Coffee not cutting it? Red Bull taste too much like urine (don't ask)? There is an alternative. With over two years (that's more than 24 months for those of you counting at home) of research, Brain Toniq ($54/24-pack) was developed to revolutionize the world of energy drinks. It's actually so revolutionary that it doesn't even include caffeine, instead boasting ingredients like Choline, Eleutherococcus, Rhodiola Rosea Extract, DMAE and Blue Green Algae. The drink is said to alleviate brain fog without making you jittery and/or homicidal. The catch? It's carried now by some Whole Foods locations, but is otherwise hard to come by.
We haven't sampled this rare tea yet, but anything that's hand-picked by monkeys has to be good. Loaded with antioxidants, Monkey Picked Tea ($25) is, as the name implies, picked by specially trained monkeys in a remote Chinese village.
The Thirst Mutilator is making the jump from the big screen to your local 7-Eleven. As you'll recall, Brawndo was the sports drink that replaced water, even for crop irrigation (it's got what plants crave!), in Mike Judge's cult hit Idiocracy. Well, starting next week, you too will be able to spurn water and start your own dependency on Brawndo ($TBA). True to its movie roots, the lemon-lime energy drink is bright green "with a smooth tangy flavor" and 200 mg of caffeine, electrolytes, inositol and guarana. We're not sure if this is really awesome or really sad. But either way, the future is coming. And it doesn't look smart. [via]
Designed in 1957 by Luigi Massoni and Carlo Mazzeri, this Alessi Cocktail Shaker ($88) was part of a line of barware called Programme 4. Made of satin-finished stainless steel, the iconic design features two functional dents in the lid, making it more than just another pretty object for your kitchen or bar.