Tools of the (Booze) Trade

What do people do during economic depressions?  They get depressed and turn to depressants.  Might as well do it up in style.  Your 401(k)-less lady struggling with her cork? Pop out this puppy and give the gal a hand.  (Old Asprey pocket knife, $99)

Through all that Hard Knock Life business, the most memorable part of Annie (for me) was Miss Hannigan's tub full of moonshine.  Measure out your hooch in this double-sided jigger. (1930s Napier double sided jigger, $15)

If you can still afford bourbon, throw your ice in here and crush the bajeezus out of it.  Stress relief -- AND nice for dilution-friendly cocktails, like juleps.  (Vintage Ice-O-Mat, $5).


  1. I just found some beautiful old pocket knives for $15 bucks at Port Manteau on grand st. Great minds think alike!

  2. that pocket knife is gorgeous. love the vintage ice-o-mat : )

  3. Erica says:

    Looks like I'll be whipping up an Algonquin tonight...

  4. If you're going to take the edge off, might as well do it in style.

  5. great blog. love the way you put things together...

  6. We bought an awesome vintage ice crusher at a flea market run out of an old bus (a la Into the Wild). I can attest: the bourbon tastes better.