Beverage

robotic-bartender

Do you have a burning desire to have the hottest man cave (or woman cave) in town and you have an extra $25,000 just burning a hole in your pocket?  Get yourself a Robotic Bartender!  This bartender is the same computerized mixologist found in hotels and country clubs.  You select a drink on the touchscreen menu from [...]

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Drinking plenty of water everyday is a pretty basic way to stay healthy and feel good.  I have known this for years, and I still can't manage to drink the recommended amount on a daily basis.  There is hope for me.  HidrateMe begins shipping in December of this year. It's a 24 oz. smart water bottle that, when [...]

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Have you ever thrown a party, but stressed over what ingredients you need for various alcoholic beverages? Perhaps you've always dreamed of being a bartender, but can't tell a martini from a margarita. Thanks to the Bartesian you'll have to worry about or memorize ingredients again. The Bartesian is an automatic drink mixer that uses [...]

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baby-ducks-sippy-cup

Of course, only a fool would put a caffeinated drink in a toddler's cup, but it would be fun to give the grandparent's a start when they see the grandkid coming to visit with their own cup of high-octane energy, wouldn't it?  This 8oz cup is made of BPA-free plastic and has a hard, snap-on sippy [...]

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Even if you don't have room for a keg, you can keep beer on tap in your home.  The uKeg is a pressurized growler system that will fit in your fridge to keep your beer cold.  It also has vacuum-insulated walls to keep your beer cold when you take the uKeg with you.  "With vacuum [...]

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Instead of having to wait for gravity to cause your water to slowly drip through a filter, you can get 8-cups of filtered water in 60 seconds with the Aquasana Powered Water Filtration System.  This filtering system pumps water through four filtering stages to remove 66 contaminants while retaining natural minerals: Activated Carbon: Reduces organic chemicals like [...]

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keurig-kold

Keurig has announced the Kold beverage maker that will be available for pre-order this summer.  The Kold will make sodas - Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, and Dr. Pepper - plus teas, craft sodas, and drink mixes in 8-ounce servings.  You won't need ice, because Kold dispenses the drinks already chilled.  You'll be able to make carbonated [...]

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Using the Decapitator, you can open beer bottle caps without scratching up your hands and with minimal effort.  You just slide the Decapitator over the bottle cap, push down, and the bottle is opened.  A magnet inside the Decapitator holds onto the cap until you're ready to trash it.  Watch the video at Corkcicle, and [...]

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corkcicle-wedge

Corkcicle says the Whiskey Wedge is the artful way to a perfectly chilled, but not watered down, drink.  The Whiskey Wedge includes a glass and a silicone wedge.  To prepare the glass for use, you insert the silicone form into the glass, then fill the glass with water through the opening in the top of [...]

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black-terra-cotta-beer-tumblers-2

If you like to serve your beer (or soft drinks) in chilled glasses but have limited space in your fridge to store the glasses until you need them, you need to check out the Black Terra Cotta Beer Tumblers that can be chilled and ready in 90 seconds.  To prepare the mugs, you just soak [...]

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Many of the commenters on my Keurig 2.0 Model K550 Coffee Brewing System review, and those at Amazon and other online retailers, said they were through with Keurig machines if they were restricted to using only official Keurig coffee pods.  Reasons varied from the higher prices charged for the Keurig-branded pods, to  concern for the amount [...]

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zoku-iced-coffee-maker

I love iced coffee drinks from Starbucks, but they do get expensive, especially when you have three coffee drinkers in the family.  You can make your own iced coffee drinks from coffee you brew at home with the Zoku Iced Coffee Maker and save tons of money.  You just pour fresh-brewed coffee into the pre-chilled [...]

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grind-and-brew-coffee-maker

Most single-cup coffeemakers require you to use pre-made pods with coffee inside.  If you fill your own reusable pods, you can use your own freshly ground beans, but you have no idea how long ago the stuff in those pre-made pods was ground.  To insure you have the freshest, tastiest cup of coffee without having [...]

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When I reviewed the Keurig 2.0 K550 Coffee Brewing System last November, the only complaint I had was that you can't use your own coffee in a reusable capsule nor can you use store-brand pods.  Green Mountain Roasters, Keurig's parent company, had put some sort of "DRM" restrictions in their new 2.0 machines so they [...]

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oakbottle

I don't know much (ok I don't know anything) about wine. But I do know that traditionally, the best wines have been stored in oak barrels as part of the aging process. The wooden barrels impart flavor, color and even texture to the fermenting beverage. That's for the good stuff though. If your budget is more [...]

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spruce-silicone-wine-glasses

If it's ever not winter again, you'll probably plan some picnics or pool parties to take advantage of the sun and warm weather.  With the Spruce Silicone Wine Glasses, you won't have to worry about breaking the glasses should you drop one.  They are made of BPA-free, hypoallergenic food-grade silicone that is flexible, virtually unbreakable, reusable, [...]

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It seems that everybody I know has a single-cup coffeemaker these days.  Some have espresso machines, some have coffee machines, but everybody seems to have gone the single cup route.  That's great when you only drink a cup or two a day, but it's not so great when you have guests over.  You'll be standing [...]

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pop-n-pour-beer-mug-with-opener

You'll always know that your bottle opener is attached to the bottom of your beer mug.  The Pop 'n Pour Beer Mug with Opener is a 24-ounce glass handled beer mug with a stainless steel bottle opener permanently attached to the bottom.  The opener is magnetic, so it will hold on to the bottle cap [...]

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star-trek-enterprise-bottle-opener-2

This model of the Star Trek Enterprise is more than just a collectible - it's a working bottle opener.  It's also more than just a utilitarian beverage opener - it also has fun sound effects (red alert, warp drive engines, and the bridge door opening sound).  It's 6" long X 5" wide.  It will look [...]

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triple-bar-set

You can take three of your favorite beverages with you in this luxurious Daines and Hathaway Triple Bar Set.  The round case is made of premium leather with a suede lining;  it has a shoulder strap for easy carrying.  Perfectly fitted inside are three stainless steel flasks and three stainless cups.  The strap can be [...]

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