Good enough for the coffee shop, but built for your house. The La Marzocco GS3 Espresso Machine uses the same thermal stability system in the commercial Strada model, which includes a preheater, a digital PID controller, a dual-boiler system, and a digital display, to ensure a consistently great shot. The standard edition is handsome on its own, but if you want something more unique, you can customize the body, side panels, and several other parts to matches your style.
Carbonation can add an intriguing pop to pretty much any beverage. And the Sodastream Mix proves it. This bar-friendly gadget boasts a built-in touchscreen that gives you access to tons of mixed drink recipes — alcoholic and non-alcoholic — and recommends a precise level of carbonation based on the ingredients. You can load up your favorite drinks to the machine right from your phone thanks to Bluetooth connectivity, and with a Yves Behar design, you won't feel the need to hide it in a cabinet when it's not in use.
You don't need to be a skilled bartender to make a terrific drink when you have Maple Bacon Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup on hand. Created by bartenders at The Pinewood in Decatur, GA, this savory, smoky stuff is handmade using hickory-smoked organic cane sugar, Proof's unique blend oleo saccharums, smoky bacon, and real maple syrup. Each bottle contains 16 oz, or enough to make 32 cocktails. Just mix .5 oz of syrup with 2 oz. of your favorite bourbon or rye whiskey, pour over ice, and enjoy.