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Cinco de Mayo drinks: Horchata recipe

horchata is here! And if you’re not hip to the actual reason the fifth of May is celebrated, let me clue you in! On May 5, 1862, 4,000 Mexican soldiers defeated the French army and an army of traitor Mexican soldiers to regain control of the country in Puebla.

Anyone can go to their local Mexican joint to celebrate. But WHY? Over the course of today, I’m going to lay out easy recipes to cover your celebration, from drinks to dessert. First up, horchata!

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Vertigo Prototype Heats Food and Drink

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Misc. Tech,

VertigoThe Vertigo is a handy device that will self-heat your food and beverages and is eco-friendly at the same time. Designed by Nicolas Bernal, the outer shell is made from Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT), a material that can handle temperatures up to 150° C and is fire retardant. A sensor-triggered LED lets you know optimal temperature. Best of all, you hand crank it, so the prototype will work when you are lost in the woods, stuck in traffic, or need a caffeine fix.

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R/C Drinks Cooler

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech,

R/C Drinks CoolerNext time you are waiting for that brew to come to you rather than you going to the fridge, you can be happy in the knowledge that you have the R/C Drinks Cooler. At a size of 35 x 30cm, the device works with a battery operated remote (batteries not included) and can carry up to 12 cans or 3 wine bottles. It also has a carry strap and folds up when not in use. You can pre-order the Cooler for $101.96 and expect to receive it in October. Come to think of it, it may be so cold by then, you can insert a bowl instead of ice and use it to trot out all that leftover Halloween candy.

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Radio Control Beverage/Snack Float

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech,

Snack FloatHow about a Radio Control Beverage/Snack Float to bring the chips, dips, and brew to your pool guests or jacuzzi buds? Load the gadget with up to five drinks and some nachos and pass it to your left. The 2-part motorized float system has been safety tested so you don’t have to worry about electrocuting your guests and uses one 9-volt and 6 D batteries, not included. Pick yours up for a cool $49.99, and don’t let anyone cannonball during the festivities.

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Monkey-picked tea

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Beverages, Tea, Far East, Boiling,

Monkey picked teaWe know, it sounds odd. Why would anyone want to drink tea that has bee picked by a monkey? Does it make it taste any better? As the story goes, this is some of the best tea available, but the trees it grows in are too high, and the mountain face where the trees are is too steep. However, the tea is so delicious that the locals had to have it - so they trained monkeys to pick it. Fast-forward to today, and the practice of monkeys picking tea has pretty much died out, except in one small village where the tradition continues to this day.

Each package is about 2 oz, and we hear it is just about the finest loose tea you’ll ever taste. Each bag makes about 28 servings. Go ahead and pick up a bag over at ThinkGeek Caffeine. Find it under the drinks area.

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Cyclone cocktail shaker swirls your drinks to perfection

Posted by Sparky Categories: Household, Misc. Tech,

Cocktail Cyclone

Similar to the Automatic Martini Shaker we recently wrote about the Cyclone Cocktail Shaker promises to provide some flashy automation for the mixing of your favorite drink. The Cyclone Cocktail Shaker creates a maelstrom of ingredients as it blends your drink of choice in it’s clear mixing container. Mixing up to 16-ounces at a time this acrylic and stainless steel device combines form and function into a single sleek package. At the $15 price point the motor can’t possibly be up for properly blending with ice so liquors and mixers should be pre-chilled, but that aside this looks to be a great conversation piece for any geeks wet bar.

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Have a Perfect Power Hour

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech,

Shot CallerThis would be a nice gift to give your buds who boast that they can drink you under the table. The Shot Caller is a timer that will set off a loud buzzer every 60 or 100 minutes. When it goes off, chug a shot of tequilla or down a brew. It also features red, yellow, and green LEDs if you are too dizzy to see the numbers. For those who drink before it issues the signal, this is a good indication that it is not the gift for her/him. With free shipping, the Shot Caller’s creators claim the reason to buy it at $14.99 is because it is less than the cost of one case of beer.

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