Wine tasting at the famous Ridge Winery, set deep into the hillside in Cupertino, CA.
Tastes like summer should – Watermelonade, just hack a watermelon to pieces and blend it with a squeeze of lemon, a tiny bit of sugar and a handful of mint. Sieve. Serve over ice. Perhaps add vodka!
Easy, delicious homemade cocktail cherries made with brandy, cinnamon and fresh Bing cherries.
Philly's Belgian bar, Beneluxx has a nifty gimmick: the tables each have their very own glass washers, and they can conserve glasses. See the video of it in action.
Del Dotto Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting in Napa
Goldeneye Winery in Anderson Valley. Fantastic Pinots.
Cointreau Pearls! Infused with strawberry these can be served with margaritas, or floating in champagne... they are also made with gold flake infusions! See more pics and videos!
Pure Evil perfect for a hot day...
The Summer Sipper - a refreshing concoction of limeade, mint, Pelligrino, and Malibu rum served on the rocks.
Whitley Neill London Dry Gin ~ liking the "tree of life" logo ~ "Inspired by Africa, Made in England" it contains unique African botanicals...
GoVino ~ Stemless Wineglasses to go: reusable, shaterproof, recyclable, and they have a thumb indentation to help you grip it...
Because some days you need a little something to munch on with that drink ~ how gorgeous is this Caviar Server that rests on ice?
Oooh Art + Drinks ~ Blue Moon Brewing Company is having an art competition for works inspired by their brew ~ and winners end up in various city group art shows
For the perfectly stirred martini, who doesn't need this Crystal Cocktail Pitcher ~ which is on sale!
Nastro Azurro presents their UnBEERlievable Collection 2008 filled with winning designs inspired by the beer
A design classic: Duralex Picardie bistro tumblers. They're hard to find, but we found a source!
How to pair cheese and wine.
Thanks to NOTCOT reader, Rick C, i just discovered this amazing Frank Gehry Cocktail ~ an incredible sculptural molecular mixology concoction of vodka, absinthe, gelatin and more!
An ice cream for the bourbon lovers out there: a mint julep gelato! Refreshing and a great way to stay cool during the horse races.
What is better than summertime sweet tea? Firefly's innovative Sweet Tea Vodka. Although it is only currently available in Colorado, Nevada, South Carolina and New York, it is a treat!
The Versovino Wine Decanter - Created by the owner of an enoteca near Florence, it was designed to let customers taste the perfect single glasses of wine.
Spiced Red Wine Granita - arguably the best use for two-buck chuck.
Spirits and Cocktails gets ready for Tales of the Cocktail's Molecular Mixology seminar with.... Becherovka DUST! (Becherovka is a 200 year old Czech elixir)
Drink Dogma has a nice piece on "Macgyver Cocktails" ~ What do you do when you're in a hotel room and she says “Hey I brought a half-bottle of gin, what can we do with that?”
Domaine de Canton ~ a ginger liqueur inspired by the French traditions of sweet and fresh elixirs...
Drink Dogma takes on Smoked Rye - read this story of cocktails and south american tropical fish, resulting in a delicious bottle of house-smoked Sazerac rye whisky
Despite two ingredients borrowed from the pastry kitchen, Tommy Gun has none of the too-clever oddness of some culinary cocktails.
So tempted to try these agua fresca recipes from the LA Times ~ especially the Cucumber & Lime one! (I wonder how these would be spiked...)
Spirits and Cocktails has a great post on bartending tools
Punch! Flowing Bowl Punch Party, hosted by drinkboston at Eastern Standard - see the 4 recipes!
Twist on a classic cocktail. Cucumber and rosemary Gin and Tonic
Watermelon Margarita: The taste of ripe watermelon is great sign of summer, and this cocktail is a drink with great summer taste.
Cocktail Kingdom has an incredible collection of authentic reproductions of vintage cocktail books... the covers are awesome!
Oh Gosh! is giving readers a chance to win a set of 4 bitters as part of their new redesign.
Oooh My Sweet and Saucy makes Prickly Pear Margaritas!
Honeydew melon bellini - a refreshing take on the classic bellini cocktail.
Raspberry Lambic Sorbet - dessert for adults only
A drink called "beverage." With shiso.
Cocktails that use considerably more than just a few dashes of bitters.
Quadruple distilled, quadruple filtered, Three Olives English vodka in 16 flavors. The bottles alone are beautiful collectibles.
Add some sparkle to your Fourth of July cocktail! Try a Vodka Colada or Blueberry Citrus Twist.
Sugarblock! How fun would these mini sugar cinder blocks be for some traditional absinthe? By John Truex and Audrey Russell. (Click work>sugarblock)
The new Carafe N°5 by Etienne Meneau, made of borosilicate glass in limited edition ~ 8 numbered and signed and 4 artist proofs.
Glass Drinking Straws - sipping a drink with on of these is eco-friendly and cool! [Editor's Note: i wonder how washing them is?]
Lemon verbena iced tea
Mr. Asahi - the Robot Bartender! At Selfridges ~ check out the video of him in action!