This Vacuum Brewer Infuses Your Tea (or Booze) With Almost Anything

With mixology and DIY designer beverages on the rise, it's no wonder that users want more control. Enter BKON's new Craft Brewer, an impressive piece of machinery that infuses liquids in a perfect vacuum. Gizmodo recently got a hands-on demo at the iconic Counter Culture in Soho—and this thing can brew. » 5/22/14 5:20pm 5/22/14 5:20pm

How To Rapidly Flavor any Booze Using Whip-Its

Infusing liquor is the secret to a lot of great cocktails. You can add rosemary to rum. You can add beef to rye whiskey. The possibilities are endless, but one thing is constant. It takes a long time. Days—even weeks—sealed in a jar. » 10/26/12 5:00pm 10/26/12 5:00pm

How To Smoke a Cocktail


Wood smoke evokes all kinds of wonderful things. A campfire as a kid. A pit full of coals at a great barbecue joint. The aroma is intoxicating on its own, but bottled up—and stirred into a drink—it's indescribable. Expert barman Sother Teague showed us how a smoke infusion can give a cocktail a delicious twist. » 10/05/12 5:00pm 10/05/12 5:00pm

How To Make Smooth Whiskey Even Smoother

Bourbon and rye are absolutely wonderful just as they are, but variety is the spice of life. What if you could take a delicious whiskey and make it even smoother? Attenuate that high-proof alcohol bite? It's easier—and even more delicious—than you think. » 6/01/12 5:00pm 6/01/12 5:00pm

Can You Turn Cheap, Shitty Beer Into Good Beer?

You know what's great about cheap, shitty beer? The cheap part. The end. Sure, it's fun to be nostalgic about the first beer you ever drank or whatever, but if someone leaves a bunch of crappy beer in my fridge, I just want to use some kind of magic spell to turn it into something delicious. Could such a thing be… » 5/18/12 5:00pm 5/18/12 5:00pm