Booze

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The shambling undead wander about on The Walking Dead like a bunch of drunks, which gave Marca Branca an idea. He replaced the zombies in the opening with footage of actual drunk humans wandering around and it’s a little frightening how well it works. Remember this the next time you’re tempted to have one drink too many.

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astronaut backpack flask

The prospect of heading into space is stressful and daunting. You can take the edge off with booze though. Actually, don’t do that unless you’re only pretending to be an astronaut for Halloween. If that’s the case, we have the backpack you need. This design looks like an oxygen tank, but it’s actually a giant flask that holds 64 ounces of liquid. Strap it on your back and take the party with you wherever you go.

Product Page ($39.99 via 7 Gadgets)

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It’s hard heading back to work after a long holiday weekend, but making this fantastic cocktail when you’re back home will make it all better. A combination of gin, Curacao and blackberry syrup, this glowing blue concoction inspired by Destiny is the perfect way to end the day.

See the video tutorial after the break.

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Good whiskey isn’t cheap. In fact, the really tasty/complex stuff that’s been aged in oak for extended periods of time is quite pricey. However, there are options if you’d like to dress up the whiskey you currently have in your liquor cabinet. One such option is Whiskey Elements. The whiskey accessory has the ability to change the flavor of whiskey and improve the quality in only 24 hours. It’s only a project on Kickstarter right now, but it’s been fully funded and should start hitting whiskey glasses in December.

How does it work? The product is basically an infused wood stick. From the Kickstarter:

In a way, we redesigned the whiskey barrel by removing the barrel and developing a propriatary curing method to replace its presence in the aging process.

The Elements come in oaky, vanilla, maple, smokey, and peat flavors, and you just have to soak them in booze for 24 hours. I’m interested, and they’re just affordable enough at $12 per pair that I’d be willing to try them.

See a couple more photos and learn how it works in a video after the break.

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If you like a drink on the rocks, you know that it can be a sad occasion when ice waters down your beverage. Enter the Whiskey Wedge. The product comes with a tumbler and a silicone mold, and the mold makes a wedge-shaped hunk of ice that won’t melt as fast as individual cubes from your freezer. That means more whiskey and less water, and that makes everyone happy. Plus it looks awesome.

See a couple more photos of the icy invention after the break.

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jack daniels and coke pie

Pie is my favorite dessert, and I love trying wacky new flavors. So, this inventive Jack Daniels and Coke pie from Oh, Bite It is going on my to-make list. The Coke and whiskey are baked into a chocolate cake and drizzled with Jack-infused caramel topping. Technically, this is actually cake in a pie crust. It doesn’t matter what it’s called though, I’m drooling.

Get the full recipe from Oh, Bite It.

(via Neatorama)

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According to this chart compiled by Wonkblog’s Christopher Ingraham, most people don’t drink every day. A surprising 30% of Americans don’t drink at all most weeks, but once you get past those of us who have a drink now and then, there’s a huge jump to those who drink way the heck too much. To get into the top 10% of American drinkers you would have to consume a mind-boggling 74 alcoholic drinks every single week.

The top 10 percent of American drinkers – 24 million adults over age 18 – consume, on average, 74 alcoholic drinks per week. That works out to a little more than four-and-a-half 750 ml bottles of Jack Daniels, 18 bottles of wine, or three 24-can cases of beer. In one week.

Clearly, the key word here is “alcoholic” and it’s a select group that none of us should be striving to become a member of.

(Wonkblog via io9)

bev bag

If you thought boxed wine was classy, get a load of this.

A company by the name of Binocktails thinks you’re paying too much for booze and has created a handbag with a 28 oz. hidden flask in the base and a spout on the outside “for easy pouring”. Don’t worry, there’s a flap to cover the spout, so no one will know your secret.

It’s a purse and a bar in one!

The Bev-Bag comes in four colors: black, tan, pink, and red.

Product Page: ($35.99)

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Your wine doesn’t need to impress anybody with a fancy suit. He’s perpetually chilly and he likes to dress casual.

We’re not sure why you would need to keep your wine toasty in this way, but hey, at least your favorite bottle of Bordeaux will look super laid back.

Check out some more pics after the break…

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mit

Sometimes you need a little adult beverage to warm you up when you’re out in the cold of winter, but a flask is difficult to operate with cold hands. Now, your problems are solved with the Mitten Flask. It’s got a built in pouch that holds your flask and a bite valve by your thumb so there’s no need to fiddle with a lid when your fingers are cold. Sign up now to be notified when it’s available for delivery in October.

Product Page ($17.99 via 7 Gadgets)