Or at least this is what they will try to sell you …
Amazon Launchpad is a platform for startups which help them launch innovative products. The platform was presented in the year 2015 and since then we were introduced to over 3000 new products. You are wondering is there any cocktail-related products? I did this research for you and bellow you will find the products Amazon launched. Are they innovative? Will they make your cocktails better? Easier? You be the judge.
Most popular and one of many solutions for ice cubes. This time for big crystal clear sphere ice balls. Mold has a beautiful design made from BPA-free plastic, FDA approved food-grade silicone and EPE foam. At the same time, you will make up to 4 big ice spheres which according to reviews come out perfectly clear and without bubbles 99% of the time.
Mold is build to make the water freeze from the top down. We already write about this technique in our blog post about How to Make Clear Ice Cubes. Everything sounds perfect, right? So where is the catch? In cases like that the most common reason would be the prices and this case is no different. This Mold will set you back for $120. It is on you to decide if it’s worth it.
As the manufacturers said this cooler is made for fun and built to last. It definitely covers first part with Bluetooth speakers, LED light in lid, built-in bottle opener and for me the most useful Ice-crushing blender.
However, a lot of customer reviews will disagree with built to last part. Some of them had leaking problems with the blender or it simply didn’t work which would be a deal breaker for me if I would even consider buying one. Another huge problem is the weight of the cooler. With almost 40lbs is not really the easiest cooler to carry around. That said, is still fun gadget for a cocktail party if we don’t take money into consideration.
That sounds interesting. I wonder how they implement innovations in classic cocktail bar set. After few scrolls on Amazon page, I sadly found out that they didn’t. It’s beautiful vintage set but it’s just that, classic cocktail bar set in the Amazon Launchpad with innovative products.
If the previous product was not innovative at all we can’t tell that to Drink PRO. Drink PRO is app combined with wireless scale. Choose from the cocktails in the app (or make your own) add empty glass on the scale and start pouring ingredients until your app says to stop.
If you follow the app instructions every cocktail will be perfect and always the same. With the affordable price of $69.99, it could be a nice addition for all cocktail beginners.
All around bottle opener made of ceramic tumbled, 304 stainless steel. A useful tool for every bartender.
What is so special or innovative in a simple glass? The team behind Mighty Mugs says that mug will not topple over if bumped into, but lifts up naturally when you go in for a sip. All that thanks to Smartgrip Technology which allows mug to resist falling. I will not lie, that could come really handy at the cocktail party.
I was expecting some more innovative cocktail related products. It was quite a challenge even to found enough of them for this post and even then only a few of them would actually help us in our cocktail game. Which products did you find most interested in? Are there any I missed which should be on the list? What kind of innovations would you want in the cocktail making?