Morphing Cocktails Are the Perfect Halloween BOOze

Look, cocktails are great. You know it, I know it. But after you pour one and then it just sits there, being all delicious. How mouth-wateringly boring, right? Well, in honor of tonight's revelry, we've got a handful of morphing cocktails that bring a heavy dose of eye-candy. They should pair nicely with the heavy… » 10/31/14 5:00pm 10/31/14 5:00pm

Color-Changing Markers Let You Know When a Hot Drink Has Safely Cooled

The markers used by baristas at coffee shops to label cups might soon be useful for more than just identifying your drink. Inspired by the experience of burning your tongue on overly hot coffee, the Ink N Drink markers contain heat-sensitive ink that lets you know which drink is yours, and if it's safe to sip yet. » 5/13/14 9:20am 5/13/14 9:20am

Amazing St. Patrick's Day Cocktails: Don't Stoop to Green Beer

Listen, friends don't let friends drink green beer. We're talking about cheap light beer, plus green. Yum. Is this what your Irish grandfathers and grandmothers worked their fingers to the bone for? No! It's possible to make a drink that pays homage to The Emerald Isle without compromising your dignity in the process.… » 3/14/14 5:00pm 3/14/14 5:00pm

Coasters That Stick To Glasses Protect Every Surface in Your Home

A coaster is only effective if your dinner guests are willing to use them. Once you've left the room to check on dinner, it's all but guaranteed there will be glasses, cans, and bottles placed directly onto every piece of furniture you own. Unless, of course, those coasters were stuck to the bottom of every drink. » 2/11/14 5:00pm 2/11/14 5:00pm

How To Build Your Own Carbonation Rig That Adds Bubbles to Anything

Look, Sodastreams are great for their convenience and ubiquity, but there are some drawbacks. For starters, you can only use them to carbonate water. On top of that, the cost of the replacement CO2 cartridges (which you need to keep yourself "in bubbles") is higher than it needs to be. We've explored other systems… » 1/03/14 5:00pm 1/03/14 5:00pm

Everything That Goes Into a Cup of Eggnog

Traditionally, yes, eggnog included raw eggs. However, some countries today, such as the United States, severely restrict the use of raw egg in products, due to health concerns; thus, most commercial eggnog does not include raw eggs. (The FDA actually limits the egg yolk solids in eggnog to less than 1%.) You can,… » 12/17/13 1:00pm 12/17/13 1:00pm

Thermos Designed a Mug For the Slowest Sipping Tea Drinkers

It's supposed to be a beverage that you slowly slip and savor, but once you've brewed a cup of tea it's a race against the clock—and thermodynamics—to enjoy it while it's hot. A thick ceramic mug helps with that problem, but even better is the double-walled insulated engineering that went into Thermos' new tea tumblers » 12/12/13 3:41pm 12/12/13 3:41pm

5 Boozy Drinks to Settle Your Overstuffed Stomach

Oops, you did it again, didn't you? You had to try every tasty-looking morsel at the Thanksgiving banquet and then go back for seconds. And thirds. Yeah, eventually, you're going to want to work that off, but, for now, you just want something that will settle your unhappy tum-tum and simultaneously drown out your… » 11/29/13 5:00pm 11/29/13 5:00pm

Halloween Cocktails + Dry Ice: A Spooky, Drunken Primer

Dry ice is one of the most tried and true Halloween special effects. Simply drop a chunk into a liquid, then it begins to "boil" and emit a dense, creepy fog. Not only that, it's cheap, simple to use, and way easier to find than you probably thought. It also happens to be fantastic—and fantastically ghoulish—in a lot… » 10/25/13 5:00pm 10/25/13 5:00pm

A Salad Spinner For Cocktails Makes Martinis Stirred, Not Shaken

Concocting the perfect cocktail can take years of practice, but everything in life has a shortcut, and for amateur mixologists it's called the Cocktail Spinner. Imagine smashing a Magic Bullet into a salad spinner at the speed of light. This is what the resulting supernova would leave behind. » 10/16/13 4:40pm 10/16/13 4:40pm

An On-Demand Vending Machine That Chills Drinks in Just 45 Seconds

When you think about it, keeping a fridge full of drinks perpetually cold at a store is a tremendous waste of energy given the product may not be sold for days. But the only alternate solution is to somehow chill drinks at the time of purchase, which is exactly what a new refrigeration technology called V-Tex » 9/27/13 2:40pm 9/27/13 2:40pm

Which Glass to Use for Which Drink and Why

You're going to have some friends over for a cocktail housewarming party. No problem, you think to yourself, I'll just pick up some glassware at Crate & Barrel. You get there, and panic sets in. It's an absurd, transparent cornucopia of tumblers and flutes and who knows what else, in every conceivable shape and size.… » 7/19/13 5:00pm 7/19/13 5:00pm

Heatsink Coasters Cool Hot Beverages While Protecting Your Furniture

If they're good enough to keep temperatures under control inside your electronics, it only makes sense that a simple aluminum heatsink would be just as effective at taming a piping hot cup of coffee. Not to mention providing plenty of tiny channels for condensation to collect instead of dripping onto your furniture… » 5/28/13 1:22pm 5/28/13 1:22pm

A Steeping Scooping Tea Strainer That Cuts Down On Dirty Dishes

If your kitchen lacks a dishwasher, you'll do everything you can to reduce the amount of dishes you dirty. From eating directly off the counter, to drinking everything from the container, to making tea with this ingenious $21 Loop strainer that doubles as a scoop so you don't need to dirty a spoon. » 5/22/13 5:00pm 5/22/13 5:00pm