We’re not exactly the authority on the matter, but every Hookah we’ve ever come across has had a distinct antiquated (but charming) aspect to it. The 1001 Hookah embodies a new spin on the design of this classic, opting instead for modern materials and a minimalistic twist. Sculpting parts from brash, anodized aluminum, and crystal clear glass, 1001 exudes a natural aesthetic appeal coupled with functionality in its purest form. But its stunning good looks will cost you.
Throw big get-togethers on the regular? As long as they’re rarely dry, chances are that investing in a Reclaimed Tequila Barrel Ice Chest would be a wise move. This downright massive booze-cooling drum started its life as a 60 gallon French Oak wine barrel before retirement and conversion, making it the perfect receptacle given its alcoholic roots. Each barrel holds up to 100 pounds of combined bottles and ice, and includes both a stand and a drain with accompanying plug. Of course, you could always instead fill it with blankets and the like, but then you’ll miss out on the exceptional pleasure of showing it off.
Learn more at Wine Enthusiast – $600
Using generic amber bottles bottles for your hobby brewed beer gets confusing, and quick. Fortunately a few of GarageMonk’s Homebrew Beer Labels can keep things nice and organized. These bold vinyl labels are handcrafted in California and easily endure repeated wash cycles as your bottles are hand or machine washed for reuse. And if their large variety of shapes and colors weren’t enough to help you remember what’s what, they label easily using a dry-erase marker – at least until your bottles are empty and ready for the next batch.
Pick some up at GarageMonk’s Etsy Shop – $24+ for 24
Biking with empty pockets feels great, and we’re not about to weigh down our shorts with a hefty flask. Feel the same way? You’ll be ecstatic to learn about this simple fix: Ahearne’s Mud Flask Seat Mounted Holder. Find a place for this tubular stainless steel cage under your ride’s saddle and securely slide in any standard 6- or 8-ounce flask, out of sight and out of mind… at least until you arrive.
Move over Mr. Boston, there’s a new kid in town, Monsieur, the artificially intelligent robotic bartender. Forget searching for drink recipes; instead, sample drink options customized around a theme or to your own taste with intelligent suggestions. Twelve unique profiles, each with 25 cocktails, let Monsieur pour out up to 150 drinks before refilling, meaning this personal bartender can just as well service you and a couple of friends or an all-out bash. The touch order screen makes drink selection a breeze, though if you’re too busy (or lazy) to get up, your smartphone can order drinks remotely. Monsieur also monitors your drinking preferences, drink count, estimated blood alcohol level, and can even help call a cab. Android powered plus Wifi, Bluetooth and Zigbee enabled, the unit knows when you get home, and can be configured to offer drinks accordingly. And like any good barkeep, you can spill all your problems and rely on Monsieur to keep them to himself.
Learn more or preorder at Monsieur – $4,000
If MacGyver ever needed a beer tote, this would be it. Fashioned from reclaimed tropical hardwood, thick wire and an apple stick, this one of kind Frick & Frack original is perfect for missions where carrying four glass bottles is paramount. It’s perfect for your home brewed beer or hard cider, and the wood is sealed and ready for the cool condensation from your freshly refrigerated brew. At 12″ tall with an 8″ x 9″ base, this sturdy 3 lb. rustic tote screams, “look mom, I made it at camp,” but in a good sort of way.
Read more at Etsy – $31
Unsurprisingly, an evening of beer tasting often results in running out of glasses from which to sample. This Kranz Tray with 12 slim glasses can lend a helping hand, lest you and your guests prefer to drink from the likes of coffee mugs. German-inspired, this round galvanized tray with handle features slots for 8 of the included 12 slim glasses, and holds 4 more on the inner platform, secured from falling off thanks to the former. Just add a few friends, some good beer, and call it a night.
Your conquests thus far probably include far more spirits than game by weight, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add a trophy or two to your man cave. Sir Jack’s Stag Horn Whiskey Flight is made from genuine stag antlers and serves a nobler purpose than that of wall-mounted trophies, holding four tapered 6-ounce lead-free whiskey glasses for you and company. Of course, each antler is distinctive in exact size and shape, but that only adds to the appeal, at least in our books.
Learn more at Sir Jack’s – $495
The Nespresso to your smoking experience, Ploom’s elegantly designed modelTwo provides an unconventional way of consuming tobacco. Load in one of Ploom’s flavorful tobacco pods (with flavors ranging from honey/cognac, cinnamon/mint, peach, and more), then fire up the device with the push of its only button. About 30 seconds later, the indicator ring signals that it’s ready to enjoy, outputting a rich, flavorful vapor that’s probably not as harmful as smoking fully combusted loose leaf from a pipe or cigar. Otherwise, it’s small, pocketable, and runs through four or five Ploom pods before requiring a recharge via its USB charging station.
Learn more at Ploom – $40
UV’s already colorful line of flavoured vodka products just expanded in a big way. We’re already loading sriracha onto pretty much everything we eat, and now we’ve got a way to get it into our beverages too with their Sriracha-flavored Vodka. Infused with a flavorful blend of chili peppers, garlic and vegetables, this delectable 30% vodka lends itself perfectly to making bolder drinks like Bloody Marys and Cheladas, or even for cooking, if you can spare a shot or two.