Five Unexpected Cocktail Tools Under $88

From a vintage hotel bar set to a chemist's drink-making kit

With the announcement of everything from the Experimental Cocktail Club recipe book, Kickstarter’s retro Cocktail Computer and The Glenlivet Bar Cart, it’s never been more fun to make cocktails at home. A handful of newly released, moderately eccentric bar accessories have caught our attention and further supports this belief. The following five items—ranging from $4 to $88—provide something different yet entirely functional. For those looking …

Hangovers Cost the US Economy $250 Billion

According to a new study conducted by the Center of Disease Control, headaches are not the only negative after effect of heavy drinking sessions. In 2010, the US economy lost roughly $250 billion in revenue due to alcohol-related incidents, including court fees ($15 billion), missed work days ($90 billion), car crash expenses and medical bills ($13 billion). The study’s authors note that tracking lost revenue …

Drink Factory’s Silent Neon Flowers Magazine

A fascinating conceptual approach to cocktail culture by the London-based collective

The art of making good cocktails continues to fascinate us, as ever-more advanced cocktail bars open up globally and sipping concoctions becomes an oftentimes performance-heavy experience. London is home to the Drink Factory (founded by Tony Conigliaro of 69 Colebrooke Row), a collective of bartenders who aim to expand their creativity and knowledge of cocktails. The collective—which is 10 years old this year—has just released …