Cocktail Chemistry Lab walks us through the rather involved process of making this unique whiskey drink, whose centerpiece is an ice orb filled with smoke, which is cracked open at serving time. Ice ball instructions here.
A look behind the scenes at Louisville, Kentucky’s Kelvin Cooperage. The family-owned plant handmakes new oak barrels for aging bourbon and wines. The barrels may only be used once for bourbons, but will live on for many years providing a home for other spirits.
Golchi has three compartments, two of which are insulated, so it can hold two different drinks at once plus a small amount of food, powder, etc. You can also use the insulated compartments as a single container or on their own, with or without the third compartment.
While searching at Dickel’s Tennessee distillery for barrels of 9-year-old whisky, distiller Allisa Henley stumbled across a cache of barrels filled with this nectar of the gods. It’s rich, sweet, with tons of vanilla and oak. For now, you’ll need to visit Cascade Hollow if you want one.
Florida-based Saltwater Brewery came up with an edible, compostable and biodegradable alternative to plastic drink can rings which can harm animals. Made from byproducts of the company’s brewing process, the edible rings are just as strong as their plastic counterparts.
You’re gonna need a bigger rocks glass. Brooklyn artisans Fess Wavy turn cocktails into deadly shark-infested waters their awesome laser-cut cocktail picks, made from tortoise-shell Lucite. Who knew sharks liked cherries and olives? (Lead image via The Gear Hound)
How to Make Everything’s latest project is tequila. While they’re finishing their DIY process, they made this video showing how liquor companies make tequila. It’s made from the blue agave plant, but legally, only those made in Jalisco, Mexico can be called “tequila.”
Piñatas for adults. These colorful paper animals come stuffed with not just candy, but those tiny bottles of booze you find on airplanes and in minibars. The Stay Classy Burrito comes with 10 nips of liquor, assorted candies, fun fortunes, a blindfold, hanging twine, and a smashing stick.
The Tea-Ceré was engineered to produce the perfect cup of matcha green tea. Its automated mortar produces an extraordinarily fine powder, and its heated whisking chamber eliminates the laborious process usually associated with making this delicious and healthy drink.
Like the Rambler Tumbler and Cup, the new Rambler Bottles have wide mouths that make them easy to pour, drink and clean. They’re also made of stainless steel and have double-walled insulation and an airtight cap with a large handle. Available in 18oz, 36oz and 64oz.
Why is a rocks glass a rocks glass? And why do foo-foo drinks go in a V-shaped martini glass? Mike Rugnetta of PBS Idea Channel stops by Brooklyn cocktail bar Leyenda to get the skinny on the reasoning behind glassware selection from award winning bartender Ivy Mix.