Whether you are buying for a friend or yourself, there is a wide variety of cocktail-associated gift ideas out there.
These are a few more that we’ve come across that we think are worth a mention.
a. Kruk Garage Leather Apron
Our one-piece, full-length bartender apron adds a touch of class to any drinks establishment. Easy to put on and take off, this apron is made of saddle leather that has been specially treated with wax to bring out its natural lustre, as well as achieve a unique, antique appearance over time.The apron comes with wide and narrow pockets and is held up by leather straps that cross at the back while a buckled waist strap fastens behind. All straps are adjustable to provide a closer and more comfortable fit for the wearer. Available in two sizes, according to height
b. Stag Olive Picks & Holder
If you’re looking for a present for the Martini drinker who has everything, then the Culinary Concepts’ Stag Olive Picks & Holder would be the obvious choice. With a certain highland flare, the picks (and their stag-bust-shaped holder) are the perfect addition to the bar cart. Handcrafted from aluminium, these picks will most definitely bring that certain elegance to any festive gathering. Each of the six picks features an antler motif that looks just as much at home across your finest Martini glass as they do in the matching holder.
c. Tovolo Holiday Ornament Ice Mold
Tovolo’s ice molds make a great gift for anyone on your list and help to elevate ordinary beverages into extraordinary ones. The ultra-slow melting craft ice shapes melt slower than smaller versions or regular ice cubes, keeping drinks cool for longer without watering them down. The flexible silicone ice mold lids make it easy to open the mold and remove the ice spheres from the tray every time. Made from durable, food-grade materials that are BPA-free and dishwasher-safe, these ice molds are an ideal addition to every household.
d. Fever-Tree Advent Calendar
Discover the ultimate gin & tonic advent calendar and countdown to this festive season with Fever-Tree. Containing 12 perfectly paired gin & tonics from classic to fruity to floral, there really is something for everyone. With Premium Indian Tonic Water, Mediterranean Tonic Water, Clementine Tonic Water, Elderflower Tonic Water and Aromatic Tonic Water, as well as a selection of single-serve premium gins, including Warner’s Raspberry Gin, Hendricks Gin, Haymans of London Sloe Gin, Edinburgh Gin Christmas Gin, Chase Pink Grapefruit & Pomelo Gin and Slingsby Rhubarb Gin.
e. Fieldbar Coolers
There was a time when they did outdoor adventure with style – using products that were elegant, durable and portable, and made by people who took pride in their work. Well, it seems that the guys at Fieldbar & Co are a little nostalgic for this era, so the company have used modern materials to build the elegant kind of outdoor products they would have made 60 years ago. Made in and inspired by Cape Town, South Africa, these vintage coolers are now available in the UK through the brand’s UK website.
f. Cure – New Orleans Drinks And How To Mix ‘Em
New Orleans is known for its spirit(s)-driven festivities. Neal Bodenheimer and coauthor Emily Timberlake tell the city’s story through 100 cocktails, each chosen to represent New Orleans’ past, present, and future. A love letter to New Orleans and the cast of characters that have had a hand in making the city so singular, Cure: New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix ‘Em features interviews with local figures such as Ian Neville, musician and New Orleans funk royalty, plus a few tips on how to survive your first Mardi Gras.
g. Cocktailpunk Morning Grapefruit Cocktail Bitters
The guys at Boulder Spirits have thought of everything with the brand’s Cocktailpunk Morning Grapefruit Cocktail Bitters. While not all of us have a cocktail first thing in the morning, these bitters will add that zesty morning grapefruit flavour to any drink. With a pronounced aromatic backbone and a touch of juniper, these bitters will add a crisp and thoughtful intro to the cocktail hour when the day turns into night. So why not channel the morning person in all of us while getting your palette ready for the night ahead?
h. Sipsmith Gin Crackers
Whether given as a gift, taken to a dinner party, or featured as your Christmas centrepiece on the big day, Sipsmith’s Gin Crackers are sure to bring a smile to your juniper-loving guests’ faces. Whilst these crackers might not ‘bang’ (we wouldn’t want any gin to end up on the floor!), they twist open to reveal a miniature Sipsmith Gin and juniper-inspired joke written by the Sipsmith Team. Each set includes 4x crackers as pictured, including 1x 5cl London Dry Gin, 1x 5cl Zesty Orange Gin, 1x 5cl Lemon Drizzle Gin and 1x Sloe Gin, with a ginny joke in each cracker.
i. Ginologist Christmas Snow Globe Gin
Capture the spirit of Christmas with a Snow Globe you can drink. ‘Tis the season – shake it and watch as the snow swirls inside. Turn on the light underneath for added wander. With distinctive glazed berry aromas, the Gin leads with warm spiced notes that last throughout the whole drink. This is supplemented by the sweet berries and hints of rich vanilla to really give off that Christmas pudding flavour. It is a unique combination of flavours that lingers on the tongue and has a new surprise around every corner.
j. Jose Cuervo Reserva de La Familia Tequila, Extra Anejo
Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia was a family secret only shared with the closest of friends, now available to connoisseurs. Created as an aromatic symphony that tells the story of the unique Mexican territory with each tasting. The story of this spectacular liqueur begins ten years before its bottling with the planting of blue agave in the best volcanic soils of the region. Only the best plants, which have reached an age of 10-12 years, are hand-selected to create the foundation for what will become the sublime elixir.
k. Robb Report X Nosotros Tequila Nightcap
Nosotros and the Robb Report have joined forces to create a kit that provides everything you need for a nightcap. Included in the kit is a bottle of Nosotros Madera, aged for 21 months, in white-oak barrels to bring out the depth and intensity of the wood. Considering it is best paired with dark chocolate to highlight the notes of dried fruit, nuts, butterscotch and the balanced cinnamon toffee finish, the kit also includes a 2oz bar of Chocolate Naive Rough-Ground Rustic Dark Chocolate 75%. And finally, the kit also has 2 x 8 oz lowball crystal clear glasses that will elevate any drink.