A cocktail that will make your insides glow in the dark?

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 29 January 2013

A cosmic spin on the classic jungle juice cocktail? Yep, that’s Aurora, which is pink in natural light, but takes on an aquamarine glow in black light. While we’re skeptical you’ll see anything remotely like the Northern Lights when you’re done with the mix, you might still get a kick out of drinking stuff that glows in black light… although a vodka Red Bull might fix that too. Dayum.

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How Alcohol Affects You: an interactive website

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By Hyunyoo Cho in Cool Websites on Tuesday 1 January 2013

Two New York-based artists have been a part of an interesting collaboration. Illustrator, Dongyun Lee, and interactive designer/developer, Kyungmin Yang, produced this fun project, How Alcohol Affects You. Check it out.

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Guard your booze with a combination bottle lock

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Saturday 22 December 2012

The first lock, historians estimate, probably existed as far back as 4,000 years ago. Yeah, it can’t have taken long between owning stuff and having to beat off the grubby hands of other people who want that same stuff. Like, you know, your booze. Solution: a combination lock that works on wine and spirit bottles, so you can be sure none of your liquid joy slips out of the bottle when you’re away. Reminds us of Ben & Jerry’s pint lock, actually.

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Batlow Premium Cider’s Poolcide Xmas Shindig

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Events on Tuesday 18 December 2012

If you like to party (we know you do) we have found a perfect way for you to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon before the chaos that is Christmas finally hits. Batlow are throwing a poolside Christmas party at the Clovelly Hotel in Sydney and are promising Batlows, blow up pools and a set from Little Bastard. If that isn’t enough to get you drooling in anticipation then Batlow’s new Cloudy Cider surely will. We know from experience that Batlow Cider is the secret to setting off any party.

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Hand-crafted posters revert back to a different era

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By D E Cooper in Video on Wednesday 7 November 2012

Jack Daniels has recently collaborated with a handful of talented artists and sign makers to put together five posters centered around the theme of independence. This project is so unique. The artists are really going back to the root of sign and poster making. Using traditional methods, the artists hand-carved wooden letters, hand-sketched drawings, and […]

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Books are perfect for hiding booze in

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 30 October 2012

How amazing. Brooklyn-based company Bender Bound has a use for books, and it ain’t reading: it hollows out the tomes by hand and hides 250ml swing top glass flasks imported from Italy in them, so you can top these up with the tipple of your choice. You can choose from handcrafted law books, finance books, medical books, cook books, parenting books, dictionaries, or even send your personal copy of a hardcover book their way. See, drinking can be pretty intellectual.

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Sweeter than Cognac

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By Cheyenne Tulsa in New Food and Packaging on Monday 10 September 2012

Forget the licorice sickliness of pastis and the the deranging legends of wormwood-ridden absinthe, the new hipster drink of choice is Pineau de Charente. In almost as short supply (outside of southwest France) as absinthe, pineau is made from a blend of slightly fermented grape juice and the eau de vie of cognac.

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The 36th Vote Barreled Manhattan: a cocktail in a bottle

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By The Urban Grocer in New Trends on Friday 8 June 2012

Cocktail in a bottle. You’ve seen them lingering on the store shelves. Overly sweet Pina Coladas stand next to sour Margaritas, all pre-packaged and ready to disappoint. Well, High West Distillery’s The 36th Vote Barreled Manhattan (say that 5 times fast) is looking to be the exception. Yes, it is a cocktail in a bottle […]

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Fossil Fuels Brewing Company

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By Gerry Mak in New Products on Monday 8 September 2008

When scientist Raul Cano discovered 45-million-year-old yeast preserved in amber and brought it back to life, he did what anyone else would do: he brewed beer. He and fellow scientist Lewis ‘Chip’ Lambert partnered with brew masters Peter Hackett to found Fossil Fuels Brewery in order to market their unique brew. If you live in […]

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