August 6, 2008
There seems to be some kind of attrition rule for beer and wine glasses in our house - we can never have more than a few of each. That's probably because the more people drink, the more likely they are to drop or knock over their glass. That's why we like the idea of these sturdy-looking beer and wine glasses made from recycled auto windshields. The bonus is they're thick and strong and made from safety glass; we just hope they washed all the bugs off 'em before they turned them into drinking vessels.
Uncommon Goods [via Uncrate]
July 25, 2008
Remember those old "What Would You Do For a Klondike Bar" commercials? We just found out about a contest in the same vein that's about a hundred times cooler. Kegerators.com is holding a contest starting August 1st where all you have to do is submit a video about what you would do for a free kegerator, and you're eligible to win one. We're pretty sure we'd punch a nun, but we probably won't commit that to video.
1. Make a funny, shocking, cool, stupid or impressive video showing us "What you would do for a free kegerator".
2. Submit your video to YouTube or Google Video.
3. Fill out the form below and you could win a free kegerator.*
Good Luck and go crazy!!
Deadline to submit a video: August 31th
Get more details and submit your video at Kegerators.com
July 22, 2008
iPhone applications are all the rage right now, but who needs something lame like the ability to read headlines or update Facebook? What you really need in order to get the most out of your handheld is the ability to turn it into a roving lexicon of cocktail recipes. Luckily, that's what the Pocket Mixologist is for - consider it a replacement for that friend you always call to ask "what goes in a slippery nipple again?"
The Pocket Mixologist lists over 1500 recipes alphabetically, and also contains a search function that lets you explore the database by:
Cocktail Category: Includes 14 cocktail categories such as fizzes, flips, slings and punchesDownload it for $9.99
Spirit Base: Includes 17 spirits base options (such as Tequila, Rum, Pisco, etc)
Flavor: An index of 130 different flavors that range from the conventional (orange, mint, apple) to the obscure (beef broth, violet petals, marshmallow, jellybeans)
Tag: Handy collections of recipes, such as "egg drinks", "non alcoholic drinks" or "breakfast drinks" which isolate recipes for a particular situation
(must have iTunes); more info at the Cocktail DB
June 30, 2008
It's no secret that we here at Liquor Snob are bigger fans of the space opera goodness of Star Wars (original trilogy, please) than the harder SF of Star Trek. Wow, just writing that sentence set off Nerd Alert klaxons in every sector of the galaxy. Anyway, we can definitely get behind this Enterprise-shaped bottle opener, because we can think of no better opening for our legendary Shatner impression.
at Firebox [via UberReview]
June 26, 2008
If you're looking for a way to mix drinks without actually having to touch a bottle, we've finally found your solution. In the past, you had to rely on hired bartenders, drink-serving robots, or trained chimps (we call 'em Interns) to pour your drinks while you lie on your ass eating pre-peeled grapes. Now, with the Super Side Bar, you can get all that same convenience, without the overhead. Now that's the kind of push-button convenience we're looking for!
The Super Side Bar ($500-$580) lets you dispense five of your favorite drinks without picking up a single bottle. And, like your own personal bartender, the Side Bar is fully programmable for automatic measuring of mixed drinks. Super Side Bar
June 19, 2008
We're always on the prowl for new bar tool sets, and here's one that caught our eye because of its completeness and style. This thing has nine pieces, including everything you might expect (bar knife, cocktail whisker, bottle opener, double jigger, etc.) plus the nice addition of an ice bucket and tongs. Classy. Plus, all the reviews we've read of it comment on how sturdy and well made it is, which is nice because we've seen some chintzy sets out there.
MIU Stainless-Steel Bar Tool Set
June 12, 2008
Last summer was the summer of the mojito, and there's no reason not to keep it going this year when the going gets hot. We've found a mojito set that contains a muddler, mixing glass, strainer, and six slim glasses - everything you need to make amazing mojitos at home. Well, except for rum, sugar, mint, and oh-so-many limes, of course. And while you're at it, don't be afraid to experiment with other coolers like the mint julep (not just for horse racing anymore!) and the caipirinha.
9 Piece Mojito Set
May 29, 2008
Here's exactly what we need for our barbecues this summer - a keg tap we don't have to pump. We've experimented with all kinds of taps over the years, and one that we don't have to worry about some jackass overpumping sounds damned sweet. This one comes with a US sankey good for most domestic kegs, and needs to be plugged in to operate, but you can buy a battery pack that will let it run for four hours without charging or plugging.
at Kegworks and Amazon
May 28, 2008
When some people throw a party, they want classy - crystal decanters, stemmed glasses, upturned pinkies. When we throw a party, we want volume - amped music, loud laughter, and six gallons of booze minimum. That's what you get with the beverage bucket - no frills, just a bucket with room for six gallons of hooch, and a spigot to pour it with. We might just keep one in the living room for when we're watching TV.
6 Gallon Beverage Dispenser
May 15, 2008
With Father's Day coming up, we can't think of anything dad might need more than a cooler that he can drive around the house. Not only can he get the beer from point A to point B without getting off the couch, he can also get the empties back from point B to point A for a refill. Hopefully it comes with a horn installed for those living room traffic jams too.
Solutions [via Gizmodo]
(Thanks for the tip, Jason!)