Yeah, the seatbelt buckle in your car is a really good beer opener but not when you’re drinking in the house. For those beers, you could use something like this brass bottle opener from New York-based Fort Standard. Four styles available, all made of solid cast bronze.
The holidays are for drinking so tell them you have enough sweaters and you want this: The Whiskey Wedge. It’s a silicone mold that lets you make a mini glacier in your glass to create a perfect 50-50 mix of ice and whiskey that looks almost as good as it tastes.
This pocket-sized cocktail kit includes everything needed to mix up a proper Old-Fashioned on your next flight. The compact carry-on tin contains a recipe card, spoon / muddler , aromatic bitters, cane sugar, and a linen coaster. Just hit that call button and order some nips.
Seattle-based American Blown makes artisan-crafted hand-blown glassware using traditional methods and processes that elevate their simple, everyday drinking glasses to works of art.
If regular old, plebian, run-of-the-mill, humdrum, stock, boring, standard ice cubes are cramping the style of your classic craft cocktails, The Neat Ice system will make you thirsty. Instead of cube trays or fridge ice-maker chunks, this thing makes big clear blocks of ice you chop up & smash like a bartender from 1898. The kit includes an ice mold, chisel, mallet/muddler, and a canvas Lewis bag used for crushing.
If the thought of sobriety makes you ill, this unique stainless steel flask in the shape of a hospital blood bag will make you better, but only if you fill it with the proper life-giving fluids. Available in November.
Unless you happen to really like Lederhosen, this is all you need to gear up for Oktoberfest. The Das Can-In-Stein looks like a classic pewter tankard with its hinged lid & thumb lever but it’s just a holster that fits any 12oz. can. Prost!
Maybe you’ve made homebrew or homemade wine, or maybe you’ve made neither, holding out for this sake making kit. The kit includes everything you need to make 1-gallon batches of traditional Japanese sake except for 2 ingredients, the 1 lb. of white raisins and 2.5 lbs. of sugar needed for each brewing.
When you unzip your snakeskin-embossed case containing 4 gold-colored stainless steel shot glasses, you’ll say, “Alexander Wang designed these.” The other person will say, “cool.” And while you both pretend to know who he is, you will do your shots and soon the world around you will become more entertaining.
Replacing the muddled Mojito of yore, the Moscow Mule is everyone’s latest cocktail obsession. And this set from Broquet gives you everything you need (minus the liquor) to make them at home. The set includes a stainless steel jigger & shaker, gourmet ginger syrup, and a pair of the requisite copper mugs to make it authentic.