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:
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!
for more great drinking accessories from Gadget Inspector!
The 2015 UK general election is mere weeks away, and the whole country seems to be getting terribly excited about it. Candidates are hitting the campaign trail, journalists are placing their bets, and everybody is tweeting like Kanye West just interrupted yet another acceptance speech.
However, we appreciate that not everybody can muster that level of excitement for politics. If a night in with David Dimbleby and Nick Robinson doesn't sound particularly thrilling to you, we've got the perfect solution: alcohol!
Yessir, there's nothing like a drink or five to make the election night go by that little bit faster. We've even got colour-coded drinking accessories for each of the five big parties - it's time to pick your side and support them by getting squiffy!
These bright red cups (which you may recognise from American Pie and countless other teen movies) are the perfect match for Ed Miliband's party. Of course, if your loyalties lay slightly further to the right, you may prefer...
...the royal blue version! Ideal for cheering David Cameron back into No. 10 while you get sloshed.
Given the losses that experts have forecast for the Lib Dems come election day, Nick Clegg and his followers may well need something slightly stronger than beer when the results are finally announced. Jagermeister might do the trick, and this lovely yellow cup is exactly the right colour for LD supporters. If you live north of the border, it also works for the SNP.
Given Nigel Farage's fondness for being photographed with a beer in his hand, we're slightly surprised that we haven't yet seen him chugging a proper British ale through one of these beer bongs yet. It's even the right colours for UKIP.
Not a UKIP fan? Fear not - here's a beer bong that's slightly more suitable for left-wing drinkers! The Green manifesto is pretty tough on waste, mind, so make sure you don't spill any.
Of course, if you're more interested in the other
kind of party, there are plenty of other apolitical items in our Party Essentials
section. Happy drinking!
It's Thursday afternoon, which can only mean one thing: it's almost the weekend! Rest assured that we're already making plans for our 48 hours of freedom here at Gadget Inspector; if your Saturday night is still a blank slate, we'd highly recommend a few rounds of Twist Pong
Oh, you don't know what Twist Pong is? Here's a quick primer, courtesy of YouTuber Fhat Sam:
As the man said, Twist Pong is exactly what it sounds like: beer pong with a twist! Every time your opponent gets his/her ball in one of your cups, you have to spin the spinner and do as it says - this could mean drinking two cups instead of one, or performing a crazy trick shot, or even swapping sides with your rival!
Twist Pong is just one of the super-cool beer pong games we have here at Gadget Inspector. If all that spinning makes you feel a bit dizzy, why not try one of the others instead?