Alacran-Tequila

They say not to judge a book by its cover, but it’s so damn hard not to. Take Alacran Tequila. The bottle just looks beautiful. If we came across it while looking for something to imbibe, we’d give the 100% blue agave tequila a shot. The matte black bottle would look killer lined up on your home bar with some other goodies. Made in Jalisco, Mexico, even the typeface on the back with the description is sharp. If it tastes half as good as it looks, you’re in for a good night of drinking. Just make sure you save the bottle.

Laguiole-Oyster-Knife-IF2

While you can go all MacGyver and shuck oysters with a screwdriver or other household tool, we highly recommend you invest in a good oyster knife. Why? Well, for starters, it’s safer. The best oyster doesn’t taste so hot when you’ve got something sharp stuck in your palm. Secondly, it makes the process easier and a bit more refined. Laguiole is an iconic name in knife making and the French brand has you covered when it comes to shucking thanks to the Laguiole Oyster Knife. Made of 420 stainless steel and complete with a wood handle, the Oyster Knife measures 6 ¼” and makes easy work of even the toughest shell. You just need to supply the cocktail sauce.