We’ve featured several whiskey chillers including ice ball molds and whiskey stones – but Balls of Steel are the first drink coolers with a cause. From each unit sold, the company selling Balls of Steel, OriginalBos, donates a high percentage of profits to MD Anderson Cancer Center thus dubbing Balls of Steel as “Drink Coolers With a Cause”. The company also uses an additional amount to fund community building for those effected directly by testicular cancer, their family and friends. Made with medical grade stainless steel, Balls of Steel will instantly reduce the temperature of your drink without diluting the flavor of your prized whiskey.
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It’s 91 degrees and humid in NY today – and nothing sounds better than jumping in a pool and drinking some cold beer. While you enjoy (or don’t enjoy) the summer weather, keep your favorite brewed beverages cool with a new cooler. This steel 80 qt cooler features a rolling cart, drain, and cap-catching bottle opener. Happy outdoor boozing!
GET IT: $222 (23% OFF)
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Whether you’re throwing a cocktail party in the near future or trying to outdo last year’s Super Bowl party this Sunday – impress your guests with The Noble Beer Margarita. Our friends from Casa Noble Tequila shared this fun recipe:
2 OZ. Casa Noble Crystal
Your favorite 6.5 OZ bottle of beer
Place ice in glass. Add in tequila and fill with lemonade. Tip beer bottle inside the glass.
A sphere of ice has more volume and less surface area of an ice cube which means it melts slower – which also means you can enjoy your scotch on the rocks longer. The Whiskey Ball Ice Mold creates 2.5″ diameter ice balls perfect for cooling down your favorite beverage, which we’re assuming is alcoholic.
GET IT: $24 (set of 2)
If you’re looking for a great gag gift for a party-goer, meet the Redneck Red Cup Wine Glass. This red cup on glass stem exudes both class and sophistication, and as the product description states: “virtually unbreakable melamine construction means this cup will survive any party.”
GET IT: $18
The Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos is traditionally celebrated on November 1-2 (shortly after many celebrate Halloween). Over the course of two nights, the dead are believed to rise from their resting places and visit with the living. Memories of those who have passed come alive, and relatives prepare special foods, decorations, and of course, libations. Flowers, candy skulls, and favorite things to drink are offered to spirits of loved ones – and tequila has its time and place. Piedra Azul Tequila was kind enough to provide a candy skull and bottle of their authentic white tequila with Frachelli to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. Also here’s a fun recipe for an appropriately themed cocktail called the Vampira…
1 ½ ounces Piedra Azul Blanco (100% Blue Agave)
1 ounce Clamato
1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
Mexican Squirt or other Grapefruit Soda
Lemon wheel or wedge garnish
Fill a 10-ounce glass with ice. Scatter salt on the ice, then pour in the tequila, hot sauce, Clamato, and lemon juice. Top up the glass with grapefruit soda and stir gently. Garnish with lemon and serve immediately.
This is the third bottle-opening related Kickstarter project we’ve posted recently, but eager beer drinking entrepreneurs keep reaching out to us – and they continue to be cool and innovative. The Beer Claw is an ergonomic yet sturdy beer bottle opener made from aircraft-grade aluminum and also is available in additional variations – Beer Claw Mini, Beer Claw Light, Beer Claw Elite (shown above with it’s walnut grip).
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We came across another cool Kickstarter project, the Old Familiar Comb Bottle Opener. Pretty simple as invention goes, but it may be the ultimate hipster accessory. Designed by a “beer drinking barber” this stainless steel comb also functions as, you guessed it, a bottle opener. Also check out the JackHawk 9000 Bottle Opening Sunglasses.
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Especially when accompanied by Mexican cuisine, sangria is a delicious way to do some drinking. Also great in the warm weather, the only draw back to sangria is it’s a bit of a process to make. Eppa Sangria removes all the fuss with their organic bottled sangria made with Mendocino Cabernet and Syrah, which are blended with pomegranates and blueberries as well as Mediterranean blood oranges, acai berries and natural citrus essences. Plus you don’t have to the tell the chick you’re drinking it with that you didn’t make it yourself. Available online and at Whole Foods Market.