Prometheus Springs Spiced Drinks

Using capsaicin (the endorphin-stimulating ingredient found in chiles), the spicy new beverages by Prometheus Springs give drinkers a happy, healthy high. The world’s first capsaicin-spiced elixir, the addition of the antioxidant-loaded active ingredient (naturally-derived from chiles) also boosts metabolism. Founder Rahul Panchal was raised in a household that was fortunate enough to understand the ayurvedic principle that food is medicine. "The health benefits of spice …

Névé Luxury Ice

by Julie Wolfson Preferring the word barsmith over bartender, Michel Dozois takes the mixed drink to a whole new level with his invention of NeÌveÌ luxury ice. On hand for the opening of major L.A. bars such as Church and State, Seven Grand and Comme Ça, Dozois knows a good drink, and his philosophy is that truly great cocktails begins with perfect ice. After machine …

The Macallan Ice Ball

Beverage purists argue that ice should never be introduced to a quality Scotch whiskey. Such thinking rests on the theory that when holding a glass, your body heat will melt the ice, resulting in a diluted spirit and sub-par drinking experience. In order to make a Scotch cold without diluting it, Scottish whiskey purveyors The Macallan created a clever ice ball maker (pictured above). The …