For us, drinking is the fun part and the buzz is the awesome side effect, but apparently there are people out there who'd rather get the loopiness without crushing their way through a cocktail. For those people, we offer you Quantum Sensations, which is apparently the Binaca of booze. You breathe it in, you get a buzz, and apparently you're unbuzzed seconds later. Sounds like the opposite of a good time to us, but maybe it'd be good if we decide we need to freshen up our buzz while we're in the bathroom. [via Gizmodo]
Seriously, it's not available in the States yet and even when it is you may want to tread lightly according to Ubergizmo:
One ought to tread on such a device with caution, however, since there is no way to regulate the use of such a device, and even after recovering from a state of drunken stupor, there might be slight side effects which could affect the motor and cognitive skills of the person.
The woman in this video appears to be making a simple cocktail of some kind. We THINK it says something about a mojito, but our lizard brains keep getting in the way because she's wearing lingerie while she does it. Oh well, we suppose we'll just have to watch the video again to see if we can retain something... [via EyeHandy]
Oktoberfest is still a few months away, but it's never too early to plan for your blackout festivities. This year, don't waste your time in some sports bar drinking "spaten" that tastes suspiciously like Budweiser...head directly to the source (that's Germany, FYI) and do it for free with Hacker-Pschorr's Oktoberfest dream trip contest. And if the chance to go to Germany isn't enough, sign up because the consolation prize is lederhosen (not joking).
...Hacker-Pschorr is making it easy to enter, as every beer enthusiast 21 years of age and over, can enter on Facebook. Hacker-Pschorr's Oktoberfest Facebook offer includes: Airfare to Munich for two people, three nights' Munich hotel accommodations, Hacker-Pschorr Brewery Tour, and VIP seating and hospitality within Hacker-Pschorr's Oktoberfest Tent.
Enter online at www.facebook.com/HackerPschorrUSA. Entry deadline is May 31, 2012. Offered to U.S. residents at least 21 years old at time of entry or older, void where restricted or prohibited by law, and subject to Official Rules.
This dude got picked up for intoxication, and he wasn't quite sure he was guilty. In fact, as he says in the video, the issue isn't intoxication but "brotherhood of man on the planet earth." I think it's really about being able to say "let me go" to a cop 100x from the back of a cruiser without feeling a nightstick on your adam's apple. Oh, you also get to irritate the cop. This guy's a genius - he'd get 1,000 Internet points but he's Canadian (or at least he was picked up by the RCMP)...what's the exchange rate nowadays?
Our brothers from another mother, CocktailGogo, posted an interesting and entertaining interview with Jon Taffer yesterday that's worth a read. If you're not familiar with Mr. Taffer, he runs the excellent Bar Rescue on Spike TV.
Learn more about the show, find out how season 2 is going to be different, and find out what Jon thinks about 50 Cent's energy drink.
Most people I know who are into guitars are also pretty interested in beer. That's why this Marshall amp-shaped beer fridge is a stroke of genius. It features 4.4 cubic feet of storage, convenient can racks, and yes - the knobs on the outside go to 11. And yes, I'm sure this is what you're most concerned about - it's Energy Star compliant.
The Marshall Fridge will be available for $299, for shipment on October 1, 2012 (the day before our Editor in Chief's birthday...just sayin') at MarshallFridge.com. [via The Awesomer]
Ever get sick of liquor commercials featuring a bunch of douchebags in expensive clothes, toasting the awesomeness of their yacht-filled lives? Then this is the (fake) vodka commercial for you. Blitzkrieg Vodka - because we just don't give a fu*k.
We were recently sent a review bottle of Trader Joe's new-ish tequila product, AKA Trader Jose's Premium Silver Tequila. This is a 100% agave spirit that weighs in at a fairly standard 80 proof (40% ABV) and costs in the neighborhood of seventeen bucks ($17). Trader Joe's is a brand we always associate with good quality at a reasonable price - so how does it taste when Joe dips his toe into tequila?
Since they're not aged, many silver or white tequilas run a bit hotter than your reposados or anejos, but that doesn't mean they can't be delicious. In fact, we here at Liquor Snob tend more toward a silver than the aged varieties, especially when mixing typical cocktails. We found this one to have a sweet floral nose heavy on good old agave, which was very appealing without burning our nose hairs.
When we tasted it had a hint of smokey grass, a big wallop of agave, and a slightly bitter finish. All in all we thought it was tasty straight, and the flavor was improved greatly on the rocks. It was great for most people's typical tequila needs - you know, margaritas and body shots - and measured up well with tequilas that were a smidge pricer...maybe $20-$25.
All in all we thought Trader Jose put a good foot forward with this tequila and it feels like a good addition to your shopping cart between the plantain chips and the frites.
As we all know, Valentine's Day is coming soon, which puts us in the mind for romance. As most of us know, chocolate is a traditional gift for said holiday. Many folks also know that tequila is a great way to inspire more...amorous feelings in themselves and their romantic partners.
Luckily for you, Patron has compiled these two last concepts into one bottle, also known as Patron XO Cafe Dark Cocoa. Using Patron silver as its base, this liqueur brings together two amazing products of Mexico - tequila and chocolate. Available for under $25 per bottle it clocks in at a pretty reasonable price, and initial reports indicate it's a pretty amazing combination of its two flavors.
Our review will be out soon; pass the time by checking out the Dark Cocoa page at Patron Tequila.
American Harvest is an organic vodka made right in Idaho, smack dab in the middle of America's heartland. They've got an American flag emblazoned on the bottle, and the word "America" is right there in the name of the spirit. Kind of feels like Sidney Frank (the gent who brought you a little brand called Grey Goose - you might have heard of it) is targeting Red Staters, doesn't it? We'd say he's a genius for releasing it during an election year to attract patriotic voters from either side of the aisle.
American Harvest is an organic vodka with "organic flavor" and an ABV of 40% (80 proof). It retails for under $25, and we'll let you know what organic flavor tastes like once we're able to do a full review.