Gear Guide: Summer 2012

After a long week, it’s often tough to unwind and enjoy a lazy summer weekend. It’s especially hard when you have the wrong mixological tools. So to make sure your season is as spirited and relaxing as possible, we’ve found some handy items you should pick up. Cheers!

Two Bottle Messenger Tote ($40):

Carry liquor, beer or wine in style with this two-bottle messenger bag from Built. It’s made from neoprene so your beverages will stay cool, and there’s even a corkscrew holder in the shoulder strap.

SodaStream Fizz ($150 to $220):

We’re big fans of SodaStream’s products, and the latest one doesn’t disappoint. The Fizz not only turns regular water into seltzer (or a range of sodas) but also lets you know how much is left in the CO2 tank. The feature is a first for the brand.

Le Creuset Winged Lever ($50) & Vitesse Aerator ($80):

Forget about struggling with corks ever again. Instead, use Le Creuset’s new Winged Lever, which opens wine bottles quickly and easily. And the historic company’s combination aerator and crystal decanter is ideal for your favorite vinos.

Q Kola ($12 for a 750-mL bottle):

Many bartenders swear by the artisanal Q Tonic for their G & Ts, now the boutique producer is rolling out Q Kola (pictured above). It’s flavored with real cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and kola nut, sweetened with organic agave nectar and perfect for mixing with spirits.

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