Wine around the world by Kate Agarwal

The very clever Kate Agarwal combines graphic imagery with her favorite travel pics in this unique set.

CM: This is a really great idea! Was it a fun process, designing your coasters?

KA: The actual process of making the coasters was fun because I knew from the beginning I wanted to use photos from our travels. I liked the idea of having them as a conversation piece about where we’ve been and our favorite places.

CM: What's the compass graphic about?

KA: The idea behind the wine bottle+compass is combining two of my favorite things: traveling and drinking! I chose four photos taken from trips in four different locations. More specifically, these photos were taken: north (Napa), south (Vegas), east (Paris) and west (Tokyo) of where we are in San Francisco. Once I realized how many of our travel photos include drinks, I knew I wanted to play off of that in the compass illustration.

Got an image you'd like to immortalize… on coasters? Go on, start a set!

A Coasterican Cocktail

With Coasterica currently located in tropical climes, we figured it'd only be proper for us to come up with a few tasty rum based concoctions for relaxing after work. When in Rome, right?

One combination we keep coming back to looks like this:

Coastermatic + Kraken rum

Here's the recipe:

  • 2 parts POG (passion, orange, guava juice)
  • 1 part your favorite rum
  • Top up with San Pellegrino or other sparkling water
  • Garnish with a lime

We just discovered The Kraken, so that's our go to rum for the moment. If you don't have POG where you live, make your own, or see if you can find some guava or mango juice to use instead. Enjoy!


Want a set of those Manhattan From Brooklyn coasters to sit beneath your tasty rum drinks too? You can get them here.


Whether you lean more towards a traditional glass, or like to mix it up with a few extra flavors, nothing makes a summer day sweeter than a fresh glass of lemonade.

Today On Coastermatic, we bring you a few lemonade recipes to get you ready for the weekend.

Homemade Lemonade by Ree, The Pioneer Woman



Watermelon Mint Lemonade by Alice Currah 

Watermelon Lemonade


Basil Lemonade by Jess Simpson

Basil Lemonade


Need something to rest that sweaty glass on?
Why not make a set of coasters!