ice ball cocktail

Need to impress someone with your cocktail-crafting skills? Well, put on a real show by making an Ice Ball Cocktail, courtesy of YouTubers Cocktail Chemistry. In their latest video, they show us how to create a hollow ball of ice and fill it with booze without making a big, watery mess.

Keep in mind that you’ll need a soldering iron and a syringe to get the job done. So, yeah…heads up.

Check out the video below.

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upside down wine glass

The next time you have a dinner party or a wine tasting, bring out this upside down wine glass. Sipping from the stem while the wine stays in the bowl of the glass should confuse and amuse them.

Tell them you get real magical when you’re drunk. It’s the rarest of all drunken personality/behavioral shifts.

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sake kitkat

Nestlé Japan loves making unique and interesting varieties of Kit Kats. Take, for example, the recently released gold leaf Kit Kat. Or, even more interestingly, their upcoming sake version. RocketNews24 writes:

The new Kit Kats contain sake powder which has been kneaded into the white chocolate-encased wafers, giving the chocolates all the flavour and aroma of a top-quality rice wine, while providing a light and refreshing aftertaste.

They’ll be available at convenience stores in a 3-pack, or you can get them in a special collector’s 9-piece box shaped like a Sake bottle.

Seems to me, if you’re going to buy sake Kit Kats, you spring for the bottle.

Wait a sec. There are wasabi Kit Kats, edamame Kit Kats and sake Kit Kats now. Heck, at this point, I think Kit Kat only has to make a tuna roll flavor and you’d have an entire Kit Kat sushi dinner.

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There are a lot of subscription box services out there right now. I know this because I’m pretty much addicted to them. That having been said, when Flaviar contacted us about trying their discovery service for fine spirits, I jumped at the chance. As a whisk(e)y lover, the idea of having a flight of curated spirits sent to my door sounded awesome.

The actual experience did not disappoint.

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BenShot, a glass studio from Wisconsin, makes what they call a “Bulletproof” shot glass. It’s basically your standard, 1.5-ounce shot glass with a real slug pressed into the glass. They also make a bulletproof tumbler.

Needless to say, if you try and make these at home the old fashioned way, bad things will happen.

Product Page: ($15-$23)

(via Geekologie)

It is the 21st century, and geeks everywhere are looking for new and innovative ways to pour alcoholic beverages into their fleshforms. Fortunately Bandai have you covered with these Gundam Guinomi sake cups.

Modeled on two of the main characters from the the anime Mobile Suit Gundam and cast in 100% tin using a centuries-old technique overseen by original Mobile Suit designer Kunio Okawara, these sake cups represent the finest way to drink booze from a robot’s head. Looks like you can finally throw out those Transformers novelty drinking cups from Universal Studios!

Sadly Premium Bandai have stopped accepting preorders for the Gundam Guinomi sake cups, but they will reportedly be available to purchase from the Gundam Cafe in Tokyo and Gundam Square in Osaka from January 23rd. Now might be a good time to call in a favor from that one friend you know. Y’know, the one who moved to Japan after college because “They, like, just get me there, man.”

Click on for some hot product shots, you naughty devil, you.

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Liquid lunch anyone?

The “Peanut Butter and Jam Old Fashioned” is a bourbon distilled in East London which is described as possessing “a wondrously smooth taste, with sweetened raspberry notes and an unmistakable peanut butter finish.”

Ingredients reportedly include homemade raspberry syrup and Himalayan rock salt. The spirit arrives in a bottle that is hand-labeled, corked and then sealed with a raspberry-scented wax.

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German bartender Philip Traber has found a way to enchant barflies by turning the process of making a Jagerbomb into a spectator event.

His process involves stacking 14 glasses into a tower and filling them with Jagermeister while cradling the structure in his arm. He then uses it to fill a line of shot glasses without appearing to let a drop hit the counter.

That’s impressive but, as you’ll see in the video below, the finale is where it’s at.

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Newly minted food blogger “Through the Eyes of My Belly” got off to a good start by utilizing some of the Internet’s favorite food items (bacon, chocolate and booze) in a single recipe.

Her Bacon Shot Glasses were created by wrapping bacon strips around foil molds, baking them solid, coating the interior with chocolate and filling them with a mixture of milk and Kahlúa.

In order to further woo the web, she is offering a step by step that you can find here .

(via Neatorama)


Paige Russell came up with a clever recipe for a snow globe cocktail (complete with tiny snowmen made from yogurt-covered raisins) and it honestly looks like the best holiday-themed cocktail I’ve ever seen.

If you’d like to make it on your own, Paige made an easy-to-follow video tutorial that you can watch below. I’m officially having snow globe cocktails at every holiday party I host from here on out.

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