Booze

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One day, someone picked up a A2 Flash Hider and was struck with idea that the design could be modified from limiting the flash of a firearm to holding 10 oz of booze. That moment of inspiration led directly to the Middy Tactical Rocks Glass, a mil-spec hardcoat anodized, aluminum drinking vessel that is now available for pre-order with shipping expected to begin sometime this month.

The Rocks Glass will take its place alongside its smaller 1.5 oz shot glass counterpart, the Muzzleshot (pictured after the jump), which can be accessorized with t-shirts, an SKB four-shot carrying case or a variety of carrying pouches.

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I only recently just finished a binge marathon of the first season of Attack on Titan on Netflix, and I’m telling you, I’m hooked. It seems like I’ve got plenty time to kill before the second season’s premiere date is finally announced, so like many other AOT fans, I’m looking for something to tide me over–and thankfully there are plenty of options floating around.

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There’s the manga series of course, but there are also some other unique offerings too, including plum wine. Hajime Isayama, the artist who created the series, grew up in Oita Prefecture in Japan, which is a rural part of the island nation that’s known for its plum wine industry. Isayama isn’t one to forget his roots, and in the past he’s teamed up with Hibiki no Sato, a local plum wine manufacturer, to produce AOT-themed plum wine. The first batch was successful, so Isayama and Hibiki no Sato have paired up again on a new batch.

AOT fans can purchase a wine set that features two 500-mililiter (16.9-ounce) bottles of two different types of plum wine (the labels were drawn by Isayama specifically for the project). The set is priced at 3,780-yen (US $31.50) and will also be available for preordering starting on February 24 from Lawson, a convenience store.

More pics after the break…

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Your standard X-Wing fighter comes with it all: I’m talking proton torpedoes, an R2 unit and even a snazzy orange jumpsuit. But do you know what it doesn’t come with? A bottle opener. That’s crucial if the Death Star happens to be a beer.

It won’t be an easy mission though. There will be plenty of TIE fighter bottle openers blocking your path.

Product Page: ($15.99 / Pre-order for July 2015)

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If you’re sick of getting smacked in the face with a shot glass while downing your Jagerbomb, or are merely looking for a unique way to mix drinks, the Snapshotr dual-chamber shot glass is about to provide a much more convenient way for you to get loaded.

Developed by some entrepreneurs in college (where else?), the Snapshotr’s one-of-a-kind, patent-pending design separates two liquids vertically and provides users with total control over the amount of time between shots. The result is being touted as “the world’s smoothest shot” and “the latest innovation in the drink-ware industry”. Plus, for those who weren’t immediately sold at the word “loaded”, the vessel is made in the USA, is BPA and BPS-free, and dishwasher friendly.

Hit the jump to check out a demonstration video.

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Sure, prohibition is over, but if you’d still like to check out a super cool (and super sneaky) “speakeasy” all you need to do is fly on over to Shanghai. There’s a sandwich shop there called The Press, and towards the back you’ll find a totally unassuming (wink, wink) Coca-Cola vending machine—yep, it’s actually a totally hush-hush, secret entrance for “Flask,” a fun and up-scale speakeasy.

The interior features a modern design with prohibition-era design elements such as vintage sofas, 25-liter whiskey bottles and old-school copper-colored lights. The architect who designed the bar, Alberto Caiola, noted:

the fun, lighthearted feel, the bright colors and lighting [in The Press] —within a few steps, these elements segue into a mysterious space with warm, muted lighting and the murmurs of bar patrons to invite further curiosity.

Check out some more pictures of the speakeasy after the break…

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TipsyBartender challenged himself to pour a rainbow shot across 31 glasses. Can he do it? Can He? CAN HE?!!

Well, yes. Otherwise we wouldn’t talk about it. Duh.

Watch the video after the break.

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Crystal Head Vodka comes in a weird but cool bottle that’s shaped like a skull. It’s too striking to just throw away, but what can you do with it other than put the skull bottle on a shelf? One man used his forensic artist skills to re-create the skull’s face, but I like Moonshine Lamp’s idea better. They’ve upcycled the skull bottle and turned it into a light. The wall sconce would make a statement in any room, but I think it would be right at home in a library.

Check out a couple more pictures of the sconce after the break.

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The second I saw this t-shirt, I despaired that there’s no such thing as Arkham Red Velvet Absinthe. It sounds amazing and I love the idea of Harley Quinn replacing the green fairy to lead you through the madcap Arkham nights.

See Also: Check out the rest of our nerdy shirt collection!

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I rarely watch commercials. The only one that’s caught my attention lately is the McDonald’s one with Batman and the Joker. But maybe if I paid more attention I’d notice that some commercials can tell a story—like this one from Satsuma Shuzo. The Japan-based liquor company recently released a commercial directed by Studio Ghibli animator Yoshiharu Sato. He’s worked on films such as Kiki’s Delivery Service and My Neighbor Totoro. This advertisement for sweet potato shochu isn’t quite on that level, but it does present a warm and fuzzy tale about family.

It’s also in Japanese. Anime News Network explains the premise:

In the commercial, the man sees a liquor store that reminds him of home. He finds a glass that looks like one his father used to have, which his father called a shrine to the potato god. As a child, he broke the glass and used all his money to buy a new one with a different drawing, but his dad said he didn’t need it. At the time he thought that, somewhere, the potato god was angry. Now that he brings the new glass back home, though, his dad says he doesn’t need it because he has the glass his son gave him as a child. The text at the end of the video says “the potato god is right here” and “the home town is always new.”

Watch the commercial after the break.

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Are you satisfied with your care? If not, add booze! Cassandra of When Geeks Wed came up with a tasty-sounding combo of a lemon drop shooter topped with lemon meringue cookies decorated to look like Baymax from Big Hero 6. The flavors compliment each other, but if you’re not into booze, just make a pile of Baymax cookies. You can’t lose!

See a couple more shots of the Baymax treat after the break.

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