Really in this modern age, we are all spoiled for choice regarding gifts for the cocktail or spirit lover. No matter whether you are looking for actual liquid or some of the accessories that go with it, here are a few more ideas of what you can get that special barfly in your life.
A. Vanilla Bean Old Fashioned Candle
There is nothing better during the festive season than the smell of rich Vanilla and Bourbon. Created by LP Drinks, this delightful candle additionally has amazing warm undertones of Tonka Bean and whipped Cocoa and Citrus. The candles are created in the USA, are non toxic with 100% cotton wicks and provide an average burning time of 50-60 hours
For more information, go to lp-drinks.myshopify.com
B. Nio Cocktail Boxes
Beautifully packaged in square slimline pouches, the Nio Cocktail is the perfect gift for the cocktail fan in your life. The range consists of all the classics, including Margaritas and Manhattan, with some special festive editions available as well. The packsare available in three sizes (three, six or nine) with each cocktail flavoursome and easy to serve – simply rip and pour.
For more information, go to niococktails.co.uk
C. Negroni Art Print
There is no reason why your walls shouldn’t get a cocktail-orientated present this season as well. This Negroni Art Print comes in a variety of sizes and can be come framed or unframed. It is sunlight-resistant and printed on sustainable cotton mix, archival paper, using water-based, non-PVC, 100% non-hazardous, toxin-free & vegan friendly inks.
For more information, go to iamfy.co
D. Crafthouse By Fortessa Signature Collection Boston Shaker
If you are looking up-grade your Boston Shaker, then you can’t go past the sleep elegant line of the Crafthouse By Fortessa Boston Shaker. Designed by World Champion bartender, Charles Joly, for the aspiring home bartender and professional alike, the 11 inch shaker will add to definite sense of glamour to your cocktail cart this season and it’s dishwasher safe as well!
For more information, go to fortessa.com
E. Mirror Margarita
A crystal clear twist on the classic Margarita, the award-winning cocktail, Mirror Margarita is made with Patrón Silver Tequila for a clean, crisp and citrus laced base. When served it may look like a glass of water, the Mirror Margarita provides the perfect balance of sweet and sour notes, with grapefruit essences along with malic acid – a sour naturally produced by the agave plant itself – for a truly unique Margarita that is light, delicate.
For more information, go to mirrormargarita.com
F. Dundas x Grey Goose Martini Bag
Grey Goose Vodka has joined forces with fashion retailer Dundas to create the timeless and sleek Martini Bag. A perfect blend of functionality and aesthetic appeal, the Bag exemplifies Italian craftsmanship, from the detailed stitching to the dazzling crystal panels. A radiant ombré from majestic blue to a clear crystal color decorates the bag to evoke the natural spring water used in crafting Grey Goose vodka.
For more information, go to dundasworld.com
G. Cocktail Napkins from Dot & Army
Imbibe Magazine collaborated with Dot & Army on these limited-edition cocktail napkins—a perfect addition to any home bar. Exclusively sold by Imbibe, each set includes 4 x linen-blend napkins with an embroidered Negroni. Sized at 10″ x 10″, the napkins are handmade in the USA of a linen/rayon blend, yet if they are put on a gentle cycle, they can be machine washed in warm water. No ironing needed.
For more information, go to shop.imbibemagazine.com
H. Maker’s Mark Bourbon Chocolate
Maker’s Mark knows that you love bourbon, but they also suspected that you might be a little partial to chocolate as well. If you love chocolate and Maker’s Mark doesn’t just want you to drink the bourbon, they want you to eat it, too. Their 16oz box of Bourbon Chocolates features dark chocolate with a bourbon-infused centre. Contains 32 pieces.
For more information, go to makersmarkshop.com
I. Alessi Quadri Combo Jigger
Better than a fidget spinner, the Alessi Quadri Combo Jigger has all the jigger measurements you could need, all assembled around a nifty circular ring. As it is a European design, the stainless steel jigger handles 1,5cl, 3cl, 4cl, 6cl measurements. Giulio Iacchetti designed a tool that fuses organically with the fluid movements of the mixologist.
For more information, go to eu.alessi.com
J. Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Unforgotten
Master’s Keep Unforgotten, a high-proof variation of a harmonious blend of 13-year-old straight bourbon and 8- & 9-year-old rye whiskey, was inspired by a decade-old accidental mixing of young rye and mature bourbon at the Wild Turkey Distillery. Unforgotten not only makes for a must-have, limited-edition whiskey to add to your bar cart but also honours the history of American rye production through a bourbon lens.
For more information, go to wildturkeybourbon.com
K. Mason’s Of Yorkshire Chocolate Vodka
With its deep cocoa notes and a creamy finish, the Chocolate Vodka from Mason’s Of Yorkshire is the perfect tipple when you need a moment of pure chocolate indulgence. Expertly crafted, the roasted cocoa nibs produce a decadent, creamy, velvety vodka with an extra depth and richness of chocolatey flavour that’s the perfect tipple to sip and savour during the festive season.
For more information, go to masonsofyorkshire.com
L. Bittermilk Gingerbread Old Fashioned
Back for a limited time, just in time for the holidays, the mixer company Bittermilk has re-released its ultimate seasonal mixer, the Gingerbread Old Fashioned. Ideal to be used with aged spirits, like aged rum or whiskey, the mixer conveys flavours of gingerbread spice, sweet sorghum molasses and really everything nice, with a merry peppery finish.
For more information, go to shop.bittermilk.com