Blue Blood Playing Cards

Everyone needs at least one quality deck of playing cards. Once you start drinking things that don’t come in Vortex bottles when you play poker you need to step up your card preferences too. The Bicycle two-pack is fine in a pinch, or for a bit of nostalgia, but there are way better looking conversation pieces that come in 52 card packs. Chicago design studio Uusi’s Blue Blood Playing Cards aren’t just gorgeously illustrated and functional, they have a story. They’re going to eventually be printed by the US Playing Card Company on Bicycle-grade stock with magic finish, so they’ll feel similar but with a brand new paint job. What you’re really getting then is 52 different pieces of artwork for $0.22 each that you can also play with. And we though art collecting would never be fun.

Pappy-Van-Winkle-Hot-Sauce

Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.