Everyone loves a little R&R... recycle and reuse that is. And this quartet of vintage 78 rpm records repurposed by Henley Brands have been cut down to coaster size (3.5" diameter) and backed with felt to add a little of that R&R to your life. With a European design aesthetic and the functionality of classic American goods, Henley Brand's "Yankee Sensibility" offers heirloom products which are sure to bring character to any home. Available at Room 2046 for $25.
If you can't make it to the beach this summer, bring the fun in the sun inside and enjoy a Beach Bum cocktail. And this way, you won't have to worry about getting sand everywhere!
2 Parts GREY GOOSE® La Poire
½ Parts Cointreau®
½ Parts Maraschino Liqueur
1 Part Fresh Lime Juice
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all ingredients. Shake well and strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. Top with grenadine and garnish with fresh mint.
Reminiscent of a monopoly piece but quadruple the size, the Chapeau Cilindro wine cooler is certain to add a little character to your next party. And when this nifty little top hat is ready to retire, feel free to turn it into a planter or display as quirky decor piece. Who doesn't love something with multiple uses?
A humorous champagne bucket bottle made of cement, $62.50
Whether you need inspiration on what to make or simply want to get the party started, try rolling the dice... Cocktail Dice that is. These creative cubes, each designated with ingredients from glass to spirit, were created by Leafcutter Designs studio in Berkeley, CA which is run by artist Lea Redmond and her brother Devin. All it takes is just a few rolls of these water-resistant dice (so spill away) to get the bar going, and in no time you'll discover new and unexpected ways to concoct a cocktail. So why wait? Get into the game!
P.S. For $15.75, these clever cubes make a great gift!
The dice are marked with a variety of potent "variables", from basic liquors like gin and rum, to fruit juices, seasonings and soda waters. Roll the six colored dice, survey the results and eliminate up to two of them to determine your recipe.
There is nothing quite like a Margarita and especially on Cinco de Mayo! If you can't make it out for a Mexican meal, at least try celebrate by making yourself one (or cinco) of these tasty and refreshing treats:
In a pint glass, muddle together sliced cucumber and Tequila. Let sit in the refrigerator for one hour. Strain the cucumber Tequila and combine with all ingredients in a pitcher. Stir and serve over ice. Garnish with reserved cucumber slices and a wedge of lime. Serves 4.
In a shaker, muddle together blueberries and agave or sugar. Strain through a sieve into a pitcher and add the remaining ingredients. Stir and taste to adjust sweet/tart balance. Serve over ice with either sugar or salt on the rims in Mason Jars. Serves 4.
PRICKLY PEAR MARGARITAS
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Pulse until all the ice is completely blended. Taste and add sugar or lime juice if you want more sweet or sour. Pour into salt-rimmed margarita glasses and garnish with a lime wedge. Serves 8.
Combine kumquats and water in a blender until smooth. Strain through a mesh sieve to remove any pulp. In a pitcher combine all ingredients and ice. Prepare each glass by running a lime wedge around half the edge and dipping in sugar (either regular or raw or a mix of both). Add ice to the glasses and serve over ice. Serves 6.