Cask & Kettle transforms your Keurig coffee maker into a bartender, serving up smooth and aromatic hot cocktails as easily as a cup of joe. Each pod contains a mix of tasty ingredients and 1 oz. of spirits like vodka, Irish whiskey, or tequila. Coffee flavors include Irish, Mint Patty, Mexican, and Hot Blonde, along with a Spiked Dry Cider.
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This unique backpack cooler has a built-in tap for dispensing drinks wherever your adventures take you. It holds up to 3 gallons of liquid, a dozen 12 oz. cans, or five wine bottles in its removable stainless steel liner. It can be carried on your back, like a bucket, or over your shoulder with an optional strap.
Michigan’s Old Nation Brewing Company offers a series of four superbly drinkable IPAs: M-43 – a sublime brew with lots of grapefruit and pineapple; B-43, a low-carb variant with a similar hop profile; Cart Horse, a New-England style IPA; and Boss Tweed, a high-ABV double IPA with bold aromas of peach, mango, and tangerine.
Skip the Truly and create your own unique fizzy, boozy drinks. Made by GrowlerWerks, the uKeg Twist lets you make your own flavored hard seltzers at home or on the go. Fill the container with water, flavors, and liquor, then drop in a CO2 cartridge into the lid and shake. It also keeps drinks cold and carbonated all day long.
Created at Kentucky’s Old Taylor Distillery, Slow Hands Single Barrel Rye is the second whiskey and first single barrel release from Castle & Key. The bold rye features four unique cask-strength barrels derived from 63% rye, 17% yellow corn, 20% malted barley, and water sourced from Castle & Key’s on-site Springhouse.
Flavored coffees like hazelnut and vanilla cinnamon are easy to find. But the flavors that Bones Coffee comes up with are far more interesting. Among their unique coffees are ones that taste like S’mores, jelly donuts, mint chocolate chip ice cream, maple bacon and Fruity Pebbles. They also sell a 5-bag sample pack.
Cardinal Spirits adds a blend of bourbon and cream soda to its line of yummy canned cocktails. The 12oz. cans blend straight bourbon whiskey with a fizzy soda flavored with Madagascar vanilla beans. Its 8.5% ABV offers a nice kick without the burn. Check Cardinal’s Spirit Finder for your local retailer.
Add depth and flavor to your spirits and bitters with this infusion kit from Ethan & Ashe. It includes a a 950ml borosilicate glass infusion vessel, an ultra-fine stainless steel filter, along with three delicious infusion blends: black denim, orange ginger, and house bitters. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop.
Don’t get caught without something green to wear on St. Patrick’s Day. Luckily, Proper No. Twelve, the world’s fastest-growing Irish whiskey brand, has emerald pub-crawl hoodies for men, women, and even a darlin’ wee one for your favorite bottle. Hoody-hat bundles too. Grab limited-edition bottle hoodies at select retailers.
Puffer coats are normally designed to keep you warm. But this one is designed to keep things chilled. The miniature jacket wraps around drink cans and bottles to keep them from warming up and freezing your hand. It’s even got a working zipper on front to snug it around your beverage. Now it just needs a tiny hat and scarf.
From the authors of Death & Co, the Cocktail Codex is no ordinary drink recipe book. It teaches home bartenders about the fundamental elements that go into a good cocktail and the relationships between drinks that share attributes. The approach encourages experimentation in creating your own concoctions.
Keep your beer bottles and cans frosty cold for hours with these cooler shells that wrap around your beverages. They feature double-wall vacuum insulation and a stainless steel body. A removable cap holds bottles securely in place, while cans fit snugly on their own. As a bonus, its cap doubles as a bottle opener.
Matty Benedetto is known for making Unnecessary Inventions. Here, he shows off an idea that we actually would consider buying – a coat hook that dispenses a shot of your favorite booze when you come home and hang up your coat. We’re hoping this one turns up in his shop.
This individual glass decanter set is a great gift for whiskey lovers. Its inner chamber holds a brown spirit of choice, while the outer chamber holds water. Pour the whiskey from one side, then a couple of drops of water from the other to release the full depth of its flavors. Comes with a wood tray and a glass funnel.
Non-alcoholic drinks are booming thanks to modern spirits that deliver complex flavors and healthy ingredients. Distilled in the Pacific Northwest, zero-calorie, gluten-free Wilderton is made from globally-sourced botanicals in two flavor profiles: smoky Earthen, and citrusy Lustre. Tasty, guilt-free bases to mix, sip, and savor.
Most big coffee manufacturers can’t trace their beans to their farmers. Nobletree Coffee takes a farm-to-cup approach by sourcing exclusively from family-owned crops. The result is an award-winning line of 100% Arabica coffees: sustainably farmed, milled, exported, then small-batch roasted in Brooklyn.
Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Standard Proof’s specialty rye whiskeys are infused with natural ingredients for a big and bold taste. Flavors include an eye-opening Arabica coffee, a sweet honeysuckle wildflower, a zesty ginger root, along with pecan, mint, and pineapple. Sold in 750ml bottles and great for making cocktails.
The producer of America’s highest-rated Single Malt, Westward, introduces an elegant ode to Oregon’s premier grape varietal. Finished for two years in Pinot Noir barrels from Willamette Valley wineries, Single Malt Pinot Noir Cask Whiskey joins their Single Malt and Single Malt Stout Cask on the top shelf.
Ever try to get a tablespoon to fit into the top of an olive jar? Cocktail Kingdom solves the common bartender complaint thanks to Jim Meehan, author of Meehan’s Bartender Manual. Meehan’s Mixology Measuring Spoons offer a narrower, arrow-shaped motif – plus Imperial and Metric measurements – on six stainless spoons.
One of the world’s finest gins comes from Germany, not London. Rated a near-perfect 99 by Distiller.com, Monkey 47 Dry Gin is a delicious juniper concoction with prominent herbal, fruity, and peppery notes, and a sweet finish. The 47 in the name comes from the 47 botanicals used and the 47% ABV.
Refreshingly light, the classic gin and tonic cocktail is popular worldwide. For an upgraded G&T with an exotic twist, Tanqueray Rangpur is a smooth distilled gin with a distinctive citrus taste. Named after a rare lime from India, aromatic Tanqueray Rangpur is also subtly enhanced with mandarin flavors from the Far East.
Five Drinks Co makes bar-quality cocktails, then packages them in aluminum cans for a quick and easy drink fix. They feature mixologist-developed recipes and incorporate high-quality spirits and natural ingredients. With 9% to 11% ABV, they also pack much more punch than today’s popular spiked seltzers.
Iconic diner Waffle House teamed up with Oconee Brewing to create a beer inspired by their 24-hour-a-day breakfasts. The 6.5% ABV red ale has been infused with the salty, smoky flavors of real bacon, and makes a great accompaniment to morning meals. Available exclusively from the Greensboro, GA brewery starting on 12.18.2020.
Raise a glass to the great women of whisky. Jane Walker is a limited-edition Scotch whisky from Master Blender Emma Walker in honor of Cardhu, a 200-year-old Speyside distillery that flourished under the leadership of whisky pioneer Elizabeth Cumming. The blended malt is aged ten years, featuring notes of white peaches.
Dante NYC offers this 8-bottle series of pre-mixed cocktails. The 8oz. bottles include not just gin-based Negroinis but ones that incorporate mezcal, bourbon, and tequila, balanced out with complex flavors like chocolate bitters, pineapple shrub, and cold brew coffee, among others. Each bottle serves three drinks.
Vermouth is an unsung hero, vital to the bartender arsenal when they need the good stuff like 1757 Vermouth di Torino Rosso for top-shelf Negronis and Americanos. Nearly 300 years of experience go into 1757, the plum-red aperitif that salutes Casa Cinzano’s founding year. Rated 94 by Wine Spectator for its mature aromatics.