The holidays are approaching quickly and if you have a cocktail lover or home bartender on your shopping list, I've got you covered. I'm rounding up some of my favorite gift ideas for cocktail lovers including unique barware, virtual mixology classes, and even a cocktail making machine that will do all the work. Enjoy this gift guide and cheers to making bar quality cocktails at home!
A set of cocktail sticks
that dials up the fun
Is a cocktail without a little flair even a cocktail?
Gift your favorite home bartender with fun and unique cocktail sticks. The patent pending design on these Swizzly Sticks™ provides bartenders with new ways to place garnish - on regular cocktail glasses AND for the first time ever, on canned drinks. With tons of seasonal designs and classics that are fun all-year round, these are the perfect addition to any home bar cart.
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Personalized canned cocktail
insulated holder from Yeti
Did you know you can personalize a Yeti? Me neither!
Adding that little extra customization makes gifting a Yeti perfect for cocktail lovers. Bonus points if you pick up a can koozie for the canned cocktail lover in your life. The Yeti can insulators come in sizes for both standard cans and slim cans.
Or go for a wine tumbler or mug. Either way, when you order it directly from their site you can pick from *all* the colors.
A totally unique way
to make drinks at home
Three words. Infused. Ice. Cubes.
This super unique take on making drinks lets you get all the flavor of a sophisticated cocktail without having to have all of the ingredients on hand.
Just freeze, pop out of the package, drop into your favorite liquor or mixer, and sip in style. Each variety is crafted to complement cocktails with artisanal pairings of botanicals and flavors, like blood orange with a ginger Old Fashioned. Shake them up with liquor and mixers for a quick cocktail, or let liquor slowly dissolve the cubes for a refined drink on the rocks.
A boozy canned cocktail
You know I'm all about easy cocktailing around here and canned cocktails are perfect for that! This cocktail lover advent calendar has a top notch lineup of 12 canned cocktails, each hidden behind a secret door. Light and refreshing vodka spritzers to fruity rum punch, this assortment includes a winning variety of ready to drink cocktails delivered directly to your doorstep - no bartender necessary! This boozy assortment includes cocktails from premier brands like Hornitos, Ketel One, Bacardi, Absolut and more. Cheers to 12 days of canned cocktails.
A simple syrup cocktail
master class for home bartenders
Gift your favorite cocktail enthusiast a live virtual class with one of Brooklyn's best bartenders complete with a set of simple syrups to use during the class.
They will spend 90 minutes with Amy K learning how to make three craft cocktails using the included flavored simple syrup set. The class will go over making Cucumber Chili Margaritas, Cherry Almond Manhattans, and Grapefruit Basil Vodka Gimlets. Maybe your gift recipient will even ask you to be the taste tester. Talk about a win-win!
Funny alcohol themed
kitchen tea towel
If the cocktail lover in your life also loves puns, then these tea towels are a winner. With designs for gin, rum, whiskey, and tequila lovers these kitchen towels are a great addition to home bars and bar carts. Pick up one or create a custom set for a personalized gift. Sayings include: Keep Your Gin Up, Whiskey Business, Rum Away With Me, I Draw The Lime At Tequila, and I Have Mixed Drinks About Feelings.
For the experimental
First, fill a glass with your favorite boozy drink. Next, place the hand-carved white oak design on top, add the included smoking chips (which are made from a blend of teas, woods and spices) to the mesh cup inside, apply a flame and voila: a complex, smoke-infused spirit sure to impress even the most discerning cocktail enthusiast. The process is entertaining and easy to master which makes it perfect for home bartenders that love to show off their skills.
Bar quality syrups & juices
for home mixologists
They'll be able to create their own recipes, invent new cocktails like a pro, and seriously impress friends and family! This set of 8 Cheeky bottles is perfect for the adventurous drinkster who likes a variety of cocktails.
A fancy smoked cocktails
online class + smoking cloche
A cocktail making machine
that does all the work
This is the perfect gift for everyone who loves a good cocktail but doesn't want to put in the work of becoming a master mixologist just to have good quality cocktails at home.
Meet the Drinkworks Home Bar® Pro. It prepares cocktails by dispenses the right amounts of spirits, water, carbonation and other ingredients simultaneously, and mixing them in the glass. Just like any professional bartender, the Home Bar knows how each drink is meant to be made. The Home Bar recognizes each Pod to calibrate precisely how much water and/or carbonation is needed. It's like having a personal cocktail making robot which might make it the coolest gift on this list.
I hope this gift guide has been helpful! I'll be adding more cocktail gift ideas all the time so check back next time you are shopping for your favorite home mixologist. And don't miss our other gift ideas for cocktail lovers here:
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