Every guy should know how to mix a proper cocktail. Not only does it give you

Every guy should know how to mix a proper cocktail. Not only does it give you the opportunity to flex in front of party guests, but crafting yourself a fine drink at home (we recommend a Knob Creek® Rye Old Fashioned) will make those coveted “me time” moments significantly better. Knowing how to make a drink or two can go a long way, but unlike carrying your office softball team on your back, you can’t mix a cocktail without some help. To ensure you’re not left cutting lemons with a chef’s knife or mixing in a solo cup, pick up the following five essentials we rounded up in paid partnership with Knob Creek®, and forever reap the rewards of a well-stocked home bar. Short of not having the right ingredients on hand, nothing kills a cocktail-making mood quite like a lack of key bar tools. The essentials include a paring knife, citrus press, ice pick, and two types of strainers, preferably each in stainless steel with a wood handle. First things first, Goodful’s 3.5” paring and bird’s beak knive kit (with blade guards) is mandatory for cocktail prep. The long-handled Norpro citrus juicer will make light work of halved lemons and limes, while the fine mesh Conical Strainer and Viski ...

The Ultimate hair catcher and drain strainer debuts at Kickstarter – compatible with all pop-up stoppers – Press Release

No more messy hair-clogged baths and shower. An LA-based innovative company, Dixie Bend,  has recently brought its next-gen and ultimate drain protector on Kickstarter that promises to keep the clogged woes at bay. Titled “TubRing,” this next-gen product is the FIRST & ONLY hair catcher and drain strainer which is compatible with all bathtub pop-up drain stoppers.  Drain strainers are nothing new in the market, but the existing ones cannot offer a fool-proof solution. Dome-shaped strainers suffer from the loose grip. As a result, when there is a flux of water, it invariably loses its grip. As a result, hair slips through its filtering holes and also from underneath which leaves you with clogged drains in no time. On the other hand, it’s a huge hassle to clean up plug-type strainers. Besides, these tend to slow down drainage with caught hair and in a short while your tub is all filled with dirty water. Also, plug-type strainers tend to accumulate mold within a few days of installation. “Made from premium quality silicone, TubRing is here to solve what other strainers don’t and assures you a stress-free clean bath and shower,” stated Hyunjoo Helton, the man behind Dixie ...