18 Bar Essentials To Get Your Nerdy Drink On
Your home bar will be the envy of all the other mad scientists!
1. The Erlenmeyer Vacuum Flask Cocktail Shaker Set:
You may already have a degree in Chemistry, but you're going to be majoring in mixology with this awesome set from Periodic Tableware. The set includes two beaker and two flask shot glasses, as well as the Erlenmeyer Vacuum Flask shaker and pouring lid ($69.99).
2. Math Glasses:
Only mathematicians need apply. These sweet glasses come as a set of 4, and are riddled with nerdy math references and constants for all skill levels ($38.00).
3. Radioactive Elements Light-Up Coasters:
These Radioactive Elements Coasters from ThinkGeek might be one of the coolest things I've seen in a while. Representing the following elements: Radium-226 (Red), Plutonium-244 (Blue), Uranium-238 (Green), Thorium-232 (Orange), the coasters actually light up when you put a drink on them ($19.99).
4. Molecular Flutes:
Celebrate with your nerdy beloved with this pair of Molecular flutes, etched with the atomic structures of Oxytocin and Vasopressin (two of the key "love" chemicals) ($30.00).
5. The Vortex Cocktail Mixer:
You had me at "alcohol tornado." Because shaking your drinks to mix them is for cavemen ($14.00).
6. "Gene Rocks" Glass:
The genetically-inclined will recognize that each of these 11-ounce glasses is etched with the entire genetic code for ADH1A, or Alcohol Dehydrogenase. For the rest of us, that's the enzyme that allows us to metabolize alcohol ($12.50).
7. Lego Shot Glasses:
No nerd-cave is complete without a LEGO presence. Enter: the Lego shot glass, so you can combine two of the world's greatest pleasures: drinking and building stuff. Get 'em while they're hot, these sets of 4 shot glasses are currently on super-sale ($4.99).
8. Beaker Wine Glass:
For the classy, nontraditional nerd: these awesome 300 mL beaker wine glasses are the perfect accessory for conducting your drunk-speriments ($24.99)
9. Petri Dish Coasters:
Only for the most "cultured," these 4 handmade petri-dish coasters are pretty much the only time you want slime molds and bacteria anywhere near your drink ($20.00).
10. Klein Bottle Decanter:
One part mathematical mystery to two parts awesome, these Klein Bottle decanters are the best way to add a little Möbius to your mojito. These zero-volume, one-sided, non-orientable bottles only get more confusing the more you drink from them ($46.00).
11. The Ctrl+ O Bottle Opener:
Now, opening a brew is as easy as opening a new tab in your browser. ($16.00)
12. Chemist's Cocktail Kit:
Practice alcohol-chemistry (which is apparently *not* the same as alchemy, who knew?) on-the-go with this Chemist's cocktail set. Each set comes with: a graduated Erlenmeyer flask decanter (500 ml/17 oz.), 6 graduated test tubes (50 ml/1.7 oz.), a glass stirring rod, a stainless steel shaker with strainer (320 ml/10.8 oz.), and a powder-coated steel rack ($29.99).
13. Ctrl+Alt+Del Cupset:
When you're ready to "force quit" your workday, now you can enjoy a beverage from these awesome giant Control-Alt-Delete key cups ($7.99).
14. Brain Specimen Slide Coasters:
Biologists rejoice! This set of 10 glass brain specimen slide coasters is perfect for when you've got drinking on your mind. Plus when you stack them, it totally looks like an eerie 3-D floating brain ($19.99).
15. Rubik's Cube Mini Fridge:
Now you can keep your favorite drinks cold by sticking them inside a giant Rubik's cube, what's not to love about that? Though, let's be honest, we all want this-- but it'll always drive us nuts to know that we'll never be able to solve it ($104.99).
16. Solid Steel Pi Bottle Opener:
Get those beers open in 3.14 seconds flat ($14.99).
17. Critical Hit d20 Ice Mold:
For the discriminating dungeon-master, these d20 ice molds will consistently cast a Level 4 Cooling Spell on your favorite drinks ($11.99).
18. The Sonic Foamer
It's sort of like a sonic screwdriver, but for beer. The sonic foamer uses sound waves to create bubbles in your favorite brew, thus reviving the lost foam head. And the best part? You can use it on the same glass of beer over and over again, making every sip just as crisp and refreshing as if it had been freshly poured. ($29.99)
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