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Edible Six-pack Rings

Edible Six-pack Rings

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.

Mako Shark Cocktail Picks

Mako Shark Cocktail Picks
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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)

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How Tequila is Made

How Tequila is Made

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.”

Deal: Nipyata!

Deal: Nipyata!
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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.

Facts about Tea

Facts about Tea

Did you know that tea is second only to water as the world’s most favorite drink? How about the fact that some British tanks have provisions for brewing tea? Or that tea sommeliers exist? All that and more in Mental Floss’ video.

Sharp Tea-Ceré Matcha Tea Maker

Sharp Tea-Ceré Matcha Tea Maker

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.

Mighty Mug Barware

Mighty Mug Barware

Mighty Mug brings the discreet suction cup from its insulated tumbler into plastic barware. Like the original Mighty Mug, these pint, whiskey and wine glasses are very stable on smooth flat surfaces but can be lifted straight up easily.

Zest Tea

Zest Tea
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Love the taste of tea, but want the kick of coffee? Award-winning Zest Tea has 3x more caffeine than regular teas, making it as strong as a good cup of joe. Available in Earl Grey, Blue Lady, Apple Cinnamon, and Pomegranate Mojito Green Tea flavors.

The Beer Pipeline

The Beer Pipeline

You can install a beer tap in your house if you have a kegerator. Chelyabinsk resident Andrey Yeremeev had something better: a brewery right below his flat. A half-joking request turned his house into a beer lover’s paradise. In Soviet Russia, brewery goes to you.

Yeti Rambler Bottles

Yeti Rambler Bottles

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.

DOERS.coffee

DOERS.coffee

DOERS.coffee will let you pick your coffee beans, how they’re roasted and most importantly, how they’re packaged. You can receive your order as whole beans, ground beans or in Nespresso cups. The company is also working on Keurig 2.0-compatible cups.

Bulleit 10-Year Bourbon

Bulleit 10-Year Bourbon

Bulleit’s limited release whiskey offers a wonderful depth of character while remaining buttery smooth and impeccably drinkable. Layers of fruit, vanilla, and just a hint of smoke on the finish make this one a staple in The Awesomer liquor cabinet.

Cocktail Glasses Explained

Cocktail Glasses Explained

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.

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Best Damn Cherry Cola

Best Damn Cherry Cola

Think Dr. Pepper with a buzz. Best Damn’s latest hard soda has a zesty cherry cola flavor, with just a hint of the underlying ale that carries 5.5% ABV. Tasty on the rocks, or try it with some scotch, simple syrup, lemon, egg white, and a dash of black pepper.

Blue Label Lunar New Year

Blue Label Lunar New Year
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Johnnie Walker celebrates the Year of the Monkey with a very special limited-edition of its premium Blue Label scotch whisky packaged in an artful blue and gold bottle, symbolic of the Chinese Zodiac.

The Ice Ball Cocktail

The Ice Ball Cocktail

While serving fancy ice spheres and cubes in cocktails is a pretty popular trend these days, this is the first time we’ve seen a cocktail served from inside an ice sphere. Cocktail Chemistry shows us how to prepare this very special drink.

Tipsy Glasses

Tipsy Glasses
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Loris & Livia refire off-the-shelf 250ml Duralex Picardie tumblers in a kiln to give them playfully warped forms that make each glass unique. Available in clear, amber and blue. The clear glasses are also available in 90ml size.

Misconceptions about Beverages

Misconceptions about Beverages

Sports drinks are only better than water after prolonged and intense physical activities, bottled water might be worse than tap water and no, drinking soda while eating Pop Rocks will not kill you. All that and more in Mental Floss’ video.

Elmer T. Lee Whiskey

Elmer T. Lee Whiskey

Another brilliant single barrel Kentucky whiskey from the Buffalo Trace Distillery. Elmer T. Lee is smooth and fragrant, with notes of spiced vanilla, and a lightly honeyed note throughout. At 90 proof, it’s eminently drinkable, and you should always keep a bottle in your cabinet.

Fizzics Beer System

Fizzics Beer System

Fizzics gives bottled or canned beer a fresh, draft-like taste. It pressurizes the canister and uses sound waves to agitate the beer and generate a foamy head at will. It fits up to a 64oz growler. CNET says it works best with sweet beer.

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PB&J Old Fashioned

PB&J Old Fashioned
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Combining the delicious flavors of peanuts, raspberry jam and bourbon, with a hint of rock salt, this drink is sure to endear itself to lovers of the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Ready to drink – straight up or on the rocks.

Rolls-Royce Cocktail Hamper

Rolls-Royce Cocktail Hamper

This extravagant $45,000+ trunk is filled with handcrafted drink making supplies and glassware fit for royalty on the road. Each hamper is handmade from walnut wood and the same natural grain leather found in Rolls-Royce interiors.

Pickle Juice Sports Drink

Pickle Juice Sports Drink
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Are you an all star on the field (or at the bar)? Since the all natural drink from The Pickle Juice Company has 10 times more electrolytes than the average sports beverage, your muscle cramps (and hangovers) are squelched way more quickly – so go out there and get it.

Best Damn Root Beer

Best Damn Root Beer

Anheuser-Busch joins the alcoholic root beer revival with their own take on the trendy, but tasty beverage. Best Damn Root Beer really does taste like the spicy and vanill-y soda pop, but with a hint of hops, and a kick that’ll surprise you – especially after 2 or 3 or ’em.

Gin & Tonic: 2005 vs. 2015

Gin & Tonic: 2005 vs. 2015

Andre Sousa presents an amusing comparison of the way simple way that cocktails were once made, and the “artisanal” cocktails are made at bars these days. The only thing they got wrong was the modern drink needs to be 1/3rd the size for 3x the price.

Beer Flight Set

Beer Flight Set
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Serve your friends a setup of your favorite brews with this pub-style beer flight tasting set. Includes a solid oak wooden serving paddle that holds four included 5oz. glasses. Available in The Awesomer Shop.

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