Cocktail Corner / April 19, 2015 /
Have you ever attempted to use a SodaStream to carbonate any old beverage and then have the remnants of that beverage explode all over your kitchen? Of course you have; that’s what happens when you try to “SodaStream” anything besides water. Recently, SodaStream partnered with designer Yves Behar to create the SodaStream Mix—the first DIY cocktail maker that will add bubbles to your booze without destroying your walls. read more
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After finding much success with their cucumber infused gin, Hendrick’s decided there was only one thing left to do: Make a flying cucumber.
Measuring in at 130 feet in length, this dirigible will be flying coast to coast from April to August with drinkers aboard. Making stops in LA, San Francisco, Austin, Dallas, South Florida, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Ann Arbor, Indianapolis, and Chicago, you’re likely to spot this high flying vegetable at least once. read more
We’re not the type of people who need a reason to drink. If we’re breathing that’s reason enough. But for those who need more, here you go:
1. Playoffs: You’ve got the first rounds of NHL and NBA playoffs to look forward to this weekend. That’s a lot of sports. But hey, you aren’t playing. Relax on the couch and watch amazing happen. read more
To promote their “Johnnie and Ginger” cocktail (made with ginger ale and the company’s Red Label Scotch whiskey), Johnnie Walker has produced a new glass containing scientific abilities coined, “The Boldest Glass.” Word on the street is this “bold” cup is actually a futuristic “music” glass utilizing bone conduction technology; when one sips from it small vibrations are transmitted into the lower jaw, creating audio that will “enhance the brain’s perception” of the beverage. read more
If you’re like us, avoiding needles and the scary “frozen face” from bad Botox is only slightly better than shelling out our drinking money for expensive creams and serums that are supposed to fight the affects of aging. But what if you could drink your way to a more youthful complexion? Suntory Brewery in Japan claims that its new beer, Precious, can make that happen. Following a fad in Japan of consuming collagen-rich supplements, powders, and foods, Suntory has 2 grams of collagen per can–and 5% alcohol. read more
In efforts to support American Forests’ Global ReLeaf program and the Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Association, Woodchuck Hard Cider has announced their 6th annual Earth Week campaign. The campaign kicked off yesterday and will run until Wednesday, April 22nd. During this week, for every new Facebook fan, Twitter follower, Instagram follower, and E-newsletter sign-up on the official Earth Week 2015 form, Woodchuck will plant one tree through American Forests AND will donate $1 to the Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Association. read more
On July 20th, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon, marking a huge feat in scientific history. In October of 2014, Ninkasi Brewing Space Program succeeded in shooting a rocket of yeast into outer space with high hopes of making brewing history. This week on April 13th Ninkasi launched (pun intended) its final product, Ground Control. Now “that’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for beer.” read more
Do you ever find yourself getting bored with your go-to booze? When you’ve grown tired of that mundane drink order, we’ll be here to walk you through what’s new and noteworthy this week: read more
Only in Southern California would a few big dreamers actually attempt to make vodka from natural strawberries, one of the most expensive and hard to work with fruits out there. Ventura Spirits is a newbie “bootstrap” distillery founded by brothers Anthony and Andrew Caspary along with their friends James Greenspun and Henry Tarmy in Ventura, CA. read more
Tax season is coming to an end and we’re looking forward to pouring ourselves a drink and planning how to spend our tax refund. If you’re like us, that money is just begging to be spent. This vodka isn’t quite within our reach just yet, but if you’re really feeling like a Diva, this may be the purchase for you. Diva Vodka is triple distilled and ice-filtered through Nordic birch charcoal and finished after being poured through precious stones. read more