Christmas is a time to eat, drink and be merry, so we thought we'd share some festive drinkspiration with you, to enjoy with friends at parties and get-togethers this year.
Cranberry Jelly Shots
All you'll need for this recipe is a pack of jelly mix, some cranberry juice and orange vodka.
Heat 2 1/4 cups of cranberry juice on the stove until it comes to the boil, then add in the jelly mix until dissolved. Add 3/4 cup of orange vodka before leaving them to set overnight. If you can't find the original ingredients, you could sub them to suit your needs, for example; using orange jelly and regular vodka. See the original recipe here.
This awesome 2 colour shot is made with 1 part grenadine syrup, 1 part green creme de menthe, and 1 part peppermint schnapps.
First add some grenadine so it fills 1/3 of your glass. Then, add equal parts of the creme de menthe, and then the peppermint schnapps. If you've done it right, it should produce a lovely layered, look. See the full recipe here
This one is pretty indulgent, so you'll need 1 litre of milk, 475ml of double cream, 12(yes you read that right) egg yolks, a tsp of vanilla extract, 475ml of whiskey, 12 egg whites, 200g of cater sugar and a pinch of ground nutmeg.
for full instructions on how to make this creamy Christmas cocktail.
Icy Holiday Margaritas
For this you'll need 1/2 cup of thawed frozen cranberry juice, 1/2 cup of tequila, 1/4 cup of orange liqueur, 3 tbsp of melon liqueur and 5 cups of ice cubes. If you're feeling creative, you can also add some decorative sugar and/or berries for extra flair.
Blend all ingredients but the ice cubes, then, with the blender running (carefully) add the ice cubes one at the time through the lid opening. Blend until slushy. For more details, click here
To give your drinks an additional impact, we also have some great glasses and drink accessories:
Childhood Christmases usually meant hours of playing board games with your family, whether that meant setting up the ones you'd just received that year, or getting out some old classics to relive the post-lunch slump.
At Gadget Inspector, we have loads of great game sets that would make awesome gifts for your friends and family this Christmas, putting a new spin on the group game sessions you knew so well growing up.
Mini Football Table Shots Game
This 'penalty shoot out' style shot game
is ideal for whipping out at parties and Christmas get-togethers with old school friends, allowing you to relive the embarrassing days of your childhood while getting suitably hammered. If you're as rubbish at table football now as you were in your youth club days, you may want to swallow your pride and quit while your ahead..
Tipsy Tower Drinking Game
We're sure there can't be many people who have failed to encounter the traditional version of this nervy, tower trashing game
at some point in their lives. The principal for this one remains the same, but now the looser will have to risk becoming more and more tipsy as they cause the tower to topple! Naturally, the game becomes more and more difficult each time a player is unsuccessful......
Bush Tucker Trial Challenge
If you've ever fancied becoming king or queen of the jungle, then this game could be the one for you, although it won't be easy to win! Complete with a selection of foods ranging from fairly pleasant to utterly disgusting, this set
will provide you with the closest thing to competing on 'I'm a Celebrity', from the comfort of your own home!
This classic American drinking game is great for getting all your friends involved in a night of boozy hilarity, and is sure to keep everyone entertained for the duration of your pre-drink session. Putting a unique spin on the original game, this kit
contains 'Party Forfeit' cards to make sure everyone joins in with then fun, regardless of weather or not they're the one taking aim!
BeanBoozled Spinner Game
Although this is probably the most 'child-friendly' game on our list, we think you'd be pretty harsh to inflict some of the nastiness contained in here on your younger family members.The game i
s pretty easy to understand, you just spin to see which colour bean you'll be consuming. Of course, letting you choose from the good and bad flavours would be far too easy, which is why each colour has a set of two flavours in the same hue. It could be peach, it could be vomit; you'll just have to wait and find out...
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It's the 1st of December! Who had the first choccy in their advent calender today? (You're never too old right?) Seeing as all of our Christmas parties are due to kick off very soon, we thought we would put together a little survival kit to guarantee you have the best night ever!
Drink in Style
At Gadget Inspector we have a huge range of drinking accessories
, which are perfect to give your party that added dose of boozy fun. These Bomber cups
are the most fast and efficient way to measure out your alcohol of choice, or create the ultimate 'bomb' mixer without the hassle of buying individual shot glasses. The best part is that they come in packs of 10
, as well as being sold individually
, making them ideal as both a party supply as well as a gift!
If you're looking for something a little more festive to add to the seasonal cheer, then these Christmas Spirit
drinking flasks are exactly what you're after. While they make a great serving solution for party shots, they also have a little loop for you to hang them just like a real bauble! Hide them somewhere on the tree as a reward for those who are quick enough to spot them, just make sure to watch out for the more clumsy guests!
Fun and Games
While you may be old enough to consume alcohol, it's undoubtedly a fact that Christmas turns us all into a bunch of big kids! With the range of drinking games we have available here at Gadget Inspector, you're sure to find something to add a fun twist to the evening's festivities, whether this is an alcohol fuelled card game or a beefed up version of beer pong!
The Secret Santa Gift
If you're going out with your work buddies to celebrate Christmas, it's more than likely that you'll also be taking part in a Secret Santa draw. While it may seem quite difficult at first to think of an item which fits the brief and budget, you're sure to find plenty of quirky and affordable gift ideas here!
Christmas parties are a great opportunity to take loads of funny and memorable photographs, so it's essential that you have some great accessories to make these even better! If you want to get some great group photos, why not pick up this Selfy Stick
to capture some awesome phone snaps? We also have a bunch of fun fancy dress props, for adding to all your outlandish poses! This crazy and slightly scary Basset Hound Mask
is just one of them!
The Recovery Solution
If you've had a really good time on your Christmas do, it's quite likely that you'll be feeling a little worse for ware the next day. Whether this is due to an over-consumption of alcohol or lack of sleep, it's a given that you'll want something cosy and comfortable to cuddle up in. Our Christmas Snug Rugs
are the perfect thing to keep you warm and toasty, while rekindling your festive spirit!
Freshers Week 2015 is here! It's a week where you will drink copious amounts of alcohol into the wee hours of the morning, trying to drink everyone under the table and then ending up dancing on that table! You'll probably wake up not knowing where you are, how you got there or what happened that night, but that's all part of the booze fuelled fun!
Of course, an epic freshers night out can't start without having a totally awesome pre-drinks party! But sometimes it's hard to think of ways to make the party epic. This is where we step in to help - we've listed our top 5 fresher essentials that will make your freshers week as epic as can be!
Beer pong is the daddy of all drinking games! It's been played at parties since the stone age! But this is no ordinary pong set. Twist Pong is a spinner game that puts a fun twist on the classic beer pong rules: for every cup you lose, you have to twist the spinner board of doom and do a forfeit! That forfeit could be anything from missing a go to switching sides with your opponent - anything can happen in Twist Pong!
Beer bongs have been popular since your parents were young, and for good reason - they can always be relied upon to liven up any party! The Ultimate Beer Bong is the perfect way to turn a few quiet drinks into an exciting challenge; just pour your drink into the funnel and attempt to drink it all in one go. You'll either become the legend of the party or get shamefully soaked, but either way, fun is guaranteed!
It's kind of difficult to play beer pong without a table. Sure, you could always use your dinning table but if you spill beer all over it, which is highly likely, that table is going to get really sticky. So why not get yourself a proper beer pong table instead? This Sunken Cup table is perfect for all your beer pong needs, and it even shows you where to put the cups!
Don't you just hate the long, tedious wait for your drink to dribble out of the bottle? It has angered many for centuries! Well, no longer! This brilliant Bottle Bong just fits onto the bottle like a glove and, by some strange black magic, it makes the liquid come out faster! Your drink will be gone in seconds...if you can handle it....
It ain't a party without jagerbombs, and these 'Bomber' Jagerbomb cups are perfect for them. The design is simple, yet effective: it's a cup inside of the cup, and the smaller cup is shaped like a cool rocket! Just add your Jager and energy drink and you're ready to go!
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Summer has arrived, which means that beer pong season is now officially OPEN! Obviously, The Best Drinking Game in the World™ is a great laugh no matter when you choose to play it, but it does feel particularly perfect when the sun's out and the barbecue's hot. Oh, and since the summer weather (hopefully) allows you to play outside, you won't have to worry about spilling beer all over the living room carpet.
We at Gadget Inspector reckon that this summer should be the Summer of Beer Pong, and we're certainly going to do all we can to make that dream a reality. If you want to get in on the fun and make this the best, booziest summer ever, here are five essential beer pong products that will help you to get started:
This party-friendly version of the game is a lifesaver when everyone wants to play beer pong at once!
If you're lucky enough to have your own swimming pool, this nifty inflatable table will allow you and your pals to play beer pong while you're in the water!
Short on funds? You can still play beer pong - this nothing-but-the-basics set is only £2.79!
Another interesting spin on the classic rules - anything could happen in a game of Twist Pong!
The original, the best, and everything you need for a good old-fashioned game of beer pong!