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40 Innovations in Cocktail Culture

From Carnivorous Concoctions to Alcohol-Infused Air

— July 16, 2009 — Lifestyle
Mixed alcoholic drinks may have started at the bar, but they’ve since exploded into a full-blown cocktail culture. From cute cocktail dresses to avant-garde alcohol-infused air, these innovations prove that there’s far more to drinking than just a well-mixed flight of liquor.

Check out these and more innovations in cocktail culture below.

Implications - The return of retro culture caused a simultaneous revival in classic cocktails. Modern mixology evolved as bartenders increasingly tried to modify classic cocktails to please contemporary palates. Under their collective creative direction, signature cocktails such as the Martini and Manhattan gave way to new-age alcoholic concoctions like the Cosmopolitan and mixes made with unusual niche liquor infusions.
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Cheesy Drink Accessories
Cheesy Drink Accessories
“Don't Move My Cheese” Prevents Cocktail Party Mix-Ups
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Portable Cocktail Makers
Portable Cocktail Makers
Coleman's New Rechargeable Blender Makes for Easy Drinking
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38
Ethel's Chocolate Cocktail Lounge Collection
Ethel's Chocolate Cocktail Lounge Collection
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Chicken-Infused Cocktails
Chicken-Infused Cocktails
The McNuggetini Blends Dinner for Your Dessert Drink
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36
Outrageously Fun Ornaments
Outrageously Fun Ornaments
Angela Moore Cocktail Collection
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35
Cocktail Party Cheat Sheets
Cocktail Party Cheat Sheets
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34
Sexy Cocktail Comebacks
Sexy Cocktail Comebacks
Savvy Bartenders Bring Back Fancy Drinks For Summer
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33
Cross-Cultural Cocktails
Cross-Cultural Cocktails
The 'Absinthe-Minded Professor' Blends Bohemian Spice with Tahitian Nice
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32
Digit Dishes
Digit Dishes
Finger Plates are Great for Finger Food
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31
Stock Market Cocktail Bar
Stock Market Cocktail Bar
Drinks Named After Russian Stocks on London Exchange
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30
Bartending Gimmicks
Bartending Gimmicks
The FlipTop Cocktail Shaker Makes It Shaken Not Stirred
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29
Olay Age Defying Cocktail
Olay Age Defying Cocktail
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28
Home Cocktail Factories
Home Cocktail Factories
The Chugulug
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Portable Cocktail Makers
Portable Cocktail Makers
The Margarator
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26
People as Cocktail Glasses
People as Cocktail Glasses
Bugsy's Bar 'Living Cocktails' Ads
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25
Twist Cocktail Shaker
Twist Cocktail Shaker
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Teapot Cocktails
Teapot Cocktails
High Tea Lounge at the Loft in Sydney
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23
Black Crush Cocktail At Bellagio Las Vegas
Black Crush Cocktail At Bellagio Las Vegas
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22
Nomadic Barvertising
Nomadic Barvertising
Baileys Traveling Bar is a Sanctuary of Color and Cocktails
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21
Alcohol Tornadoes
Alcohol Tornadoes
The Vortex Portable Cocktail Mixers Make Bartending Sexy
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20
Fashion Bubbly
Fashion Bubbly
Tony Conigliaro Creates 'Cocktail No. 5' Chanel Champagne
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19
Mobile Cocktail Bar
Mobile Cocktail Bar
Alpina for Pool Parties
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18
Moustache Drink Identifiers
Moustache Drink Identifiers
‘Pop's ‘Stache' Prevents Cocktail Confusion
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17
Carnivorous Cocktails
Carnivorous Cocktails
Bacon-Flavored Vodka Sales Soar in Alcohol Market
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Wearable Cocktail Glasses
Wearable Cocktail Glasses
Brilliant by Frida Jeppsson
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15
Yo Yo Cocktail Shaker
Yo Yo Cocktail Shaker
Shaken, Stirred or Bounced?
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14
Collecting Drink Decor
Collecting Drink Decor
Cocktails Stir Sticks Are Hot With Party Hungry Collectors
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13
Cocktail Shorts
Cocktail Shorts
The New Skirt?
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Eggplant Cocktail Dresses
Eggplant Cocktail Dresses
Drew Barrymore Rocks the Retro Look Right With Nina Ricci
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11
Calorie-Packed Cocktails
Calorie-Packed Cocktails
10 Alcoholic Drinks to Avoid
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10
Alcoholic Architecture
Alcoholic Architecture
Bompas & Parr Creates Breathable Cocktails in Pop-Up Bar
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9
High Class Hangovers
High Class Hangovers
World's Most Expensive Cocktails
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8
Gold Flakes Martini
Gold Flakes Martini
24 Karat Cocktail (Follow-Up)
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7
Flashy Little Dresses -  Tassles, Heavy Metal and Cocktail Colors from David Koma
Flashy Little Dresses -  Tassles, Heavy Metal and Cocktail Colors from David Koma
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36 Inch Cocktail Glass
36 Inch Cocktail Glass
Giant Martini Glass Chiller
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5
$8 Ice Cubes
$8 Ice Cubes
Glace Ice Co. Luxury Cocktail Cooling Spheres
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$71,000 "Flawless" Cocktail
$71,000 "Flawless" Cocktail
Drinking Diamonds at Movida, London
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3
Cocktail Clocks
Cocktail Clocks
This Eco Timepiece Runs on Citrus and Salt, Like a Margarita
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2
Microscopic Alcohol Art
Microscopic Alcohol Art
Molecular Expressions: The Cocktail Collection
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Alcoholic Adornments
Alcoholic Adornments
Piaget Gives Flavor to Jewelry With Cocktail Rings
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