June 28, 2006
We generally drink most of our beer from cans, so the only bottle opener we use opens the side of the can, but there are those occasions when we come up short for a bottle opener. Our bottle opener fork story the other day made us realize we should look for more portable bottle opening options, and we believe we've just found the most he-man opener we've ever seen.
Don't have a bottle opener? Just pull your truck up close and let people have a crack at your trailer hitch opener. Everything about this sucker screams manly, right down to the uber-literate product description - "HTCH CVR TALGTR BTLE OPNR." Pick yours up at Amazon, and you'll be the most popular guy in the Nascar parking lot.
June 24, 2006
We pretty much love anything with a bottle opener in it. Flip flops? Sure! Belt buckles? Damn right. Hats? Of course! Rings? Get there. Now we've come across the ultimate combination of eating and drinking power - the bottle opener fork.
It looks like it'd open bottles no sweat, but with that big old hole right in the middle...do you think it'd actually hold any food? Let's just say we don't recommend eating peas with it.
It’s a bottle opener, it’s a fork, it’s a dessert topping. OK we lied about the dessert part. Stainless steel, graphic display box packaging.
Pick it up for twelve bucks at shopmodi
May 30, 2006
Generally, it takes more than a cool shot glass or highball to make us sit up and take notice. In fact, we're much more interested in the contents of the vessel than the vessel itself, and nine time out of ten you can serve our drinks out of a chipped coffee mug or old tennis shoe if it's going to get us where we're going. But sometimes we come across some barware that really catches our eye, and the glasses over at Cocktail Vibe have done just that.
Not only does the site carry striking barware from cocktail glasses to highballs to shooters, it also accompanies each with a recommended drink recipe for when it's "down the hatch" time. From the "Bond. James Bond" that accompanies the Conical Martini glass to the Bronze Twilight you'll find with the Portofino Goblet, this is an idea we could learn to stand behind. Don't just sell us the glass...tell us how to fill it up!
We'd show you more, but they really don't make it easy to link to their individual product lines, so you'll have to check out all the different glassware varieties, from Martini Vibes to Bubbly Vibes to Shot Vibes, for yourself at Cocktail Vibe. Oh, and if you're wondering about the test tubey shot glasses pictured above, they're called the Laboratoria Shot Set...you'll have to do your own experiments to find them.
May 16, 2006
Admit it. Sometimes you lay awake at night and fantasize about wearing a hat in the shape of a giant hot dog, full of cold beer. Or maybe it was a hat in the shape of a miniaturized motorcycle - it's been a while since we've read your diary. Either way, your dreams have come true, because we've just discovered RoFo Headgear, the hat decanter for all seasons.
Just what is RoFo Headgear, you might ask? As far as we can tell, they're basically cooler hats that come in a variety of shapes and sizes, designed to hold any of a myriad of beverages. Think of it as a stylish way (depending on your sense of style, of course) to keep hydrated (or drunk) on the go. The RoFo holds just about a six pack's worth of liquid, similar to our other favorite stealth drinking apparatus the BeerBelly, but you wear it on your head. It weighs five pounds when it's full, but what's a little crushed spine when you've got a headful of Milwaukee's Best?
We'll let RoFo inventor "Mad" Randall Flann tell you more about his interesting product:
Like sports? We have all major sports models! More traditional? Try a bowler or barrel style! Our RoFo Headgear fit in anywhere. Some of the places where a RoFo Headgear can be used are at rallies, meeting, parties, and sports events and at an intimate soiree. Hubba, Hubba, Hubba!!! At $29.95, why carry around or entertain in an old conventional, predictable method when you can add that little extra something pen Nash that can repeatedly create remarkable memories that will last forever?
To posses a RoFo Headgear makes the statements: “I own the most original recognizable unique beverage bottle known throughout the entire world. I’m a free-spirited thinker and a pretty perceptive independent consumer. I revel -- revel in my defying traditional convention of behaving!”
We're not sure what pen Nash is, but Hubba, Hubba, Hubba!! All we can say is that at $29.95, this thing seems to be just about the perfect thing to force the guest of honor at a bachelor/bachelorette party to wear. Learn more and find out how to get your own fantasy hat at RoFoHeadgear.com
May 10, 2006
We're not huge gamblers here at Liquor Snob, mostly because we like to keep a limited number of addictions. We do, however, like to play the odd game of poker, and we know quite a few folks who enjoy getting a little blind while they play Texas Hold'em. We've found an interesting set of cocktail implements with poker themes, so you can jazz up your next poker night or just spend your winnings.
Each piece is sold separately at Target, and you can also buy them at Amazonfor the poker player in your life. Read on to learn more about this interesting set:
Your monthly poker night started out with a folding table and some paper cups, but it’s grown into quite the snazzy event. Serve your full house of players with this Poker drinkware collection. The pieces are made of glass and embellished with red and black suit symbols. The set includes beer mugs, highballs, double old-fashioned glasses, shooters, martini glasses and shaker, olive picks, swizzle sticks and coasters. Each sold separately. Dishwasher safe. Imported. Bullet: Poker-theme drinkware Bullet: Glass with black and red suit symbols Bullet: Beer mugs, highballs, double old-fashioned glasses, shooters, martini glasses Bullet: Cocktail shaker, olive picks, swizzle sticks and coasters Bullet: Dishwasher safe; imported
Plus, if you're interested in mixing your gambling with your boozing, check out the Roulette Shot Glasses
April 7, 2006
One of our friends, who will remain nameless, is getting married at the end of this year, and at the end of this month he and a bunch of friends are going to Vegas for a bachelor party. (Note: That is NOT him at the right...just some random dude we found on the Infernets.) We can't go, but we're sending along a care package with a few things we picked up from around the office.
Below is the list of what we're putting in so far - anyone have any other suggestions for bachelor party must-haves?
- A "Nice Rack" T-shirt, courtesy of our friends at Get Bombed
- An Alcohawk ABI breathalyzer so he'll always know how drunk he is, down to the second decimal point.
- An address book/stripper diary, so his friends can blackmail him later
- A copy of Trick or Treat, a movie we haven't seen, but it features both Gene Simmons and Ozzy Osbourne, so it's got to be a perfect hangover movie. (Buy it Now)
- Our personal copy of Winning Casino Blackjack For The Non-Counter...because he's in Vegas. Duh. (Buy it Now)
- A brand-spanking new copy of the Modern Drunkard book
- A shot glass you can wear around your neck on a cord, complete with tiny little dice in the bottom, courtesy of Roaring 20s
- And the coup de gracie, the ultimate bachelor party accessory, we're sending along 25 Shotgun 2.0 shotgun keys
Also, since we know it's completely illegal to send alcohol via mail, we're definitely NOT sending along 3 mini bottles of Player's Extreme vodka. Nope, definitely not doing that. Like we said above, anyone have any other good ideas?
March 31, 2006
It's suddenly dawned on us that we don't give away nearly enough free stuff here, so we've decided to change all that by having our very first contest. The prize? We've gotten our hands on an excellent Shotgun Party t-shirt, plus 10 shotgun 2.0 keys from our own personal stash, for you to share with your friends.
"OK," you're saying, "so shut up already and tell me how I win!" It's simple - just sign up for our mailing list by April 15th. All in all, the prize package is worth around $50, plus you'll be able to lord your party god status over your friends. [Update: The winner will be randomly drawn from our mailing list. We thought it was self-explanatory, but people have been asking.]
And don't worry, if you're already on the list, you're eligible for the prize - but make sure to tell your friends to sign up, in hopes that they'll be grateful enough to share the gift of beer shotgunning. You've only got two weeks, so sign up now and in April you'll be the party king, sporting the shotgun threads and giving the gift of rapid-rate beer consumption to your loyal subjects.
If you need more information, check out our review of the Shotgun 2.0 beer opener, and head on over to ShotgunParty.com to check out their products and see what they have to say.
March 28, 2006
Since the dawn of time, man has yearned to find an easier way to get his drink on. Well, maybe not since the dawn of time, but at least since the invention of the Kegbot and the AI Bar, and our newest discovery, the Lazydrinker. It's basically a cooler hooked to a laptop so you can mix drinks without getting out of your La-Z-Boy, or you can build your own and install it in a fridge, mini fridge, baby stroller, whatever.
The Lazy Drinker quite simply is a computer controlled mixed cocktail dispensing device. It's designed to hold 16 ingredients and multiple units can be chained together to get more. By using a series of pressurized valves, the ingredients are mixed automatically by your computer perfectly every time. With a database of over 5000 drinks, you'll have plenty to choose from.
The Lazy Drinker comes assembled in a cooler or as a do-it-yourself kit which can be installed in any manner you desire. Requiring only a Co2 tank and a PC with a serial port, the Lazydrinker can be set up anywhere: from a portable dispensing unit, to a bartop installed unit, to a refrigerator mounted unit, the possibilities are endless.
Most likely to be a Lazy Drinker was our superlative in our college yearbook, so we're definitely interested in trying this guy out, though we're still a little nervous about the introduction of a computer into our drink mixing. With our track record, our laptop would end up soaked in nine kinds of booze...maybe we'll have to get a couple of the interns to stand guard, towels at the ready. Anyway, check out the Lazy Drinker site
while we figure out how to waterproof electronics.
March 16, 2006
We don't usually say things like this, as we try to maintain our detached irony, but we're so excited about this one, we can barely contain ourselves. We have long sung the praises of the mini fridge - not only does it hold beer, but you don't have to go all the way to the kitchen to get it. Move over, you tiny fridge - we have seen the future, and it is the Skybox beer vending machine.
Think about it...it's like one of those vending machines they have at your office, but there's a twist. Actually two twists. Twist one - you don't have to put in quarters to get things out of it. Twist two - you can stock it with wonderful, tasty, nutritional beer, instead of that evil sugar water they're usually stocked with. As for the possible down sides, you have to stock it yourself, and you have to pony up for it in the first place, and it's not all that cheap. C'mon, though - it holds 64 cans (or 32 bottles), you can punch that big button every time you want a beer, and you're going to be the envy of your friends. Face it, if you're getting a tax refund this year, or you're just expecting permission to decorate your man cave, this is the gadget for you.
Oh yeah, the other selling point is that they're customizable. You can outfit yours to reflect your best beer brand, your favorite sports team, or your number one NASCAR driver, if you swing that way. So check out the Skybox site, and don't forget to invite us over for beers when you get yours.
March 10, 2006
We've got a lot of experience with bottle cap openers, but we've never seen a bottle opener cap before. As part of our never-ending quest to be able to open a beer bottle with every single piece of clothing, we present to you the OpenerHat.
The OpenerHat™ features a bottle opener built into the brim of the hat. One size fits all thanks to the velcro closure. This is a very tricked out hat and sure to excite any recipient!
Choose from Black or Tan with the Coors Light® Logo and Football shaped opener, Black or Navy blue CORONA® with choice of Football, Soccer Ball, Basketball, Baseball, Golf Ball or Corona Extra logo printed Opener or our own low key CG branded Red or Black hat with silver oval CG Opener.
All of the hats typically retail for $25, but it seems you can pick up an OpenerHat of your very own for $15.95 right now, which is worth every penny for our typical days out in the sun (we've told you about our problems with UV resistance
Check them out at CoolerGadgets.com - now we just have to figure out how to use the opener without taking off the hat and bursting into flames.
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