Best bar & wine tools according to redditors

We found 1,622 Reddit comments discussing the best bar & wine tools. We ranked the 692 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Bar & Wine Tools:

u/H720 · 272 pointsr/gifs

I doubt I'd play with it much beyond a day because it's a bit big for a keychain and I'm not an alcoholic, but it's $3

I try to find cool stuff like this for /r/INEEEEDIT, my sub. If you like stuff like this you'd probably like the subreddit too.

u/shawner47 · 78 pointsr/gifsthatendtoosoon

I have a few of these. They feel kind of flimsy, but work surprisingly well. Get them here:

u/Rogem002 · 50 pointsr/interestingasfuck

The same item on Amazon UK is frequently brought with Silicone Beer Savers Bottle Caps Tops :/

u/ieatedjesus · 37 pointsr/EDC

Posting initially without links and will edit them in my mobile browser is crashy.

Keychain: nite-ize S-biner bottle opener 2.98 (it's really useful to clip onto belt loops etc for cycling)

Wallet: A6 leather notebook cover wallet w/ pen loop - 36.99( fantastic thing to have i would imagine, a6 is w bit larger than "field notes")

Pen: Kaweco Sport in blue. 24.94 (It is the space pen of fountain pens)

Knife: Case Sodbuster in american workman blue - 24.98 (I am a sucker for a traditional slip-joint)

Light: Maglite Solitaire in blue 9.43 (very tiny and pocketable, 40 lumen, made in the USA!)

It comes to 99 and change

u/Sarcasticorjustrude · 35 pointsr/gifs

I need this.

Edit: Found it, Cap Zappa.

u/_Giant_ · 34 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Fancy corkscrews are one of the biggest rip off schemes out there. All you need is a double hinged waiter’s corkscrew. They last forever and are super easy to use once you figure it out.

Pulltap's Double-Hinged Waiters Corkscrew, Black and Stainless Steel

u/petrus_and_coke · 31 pointsr/BuyItForLife

The Pulltap's "waiter's friend" like this one is the way to go. The two key features are the teflon-coated worm, which can be replaced when the teflon coating wears out, and the two-step "foot" the you use for leverage to pull the cork. It requires only marginally more effort than the Rabbit style and all of its various copies thanks to the double action. I've been in the wine business for more than 5 years and this is what virtually everyone in the field uses every day.

The Rabbits have several moving parts that tend to wear out and break after awhile. Rabbits also don't work very well with synthetic corks- they have a nasty habit of punching them into the bottle. The winged style and and its ilk usually have very thick worms which can shred the cork and cause it to crumble in to the bottle. This is particularly a problem with corks on older bottles which tend to be more delicate. It probably goes without saying, but those battery powered and gas-pressured openers are complete gimmicks and not worth the hassle or the money.

u/ask7852 · 23 pointsr/PeopleBeingJerks
u/[deleted] · 20 pointsr/AskReddit
u/Sexiarsole · 18 pointsr/funny

Not racist at all. Made by Paladone UK. They also make the diva kitchen sponge and the groovy beehive baby sponge as well as the happy man bottle stopper. Classic gag gifts.

u/JustYourStalker · 18 pointsr/funny

Looks like this

u/osfan456 · 17 pointsr/holdmybeer

Here ya go!

u/Just_A_Sports_Guru · 17 pointsr/ATBGE

I live how this is one of the reccomendations for looking at this bogeyman.

u/diduknowitsme · 17 pointsr/videos

Or you can do the same for $.90

u/Azurphax · 16 pointsr/pcmasterrace

This is a r/hailcorporate thread, right?

Carbonation preserving brand!

u/go_jake · 13 pointsr/cocktails

Hey, I'm a drinky ex-mormon myself. Welcome to the other side! A couple of my sisters asked me for similar advice when they were first trying out alcohol and they seemed to like sweet wines and low-octane, sweeter drinks best. Maybe try out some fresh fruit blender drinks.

As for equipment, most of what you need may already be in your kitchen. I get the most use out of my hand-held citrus press, my peeler and my OXO angled jigger. Shakers are fun-looking and could be a good gift, but I rarely use mine. Glassware is always a fun gift!

I hope this helps! Good luck!

u/The_edref · 13 pointsr/UniUK

Speakers will make your life so much better. I'd recommend getting a shower speaker too, your flatmates will love you.

A door stop is the right answer.

If you get a memory foam mattress topper your life will be so much better. It makes any bed amazing, and, although they aren't particularly cheap, they can last a very long time. I have this one

Get some good quality pens and books of paper. You don't want the refil pads as they always fall apart sooner or later, get some which have metal binding on one side. For pens I always got a box of these or these. They make the vast amounts of notes you need to take much better.

Don't buy the recommended reading until you have checked how many copies the library has. There's a good chance you'll be able to read them enough without paying for them, or search Bookname.pdf into google and it will probably be there.

Pint glasses are very useful things to have, but I found it added a nice touch to my flat if they were all borrowed from pubs.

get a multipack of playing cards on the cheap from amazon. You'll probably get through a fair few packs in first year. Some poker chips were a nice thing to own as well. In 3rd year I got Cards Against humanity as well, and it is a very good game for predrinks

Get minimum 1 good frying pan, 1 good saucepan, a good wooden chopping board, a good chefs knife, a baking sheet, and a colander.

Get a bottle opener like this one and you will have hours of fun pinging the caps at people

I didn't use mine much in 1st year, but all the other years of uni my bike was a great thing to have. It allows you to shop further away (so cheaper) and reduces your reliance on public transport. It also means you can get out of your area of the city occasionally, which is nice.

A french press means you can make a whole pot of great coffee for your flatmates when you are all getting up after a heavy night, at which point they might crown you or start worshiping you or some shit

u/elerner · 13 pointsr/cocktails

I use this OXO measuring jigger. I wanted one that had a 2oz capacity, and having both oz and tbsp gradations is also nice.

u/mehennas · 12 pointsr/drunk

they make whiskey stones which are cubes you put in the freezer and then to your drink.

u/newPrivacyPolicy · 12 pointsr/TalesFromYourServer

They could have been talking about these.

u/kog · 11 pointsr/cocktails

Yeah I have one of those. I never use it anymore now that I have two of these.

The ones in the picture are awful and you're torturing yourself. They definitely look cool, but they're just too small. If you want a full measure, you have to be super careful with it or you'll spill.

u/DontGoogleThis · 10 pointsr/wine

These vacuum corks are pretty good and they aren't terribly expensive

u/MrGingerLeprechaun · 10 pointsr/EDC
u/caross · 9 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Whiskey Stones

You put them in the freezer, and then when ready to have a drink - place them in your glass, pour your liquor, and you get a chilled drink without dilution.

u/zofoandrew · 8 pointsr/mead

If you want to make 1 gallon batches, which I recommend for beginners, buy a two gallon bucket. You want the extra space because your batch size will really be 1.25 gallons so you can top off your secondary. When you mix the mead for the first 4 days to add oxygen and degas CO2, it will foam a bunch and you dont want a mess. After you mix the mead, add nutrients. To learn more about nutrients, google "advanced nutrients in meadmaking"

u/ardbeg_head · 8 pointsr/Scotch

Normally I would never recommend these let alone chilling your whisky, but I can make an exception. Whisky stones are probably the best way to chill if you have to. Historically, when people wanted to chill their whisky they would go to the river and pick up a stone out of the water so there is even more history for you. Be forewarned that if you chill whisky you will lose some of the flavors present in scotch, so if you are studying tasting notes and don't understand why you don't get a specific flavor that is why.

As for bottle suggestions I don't know exactly what to recommend since you have no taste history to go off of besides MacGregor. Because of this I am going to say if you like bold tastes go with a Laphroaig 10. The smokey-brine in this whisky is fan-fucking-tastic. As RustyPipes put it 'If you want a Koala bear to crap a rainbow in your brain'. If you like sweeter more complex flavors go with Bruichladdich Rocks.

Edit: I originally sounded like an enormous prick so I changed that.

u/FreelanceSocialist · 8 pointsr/Scotch

I think that ice not only dilutes as it melts, but dulls the character and nose of whisky by dropping the temperature too drastically. You miss out on a lot of the complexity. If you want to chill your whisky (though not as harshly as with ice) without risking dilution, pick up a set of whisky stones. I have that set from Teraforma, myself, and I think they are awesome. When I use them, I add water to taste, then take the stones out of the fridge and use them to cool the whisky just a bit, if needed.

u/kratosauron0 · 8 pointsr/CGPGrey

Suggestions for improving your pocket experience, based on my experience with trying to minimize the amount of stuff in my pockets:

  1. Try using a smaller pen. In particular, the Fisher Bullet Space Pen is incredibly small, but when the cap is attached to the back of the pen, it becomes full sized.
    You'd probably have to do something similar for your stylus (although what is a stylus useful for on an iPhone?)

  2. Get a carabiner for your keys and move them to a belt loop, if you don't have many keys.

  3. Get a smaller wallet. This is especially feasible if your wallet mainly just contains cards; there are a number of minimalist wallet solutions available; the one I ended up using was the TGT 2.0, which was based off using a rubber band (and is generally only useful for keeping your cards together).
    But of course, you have to pick one that works for you, and none of them will hold coins, and most don't hold bills well either.

    I also wouldn't really trust those door locking / unlocking apps; they're generally finicky and require trading security for minor convenience. Not to mention what happens if your phone gets stolen. Or runs out of battery. Or the power goes out. And, of course, you're keyless at that point :|
u/luciferin · 8 pointsr/BuyItForLife
u/thoeoe · 8 pointsr/cocktails

I really don't think a julep strainer is necessary, especially if you are using a metal tin for a mixing glass.

I also think with that jigger you are going to run into trouble not having 1/4 oz line on it. It's got less flair but I know many people on here (myself included) use this

Edit: you are also definitely going to want to get a citrus press, I have this guy if you're already ordering from cocktail knigdom

u/PuckDaFackers · 7 pointsr/bartenders

Are you just bartending casually at home or are you looking to do it as a job in the future?

Jefferey Morgenthaler's book is great:

You'll want to get a jigger, I recommend oxo's graduated jigger, a barspoon, a mixing glass, a strainer, a set of shaker tins (get a small and a large, and seriously splurge for koriko not the other bullshit)

Those are all of the essentials, beyond that everything is fairly unnecessary but there are tons of other things you can buy. I guess a vegetable peeler could be handy for peels but you can just use a sharp paring knife for zest garnishes.

For glassware you can spend as much or as little as you want, depending on how much you care about appearance. When I first starting making drinks at home I had glasses for every variety of drink. I still have those glasses, but basically use these for everything, regardless if it's shaken stirred or whatever. Gimlets taste delicious out of them, manhattans taste delicious out of them.

One little handy thing I've found is these seagram's bottles. Buy a 6 pk of the little glass club soda bottles. Once you use the soda, rinse them out and they're perfect for storing syrups, juices, etc. Plastic caps won't deteriorate like metal will in other styles of bottlees. They're short so they fit in weird parts of your fridge, hold enough syrup for plenty of drinks, etc etc.

u/Emilbjorn · 7 pointsr/cocktails

I would never go for a manhattan shaker. They are notorious for locking up, as soon as there's a bit of liquid in the cracks (unless you buy really expensive japanese ones). They are also harder to clean than the simple two cups of a boston shaker, and the extra strainer isn't really hard to use.

I haven't used a parisian shaker, but that seems like it could do fine, but might lock up on you.

My own kit is made of a lot of individual stuff. Some from amazon, some from local shop, and some from china. If you want, I can do a writeup of where i got it, but since it's from china, it will take a month before you will receive the goods. However, the guys behind recently launched their quality bar tools line. They have a complete set of tools, which all seem to be of great quality. They have only gotten 5-star reviews so far: It's $63 for the complete set.

Or you can just buy their boston shaker for $20, and this excellent strainer from OxO ($7), along with this measuring cup ($5)

Then you have a pretty good starter set. A fine strainer can be bought in most dollar stores locally for next to nothing, or you can find one on amazon. They are pretty much all the same, but it isn't really required if you're just starting out. I also have a bar spoon, a mixing glass and a muddler, but to be honest, I rarely use them. If you need to muddle something, use a wooden spoon or something. If you decide you really need one, look for one which is at least 6 inches long, to avoid bashing your knuckles on the edges of the shaker, or google "morgenthaler homemade muddler".

Hope your GF will be happy with your gift!

EDIT: Missed the part about you being from UK. Here's an updated list. I'll let the other one be for any americans who might wander through here.

u/fredb999 · 7 pointsr/cocktails

It's not gonna last forever no matter what ya do. But the best way to keep it fresh is to keep it refrigerated and use one of those inert gas "wine savers" or a wine vacuum gadget. Here are some links:

Wine vacuum

Wine preserver

u/Mecjam · 7 pointsr/AskReddit

It is a real thing. It chills the whiskey without adding water. The person who ordered that most likely did now know about this and the restaurant likely did not have them. If they brought a glass filled with rocks and whiskey, I doubt you'd post this.

u/notyouravgredditor · 7 pointsr/bourbon

There's a set of 9 on Amazon for $12.

I know what you're going for, but given the fact that bourbon will already run you $25+ a bottle, I don't think it's too ridiculous to spend $12 on some stones that you will use for much longer than the bourbon. :p

u/TheAngryAgnostic · 7 pointsr/awesome

Scumbag OP doesn't include the Amazon link.

u/zilla13 · 6 pointsr/whitepeoplegifs

For the lazy: Spinning Hat Cap Zappa Bottle Opener

u/not_a_throwaway24 · 6 pointsr/HumansBeingJerks

Looks like they're for sale for $3.50 on some other sites but idk how much shipping is there! I googled "beer opener shooter"!

u/HerpDerpinAtWork · 6 pointsr/cocktails

Some comments and opinions, operating under the assumption that you are after a classic, basic margarita that will knock people's socks off, and aiming to steer you to that without bothering to deal with riffs and variations that one could do within the realm of "margarita":

Your Questions Answered / Margaritas 101

  1. For the tequila, 100% agave is the only key. If it doesn't say 100% agave, don't even consider it, it's shit in a bottle masquerading as tequila. That said, there are plenty of perfectly serviceable 100% agave tequilas at/under ~$30/bottle, which is about what I'd expect to spend on a bottle for making margaritas. My preference is blanco - reposado and anejos tend to result in heavier-tasting drinks that aren't what most people want/expect when they ask for a margarita. They can be good, but let's get the basics down first. For specifics, Siembra Azul Blanco is my preference, though you can't go wrong with El Mayor Blanco, El Jimador Blanco, etc.

  2. "While others say lime juice in a bottle is fine and can hardly tell the difference." <- people who say this are wrong, and you should discard both this and the rest of their opinions about cocktails and life in general. Lime cordial (Rose's) could have a place in a recipe, but it will be a variation on what a margarita is supposed to be, and it is certainly not a 1:1 sub for lime juice. Never, never, never (ever, ever, just for fuck's sake do not) buy ReaLime or any variation of grocery store plastic-bottled lime juice with the intent to use it in a cocktail of any kind, and certainly not in a margarita where lime juice is one of the stars of the show. It will only end in sadness and regret.

  3. Cointreau. Bottom shelf plastic-bottled triple sec (Montezuma, DeKuyper, Jacquin's, etc.) is absolutely not a substitution. The "why" is basically the same as why you should insist on 100% agave tequila, and real lime juice: a good rule of thumb is that a cocktail is only as good as it's worst ingredient. Most triple sec is syrupy artificial garbage that bears no similarities to Cointreau or good curacao or Grand Marnier, other than that it's technically an orange-flavored liqueur. So, spend the extra $10 and buy a bottle of something that was actually made with oranges.

  4. I'm also partial to the Jim Meehan / Dave Arnold recipe:
    2 oz tequila
    0.75 oz Cointreau
    0.75 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
    0.25 oz simple syrup (make this yourself, it's called 'simple' for a reason)
    Shake with ice, hawthorne strain into a glass. Garnish with salt/lime wedge per your or your guest's preferences.

    Regarding "replace triple sec with simple syrup". They aren't even sort of the same or similar tasting. No.

    Regarding orange juice: Nope. You could certainly make the case for playing around with some (again, preferably fresh squeezed) orange juice in a variation of a margarita, but it has no place in a classic margarita.

    Barware Recommendations

    I noticed elsewhere that you mentioned bar tools. My recommendations are:

    For your shaker/strainer, I haaaaaate three-piece tins. Hate them. Simply: in my experience they are very leak-prone. So, despite seeming like the simpler, one-stop-shop option, they kind of aren't. Also, they're typically not particularly well balanced or weighted, which makes shaking more awkward than it needs to be.

    So, my preference is to buy two piece tins: Koriko tins - awesome, appropriately weighted, seal nicely. It seems silly, but watch this video too, and look at how to break the seal. Trust me.

    ...and then a separate Hawthorne strainer. People have their preferences. I have an Oxo Hawthorne. It works.

    Glass rimmer: The one you linked would work fine, but it's not necessary if you have a small plate and a lime. This is the secret of glass-rimming as far as I'm concerned: to prep the rim for salt, do not use water. Use your garnish, preferably a citrus fruit. Cut yourself a lime wedge, then cut a single-cut notch in the flesh of the lime. Get your glass, put the lip of the glass in the notch, and run the lime around the rim. Put some coarse kosher salt on a plate, and flip your limey-rimmed glass into it until you've got the coverage you want. I would also specify to not use table salt. The grains are too fine, so with every sip you'll get much more salt/perceived salt taste - it will be overwhelming, basically.

    Juicer - the one you linked is probably fine. To a certain extent, an elbow (/handheld cocktail juicer) is an elbow. To wit: I use a Tanqueray-branded one I got for free somewhere along the line. It's totally adequate, and the one you linked will be too.


    Holy shit, that got long. Anyway, ask away if you've got any more questions - happy to offer an opinion.

u/IndianaLongnuts · 6 pointsr/Lineman
u/nOrthSC · 6 pointsr/boston

I'd search for a Bartenders Kit - something like this - to get a good sense of what equipment you might want for the types of drinks you'll be making. I definitely wouldn't buy one of those kits because they're almost always crap, but just for reference.

Basics that I have in my bar are:

  • mixing tins (I like the full-metal ones, others prefer the Boston Shakers w/ the glass)
  • a stainless bar strainer
  • a layering spoon/tool (yes, I have the turtle)
  • a long cocktail spoon for stirring drinks
  • some cocktail rimmers for rimming margaritas, lemon drops, etc.
  • some jiggers for your higher-end stuff and pour-spouts for the basic stuff
  • and a wine key + decanter + aerator if you're into wine (plus a vacuum pump for bottles you don't finish off right away).

    I just included the links for reference - you'll probably want to search a little for the highest-quality tools, because you really don't want flimsy stuff.

    For glassware, I like to just pick out unique stuff that I find in my travels, but I have all the basics - rocks glasses, highball glasses, long-stem martini glasses, margarita glasses, pint glasses, Guinness glasses, a couple of snifters, and a Chimay glass.

    For the booze it's kind of up to you, but just think about what liquor types a bar has in its speed-well for your base, and then just add higher-end, unique stuff from there. I always have a nice vodka, rum, tequila, gin, bourbon, irish whiskey, cognac, and brandy in the cabinet.

    Then I have the popular mixers/liquers - Grand Marnier (skip the Triple Sec and get the good stuff), Bailey's, Kahlua, Amaretto, Limoncello, Frangelico, Chambord, White/Dark Creme de Cacao, Blue Curacao, Sweet/Dry Vermouth, sour mix and simple syrup, soda + tonic, juices, Fireball, various Schnapps, etc.

    And then from there I just gradually collect bottles of high-end stuff that will get sipped slowly and dress the bar up a bit. Just picked up a bottle of Kraken that has one of the cooler labels I've ever seen (and tastes pretty damn good, too).

    Have fun!
u/effingeenyus · 6 pointsr/todayilearned

I dunno if you're at all familiar with whiskey stones but they're essentially small cubes of soap stone you put in the freezer and then use them to chill your whiskey without it getting watered down. The soap stone carver who came up with that must wake up laughing.

u/Slapthatbass84 · 6 pointsr/cocktails

I use the OXO Steel Double Jigger. It has easy to read markings for smaller measurements and is thick enough in the center that I can hold a tin in my left hand, the jigger between my left index and middle fingers, a bottle in my right, and tilt the jigger to pour the ingredients without having to set the tin down. This comes in super handy when someone orders a drink not on the menu and I have to leave my well to go to the back bar, where none of my spirits have speed pours.

u/ataripixel · 6 pointsr/gadgets
u/Erulastiel · 5 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

Here. This should help you.

u/dasani_man · 5 pointsr/wine

Monopol !

Monopol Westmark Germany Steel Two-Prong Cork Puller with Cover (Silver Satin)

u/__dsotm__ · 5 pointsr/bourbon
u/familynight · 5 pointsr/beer

This is probably the best answer, but it doesn't work on all bottles. You can also just recap it if you have a capper.

One more important tip is do not use an air pump wine stopper - example. The pump makes the beer flat. Maybe, this is obvious to everyone else, but boy, did I feel silly after giving it a go.

u/parametrek · 5 pointsr/preppers

The absolute best manual can opener I've ever used is this japanese model.

u/mystengette · 5 pointsr/christmas

If they like beer or soda in glass bottles, I highly recommend. These were gifts for my guy friends one year, went over great.

u/xenthe · 5 pointsr/bourbon

I purchased these whiskey stones a few months ago. I've actually been pretty happy with them.

Here's the thing: I prefer my bourbon a little chilled, but not cold. I think that ice-cold whiskey masks all the subtleties of the flavor, but slightly chilled, it really brings something out. Now, all my bourbons are room temperature, and I don't like ice, because I don't want the taste watered down... so the stones are a nice solution.

Everyone is correct here that stone is a bad conductor of heat, but that's sort of the point. I drop three stones into my glass, give it 30 seconds or so, and my bourbon is just slightly chilled down. Perfect.

Also, the soapstone frankly looks pretty badass, IMHO.

u/Regis_Fillbutt · 5 pointsr/interestingasfuck

I bought it from amazon, it was like $6. Kinda a crappy bottle opener but its great for shooting your buddy from the other side of the couch while he's looking at his phone.


u/goodtim42 · 5 pointsr/cocktails

I forgot to mention that while I have several traditional jiggers, I find myself using the OXO Steel Angled Measuring Jigger most often. But that is entirely preference.

u/devildocjames · 5 pointsr/holdmybeer
u/jstafford13 · 5 pointsr/holdmybeer

Cap Zappa Beer Bottle Opener Cap Launcher Shooter By Spinning Hat Fire Cap Shoot Over 5 Metersess-Color Random

Way cheaper on Amazon...

u/anykine · 5 pointsr/Homebrewing

You could carefully cut a bigger hole in the bucket lid, then install a bung with two holes. The airlock goes in one hole and the thermowell goes in the other.

They make them for use in glass carboys. Here’s the one I have. Be sure to measure the thermowell length to see if it will work on your set up (go into the beer) and that the interior diameter works with your probe.

I don’t know this seller but I see this too on Amazon.

Edit: another idea is to keep the existing airlock hole and airlock but also cut a bung hole and add a bung with one hole into which you insert a thermowell.

u/Brew_Alt · 4 pointsr/mead

$11 with no shipping cost if you have prime, plus it already comes with a bung and airlock! Not a bad deal if you have prime. The shipping cost other places online will often be as much as the carboy itself I've found. Amazon is where I've gotten all my 1 gallons as they were actually cheaper than at my LHBS, I've never had any issues with cracks or quality.

u/Rebootkid · 4 pointsr/winemaking

Depends on your alcohol tolerance, really.
In the US, 3.5% beer is not unheard of. Most of it is the "lite" stuff.

I'd say you'd need to drink between 60 and 96 ounces to get buzzed, depending on your tolerance.

After that, getting hammered starts to get challenging. It's just a lot of fluid to process.

If you're looking to cut costs, PM me your address. I've got some extra Lalvin yeast packets I can send you. I normally get between 13 and 16% abv out of my wines.

If you've got a little bit of money to sink into this, and I do mean a little bit, look at this:

That's a fermentation carboy, airlock and bung.

Add in this: so you can accurately measure the alcohol levels.

Then the proper yeast:

Some cleaning stuff:

For less than $40, you could have a starter kit for wine making. Then it'd just be "pour the juice in, and let it sit."

u/caseyjosephine · 4 pointsr/wine

I generally recommend getting great accessories, instead of wine itself. I've often been gifted wine by people who aren't into it; of course, I completely appreciate the gifts, but often they're just not to my taste.

Here are a few accessories that I love, that I think would be a great gift for someone who doesn't have them:

  • Decanter
  • High-quality double-hinged corkscrew (doesn't have to be expensive; I use this one at work and it's awesome
  • An Ah So opener, if he's into older wine.
  • Ice buckets or marble wine chillers
  • Nice stemware

    If you must get wine, I will say that the only wine I'm always happy to receive as a gift is Champagne.
u/zissue · 4 pointsr/wine

Just take a look at the cork, and if a standard corkscrew seems to be insufficient (the corks shows signs of disintegration or something like that), go for the ol' Ah-So.

u/the_mad_scientist · 4 pointsr/wine

I would buy a good box wine, just as I buy screw top wines.

I'll suggest you use the Vacu Vin to keep partial bottles drinkable for days. It's cheap, $14, and worth it to me. Like you, I used to feel I had to finish a bottle, especially something nice. Now, a glass, close it up and have another later in the week.

u/theultrayik · 4 pointsr/wine

I use a hand pump, and it works fine for me:

u/TheDrunkenGoat · 4 pointsr/foodhacks

What the principle of the video was using one of those suction based "wine saver" corks. Like This.

The process: cut up fruit and place into wine bottle w/ your alcohol; use vacu pump thing for 1-2 minutes until seal feels tight; let sit for 5 mintues.

The vacuum is supposed to help the infusion. It sounds interesting and might be worth a try. The time in the video seems a little short for me, but who knows.

u/RodneyRodnesson · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

You could try something like this

Looks like it would last well.

u/fukitol- · 4 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Whiskey stones are even a real thing (and work pretty well).

u/KeytarVillain · 4 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

Or you could just get real whiskey rocks

edit: wow, I had no idea whiskey rocks were so terrible (I've never used them)

u/nirreskeya · 4 pointsr/cocktails

I usually just use a known measure, even a tablespoon, to work it out, since very few have fill lines. I personally want to replace my collection with this one.

u/Stenchr · 4 pointsr/AmazonUnder5

The same product is available for not add on status here
for $4.74

u/killubear · 4 pointsr/EDC
u/brp · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I use these sbiners for the same purpose, as well as to fuel my vacation alcohol binges.

u/valar_k · 4 pointsr/wine


The real ones are expensive to buy in the US because shipping them from Spain is expensive compared to their price. Any of the "Pulltap's" ones on Amazon are good though, even if they don't seem to be completely authentic. This one is like $9 shipped and works really really well. Once you use it and feel how awesome the double hinge is, you'll wonder why you used that thing for so long.

u/OP_IS_A_BASSOON · 4 pointsr/Coffee

Oxo Stainless Steel Jigger

Love it for things like this.

OP is looking for something that could store and dispense a measured amount though.

u/theonegreatx · 3 pointsr/beer

I have one of these: - it's awesome and fits very nicely on my keychain (doesn't take up a huge amount of space like most bottle openers)

u/domirillo · 3 pointsr/Mixology

Go to that site, which is sadly no longer active, but the back log is great. Find recipes that basically use the stuff you have, and start working your way through it. Read the articles.

Or, they have a book, which is worth buying.

You will likely not be needing that blender, at least not very often. I find most blended drinks are more work than what they're worth on a small scale.

Otherwise, you just need a shaker and a pint glass for stirred drinks. You also might want to purchase a Hawthorne Strainer, a jigger, and possibly a mesh strainer.

I could list out 50 drinks that basically just use the spirits you have plus some juices/sugar, but I'd just be listing the stuff that's on 12 Bottle Bars site.

I won't do a ton, but here's an example of one rabbit hole: First, make a Gimlet, if you like it, then try a Fitzgerald, if you like it, then make a Bee's Knees. If you like that, then make a Gold Rush...

You get the idea.

u/GenoOfMemphis · 3 pointsr/electricians

Klein Tools 92906 ProPack 6 Apprentice Tool Set for Trade Professionals (6-Piece)

That’s a good deal. It has lineman pliers, diagonal cutters, needle nose, wire strippers, and flat/ Phillips screwdrivers.

Screwdriver and Nut Driver 11-in-1 Multi Tool, Cushion Grip Handle, Industrial Strength Bits Klein Tools 32500

This is a good all purpose screwdriver to carry around

Klein Tools NCVT-2 Dual Range Non-Contact Voltage Tester

This is a non contact voltage tester and it might just save you some pain/your life

Channellock 440 12-Inch Tongue and Groove Plier

You should probably get 2 pairs of these. It’ll help you twist on couplings and stuff

Stanley 33-725 25-Feet FatMax Tape Measure

A lot of people like these tape measures for their larger claws

Klein Tools 98002BT Bottle Opener

This will help for when you go home

u/donotswallow · 3 pointsr/Pizza

Reminds me of my bottle opener.

u/heatedundercarriage · 3 pointsr/liquor

It's tequila, not wine... I don't understand why you would need to do this. If you're really keen on doing this you could use a vacuum pump instead. Then again, your tequila will be fine, even opened, for years and years. You will possibly lose some noticable volume after 10 years (angels share), but you should have enjoyed it by then!!!

u/Dr_Eviler · 3 pointsr/Scotch

If you are bothered by it, you can buy a vacuum cork to pull the air out of an opened bottle. Here is a link:

u/faithdies · 3 pointsr/Cooking
  • Bench scrapers. I use them for both picking up chopped up bits and for clean up. Nothing cleans a countertop better than a bench scraper.
  • Microplane. For a long time I didn't have a micro plan and anytime I needed to grate anything I had to use my box grater. Also, it's great for ginger and garlic.
  • Vacuseal. Goodbye freezer burn. Also, it's great for leftovers since you can just reheat your leftovers in a pot of boiling water. Better than microwave or even the oven.
  • Wine sealer. Something to seal up bottles of wine. I use:
    It works pretty well and makes wine last a lot longer.
  • Prep dishes. Little dishes for herbs, liquids, etc. I probably use like 5 of these each time I cook.
  • Strong gloves. If I'm cooking something that is annoying to touch(garlic, chicken, eggs, chilis) I put on gloves. I like a tight fitting glove.
u/TRextacy · 3 pointsr/woodworking

Looks nice. I've thought about doing something like this before, but you definitely forgot something

u/fiveplusonestring · 3 pointsr/woodworking

Looks great, I made very similar bottle opener using the same metal hardware.

I bought my bottle openers from Amazon:

And magnets from Amazon:

Total cost of materials was about $15 per bottle opener.

u/inpapercooking · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife
u/BlueArmistice · 3 pointsr/sabaton

Looks a lot like this to me

u/droidpoo · 3 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

This looks like a lame attempt for a seller to profit off of their overpriced resell of a cheap chinese knock off item that you can get on amazon for 98cents plus free shipping here

u/damasta67420 · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The blue tea thermal. If I win, choose one of these items randomly: 1 2.

u/wallysmith127 · 3 pointsr/Scotch

If you want to cool your scotch without ice, try whiskey stones.

Chills without freezing, and add water to dilute to your preference.

u/login_or_register_ · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips
u/aultl · 3 pointsr/sysadmin

I actually use rocks in my whiskey...

u/americanslang59 · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

I frequently freeze orange slices to throw in any wheat beers. Works great.

Also whisky stones.

u/Kinsei01 · 3 pointsr/iamverybadass

bitch please, I just polished off a half fifth of scotch... on the rocks! and unlike Eddie Valiant, I don't mean [ice](

u/TheMoneyOfArt · 3 pointsr/cocktails

The 3 piece shaker is more work to clean and has a smaller capacity than a 2 piece shaker. That hawthorne strainer looks useless. the spring on it is not nearly taught enough to filter out small pieces of ice or pulp. I don't use speed pourers at home and don't know why someone would want to.

Cocktail kingdom carries top of the line stuff. To start I'd get a 2 piece shaker from them, their hawthorne strainer, and then any julep and tea strainer will do. The oxo jigger is very nice for home users. I've also heard good things about "top shelf bar supply", and I believe their stuff is more affordable.

cocktail kingdom sells the best muddler, but you don't need that at the beginning.

You'll want a hand-held citrus juicer eventually. Something like this is the way to go, with as much metal as possible.

for garnishes you'll want a y-peeler, and for a y-peeler you want kuhn-rikon. 3 of those are still like 1/3 cheaper than brands that work way worse.

barspoons are nice but you can get by with a chopstick or just a regular old spoon.

u/_Zack_ · 3 pointsr/EDC


u/Kazooie · 3 pointsr/EDC

Just thought this would be fun to do.

(from left to right, top to bottom)

2009 13" Macbook Pro w/ 256 GB SSD

Pentel GraphGear 1000

Moleskine Notebook

Nebo Redline

Bolle Anaconda

Time Easy Reader

Ultimate Ears TripleFi 10

Boy Scouts Swiss Army Knife (not sure which model)

Audio-Technica M50 with EDT250 pads

Nintendo Wallet from NYC Nintendo World

Insulated 20oz Klean Kanteen

Kenneth Cole Reaction Bag

Arbor Bandana (as a face mask for cold days)

iPhone 4S


Keys (glowing tritium, apt, mail, bike, lockbox, utili-key, LED, room, car keys)

u/chalks777 · 3 pointsr/cocktails

I don't know what a "tip-jigger" is, but I use this guy and it's fantastic. Has measurements in tablespoons and ounces and it looks pretty slick too.

u/RCDrift · 3 pointsr/fixit

Depends on the alchohol and if you like sweet or dry drinks. The beautiful thing about cheap alcohol is that it's perfect for cocktails. Never mix good alcohol with cheap mixers. Using a good Rye whiskey with coke or ginger ale is a waste, but mixing it with Absinthe, Peychaud's bitters, a sugar cube and shaken over ice will yield my favorite cocktail a Rye Sazerac.

Here's my suggests for the basics

Vodka: Moscow Mule
Ingredients: 4 oz Ginger beer, 1 1/2 oz Vodka, 1/6 oz Lime juice, and mint to taste. It's important to either muddle the mint or to slap it against tour hand a few times to get those oils to come out and flavor the cocktail.

Rum: Dark and Stormy
Ingredients: 2 ounces Gosling's or Myers's dark rum, 5 ounces ginger beer, Lime wedge.

Tequila: Classic Margarita
Ingredients: 2 ounces tequila, 1 ounce triple sec (orange schnapps mixer 15% alchohol), 1 lime, add simple syrup to taste. Salted rim or splash of OJ optional.

Whiskey or Bourbon: Old Fashioned

  • 1.5 oz Bourbon or whiskey,
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters,
  • 1 Sugar cube, orange slice and a cocktail cherry.

    Muddle cherry orange and sugar cube with the dashes of bitters. Pour whiskey over top.

    Gin: don't buy cheap gin....gin isn't like vodka. Gin has a different flavor depending g on the brand. My favorite brand Hendricks had notes of cucumber and rose tips in it and is amazing in a variety of drinks.

    Best recipe I can do for gin: Tom Collins
    Ingredients: 2 ounces gin, .75 ounce lemon juice, and .5 ounce simple. Pour over ice and stir.

    Another option is to just use lemonade. Never shake gin and you'll bruise the juniper in the spirit and really take away from the liquor.
    Get yourself one of these a shaker and a cocktail book. Start experimenting.

    This channel has some decent drink receipts if you're looking for some.

u/CityBarman · 3 pointsr/cocktails

I only recommend Cocktail Kingdom or Barfly tools to pros who use them hard and can justify spending the money. I have stainless tools, of lesser quality, that I've used hard for 30 years. They still work as good as they did when new. I suppose a good analogy is automobiles. You can buy yourself a Toyota. It's affordable, reliable and does pretty much everything most of us ask of it. You can also get yourself a new BMW or Benz. Are the German cars nicer? Sure! But you pay for the luxury. The only things "Cocktail Kingdom" that I own are weighted tins that I purchased soon after they were released (many years ago). But I was Manhattan based and Cocktail Kingdom was the only brick and mortar store that actually carried weighted tins. Today, we have more options.

I know at least 6 pros who are very happy with this set @ <$40. You get the weighted tins, which is the biggest change in modern bartending. You also get a lifetime guarantee and Prime shipping. If you want one, you'll need to add a heavy-bottomed mixing glass for stirred cocktails, a Y-peeler and perhaps an OXO jigger and microplane. I suggest you save yourself some cash and put it towards ingredients. Otherwise, Barfly sells a decent kit for $171 that you'll still have to add to. Cocktail Kingdom is even more expensive.

TL/DR: The fancy tools aren't necessary at all. If you want the Cadillac of bar gear, however, go for it.

u/tankfox · 3 pointsr/wine

The best way I found to get started is to just get a gallon jug carboy, some starsan, some montrachet wine yeast, yeast nutrients, and 100% grape juice from your local grocery store.

The starsan is a concentrate, I put about a capful into a 2 liter bottle, fill it up with water, and keep it under my sink. It's an antiseptic rinse that should splash over everything that's going to touch the juice; airlock, bottle, your hands, the scissors you use, all that stuff. It doesn't even needed to be rinsed, just shake the bottle out and go to town.

Once you've rinsed, put the juice, yeast nutrients, and yeast in the bottle. Put some water in the airlock and put it on top. Put the bottle of juice and yeast in a dark cool spot until you can easily see a flashlight shine through it, about 2 months or so.

While it's doing it's thing collect 5 old wine bottles or get some from a brew supply store. Old liquor bottles work great, just rinse them good and then splash starsan around inside.

Buy a racking cane! This significantly simplifies the process of getting wine out of the jug without sucking up all the dead yeast at the bottom. Run starsan through it at first, filling the starsan cup with water as it gets siphoned out so that the inside is all nice and clean.

Rack that wine out of the jug and into bottles. That's it! Age for six months if you want, but I often just mix in a little fresh grape juice to sweeten it up a bit right there in my cup and go to town right away, hence my inability to age it.

The only regular cost is the juice. I like to get the frozen 100% juice on sale because I'm doing 15 gallon batches these days (because I'm going to outpace my thirst, darn it), I use about 14 of those per 5 gallon carboy and fill the rest up with spring water from the grocery store.

I also use 4 cups of 5 minute boiled raw sugar in each 5 gallon carboy of juice to boost the abv, but this is personal taste. It makes the wine taste pretty hot but it also has a solid kick to it so I don't mind. After I mix it with a bit of fresh grape juice it just tastes like a light sweet wine and I have a very good time with it.

u/Busted_Knuckler · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

I wouldn't drill the lid for a thermowell and ball lock port. There are a combo action of items on Amazon you could get and utilize the bung hole that already exists.

Homebrew #7 Stopper Thermowell

Stainless Carbonation Cap Counter

Home Brew Ohio Solid Rubber

Drill a 1/4" hole in the undrilled stopper for the carb cap and you have a ball lock connector.

The bung with the thermowell works great on my anvil fermenters.

u/FL_TrafficKing · 3 pointsr/woahdude

Since OP didn't link the product shown

u/Tychus_Kayle · 3 pointsr/trebuchetmemes

I've made some slight modifications to this, mostly to make it easier to follow. I've also included steps that should be quite obvious to someone who's done any homebrewing before, but I wish someone had told me when I first started.

I'd link to the original, for the sake of attribution, but the user who posted this deleted their account not long after I wrote everything down.

This will produce a sweet fruit-mead (or melomel). WARNING this will be far more alcoholic than it tastes, and should not be consumed if you've recently taken antibiotics, or suffered gastric distress, as the yeast culture will still be alive, and will happily colonize your intestines if your gut microbiome is too fucked up.

Equipment: Most of this stuff will be a good deal cheaper at your local homebrew store, but I've included amazon links (also to the yeast).

At least 2 (3 is better, for reasons we'll get to) 1-gallon jugs (I don't recommend scaling this up), glass preferred. Add an extra jug for each additional batch. This one includes a drilled stopper and airlock

Drilled stoppers (or carboy bungs) and airlocks, non-drilled rubber stoppers.

An autosiphon and food-safe tubing.

Food-safe sanitizing solution (I recommend StarSan).

An electric kettle with temperature selector is useful, but not needed.

If you want to bottle it rather than just keeping a jug in your fridge:

Empty beer or wine bottles (just save your empties), capping or corking equipment, caps or corks, and a bottling wand.


2.5 lbs (1130g) honey, clover recommended.

A cup (approximately 250ml) or so of fruit (I recommend blackberries, and I strongly recommend against cherries, other recipes have worked for me, but this yields a very medical flavor with cherries).

1 packet Lalvin EC-1118 yeast (a champagne yeast notable for its hardiness, its ability to out-compete other microorganisms, and its high alcohol tolerance).

Optional: potassium sorbate (to reduce yeast activity when our ferment is done), pectic enzyme (aka pectinase - for aesthetic purposes). Both are also available in bulk.


Day 1:

Mix sanitizing solution with clean water at specified proportions in one of your jugs, filling the jug most of the way. Stopper it, shake it. Remove stopper, set it down wet-side-up (to keep it sterile), pour the fluid to another jug. There will be foam left behind, this is fine, don't bother to rinse it or anything. At low concentrations this stuff is totally fine to drink, and won't ruin your fermentation or flavor.

Add honey to jug, all of it.

If you have a kettle, and your jug is glass, heat water to around 160F (71 Celsius), pour a volume into your jug roughly equal to the amount of honey present. Fix sterile stopper to jug. Shake until honey and water are thoroughly combined. The heat will make it FAR easier to dissolve the honey. Set aside for an hour or so while it cools. Add clean water 'til mostly full, leaving some room for fruit and headspace.

If you're missing a kettle, or using a plastic jug, this is gonna be a little harder. Fill most of the way with clean water (I recommend using a filter) leaving some room for fruit and headspace. Fix sterile stopper, shake 'til honey and water are thoroughly combined. This will take a while, and you will need to shake VERY vigorously.

At this point, you should have a jug mostly-full of combined honey and water. To this, add fruit (inspecting thoroughly for mold, don't want to add that). Then dump in a single packet of the Lalvin EC-1118 yeast, don't bother rehydrating it first or anything, it'll be fine going straight in. Add pectic enzyme if you have it (this does nothing to the flavor, it just makes the end product less cloudy). Stopper it up, shake it again. This jug now contains your "must" (pre-ferment mead).

Pour some sterilizing fluid in a bowl, put a carboy bung/drilled stopper in the bowl, with an airlock. Ensure full immersion. Let sit for a minute. Replace stopper with your bung/drilled stopper, affix airlock. Fill airlock with clean water, sanitizing fluid, or vodka. Rinse the stopper, fix it to your jug of sanitizing fluid.

Place must-jug in a dark place, I recommend a cabinet or closet.

Days 2-7:

Retrieve jug, give it a little jostle. Nothing so vigorous as to get your mead into the airlock, but enough to upset it. This is to release CO2 buildup, and to keep any part of the fruit from drying out. The foaming from the CO2 release may be very vigorous. Do this over a towel for your first batch. If the foam gets into your airlock, clean your airlock and reaffix it. Perform this jostling procedure at least once per day, more is better.

Day 8:

Final jostling, I recommend doing this in the morning.

Day 9:

let it sit, we want the sediment to settle.

Day 10: Time to get it off the sediment

Shake sterilizing fluid jug. Affix tubing to siphon. Put the siphon in the sterilizing fluid, shake the jug a little just to get the whole siphon wet. Siphon fluid into either a third container or a large bowl. This is all to sterilize both the inside and outside of your siphoning system.

Remove siphon from jug. Give it a couple pumps to empty it of any remaining fluid. Place siphon in your mead jug, leaving the end of the tubing in sterilizing fluid while you do this.

Take the jug that you just siphoned the sterilizing fluid from. Dump what fluid remains in it. Place the end of the tubing in this jug, then siphon the mead into it. Make no attempt to get the last bit of mead into your fresh container, it's mostly dead yeast and decomposing fruit.

Add potassium sorbate if you have it, stopper the jug, place it in your fridge.

Clean the jug you started in. Clean your siphon and tubing.

Day 11:

Let it sit

Day 12 or later: time to transfer again, or bottle it.

If you no longer have a jug full of sterilizing fluid, make one.

Repeat the earlier steps to sterilize the siphoning system, with a bottling wand attached to the end of the tubing if you want to bottle.

Sterilize your bottles or a clean jug, either with fluid or heat.

Siphon mead either into your bottles or jug. Stopper/cap/cork when done.

Put your jug/bottles in the fridge.

The yeast culture is still alive, and will continue to ferment. The fridge, and optional potassium sorbate, will merely slow this down. I recommend drinking any bottles within two months, to avoid a risk of bursting bottles. The mead should already be tasty at this point, but usually tastes much better after a couple more weeks.

EDIT: Fixed the formatting up a bit.

u/Beardedfury1980 · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing
u/somewhiteguy517 · 2 pointsr/discgolf

Grab a Cap Zapper and that would be a neat gift bundle.

u/WhatWasWhatAbout · 2 pointsr/nashville

Pair this with a Bottle cap opener/shooter, and games on!

u/fencer04 · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

This would probably do the trick. I use the #10 one with my fermonster.

u/orpheus2708 · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Something like this

u/Lord_Derp_The_2nd · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

For temp control, you want something like This to control your heating/cooling, and a Carboy Wrap to heat your FV up.

If you get a thermowell you can put the temp probe down in your fermentation vessel, rather than just taping it to the side - you'll get more accurate readings. Downside is you can't set up a proper 1" blowoff hose, and counter-intuitively the first few days of fermentation (When you really need a blowoff hose) are the most critical to temp control (Based on what I've read in other threads here)... Might work well if you get a 6.5 gallon carboy, and do 5 gallon batches in it, so you've got extra head space for all the krausen. You can also use some standard size siphon hose as a blowoff, it's just more prone to clogging than 1" hose.

u/Trub_Maker · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

If you are fermenting in this, just taping the probe to the side will get you pretty close. But a more accurate temp reading would be with a thermowell. Like this one where the probe goes down inside the wort but stays dry.

u/jxcvi · 2 pointsr/gifs
u/Bioamp09 · 2 pointsr/gifs

Beer Bottlecap Launcher For anyone that was curious where to buy one like myself

u/Kilrathi · 2 pointsr/ScotchSwap

Or these.

Though, to date, I've been more of a funnel guy and just picked up a jigger recently.

u/Noticemenot · 2 pointsr/ProductPorn
u/mlw72z · 2 pointsr/Frugal

I've never actually used one of these but the reviews on Amazon seem positive:

u/Deusbob · 2 pointsr/cider

Yeah, that's tough. U could do the natural way in a 2 litter bottle too though. Just gotta get one of those soda pumps to keep the fizz.

u/bugdog · 2 pointsr/pics
u/BeanBone · 2 pointsr/beer

I just added this to my keychain. Problem solved!

u/Toastbuns · 2 pointsr/funny

It's a bottle opener. I know because I have the same one on my key ring.

u/funnymaroon · 2 pointsr/cocktails

Here's the OXO strainer. Sucks that it's so expensive there. It's $7 US here, and I do prefer it to a standard Hawthorne, however the standard will certainly get the job done.

I also prefer a French shaker myself. That's certainly a matter of preference. I feel like I'm seeing more shakers other than the standard Boston popping up at high end bars these days, so I'm not alone.

I don't really like the cobbler shakers. When they get cold the cap freezes on, turning them into an unreliable version of a French shaker anyway (still have to worry it might just fly off when you're shaking) so why not just go French?

u/Iracus · 2 pointsr/cocktails

Unless you are looking to look fancy don't waste your money. Just go to amazon/walmart and find a shaker tin, all-in-one "jigger", and a pint glass from your local cabinet. That is really all you need to get started.

If you want to add on some stuff just to make life easier you can get a bar spoon, muddler, strainer, fine strainer (get rid of those ugly ice bits), and a citrus juicer.

Save your money for alcohol to make more drinks!

u/forbis316 · 2 pointsr/cocktails

Meh. I guess the third one. Best reviews and it has a metal-on-metal shaker, which is my personal preference. If your interest persists you will probably end up upgrading almost everything in the kit.

You could probably get by for a long time with just a shaker, jigger, barspoon, hawthorne strainer, and a fine mesh strainer.

$47 total and all those products have a much better chance of persisting in a cocktail enthusiast's equipment for the long haul. You could later add quality versions of the other stuff (muddler, more jiggers, etc).

I have owned (and still use!) everything in that above list. Though I am considering upgrading the hawthorne strainer to one with a tighter coil in the spring (I have heard good things about Cocktail Kingdom's).

u/xAbednego · 2 pointsr/cocktails

thanks for the info. I just bought [this mixing glass] ( but I'm not sure if the hawthorne will be big enough.

For example, the [OXO hawthorne on Amazon] ( is only 4.4 inches wide, and the mixing glass is 4.7...

u/MsMargo · 2 pointsr/cocktails

I guess I'm confused. You're getting him a cobbler shaker, but that has a built-in strainer. So you wouldn't want to get him a Hawthorne, you'd want to get him a fine strainer for double strained cocktails. If you want to get a Hawthorne for the mixing glass, the Oxo strainer (available on Amazon) is very highly rated by the folks here.

u/lothlin · 2 pointsr/bartenders

Why not pick yourself up an ah-so? something like this

Waiter's keys work perfectly well for your everyday cork, but I've been wanting to pick one of these up for myself for when I get a crumbly cork on an older bottle of wine.

EDIT: And for the hella expensive option, and not quite a wine key but soooo useful (though I don't know if I'd bring one into work unless work was selling a lot of high-priced items by the glass)

u/Luckyfncharms · 2 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Two prong cork puller/wine bottle opener. Like this one on amazon

u/scud80 · 2 pointsr/bourbon

you could try one of those two-pronged cork removers that are used for older bottles of wine with fragile corks. like this one:

filtering is probably the easier method though

u/ddubyah · 2 pointsr/electricians

Someone gave me the SOG Kilowatt, it's ok. Definitely not great on the job, and the shape of the belt clip causes it to get caught on things often. I would stay away from it. Klein makes some novelty stuff that make good gifts like this [bbq set] ( or [bottle opener] (

u/kitschfrays · 2 pointsr/electricians

[$7.34] (Klein Bottle Opener Klein Tools 98002BT

u/Blatblatblat · 2 pointsr/wine

I used these before I got a coravin. These plus a can wine of preserve usually helped my bottles get through a week.

u/rebo2 · 2 pointsr/Absinthe

If you're popping tops, you might consider getting something like this

I like to store mine this way under vacuum to avoid oxidation. But it probably wouldn't be a problem if you're going to drink it within the year.

u/QuikAF77 · 2 pointsr/cigars

Pick up some of those wine vacuum seals (like these), and they will help you keep your port longer. You can get a few months out of a bottle with these.

edit: and yes, the LAT 38 SS is an absolutely fantastic smoke!

u/IAmVladimirPutinAMA · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

No, unless it's a super-shitty bottle or already structurally compromised.

There's a finite amount of air in the bottle, so there's a finite amount of air you can suck out of it. The bottle is generally strong enough to maintain its structure even with all of the air removed. If you could suck all the air out (side note: You can't, and you'd need a powerful pump to even get close), the bottle would be unlikely to implode.

This product, and similar ones, help preserve wine in an opened glass bottle by removing (nearly) all of the air from the bottle.

u/fit4130 · 2 pointsr/beerporn

It's meant for wine but I've used it on beers before. It sucks out as much air as possible.

u/brewstah · 2 pointsr/wine

vacu vin will get you a few extra days, except for wines like pinot that lose their fruit very quickly. just pump until you hear a click. this is what I use.

My local shop uses this gas (non reactive and heavier than air) on the tasting bottles that they don't finish, and would like to save for another tasting. never used this myself but it seems to work

u/HallwayCloset · 2 pointsr/AskCulinary

Would a repurposed wine bottle with an air pump out stopper thing buy any significant time to a less frequently used oil (like avocado)?

I've got access to empty wine bottles and those pumper deals.

E: these -

u/arcsine · 2 pointsr/mead

Nope, those are vacuum stoppers.

u/stratosss · 2 pointsr/StonerProTips

I use a brown beer bottle with one of those vacuum wine corks. My cork is lame and doesn't hold a vacuum very long, but it completely seals the odor. The brown glass protects against sun damage. It also protects a little against casual observation. If you had a good cork that holds a vacuum like they're supposed to, it would also protect against oxidation, since that's the whole point of their existence.

u/kittenprincess · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If you are a beer drinker or host a lot of a parties, a wall mounted bottle opener is a must. If you like wine, then also get a corkscrew.

u/maloracy · 2 pointsr/buildapc

screw one of these ( under your desk half your wishlist done XD

u/Kiowa707 · 2 pointsr/gifs

Bottle opener.

Magnet. (preferably 25-50lbf pull force)

Douglas Fir 2x4 (only need a foot of lumber)

Cutting tools I used are:

  • Drill press w/ boring drill bit sized to your magnet's diameter.

  • Handsaw, or table saw that can cut your 2x4 to size.

  • Powered drill to mount your bottle opener to 2x4

  • For aesthetics, use sand paper, wood stainer and wax to make your shitty 2x4 look good and water resistant.

    It's pretty simple. You just have to have a positive mindset of finishing it no matter what.

    Source: I did a lot of woodworking in the past.

u/curiousguy86 · 2 pointsr/gaybros

It's a fun and easy project and you can get all the stuff on Amazon. This is the one I got, but you can find several others in designs such as your favorite sportsball teams, etc. I just picked a random cap catcher to go along with it, but you can use a magnet or really anything you want.

u/agehrt · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/sharkbait784 · 2 pointsr/funny

Cheaper alternative

I think this one's the winner

u/yukifan01 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is something I actually got my grandmother as a gag gift.

u/glanmiregirl · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Pandora's Mystery Summer Box of Goodies

Interests - reading, photography, wine, animals, cottaging

Perfect Summer Day - floating down the lake in a pontoon boat, glass of wine, sunglasses, sunny and HOT!

This would make me laugh everytime I put it in the wine bottle, thus adding to my enjoyment of the day wine stopper

u/sciencerulezz · 2 pointsr/Chefit

Japanese Can Opener (Ganji Kankiri)

It takes a little getting used to but these will never break.

u/ranchdepressing · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Here are some gift ideas.


u/s2xtreme4u · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Yea its possible, I havent looked around yet, I just threw them on there incase someone gifted me them. here is the bottle ring i was talking about. I figured i would put them on necklaces since peoples fingers are different sizes.

u/bridget1989 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Bottle Opener Ring!

P.S. I promise your make up thank you post is coming. I got a job, so it has been a busy, busy week, but I'm dying to put old ridiculous colored make up on my face to relieve stress when I go crazy from work! =)

u/agent_of_entropy · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I got a bottle opener ring for a buck & change.

u/boobafett13 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


my cheapest item

If you could pick your last meal what would it be?

u/sevntytimessev · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Jameson with these. Alcoholism.

u/Caboomer · 2 pointsr/santashelpers

If he likes cooking, you could possibly gt him some sort of themed gift around bbq to bring him back to Tex.

Spice Rubs for meat that come from Tex... ( -- they sell these everywhere, like in williams sonoma as well.

A 6-pack of his favorite beer (or liquor)

If he likes whiskey...

u/jyhwei5070 · 2 pointsr/Scotch

if you're concerned about chilling it without extra dilution, look into some whisky stones, which are essentially insulating rocks that can keep cold for awhile. drop them into a glass with your whisky and get 0 dilution and chilled drink!

u/myusernamebarelyfits · 2 pointsr/funny
u/StillAnAss · 2 pointsr/secretsanta

Do you happen to have a brand for those? This would be the perfect gift for a friend of mine.

I see these at Amazon but not sure if they're the same thing.

I found them

u/Couugghhing · 2 pointsr/trees
u/theMol3rnator · 2 pointsr/bourbon

when i went to buffalo trace distillery, they had these for sale

u/_PuckTheCat_ · 2 pointsr/Gin

Another alternative is to use whisky rocks instead of ice if you don't want to deal with dilution.

u/tragopanic · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Do you own any whiskey stones yet?

u/daley42 · 2 pointsr/Mixology

This is a great jigger, he can make do without a barspoon, muddler, and strainer (unless he's making cocktails with egg), a funnel should be cheap, like less than 2 dollars. I've found a few things on amazon, I think it's a good place to shop.

Unless he's starting with no gear, most sets don't make sense.

I've always been able to find recipes online; /u/hebug's Not Cocktail of the Week series on /r/cocktails is where I went for all of my recipes for months and I still rely upon it regularly. Most recipe books include a lot of garbage he wouldn't (and shouldn't) ever make. There are some good recipe books, but the good ones tend to be a little specialized; for example Beachbum Berry's book, Beachbum Berry Remixed is amazing if you want to make tiki cocktails and are willing to buy about 10 bottles of rum and buy or make another 5-10 bottles of liqueur and syrup otherwise it's not worth picking up.

My favorite tools for home-made liqueurs and syrups are 1/2 pint, pint, and quart sized mason jars and swing-top glass bottles (most of mine are recycled beer and soda bottles).

Hopefully this helps a little.

u/pillage · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I'd go with the Jigger/Pony combo

For garnish accessories you can't go wrong by buying them in bulk from a restaurant supply place.

u/Scrofuloid · 2 pointsr/cocktails

When you wake up, order one of these:

Your drinks will become so much better.

u/PEWP_FARTS · 2 pointsr/beer

I love this: Since it replaced my carabiner it works great and I always have it on me!

I just went to Tröegs on Saturday and got a Nugget Nectar bottle opener that works pretty good too!

u/Metabilities · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is my favorite keychain/ bottle opener. It has come in handy more times than I can say :) You are a good friend! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

u/senatorS · 2 pointsr/EDC


  1. Kingston DT108 - solid flash drive, been using this one for years, never failed me. Looking for a larger capacity replacement, something that preferably lines up with the keys better?
  2. NITE IZE S-biner - pretty cool, fun to mess with.
  3. Utili-key - love the idea, but the knife is not as useful as I hoped. Looks cool on the ring though. Would appreciate suggestions on replacing it.

    iPhone 5 leather wallet case - SPORT - Just got this one yesterday, nice construction, great feel, haven't quite broken it in yet though. It's a neat concept, the phone is magnetically attached to the wallet. I recommend you check it out!
u/NinkasiFoo · 2 pointsr/beer

I had a Suck UK, but it broke :(

Now I have a S-Biner. Love it.

u/HugeAdultSon · 2 pointsr/NavyBlazer

On this guy and in my bag. Being the guy with a bottle opener handy is a great life choice.

u/SilverManGold · 2 pointsr/EDC

$10 is a little low for a multitool but this carabiner and this flashlight are in the price range and well worth the money. Throw them on some aircraft cable key rings and they should make great gifts.

u/FishJaw · 2 pointsr/EDC

Have you seen the S Binder Ahhh? I'm planning to order one soon. It looks pretty sweet.

u/tabatchoy · 2 pointsr/EDC

Nice. I opted for this carabiner instead.

u/LIV3N · 2 pointsr/EDC
  • Casio G Shock GA300 w/ Paracord Band - Here

  • Charcoal Lamy Safari w/ Fine Nib - Here

  • Royce Leather Money Clip Wallet - Here

  • Nite-Ize Ahhhhh S-Biner and Exotac Freekeys - Here and Here

  • Gerber Shard - Here

  • Patriot Rage 32GB Flash Drive - Here

  • Keys

  • iPhone 5 w/ Switcheasy Tones case - Here

  • Fenix PD32 Ultimate Edition - Here

  • CRKT Hissatsu Folder - Here

    When not at school, I also carry a Gen 4 Glock 23 in a White Hat Holsters Maxtuck.
u/mordecaidrake · 2 pointsr/EDC

I saw those, but didn't think they'd over enough room. I just ordered one of these hoping it does the trick what what I'm looking for.

u/babycheeses · 2 pointsr/funny

We have a set of these. I recommend them.

u/FMERCURY · 2 pointsr/AmazonTopRated

The ratio of chilling to watering down is constant regardless of the shape of the ice. If you want to minimize the watering down, buy one of these.

/u/larspawn is right, a sphere is mathematically the worst possible shape for an ice-cube.

u/answer-questions · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

I've never tried this with coffee, so they may not be enough to fully chill the drink, but you could try whiskey stones. Or if that's not enough by itself, combine it with some ice as well.

u/Cimetta · 2 pointsr/CasualConversation

Oh, so that your whiskey doesn't get watered down. cool! My dad got something similar last year. He uses them all the time.

u/AgentFlynn · 2 pointsr/hookah

There are a ton of different kinds, those are just the first ones that popped up on amazon.

u/EECummingOnHerFace · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Shoot, you're only in college and already drinking some damn respectable stuff. I'm a big fan of Double Black. It tastes like you're drinking a camp fire, and that's exactly why I love it. Looks live you've got an iceball in there, those are pretty neat, but might I suggest these?

Oh yeah, nice setup. That monitor is sweet. But mostly good choice in scotch ;)

u/princealiabobwaa · 2 pointsr/alcohol

check some of these whisky accessories out:

whisky stones

Balls of Steel

I've has both and the whisky stones are meh because they don't stay chilled as long as the balls.

They both look cool in your drink.

OR get him a framed picture of Ron Swanson lol

u/mewfasa · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

That's what I was going to suggest! I'd go with these.

u/dunstbin · 2 pointsr/cocktails

Bar spoon


Hawthorne strainer


This is a fairly cheap startup kit that will cover your bases.

Old Fashioneds are stirred in the rocks glass directly. Bitters, simple syrup, orange peel -> muddle -> add ice -> add whiskey -> stir til diluted properly.

Use a pint glass with the tin for shaken cocktails. You can also use a pint glass for stirred cocktails that are served up (Manhattan, Martini). Throw down on a Yarai mixing glass if you get really serious, they're awesome.

If you decide to get more serious tools, I've got a ton of stuff from Cocktail Kingdom - really high quality, sees 4 days a week of hard bar use and a bit of work at home, but not cheap. I'd start with their shaken kit, add a spoon and a muddler, and possibly a Yarai glass and fine mesh strainer. Their shipping is a little outrageous, so I usually pick up as much as I can at once to justify it.

u/Belyea · 2 pointsr/bartenders

Personally, I think this cocktail would be better up than on the rocks, but that's really your call.

I would definitely batch everything except the citrus and then do 2.5 oz of batch and .5 oz of citrus juice to order. If you're concerned about keeping up with volume, you might want to invest in some OXO measuring cup jiggers like these. If you look very closely inside the jigger, there's a dimple near the pour spout--that marks 3 oz. So you can measure .5 lemon and then just fill to the dimple with batch. It's less accurate, but it's fine for high-volume settings and it's much faster than jiggering with a Japanese or American jigger.

Anyway, it seems like you have a pretty good handle on things! Best of luck and let me know if I can help!

u/jimvarney01 · 2 pointsr/ScotchSwap

Just a lot easier to pour. You should be able to find them locally no problem too.

u/CrimsonSmear · 1 pointr/changemyview
  1. You can buy one of these to preserve the carbonation in the bottle, thus increasing it's shelf life.

  2. Metal transfers heat faster than other materials. Cans cool down faster, but they also warm up faster. A chilled glass is probably the best way to serve a carbonated beverage.

  3. Insulated coffee cups keep hot things hot and cold things cold. If you invest in an insulated coffee cup, like this one you can make your beverages portable, although the container isn't disposable, which can cause issues.

  4. According to this page, you can purchase 24 cans of Pepsi at 7.25 cents per ounce and a two liter at 2.2 cents per ounce. This means that if you drank a third of the two-liter and then threw the rest of it away, you would still save money over an identical volume from cans.

  5. Environmental impact. While the materials used for both cans and two-liters are recyclable, the volume of material used to contain a two-liter (plastic) is less than the volume of material used to contain cans (cardboard, aluminum).
u/Homerpaintbucket · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

your plan might work reasonably well if you got one of these but you'd probably be better off just getting some canned beer.

u/SharkUW · 1 pointr/askscience

This would be an easy experiment for you to do. In short as others have said, no. However if you squeeze it to increase the pressure and reduce volume of air and have it stay in that state, then yes. Squeezing and capping a 2L of soda will get you some flat soda incredibly fast though, faster the emptier it is.

Products exist to solve the slow soda drinker's frugality dilema.

u/remembher · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/Petaline · 1 pointr/tipofmytongue

The image won't load for me, but amazon has some things like that: for example. I bought something in a CVS once that went over the top of a can of soda and kept it fresh allegedly, but it didn't work for me. I didn't try one like this though, might work better.

u/TheRealFender · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

If they've already carb'd up, maybe you could open a couple, let them go flat and re-bottle with some priming sugar? Or just transfer and use something like this to pump it back up. Oxidation shouldn't be an issue if you are planning on drinking them within a day or two.

If they haven't carb'd up you could just transfer.

u/hasting316 · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

They sell bottle caps with pumps on them so you can re-pressurize the bottle after you pour some out. That's the best way to preserve your fizz.

u/mexus37 · 1 pointr/funny

You should have used 2-liter bottles and this.

u/80sMidwestMom · 1 pointr/Gifts

Beer tote

And we have a coupon code for 15% that's good through June if you want to use it (friend15).

I wanted to find a cool keychain bottle opener to hang around the handle, but I couldn't find one in time for the pic. Something like this.

u/baker2gs · 1 pointr/beer

At home I use a bartenders opener like this and on the go a keychain key opener like this.

u/clicksnd · 1 pointr/beer
u/junglizer · 1 pointr/minimalism

I have a key like that on my ring... but it's just a cleverly disguised bottle opener :)

u/Insanity-hotpocket · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I would very much like this.
It doesn't qualify for prime but it does have free shipping.

Awesome contest!

u/Aithghen · 1 pointr/whatisthisthing

Cocktail strainer

OXO SteeL Cocktail Strainer

u/coolcrosby · 1 pointr/whatisthisthing

It's a cocktail strainer. Here's Oxo's version

u/Arlau · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

The basics:



My fav strainer:


These few things should get her to a good start. If she prefers a Boston Shaker (, all you'll need is a typical pint glass to go with it.

Oh, you've gotta get these big ice cube trays. Only way to enjoy your cocktail, if you're serious about your drinks.(

Does she has glassware? Collins glasses, old fashioned glasses, highballs? Might be good to look for some of those too. Also, people often give away glassware on Craigslist for free or for next to nothing.

If I can think of anything else, I'll come back to this. Should get you off to a good start though.

u/thibedeauxmarxy · 1 pointr/TheBrewery

Just bottles & cans at this point. When you say "spoon trick," are you referring to a tablespoon or to a cocktail strainer?

u/ah-so · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I've had some knock-offs that didn't make it a year, and one that is still going strong after four years, but the original I linked above has never failed me, going on 10 years now.

u/Andrew_Tracey · 1 pointr/news

You need a tool called a, yes really, "Ah-so". Get the German-made one, the others are crap.

This one:

I like how Amazon took the proper name of the tool out of the title despite it being stamped on the side of it and used in the description because...they thought it was racist or something?

u/lefty68 · 1 pointr/mildlyinfuriating

Ignore everyone who's telling you to use a shoe. It doesn't work. Either get a dishonest butler at the liquor store (might be difficult with the broken worm still in the cork) or push it all the way in and pour the wine through a wine strainer or some cheesecloth into a decanter.

But first, quit your bullshit.

u/Kennedysfatcousin · 1 pointr/whatisthisthing

This is the right answer. It's well loved.

u/LegiticusMaximus · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

I have had perfectly good bottles of wine with fragile corks; no cork taint, no oxidation. Obviously better storage leads to better cork condition, but there's a reason why there are special devices for fragile corks.

You aren't the only one with well-kept wine that's over 20 years old.

u/bpostal · 1 pointr/Wellthatsucks

I dunno what he said because it's deleted now but I typed in "Butler's Cheater bottle opener" into google and got these two amazon results in the event you're still looking into buying one.

u/Torvaldr · 1 pointr/wine

This is literally all you need.


They make a contraption that combines the two called a Durand and it's over $100. It's super cool, it works really well, but I don't own one.

use the ah-so to open older wines where the cork may be brittle or dry. Everything else let er' rip with the waiters corkscrew.

u/fursink · 1 pointr/wine

I don't know how strict they are, but I use an Ah-So to pull the cork on wines, decant them, funnel them back into the bottle and then replace the cork all the time before going to restaurants. I do it for convenience, not because they care in California. It takes one or two bottles to get the hang of replacing the cork, but it's not hard.

Btw - be careful not to drive the metal of the opener into the rim of the bottle when re-corking. Can break bottle. It's a mess.

Edit - I normally only remove the top of the foil, but you could remove all the foil to make it appear that it was never there.

u/Doctor_Spacemann · 1 pointr/Filmmakers

I keep this guy on my belt pretty much always. The carabiner doubles as a bottle opener! Also being an electrician we haveThis crucial tool in the setcart at all times.

u/Seven65 · 1 pointr/EDC

On a side note, if anyone wants really good bottle opener for home use, I love my Klein bottle opener.

u/Kahluabomb · 1 pointr/wine

If you drink half the bottle in a sitting, only decant what you're going to drink that night.

As far as stoppers -

u/Skynada · 1 pointr/cocktails

I got one of these

u/Gallysci · 1 pointr/mead

For tight-necked carboys, I'd actually recommend these things.

I use it on my 1 gallon carboys. The rubber plugs fit well, and since it's hand powered, there's little to no chance of the glass collapsing inwards as some people fear. It takes a little longer, as you have to let gas escape on its own, but you can leave it on while it does.

u/Valmond · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I've got just an ordinary generic wine pump, like this, but I have the white version, they all work with all colors of wine ^\^\^ ;-D

u/FAHQRudy · 1 pointr/Scotch

I've used these for wine and they were pretty decent. I don't know if it matters though. They're all basically the same.

u/Chef0053 · 1 pointr/recipes

I like the cheese platter you might also add some different types of crackers. the two will cleanse your pallet.

For the wines

Merlot is a middle of the road wine, not sharp not sweet good for almost any meat or main dish. would also go well with some Mexican foods

Cabernet is sharp and strong, good for the red sauces Italian foods and dishes strong flavors.

Pinot Noir: is a very nice wine between the mellow Merlot and the sharp cabernet. it is a little sweet and just a tad stronger than the Merlot. It would actually pair with a dessert if need be.

Chardonnay: there is Oaked and unbaked chardonnays. the Oaked uses the Large bulb open topped glass to allow some of that smoky oak to dissipate. the un-oaked are much easier to drink for most. I like Josh brand chardonnay it's smooth and just a slight sweetness to it. very very smooth.

Also, just in the last few years. I learned that the glass really does make a huge difference. for white wine such as an un-oaked chardonnay these are wonderful!

[White wine Chardonnay glasses]

for red wines these work wonderfully I have these
[red wine]

Pinot Gris: dryish sweetish would work well for appetizers, desserts, seafood etc.

Pinot Grigio: sweet soft flavor, would be great for desserts and appetizers. would also pair well with chicken and fish dishes

sauvignon Blanc: fresh fruity but not too sweet. great for seafoods, chicken, appitizers, desserts, chicken, etc...

Moscato: sugary sweet. way too sweet for me! more a wine for those that don't really like wine or to drink wine.

now for your cheese, I would maybe pick a few bottle to sample stay with one color maybe red...

a mixture of cheeses and crackers would be wonderful to sample the different flavors of wines. It can really help you to learn which wines you like. and don't like. you can get rubber corks you can vacuum into the bottle that will keep it fresh

like these: this is what I use
[Vacuvin wine stopper]

I like your appetizer idea. that sounds yummy..

the blue cheese butter you an make way ahead I freeze mine wrapped in plastic wrap. when I want to use it, I pull from the freezer slice a few tablespoon off and set on a plate to warm. I let it warm to room temp that way when I put it on the hot steak it melts YUMMYY!

I think she is a Very lucky girl to have someone want to work this hard to make a very special dinner and evening for her.

wine, cheese crackers and some soft music!! oh yah!

u/red_nick · 1 pointr/cocktails

I got myself a vacuum pump: in addition to keeping it in the fridge. Unless you drink lots of vermouth you never use it fast enough otherwise (especially dry)

u/BlushingTorgo · 1 pointr/cocktails

St. George is making a pretty nice coffee liqueur. If it's not available near you, try Borghetti espresso liqueur.

I definitely agree with /u/BeExcellent re: Luxardo Amaretto and Carpano Antica vermouth. Just make sure you store the vermouth with a vacuum wine stopper or in the fridge, as it will oxidize if left open at room temp.

I didn't notice a huge difference between Combier and Cointreau. My go-to for curaçao right now is the Dry Curaçao from Pierre Ferrand. It works as both an orange curaçao and a triple sec; essentially it's a blend of cognac and unaged brandy infused with true curaçao orange peels, then sweetened. It's called 'dry' curaçao because it has about half the sweetness of most examples you'll find.

u/circuitGal · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Who doesn't need a spendy baking pan that was cheaper when I added it to my list = 11 bucks or a wine pump and stoppers or a maglight for when storms happen and the power goes out?

pan = baking cakes! and other things... brownies! :)

wine pump = for the days when you can't finish the bottle, pump all the air out, keeps it tasting better longer!

maglight = for when the power goes out or when it is dark or when you need to see under you bed or couch

u/HooDooOperator · 1 pointr/Cooking

you buy something like this

they use these in wine bars to keep wine fresh. you basically suck out all of the air using the pump, and the stoppers keep it out. so it keeps the wine from getting oxygenated, thereby keeping it fresh. with this you can get a bottle of wine you like for cooking, and seal it back after each use.

no need to get lesser quality wines that come in small bottles with twist caps.

u/carltone553 · 1 pointr/beer

I've used this successfully.

u/Soranic · 1 pointr/mead

Well, u/fallen-biologist has doubts on usefulness of degassing in the first place.

I do it during first part of fermentation because dropping nutrients into an active ferment will cause overflow or geyser in a carboy. Mostly by shaking or stirring vigorously.

In secondary? It'll slowly degas on its own. You can speed it up by putting in a rough wooden spoon for the nucleation points. Or putting it under a slight vacuum.

One of these might work for a vacuum actually. Possibly not strong (enough) for or a gallon or more.

u/com33 · 1 pointr/cocktails

You can get the cheap $6 one. Never had a bottle go bad
Vacu Vin Wine Saver Pump with 2 x Vacuum Bottle Stoppers - Black

u/JimBulloosheet · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

They're blowing c02 into a wine bottle. My kegs are filled and pressurized with c02.
For wine I have a vacuum pump to seal the bottle. Oxygen is the enemy.

u/LiesandBalderdash · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Wine Saver!
Have a good sleep :)

u/jimbonics · 1 pointr/Austin

Get one of these and thank me later. I use it on the 12oz bottles.

u/beckyruxpin · 1 pointr/beer

I use this link. It gets me be by for about a day if I fall short on finishing a bomber/750 ml.

u/wyrdone42 · 1 pointr/woodworking

Lots of places online sell them. Amazon, Northern Brewer, etc.

Shop around for the style you want.

u/Calcufactor · 1 pointr/drunk

This is a thing that exists.

u/zennifer · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This bottle opener would be great for when I'm thirsty.

When I am thirsty I love to drink a nice dark craft stout. I will never drink my own piss when I am thirsty.

u/wepa · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You will need one of these. Would you like a falafel with that?

u/mypasswordishotdog · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I really want this because it would be PERFECT when we are going to fancy dinners with my SOs parents.

Plus, he's so dang cute!

Butts are super funny!

u/Vagfilla · 1 pointr/CrappyDesign

You can even get it on amazon.

u/gemskate613 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Mischief Managed.

I would need this because stale wine is the worst wine.

I would need this to keep a tidy room since I would bring my kitty, and brooms are used to clean.

I would need this to keep my head warm and dry.

I would need this because it talks about magic and witches and vampires and would be useful.

I would need this because trunks store things and I would need to store my kitty food.

And my cat totally needs this to fit in at wizard school, he has to show other cats whose boss.

Ok I hope I did this right..

u/imfm · 1 pointr/funny

Amazon has it. A friend of mine bought me Happy Man. "He's always glad to see you!"

u/dragonflyjen · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

ooh fun! Whoever wins this will definitely be Looking Good!!

I think this bottle stopper looks hilariously fun!

u/CayennePowder · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

Japanese Can Openers is where it's at, no moving parts.

u/sirensintherain · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

Japanese Can Opener (Ganji Kankiri) with a bottle opener. It's big and red so hard to loose.

u/tourmalinetangent · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

Try the Ganji Kankiri
Two pieces of metal. No gears or twisting parts - just a handle and a blade. Incredibly easy to clean and use. Sure, the can lid can get a bit jagged after, but I know I will not be buying a new can opener for the rest of my life.

u/Formaldehyd3 · 1 pointr/KitchenConfidential

Get yourself one of these. Best can opener ever.

u/Flavorbaby13 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Yadda Yadda, lawyer lingo

This is even cheaper than 99 cents... ring or this cute keychain

u/vllewella · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is .64

I'm Ron Burgundy?

u/judogirl · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Only $0.48. Thanks for the contest!

u/creativexangst · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Bottle Opener $0.56!

Thanks for hosting!

u/The0therWhiteMeat · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

$0.91! free shipping, SWEET BOTTLE OPENER RING

u/SketchyGalore · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Useful and cheap!

...if I come back with a joke, it won't be very punny. <:c

u/daedone · 1 pointr/EDC

Ah the Ring Thing aka the bartenders best friend

u/treesaremyfriends · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I bought one of these for my SO and he always comments on how it is a the best present ever when he uses it.

u/nosebleedx · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

90 cents with free shipping?

Thanks for the contest!

u/camidono · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

life as we knew it :)


id like this :) hopefully shipping keeps it cheap..

u/Chipchipcherryo · 1 pointr/FindItOnAmazon

All of these come from China so expect a 4-6 week delivery time.

Waterproof Indestructible Wallet – $2.45

Credit Card Size Survival Pocket Tool - $1.18

Ring Bottle Opener – $0.65

Totals to $4.28 so you would have some left over.

You could also get
World’s Smallest Solar Powered Car - $1.99

u/The-TurdBurglar · 1 pointr/funny

I also learned about these things called Whiskey Stones. They are little stone cubes that you chill and pop in your whiskey to cool it off without watering it down.

u/BPhair · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Or, might I suggest, whiskey stones.

u/bebopsruin · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Depends on my mood, sometimes I want my scotch iced. Especially if its hot and humid outside. Although I think I will be investing in these:

u/Hoozin · 1 pointr/Scotch

You may want to consider investing in some whiskey stones like these. I still like a little bit of water, but I'm coming around to the idea that maybe a melting ice cube isn't the best.

My house is decently cool thanks to A/C, but I still use a small dash of cold water about half the time I pour a glass.

u/party-of-one-sdk · 1 pointr/cripplingalcoholism

Well, sounding like an alcoholic, why not get something that enhances that. To whit: whisky stones - about $20 but that's Cdn dollars so cheaper in US.

Failing that there you could always go for some sort of glass/drinking vessel type thing.

u/rutterkin · 1 pointr/oddlysatisfying

Or get whiskey stones if you don't want to dilute your drink at all. Understandably some people do like a bit of dilution though, so it's a matter of preference.

u/asdfasdf123456789 · 1 pointr/whiskey

I have no idea if these work but they may interest you.

u/Speedophile2000 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

This actually looks pretty sweet and useful.

u/trippshadows · 1 pointr/WTF

a little help for a fellow drinker. To stop all the kiddies wanting to call you a pussy and what not for watering down what you like to drink....whiskey stones...its called whiskey stones, friends.

u/wildmonkeymind · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Behold, whisky stones!

u/cmac1988 · 1 pointr/cigars
u/ima_coder · 1 pointr/gadgets

Much better! Alluding to reviews certainly lends credence to your position, but failing to link to at least one of those reviews still causes a lose of credibility. I upvoted you for trying again though. About 60 reviews at Amazon say that they are basically ineffective, but none mention rock dust.

u/mentel42 · 1 pointr/bourbon

these are the two measuring devices I use for whiskey. A more aesthetically pleasing stainless steel jigger that works fine. And the one I actually use 90% of the time 2 oz plastic measuring cup

u/loonybhatia · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Town drunk

This isn't for me since I am under 21, but the gift card would be given to my dad whose birthday I missed because I had to drive up to college. If this isn't allowed I understand, but it was worth a shot.

u/phrantastic · 1 pointr/cocktails

Ooh, very nice. Shiny and curvy. And very fancy. At the moment I am partial to this one by OXO it has very clear markings and a nice grip.

Edit: Not to say the OXO is in the league of OP's jigger, that Leopold is one sexy jigger right there, and I may have to acquire one. Or give one as a gift to my favorite bartender. Wonder if Cocktail Kingdom offers engraving...

u/beerbeerbeer0 · 1 pointr/EDC

The carabiner is a Nite Ize carabiner with a bottle opener Link Here.
I have one and I love it. I use it to hold my keys and open beers and it works great for both!

u/Sabnitron · 1 pointr/EDC

Oh I'm totally with you on the jangling. My keyring is on this, which I clip on my belt loop in the 4:30 position, and tuck the keys into my back pocket.

u/random_2234516 · 1 pointr/backpacking

Loving the comments!

The usual: microtowel, battery charger for phone or camera, ear plugs/ eye mask, maybe a phrase book

Not mentioned: carabiner that doubles as a bottle openerbottle opener

u/krakissi · 1 pointr/ThanksObama

Possible alternative. Keys are too important to trust to bad carabiners.

u/Not-Too-NinjaChris · 1 pointr/EDC

It's the S-biner from Night Ize. Pretty handy keeper, and definitely doubles as a double sided bottle opener.
They got em cheap here on amazon.

u/lightinthedark · 1 pointr/knives

Would this and a small knife (Spyderco Bug?) fit the bill? Too many tools (without one being pliers) and finding quality is hard.

u/___NOMNOM___ · 1 pointr/EDC

Currently on summer break from University. Heres my pocket dump. It might seem like a lot but it fits my needs

u/zeekx4 · 1 pointr/beer

I actually like the idea of this one but I'm reading it has a lot of QC issues. Plus, it's $36. I might just go with this instead.

u/officiallycoolgf · 1 pointr/preppers

They said they like beer so I ended up getting them an S-biner that doubles as a beer bottle opener, the SAS Survival Handbook, and the interesting 4-in-1 turn off wrench suggested by you shown here. I'm going to post an update when my match posts their gift to see what they thought.

u/LustyRazor · 1 pointr/EDC

$350 is a good chunk of change to spend.

As far as wallets go, I just use an old leather business card holder so I won't be much help there.

I did quite a bit of research before getting my knife—weight, size, blade type, the way it opened, etc—before landing on the Ontario Rat II. But now I want a Benchmade. And a Kershaw. And a CRKT.

As far as carabiners go, I've used all types, but am currently using—and liking—the S-biner with the bottle opener.

Once I got a pocket flashlight, I caught myself using it daily (at night). That particular pocket light has some relief cuts that make it "self-defensy".

I try to keep it simple and functional, but it's all about how you're going to use it. Hell, you could spend $300 on a knife, $20 on a light, put $10 in your pocket and call it a day.

u/ebuchholz · 1 pointr/EDC
u/androidchrist · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My carabiner broke a few weeks ago. A new one would be nice, and the added bonus of it being a double bottle opener will come in handy when around friends (I don't really drink, so meh for me, but others will appreciate that facet).

u/bpcdos · 1 pointr/EDC
u/GasFlow · 1 pointr/knifeclub

Ex-bar owner, wine buyer and wine drinker here. My wife’s an exec w/ 25 years in the wine biz.

That’s a wine opener that looks like it would work well. I definitely like the real knife blade. But damn that’s steep. From the pic, I’d have guessed $50-60.

At $150, I’d rather own a $120 knife and three of Pulltaps-Double-Hinged-Waiters-Corkscrews

Screw Pull is the only other wine opener that’s worth it’s asking price. Avoid the Laguiole style openers like the plague, most of them suck regardless of the price or materials.

u/pigeon768 · 1 pointr/wine

What you're looking for:

  • Double hinged fulcrum. See the metallic part, how there's one hinge at the base and a second hinge in the middle? That gives you a metric fuckton more leverage than you can get from any other design that I've seen that isn't some $200 countertop appliance/medieval torture device.
  • All metal. If it's built out of plastic... yeah, that happens.
  • Serrated blade. Other people like the smooth blade, but I don't know why; you're using glass a cutting surface, the blade will dull. Quickly. And it doesn't need to be sharp, a serrated blade can simply grab and tear the foil. A smooth blade will be superior the first two or three times you open a bottle, but never again.
  • Actually decent quality construction. Don't get something made in China. In the cheap ones, nothing lines up, the joins are all loose, it feels wrong in your hand, etc.

    I'm thinking about buying like 10 of these and handing them out to all my friends with shitty bottle openers. I was at a party at my friend's house last night, someone asked me to open a bottle of wine, because no one knew how to do it, and I'm "the wine guy" and I look in the drawer and there a bunch of those insufferable wing ones. It didn't go well.

    In the meantime, grab some pliers, untwist the worm maybe one full rotation, and put some back into it. You'll probably spill some wine.
u/Ikit-Klaw · 1 pointr/NewOrleans

What if he used these rocks?

u/ImGrate · 1 pointr/Scotch
u/nermid · 1 pointr/technology
u/Tabwolf985 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Well some gifts I got this year were decent individually, but combined it was pretty cool. I got a Whiskey gift box from one person, and another person gave me a set of [sipping stones.] (

Best I got was a giant gift basket with SOOOOO much home made treats, and candies and mason jar creations of a snowman filled with hot chocolate fixings, and hand made spreads and it was all so yummy and filling! I'm so round now...

Did you enjoy your gifts?

u/caraeeezy · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Coffee related!
French press

To Go French Press

Whisky Stones

Star Wars Footie PJs

Ummm yes hahah those all seem awesome <3

u/DirtLoves · 1 pointr/Scotch

I use my trusty OXO jigger... love those things.

u/O_Discordia · 1 pointr/cocktails

I agree with grerab, you definitely want to start small and build it up. Nothing feels worse than buying an expensive liqueur that is a "required" bottle for a bar only to find out that you don't enjoy any drinks that use it. That said, it's pretty safe to have a nice high quality bottle each of whiskey (bourbon or rye), gin, and rum.

I'm a "buy once, cry once" kind of person when it comes to tools. You can find some lovely vintage cocktail coupes at antique stores for a reasonable price that will add a lot of character to your bar. I also like the quality of the basic tools available from Cocktail Kingdom, if a touch overpriced.

Again, to echo grerab, I would also suggest a long-handled bar spoon, Boston shaker set, hawthorn strainer, and one of these jiggers. If you find you like a lot of drinks with citrus and want to forego the citrus juicer, I would suggest at least picking up a cheap tea strainer to catch all of the bits from your fingers.

I'm not affiliated with this author in any ways, but I always suggest Dave Stolte's website and book to anyone getting started.

u/DanLikesRum · 1 pointr/cocktails

I like using this one or it's plastic counterpart, although the plastic one doesn't have a 3/4 mark which is odd.

u/dakkeh · 1 pointr/cocktails

Not to mention those small compartments would be a bitch to clean 2:1 simple syrup out of. All pouring "problems" solved without any gimmick:

u/sscutchen · 1 pointr/cocktails

For friends, I use a mixing glass and strain.

For myself, I go for convenience and build in my measuring cup.

  • I put a large ice cube in a 5.1 oz whiskey glass and put that in the freezer.
  • Then I add 2 oz of spirit to a 2 oz Oxo measuring cup. (e.g. Buffalo Trace bourbon)
  • I add the sweetener and bitters to the cup. (e.g. 2 bar spoons simple syrup, 3 dashes Angostura bitters)
  • I add a small ice cube to the cup and carefully slosh it back and forth with the bar spoon until the ice melts.
  • I retrieve the glass and fresh large ice cube from the freezer and pour in the cocktail from the mixing cup.
u/Roaringpea · 1 pointr/bartenders

You mean the little buckets? I just picked up an old darkroom jigger that I think I could build most things in. I’ll let you know.

u/Iridebike · 1 pointr/whatisthisthing

Bottle opener launcher

Spinning Hat Cap Zappa Bottle Opener

u/Uniqueusername360 · 1 pointr/ProductPorn
u/skazito · 1 pointr/interestingasfuck

check out Amazon FR You can play darts with bottlecaps. Also, I want that beer poster now, preferably pocket friendly.

u/devanjames · 1 pointr/Homebrewing
u/djg1224 · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I was gifted an Ink Bird ITC-308. It comes with a temperature probe.

Wanted to get a couple of these two spout carboy caps so I can easily swap out the prob to different carboys as they cycle through without haveing to swap out the entire cap as you would have to with these caps.

I can't find the thermowell tube on amazon. My LBS only had one of the stopper thermowells. Anyone have suggestions on where I can pick up two thermowells with fair shipping prices? I will be using mostly 5 Gallon Carboys but due also have a 3 Gallon Carboy I hope to use.

u/Colobrew19 · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

That particular probe looks like it has some nooks and crannies that would be a perfect place for bacteria to hang out. (i.e. The connection point of the wire and metal tip) If you insist on submerging the probe you should check out this stopper/thermowell combo. I’m going to assume that the vessel you’re fermenting in has a wide mouth opening, however the thermowell in the link is removeable and could be adapted to your set up with a little creativity.

u/chrisimplicity · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Keep in mind that ambient temp can be much different than your beer. A relatively cheap and easy solution if you have the room: a $50 deep freezer from Craigslist (I was amazed at how many I found) plugged it into this , then use this on your carboy.

Drop in your carboy and you’re good to go.

Edit: Woops. I missed the “no room” part. Good luck

u/kdz13 · 1 pointr/ScotchSwap

Somebody here pointed me to this which works very well. I forget who it was, not an original idea though.

u/FrankenstinksMonster · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

They make bungs with thermowells you can put the probe into, like this

u/Vocal_Ham · 1 pointr/mead

I was looking at this myself for an setup:

That pretty expensive compared to what you are seeing at LHBS'?

EDIT: NVM, actually took a minute to call a LHBS near me and yep, a lot cheaper. Can get 1g glass carboy's for like $6.....

u/dinosaur_apocalypse · 1 pointr/mead

In case those links don’t work

Home Brew Ohio Glass Wine Fermenter Includes Rubber Stopper and Airlock, 1 gallon Capacity

Home Brew Ohio Hydrometer, Triple Scale

u/Panlytic · 1 pointr/mead

No, you need a way to create/add an airlock. Something like this is great it your going for a gallon sized batch

u/raptorraptor · 1 pointr/drunk
u/ElScreecho · 1 pointr/CFBOffTopic

My fiancée got me this one. It's pretty nice.

EDIT: Also, you can buy this dumb thing and annoy your SO by shooting bottle caps at them.

u/Vetrusio · 0 pointsr/gifs
u/TheWonderfulWoody · 0 pointsr/gifs

For anyone interested, the product is called the “Cap Zappa.”

u/smurfe · 0 pointsr/beer

I use a Vaccu-Vin to reseal my bottles. Works great. Of course, this doesn't help you tonight.

u/Ghost_Goggles · 0 pointsr/cocktails

Get a vacuum bottle stopper and it will last a long ass time in the fridge.

u/BadTownBrigade · 0 pointsr/pics

Also her "husband" does not want a fucking ring for his anniversary present. Go on amazon and look at all the cool fucking electronics on there, this dude is gonna be fucking bummed. Like, even this fucking thing is a way better gift.

u/adamantjourney · 0 pointsr/pics
u/bieberslayer · 0 pointsr/WTF

Using these instead of ice is way better. just put them in the freezer and they're good to go. no more ice melting in your scotch!

u/homicidalmunky66 · 0 pointsr/AskReddit

I've always been rather partial towards Balvenie Doublewood. Its rather mellow but the double casking gives it rich woodsy notes. You absolutely CANNOT go wrong with this Scotch:

Edit: another great gift idea, since he apparently already has a collection, would be whisky stones and/or proper glassware. This way, you avoid the possibility and stress of trying to find one that he likes, while still showing him that you know his passions and interests and giving him a bit of a surprise as well.

u/badschemeprize · -1 pointsr/beer

I use and would recommend these.