A quality cocktail shaker should be one of the first additions to any home bar. While stirring can also mix drinks, there's nothing like the super-cold and bright taste of a properly shaken fruit-based cocktail. We spotted The Metrokane Bullet Cocktail Shaker ($18) recently and immediately loved the iconic art deco inspired design. It was tested out in style over the weekend at an unplanned party, and from what we remember it worked like a champ.
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.