Unless you're a straight-edge teetotaler, odds are you're going to have a few drinks at least a few times a year. To help keep you from feeling like hell the next day, drink some Mercy ($12). Unlike normal sports drinks, Mercy offers up a specific, unique blend of amino acids, antioxidants and vitamins to help boost your body's natural defenses, eliminate free radicals and nasty by-products, all without caffeine.
Absolut's well-known bottle is one of the most iconic shapes in the liquor business, and this holiday season it's getting the recognition it deserves. Designed by the celebrated Swedish pair Magnus Skogsberg and Mimmi Smart, the Absolut Crystal Pinstripe Bottle ($1,500) is hand-blown, -cut, and -engraved using high-quality crystal from the Reijmyre glassworks, limited to just 800 individually numbered and signed pieces, and arrives in a handmade chest lined with pinstripe fabric — which inspired the bottle's design — along with two matching tumblers. Oh, and if the shiny clear style is too upbeat for you, there's the Absolut Crystal Pinstripe Black Bottle ($10,000), which is basically the same thing, only black, and limited to just ten units.
Normally when the words "burn" and "liquor" are used together, it isn't a good thing — but Southern Comfort Fiery Pepper ($17) is here to challenge that notion. By mixing the well-known lime partner with Tabasco chilies and other natural pepper flavors, SoCo has created a literally intoxicating mixture of bite and smooth drinkability that's sure to demand a new variant of bloody mary in which to use it. Just consume wisely — SoCo isn't known for its fresh breath powers, and neither is Tobasco, so mixed together they might make for some eyebrow-searing exhalations. [Scouted by Brock]