This App Will Get You Drunk
Raise your glass — like, right now. We’ve found a new friend for those boozy bottles on your bar cart! It’s an interactive cocktail mixology system, called Perfect Drink. This drinking tech is a two-parter. Firstly, there’s a free app, available for iOS and Android. Secondly, there’s Brookstone’s Perfect Drink Scale. It’s $70 and comes with a shaker, spouts and a phone/tablet stand. The scale plugs into your mobile device and works in conjunction with the app so you can create no-fail cocktails in no time flat. What does all of these mean? The hottest new watering hole in town is now your living room.
Just set a glass, shaker or punch bowl on the smart scale, pull up a drink recipe and the app will take you step-by-step through the mixology process. It’ll measure each component in a virtual glass while you do it in real time, telling you the ingredients you need, when to stop pouring and how to fix your cocktail if you’ve accidentally over-poured an ingredient. It’s much more detailed than most recipe books and other apps, so you’ll always find tips and resources with each recipe to help you hone your craft like a pro.
The drink library is extensive (and continues to grow), but you can also enter your own recipes and make notes as you experiment. If you’re having a party, you can bookmark your signature drinks so they’re easy to access when your guests arrive. Build-your-own drink stations will never be the same.
Our favorite feature of all might be the Cabinet, which is your personal virtual stocked bar. Perfect Drink will come up with creative recipes using only what you have on hand to help you make the most out of your booze. Our liquor cabinet is currently populated only by a liter of pisco, some ginger bitters, white wine, a bottle of Bloody Mary mix and several tiny bourbons lifted from a mini bar (hey, we like to keep it interesting). We’re anxious to see if Perfect Drink is stumped by our weird hooch stash or if it magically comes up with our new favorite drink.
And now, a clip! Anybody know how to make the video’s signature cocktail, “Paul Bunyan’s Backwash?”
What’s the strangest resident of your liquor cabinet? Spill it in the comments!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!