Anyone who's boozed in a high-class bar of late likely knows the wonderfulness of infused spirits — but the massive jugs most places use to create them aren't exactly home-sized or decor-friendly. Enter The Porthole ($95). Originally created by Crucial Design for use in Chicago's amazing Aviary, this equally genius and gorgeous vessel allows you to create 390ml of infused liquid — cocktails, oils, teas, or anything else you can thing of — while using the ingredients to create a kind of edible art that's perfect for display in your kitchen, on your dining room table, or, yes, on your home bar. [Scouted by Jeremy]
Go animal-style on your next bottle of fine lager with the Beer Claw ($10 and up). Crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum, this feisty open is available in Mini, normal, Lite, and Elite versions, with a gunmetal or natural finish, a hole for attaching to a keyring, and, if you spring for the $40 version, Cocobolo hardwood grips.
Like a booze-oriented Swiss Army knife, the Bar10der ($50) packs all your drink-making essentials into a single tool. Swing out the arms of the Bar10der and you'll find a bottle opener, corkscrew, channel knife, jigger, muddler, reamer, standard knife, stirrer, and strainer, most of which are made from stainless steel and are therefore tough enough to handle years of mixology abuse. [via]
Whether you own your own bar or are simply the frequent host of over-the-top beer bashes, the IntoxBox ($TBA) will ensure that no one leaves without at least knowing that they're well over the limit. This commercial breathalyzer lets your patrons — or guests — pay a small fee with cash or a credit card, then use a disposable, sanitary straw to blow into the screen to receive an accurate BAC result that's thankfully not printed or recorded. More than just a handy gadget, it's a potential life saver. [Scouted by Dan]
Beyond trying to keep them stocked, nearly all wine racks share the same problem — they require a certain room layout or decor to fit in. The Stact Modular Wine Wall ($95 and up) is designed to overcome this limitation by fitting in basically anywhere. It comes in a variety of colors, and each 12-bottle panel features a high-quality wood veneer exterior, a set of 16 precision-machined aluminum bottle supports, and two wall brackets that make mounting each section as easy as hanging a picture. As with any modular system, you can start off with extra capacity or buy more as your collection grows — but if you're anything like us, that might take a while.