Review: Sliz Cups

This is the first and likely the last review of a plastic cup to appear on Drinkhacker, for reasons that should already be obvious.

The idea behind the vessel is, in the company’s words: “Sliz cups are a new drinking product designed to eliminate the cringe between taking the shot and reaching for the chaser.”

In practice, the Sliz cup is a plastic martini glass with a straw attached via the stem. Here is how it is meant to be used: Booze goes in first, and a chaser goes in second. When you drink the concoction, you get all the booze first, via the straw, then the chaser immediately follows. The idea is that you get no delay between the two, making it easier to suck down that shot — as long as you don’t stop in the middle of your sip.

This is, as promised, an “easy” way to do shots, but it suffers from a couple of obvious flaws: The most obvious one is that there is simply no dignity in drinking this way. If you are over the age of 21 and are not in a sorority, there’s really no excuse for using a Sliz. It is, in essence, a beer bong for hard alcohol. Not exactly “discriminating,” no. (Plus I have no idea how you wash the thing.)

That said, it does seem to work as advertised: If you can’t handle the two-second delay between, say, downing a tequila shot and sucking on a lime, well, this is one way to put them together in one incredibly goofy package. Or, I guess you could just have a margarita.

$20 for three glasses / sliz.com


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5 Responses to Review: Sliz Cups

  1. This has to be one of the worst drink-related gimmicks I’ve ever seen. What I’m equally confused/disturbed about is the website’s claim that “Sliz is a new an innovative way to consume liquor – without ever tasting it”. Damn kids nowadays, always wanting immediate results without having to endure a little discomfort. :P Never mind the implication that liquor is never consumed for its taste. Geez.

  2. College kids these days are morons (never mind that I’m in college) who believe that bottle service at clubs is awesome and Grey Goose is the best drink that has ever existed. The concept of taste in alcohol rarely factors into their purchasing decisions so much as what is currently popular. I must say that although this gimmick is really stupid, it still gave me a chuckle. I would maybe be willing to try using these with something like a margarita, but not a shot. Hell, I don’t do shots as it is.

  3. No offense (though that statement is really just a polite way to be rude)…have these Sliz Cups drinkers no shame?

    Now I have one more addition to my list of things that ladies and gentlemen do not do. They do not drink from Sliz Cups.

  4. Haha kids from my school started this – I can see why your typical drinkhaker follower might not like the idea. They are really fun to party with though and the girls at my college go apeshit for them.

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