From visionary bartender Masahiro Urushido (the mastermind behind NYC’s award-winning Japanese cocktail bar, and CH favorite, Katana Kitten) and prolific food and drink writer Michael Anstendig, the 288-page hardcover Japanese Art of the Cocktail book includes 80 recipes that epitomize the nation’s contribution to cocktail culture around the world. From insightful information to step-by-step techniques and exquisite photography, the book surprises and delights as it prepares cocktail-curious individuals to replicate Urushido’s magic and artistry at home.
A selection of superfood mushroom honeys, Mycro’s Super Stack three-pack features eight-ounce jars of their Calm, Vitality and Immunity iterations, all of which adaptogens from various types of fruiting body mushrooms and herbs into cacao-infused honey (which preserves nootropic effects). One spoonful of the delicious, nutrient-rich mushroom honey is recommended each day in order to improve digestion, reduce anxiety, encourage drive and more—depending on which version is ingested.
New from Potli, these Extra Lit Shrimp Chips are a zesty take on a classic treat. Salty but sweet, with a kick of heat—thanks to the brand’s trademark Mala Spice blend with Sichuan peppercorn—these snacks are also infused with CBD to help quell anxiety.
A different kind of tequila, Løs Sundays Reposado is aged in Tennessee-sourced American Oak whiskey barrels, after its traditional distillation in Jalisco, Mexico. Because it is produced from 100% blue Weber agave, natural cooked agave notes shine forth, as do the rich, oaky aromas from the barrels. On the palate, this tipple boasts the flavors of vanilla, caramelized fruit, nutmeg and a little coconut.
Available with black or red straps, L*Space’s Cameron Cooler Bag appears from the outside like a woven straw tote, but the interior is insulated, complete with a removable interior liner. The bag features a wide top opening and a flat bottom, both useful when stacking and carting drinks and snacks that could spill or leak. Additionally, the liner can be easily wiped clean.
Osun’s sugar- and gluten-free beverages can be sipped alone or added to spirits as a mixer. Beginning with spring water that’s been filtered through positively charged crystals, each drink is then infused and lightly carbonated. Various flavors are available, but the lavender promises to help relieve anxiety and stress as well reduce inflammation. Price is in AUD for a pack of 12 bottles.
In addition to one 750ml bottle of award-winning Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey, this gift set includes two leather coasters, two engraved rocks glasses and a set of whiskey stones. Fans of Irish whiskey category will delight—though the liquid from the Dublin-based distillery will surprise many with its “unconventional” flavors, the result of aging in barrels having previously held everything from Port and Madeira to White Burgundy and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Certified B Corp and fair trade, international chocolate company Tony’s Chocolonely works to end child labor and modern slavery in cocoa farms across the world (which is the result of large corporation purchasing power and ensuing conditions). For their chocolate bars, Tony’s Chocolonely adheres to five transparent sourcing principles that include longterm investments in farmers and their communities. Once limited edition, their four beloved Sweet Solution chocolate bars return for good, and from the category the Milk Caramel Cookie version delights with its flavorful creamy, crunchy and chewy contrasting texture.
While founded 25 years ago, Tepozán tequilas (blanco, reposado and añejo) are now available in the United States. Made using traditional techniques, these tequilas are entirely grown, distilled and bottled at the source—in the highlands of Jalisco. Additive-free, the brand’s offerings are crafted with fully matured, estate-grown blue agave; volcanic-filtered water; and local, natural yeasts. The ingredients and method lend a verdant, bright flavor, along with notes of anise and citrus.
Co-founded by master distiller Morgan Mclachlan, AMASS focuses on botanicals, be it in their spirits or body products. Their alcohol-free offering, Riverine Spirit contains 14 regional botanics including juniper, sumac, sorrel, mint and thyme. The light, citrus-forward, herbaceous drink—which is somewhat akin to gin—can be blended into cocktails, sipped neat or over ice with a little tonic.
Created by Maximilian Eicke, founder of glassware brand MAX ID NY, The Sexton Ghost Tumbler set invokes the dark amber color of the Irish whiskey it’s been designed to hold. Further, the vessel’s distinctly angular shape calls to mind the geometries of The Sexton bottle itself. Each glass is handblown, thus no two are exactly the same—and yet they’re stackable and dishwasher safe.
OCCO’s new Burger Sampler includes seasoning for four different types of burger: Lebanese kafta, garlic herb butter, spicy Sichuan and au poivre. All chefs have to do is select their protein, add the zesty spices and cook. Each blend is packed in an airtight pod that stays fresh for over six months, and the sampler is packaged in a card-deck style that’s ideal for gifting to any grilling enthusiast.
Editor of the print magazine Wm Brown and author of the books A Man & His Watch and A Man & His Car, Matt Hranek returns with The Negroni: A Love Affair with a Classic Cocktail. Comprised of recipes, both classic and reinterpreted, as well as the iconic tale of cocktail’s invention, Hranek’s book is a marvelous ode to one of the world’s most beloved and versatile alcoholic beverages.
For their delicious new Cookies + Cream chocolate bar, the team at artisanal Icelandic chocolate purveyor Omnom embeds two lightly bitter chocolate cookies (made from 70% Tanzanian dark chocolate) into velvety white chocolate (composed of Icelandic whole milk powder, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, sea salt and an emulsifier from sunflower). The experience lives up to its name.
Italian coffee brand illy enlisted Ai Weiwei for a new collection of cappuccino and espresso cups, available in sets of two or four. The dripping design is a nod to the artist’s 2006 artwork, “Colored Vases”—a piece that consists of 51 ancient vessels painted in bright colors, a reference to the Chinese Cultural Revolution and covered up history.
Omsom’s Southeast Asian three-pack of dish starters are based on Vietnamese, Thai and Filipino flavors. Three sachets—for lemongrass BBQ, larb and sisig—are packed with difficult-to-find ingredients to create bold, aromatic dishes. Recipes are available online, but they’re super-simple: essentially just ripping open the starter pack, heating, adding protein and/or veggies and serving.