September 8, 2008

Spirit Sippers Tasting Glasses Arrive for Review

spirit_sippers.jpgThere are some days when we don't really care what booze tastes like - we're just there for the effects, and we could drink it out of a mason jar and be totally happy. Other days, however, we're in a more ruminative mood, and we look for a glass that will accentuate the odors and flavors inherent in each liquor. We're the Liquor Snobs after all, and sometimes a juice glass just doesn't cut it.

That's why we're excited to be reviewing Spirit Sippers, glasses designed for the sipping and tasting of various liquors - the Wide Mouth for Bourbons, the Glencairn for Scotch, the Flare for Rum, and the Tulips for Tequila. You can expect to see reviews of each type of glass as soon as we can carve out some time to sip and truly savor each type of spirit.

Learn more and read up on each distinctive shape at Spirit Sippers.

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September 3, 2008

TrekStor USB Stick Bottle Opener

usb_stick_bottle_opener.jpgWe can't tell you how many times we've gone to open a beer bottle, and wished we'd had enough memory storage available to carry a spreadsheet about how much we've drank. Well, maybe not, but we now have that option thanks to the TrekStor USB Stick Bottle Opener. They're available in 1, 2, 4, 8, and 16 GB models too - so keep an eye out for them to be available in October.

Pocket Lint [via Shiny Shiny]

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August 12, 2008

Brutul Lagerhead: Add Some Turtle to Your Black & Tan

brutullagerhead.jpgLong have we dreamed of pouring our black and tans through the back of a turtle. Now, we can live that dream with the Brutul Lagerhead. It's got a clever name, it's cuter than a bent-up spoon if you're trying to get your special lady into black and tans, and it has an included bottle opener. Not too shabby for ten bucks.

Brutul [via Boing Boing]

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August 6, 2008

Wine and Beer Glasses Made from Recycled Windshields

windshield-glasses.jpgThere 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]

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July 25, 2008

What Would You Do For a Free Kegerator?

DirectorChair360x360.jpgRemember 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

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July 22, 2008

Cocktails App for iPhone & iPod Touch

cocktaildb_for_iphone.jpgiPhone 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 punches
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
Download it for $9.99 (must have iTunes); more info at the Cocktail DB

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June 30, 2008

Star Trek Bottle Opener: The Undiscovered Country

star_trek_bottle_opener.jpgIt'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]

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June 26, 2008

Super Side Bar Liquor Dispenser

super_side_bar.jpgIf 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 [via Uncrate]

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June 19, 2008

MIU Bar Tool Set

miu_bar_tool_set.jpgWe'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

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June 12, 2008

9 Piece Mojito Set - Chill Out Your Summer

9_piece_mojito_set.jpgLast 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

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