Price tag and pedigree is what determines an ultra-premium liquor, but usually it’s the packaging that sucks us in. Suntory is among Japan’s most distinguished whisky makers, the brand Bill Murray was working for in Lost In Translation. Suntory’s latest high-end offering: three of their ultra-premium whiskies come handsomely packed in a decorative Paulownia wood box. Each boxed bottle also includes a porcelain jig for tasting this Japanese whisky in the traditional style.
Shrimp on the barbie? We’re not talking about your 5-foot-tall friend hooking up with a blond Amazon, we’re talkin’ about the pinnacle of summer grilling: seafood. Get your grill skills in order before Labor Day, man. Try this epic recipe for barbied shrimp and see for yourself. It’s good.
It’s a sad fact that bartenders kinda-sorta need a weapon handy when they’re on the job. Booze plus humans always equals drama, right? For some barkeeps it’s a baseball bat by the sink, for others, a 12-gauge. These artsy bottle openers made from real railroad spikes would also be a great go-to when the shit hits the fan at last call. If you drink at the bars on the other side of the tracks, you understand what we’re saying here.
You might like the 100-calorie bags of Baked Lays and those low-fat Doritos that make your poop orange but over in South Park, the kids know something you don’t. Cartman’s favorite junk-food is Cheesy Poofs, and since Cartman would never eat a baked chip and could also kick Chester Cheetah’s ass, I think you know what kind of cheese puffs you should be eating. Coming soon.
If you want to survive this summer wedding season, you better get your pre-game in order. The Tailgater is a dual-tap backpack drink dispenser. Read that again if you have to. Yeah, drinks from a backpack. Juicing up your crew with 210 ounces of Four Loko or a vodka/Red Bull mix might just turn your friend’s girlfriend’s sister’s wedding into the most memorable night of the summer.
New York’s Craft Coffee is all about bringing you a new brew. Their coffee delivery subscriptions ship fresh, hand-selected artisan coffees to your door every month. Doesn’t this sound better than standing in line at 9AM behind a gaggle of tweenagers all ordering 40-ounce Mochachino-latte-supremes? Thought so.
Don’t let scorekeeping duties at the Beer Pong tourney interfere with your goal of a blackout. The Scorzie will keep your beers and her hard lemonades ice cold, and also keep track of the score. Track points for home and away teams in all games that go up to 21 points.
If the sharp, metallic snap of vodka martini is your preferred poison, you might want to give this absolutely new Absolut blend a shot. Classified as Super-premium, Elyx is a small-batch vodka recipe they’ve been working on for a decade. A restored 1929 copper still from the dusty caverns of Absolut’s HQ in Sweden is responsible for this new vodka’s unique taste, texture, and aroma.
If your chicken is usually cooked by Colonel Sanders, you need to step up your game, bird. F-KFC. And instead of the heart-clog, deep-fry drive-thru, grill your own. Get creative. Don’t just take our word for it, let Grill Master/Author Steven Raichlen show you how to do Thai Grilled Chicken properly.
Maybe the only spice you ever noticed was the Spice Girls. They were pretty hot in the 90s after all. Since then, your taste has hopefully matured, but if your knowledge of spice hasn’t, we found a cheat for you. Montreal’s Purpose Design offers gourmet spice kits for any menu. Their huge array of gourmet BBQ rubs, artisanal salts and seafood spices are delivered to your door packaged in cool, little glass-top containers.