In addition to its peculiar history as a medicinal tonic, plenty of hard science lies behind the perfect cocktail, from the relationship between taste perception and temperature to the all-important decision of whether to shake or stir.
Here's a bit of science that you can perform in your kitchen. You'll need some thawed strawberries, pineapple juice, and a bit of rum.
Cocktail apps are nothing new, but as they generally appeal to a demographic practically willing to drink gasoline so long as it'll give 'em a buzz, none really offered the refinement and knowledge we were looking for. Nothing, that is, until Minibar.
When you're celebrating your birthday, it's completely normal to get a little crazy! Everybody does it. So you have to feel sorry for poor Gaby Scanlon, a British teenager, who ended her 18th birthday night with an emergency operation to remove her stomach. What? It's because she drank a cocktail that had liquid…
Bubbles are amazing. They seem to make any drink (or bath) more fun, more refreshing. Ever wish you could carbonate your whiskey, or wine, or mixed drink without diluting it with watery, zero-percent-alcohol liquid? The Perlini System by Perlage was built to do just that. Oh hell yes.
What has Lady GaGa done to the world? It seems all anyone wants to wear is meat clothes or bubble dresses. Now there's this admittedly kind of flattering dress that dispenses milk and alcohol for playing truth or dare.
Say whatever you want. It may be naff. It may be tacky. It may not attract buxom women in tiny black dresses. It will make me look like that guy. What. Evah. The Motoart PW-747 Cowling Bar rocks my world:
Those reports about a new scheme to "stimulate sales of CD-length music" were true, and then some: Along with extras for albums and movies, iTunes 9 comes with media sharing (!) and iPhone app management. Updated with walkthrough gallery.
Everyone has their panties in a twist over rumors of this upcoming Apple Tablet, but has anyone actually stopped to think about how Apple's going to address all the potential issues? Because there are quite a few.
According to the Financial Times, Apple is racing to launch the Apple tablet—along with new iPods—as early as September. It seems Apple is working with record labels and book publishers on new iTunes features created for the device: