiny little catapult that can shoot a beer eight feet through the air to your awaiting hand. Because in our experience, combining beer with projectiles will never end badly.
If you want to see Shoot A Brew performing the way its creators intended, watch the video below. If you want to watch guys try to hit each other in the nuts with catapulted beers, watch any group of guys use this thing after a few drinks.
If you're on the hunt for a full-on home bar setup, but don't feel like going through the work of building it yourself, this home bar set-up kit from KegWorks might just fit the bill. This kit would also make a great gift for that friend of yours who always insists on making drinks and then cuts your limes with a steak knife on a plate and shakes the drinks in an old spaghetti sauce jar. You know the type.
Hi all, Jake here, Editor in Chief of Liquor Snob. I'm breaking out of our usual editorial voice because the story I am about to share really happened, and better yet, it happened to me this weekend at my birthday celebration (go me for getting older).
I arrived at the bar after my friends, and they told me they had just ordered a round of Irish Car Bombs. I don't drink them often because they don't do much for me - I'd rather go slow and steady with the stout and shoot the whiskey. But, being the agreeable, thirsty guy I am I took one. Apparently my aim was off, because the shot glass entered the pint glass at such an angle that about 40% of the drink splashed onto the table and my lap, forcing my friends to get the bar rag of shame and clean up after me (just the table, not my lap).
What's the moral of this story? Basically I wish the bar had featured The Party Bomber. It's basically a speed loader for bomber drinks, and from what I've seen it eliminates a good portion of the muss and fuss I encountered on my birthday. You put the pint glasses into the contraption, put the shot glasses in the upper half, and when you drop the plunger the shot glass drops and a seal is formed to keep spillage to a minimum.
It's probably not going to make me any better at actually taking bomb shots (I always end up with Bailey's on the bridge of my nose from the shot glass sliding up) but at least I won't have to wear a diaper while I'm taking them. Check out The Party Bomber site for models and pricing. Thank you for listening to my confession - I'll do my 20 hail marys and 3 boilermakers as penance.
We've been sifting the Interwebs for booze and robots for a while now, and we've just found a nugget that looks like pure gold. You might remember Bar2D2, a booze-serving robot that was pinging around the Internet about a year ago. That was cool as hell, but the idea of building a fully-functional robot seemed a bit daunting.
That's why we like the idea of just ripping out the robot's brain and hooking it up to a laptop, and forcing it to spit out drinks on our every whim. For one thing it seems a lot simpler for us to operate it. For two things, it seems much less likely to uprise against its human overlord and shoot me with some kind of laser. Check out the video of what the Robotic Drink Mixer is capable of below, and get the full instructions for how to build your own at Instructables.