A new ‘Lime-pocket’ for your Bombay Sapphire

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Monday 3 February 2014

Japanese designer Nendo has created a very cool cocktail must-have for Bombay Sapphire. When sipping this gin, it’s usual to add a twist of lemon or lime to the drink, but what about those sticky hands from the lime or lemon juice? Nendo’s lime jacket does away with stickiness with its silicon cover that keeps a wedge of lemon or lime clean, dry and places on the side of your glass for all to see. This is one stylish cocktail accessory we’ve gotta try out. Strictly for research purposes, of course.

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The art of mixing semen into cocktails

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Friday 14 June 2013

Why, this puts a new spin on the whole notion of cocktails. Semenology, a handbook that promises to ‘push the limits of classic bartending’, carries a load of advice on how to mix spirits to ‘enhance the delicate flavors of semen’. Intrigued mixologists will find tips for mixing, harvesting — says in the book that […]

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Now you can subscribe to cocktails too

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 10 June 2013

These days, you can subscribe to anything in the world. We’ve already got the bacon base covered, and now we’ve discovered a subscription service to… cocktails. Every month, Julibox literally delivers two careful curated cocktail recipes to your doorstep with all the ingredients you need to mix them yourself, including the spirits and mixers. There’s […]

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Cocktail Chart of Film and Literature

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 7 June 2013

Perfect for culture buffs who love mixing reel worlds from screen and print with reality: a catalog that charts, at a glance, 49 drinks from great works of film and literature. Hannibal Lector’s Chianti makes it to the list of course, and Fredo Corleone’s Banana Daiquiri is something we can’t refuse.

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

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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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Cargo Bar: a bar made from shipping containers

Elise Boyd Editor

By Elise Boyd in Cool Travel on Wednesday 28 November 2012

When the 2011 earthquake hit Christchurch, Henare Akuhata-Brown (more affectionately known as “H”) was one of the many to lose everything he owned, including his house and two bars. H saw this as a perfect opportunity to find a gap in the market and experiment with something completely new – so, a few months later, Cargo Bar was born.

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Terrible movies and themed cocktails: a secret blog

Birds and Arrows Reader Find

By Birds and Arrows in Cool Websites on Friday 8 July 2011

We’ve been watching random, terrible movies and making themed cocktails to enhance our viewing pleasure. You can check out our growing collection of reviews and cocktail menus here on our secret blog (which is no longer secret).

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Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Party, Sydney

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By Tristan Rayner in New Events on Friday 3 December 2010

I was lucky enough to be invited to Sydney’s Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange party, where Brazilian nightlife from Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro was joyfully brought into Sydney for a big crowd of competition winners. The party featured Brazil’s best, including electric performances from the samba sounds of Rhythm Brazil, before the dancefloor exploded with Bonde do Rolê blasting the crowd with incredible energy and catchy beats. When Rolling Stone picked Bonde do Rolê as one of ten bands to watch as far back as 2006, they were onto something.

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