Bon Appetit shows us tips on how to make the perfect ice for cocktails
Making a Moscow Mule ~ and the 1941 story behind it...
Hotel Oceana in Santa Monica now has alcoholic shakes - try the Toasted Coconut, with coconut-infused rum and coconut milk, or the equally rum-heavy Sugar Cane Horchata.
Design House Stockholm's Pipette Oil & Vinegar Bottles by Camilla Kropp bring out the mad scientist in us all ~ could be fabulous for homemade bitters and other cocktail tinctures too!
Karim Rashid's Globalight for Veuve Clicquot ~ made for some incredible images when used as lanterns as our group explored the roman limestone Champagne caves below Reims.
Alessi Miniatures ~ seeing them in context of the originals in the shop window make them far more fun... can't you see using the starck citrus squeezer for designer kumquat juice shots?
Barbara Carafe by Nina Jobs for Design House Stockholm ~ crystal ball (also in black and clear) works as a top, or to add color under the carafe... or as another tactile addition to the experience.
Carafe Un Verre from Sentou by Claudio Colucci ~ a gorgeous carafe design that playfully has the wine glass built in, finally seen in person at Maison + Objet, see the pics!
Ancient stained glass product placement? Found in Notre Dame de Reims (where the kings of France were crowned) ~ yellow labeled Champagne bottles hidden in the panels...
Veuve Clicquot Sneak Peek at the Ice Cube, the push button instant cooling champagne bucket and specially designed flutes (2009 upcoming design collaboration with Porsche Design)
Beautiful Teroforma Champagne Flutes mouth blown in Slovenia
Gourmet magazine highlights some of Paris' gorgeous hotel bars
Box Vox gets us the whole story behind our mexican soda favorite, Jarritos!
Nice iconic wine bottle designs were done by the design director of Zeus Jones, Brad Surcey
A Mountain Of Crushed Ice makes the Vahine Delight! Check out that pineapple!
Rejiggered makes some impressive Tropical Rum Infusion with pineapples, oranges, mangos, and kiwis
Get ready for NYC's Craft Beer Week!
Crate and Barrel's Taka Trunk ~ aka Pirate Coffee Table Bar?
Science of Drink makes a Florodora!
"Pusher" by swedish design group Form Us With Love ~ for Beefeater's design challenge (click products > pusher)
An embarrassing wine hoax exposed ~ Wine Spectator praises a Milan restaurant that doesn't exist. Wine critic and author Robin Goldstein cooked up the hoax.
Mustache Pint Glass! By Bread and Badger
Maestro Dobel Diamond Tequila sent over not only a bottle, but also an incredible aroma set filled with 50 gorgeous tiny little numbered vials ~ check out the pics!
Super cute minimalist bar that could be right in your living room and no one would ever notice - Mini Bar Side Table - Leonhard Pfeifer, 2007
Flexible Measuring Cups - Ken LeVan, 2008 ~ made of translucent silicone, three nested cups
Fusion Brands brings us Ice Orb ~ a genius way to make ice... you fill it with water, insert the central container to force the water into the orbs... and you can use it as an ice bucket, or use it to hold the ice!
Felicia's Speakeasy's Mixology Monday entry: Sage Riesling Cocktail
Amazing bone china SETCAST collection - Molecule Dishes - they call out to be used for molecular mixology - see the packaging (and they are so affordable) perfect for gifting!
Tipsy Texan makes a Big Apple Margarita!
Happy Weekend ~ to kick it off, here's a liqurious best of for the week! Libatious inspirations to help you get creative!
Jaime Hayon for Champagne Piper-Heidsieck - an incredible champagne bath/lamp piece that may be my new favorite piece by Jaime yet... wow.
In Vino Veritas by Matali Crasset ~ impressive collection of wine inspired glassware that changes your perspective a bit
Mekhong ~ The Spirit of Thailand
Ana Bolena makes the Blackberry Gin Shrub ~ showing MxMo "Local Flavor" by incorporating Seattle's Himalayan Wild Blackberries!
Luxist gives us a nice history of Pimm's
Crop Harvest Earth Vodka ~ another organic vodka for the list ~ in cucumber, tomato, and Artisanal.
Jacob Grier shows us a "yoopertini" which uses True North spruce and cherry infusions
The Tipsy Texan's Dale/David Project #22 ~ Salt and Pepper Martini (the s&p is only on the rim!)
Curacao Cocktail ~ the Underhill Lounge continues its way through the Savoy Cocktail book
How to make The Herbsaint Cocktail (Legendre/Sazerac Co. house version, circa 1944)
Gorgeous packaging on thie Glenlivet XXV ~ freshly released premium 25 year whisky... and that is a slab of limestone with its name inscribed on it.
The Tipsy Texan makes "After-market" Crushed Peach Tom Collins and a Cantaloupe Pisco Sour... if you haven't figured it out, it's after Farmer's Market!
Ooh Nonjatta tells us more about the Monde Shuzou in Yamanashi possibly having an official single malt bottling at the end of the year!
New York Times examines whether specialty ice is the next bottled water trend... how do you like yours?
Hush Lounge ~ new speakeasy in hollywood? Maybe we should arrange a feast of 10 in the back library :)
Mutineer Magazine launches, and here's a sneak peek at their first issue! (pdf link!)