Whether you've waited till the last minute or you just want to make sure your gifts arrive on time, we've rounded up our favorite gift ideas for cocktail lovers that don't require shipping this holiday season. These no ship gift ideas for cocktail enthusiasts include virtual mixology classes, cocktail subscription boxes, and monthly whiskey club memberships. Cheers to this year's gifts not getting lost in the mail!
Virtual cocktail classes:
These live virtual classes from expert bartenders are the perfect gift idea for cocktail lovers - especially when you don't have time to ship them a gift. Each of these classes is taught live AND comes with a cocktail tool or set that takes the experience to the next level. It is one part physical gift and one part virtual experience. And don't worry if you don't know your gift recipients schedule, they can easily reschedule it for a time that works for them.
➣ Mixology Class + four Root 23 simple syrups
Spend 90 minutes with one of Brooklyn's most engaging mixologists, Amy K, and learn how to make three craft cocktails using included the Root 23 flavored simple syrup set. Amy K will teach them how to make Cucumber Chili Margaritas, Cherry Almond Manhattans, Grapefruit Basil Vodka Gimlets.
Gift this Mixology Class here >>
➣ Smokin' Spirits Smoked Cocktails + The Gourmet’s Smoking Cloche
In one hour, Brooklyn-based master mixologist Matt Levy will teach how to conjure up two hauntingly delicious smoky drinks—a shaken Mezcalrita and a stirred old-fashioned—with a dramatic assist from The Gourmet’s Smoking Cloche.
Gift this Smokin' Spirits Smoked Cocktails Class here >>
➣ Hot Cocktails 3 Ways + Warming coaster and mug set
In 90 minutes, mixologist Margaret Fitzgerald will teach how to craft a trio of seasonal specialties that expand your gift recipients winter drinks repertoire beyond the hot toddy. She’ll start with Mexican Horchata (think cinnamony rice pudding all grown up into a cocktail), move on to a spicy, warming Golden Nog, and finish with a lusciously creamy hot take on the White Russian. This class also comes with a warming coaster and mug set to keep the hot cocktails warm as they are enjoyed.
Gift this Hot Cocktails 3 Ways Class here >>
Cocktail box subscriptions:
Gifting a monthly cocktail box membership is the gift that keeps giving. Each month your gift recipient will receive brand new cocktails to try and they are sure to toast to you with each new cocktail.
➣ Shaker N Spoon
Gift a single monthly box, a full year membership, or something in between. These monthly cocktail boxes are perfect for anyone who is wanting to learn more about making cocktails at home. Each box includes all of the ingredients (other than the alcohol) for 12 cocktails (4 from each recipe). Everything they'll need—syrups, bitters, garnishes, mixers, citrus—is included; they'll just add the liquor.
Gift a Shaker N Spoon cocktail membership here>>
Haus is the traditional wine club model meets a customizable monthly subscription. This is a great option for cocktail lovers that want a little more control over what cocktails come in their monthly box. You can send them a virtual gift card and then let them select the cocktails they would like to receive.
Gift a Haus cocktail membership here >>
➣ Saloon Box
Saloon Box gives you the option of gifting a themed cocktail box, like their Classic Cocktails Kit, or you can gift a membership to their monthly cocktail boxes. Either way, your cocktail lover will get everything they need - alcohol included - to whip up some bar worthy cocktails at home.
Gift a Saloon Box cocktail membership here >>
➣ Curious Elixirs
For all the non-drinking cocktail lovers, Curious Elixirs is the perfect non-alcoholic cocktail box. Curious Elixirs are curiously complex booze-free cocktails infused with adaptogens to help you unwind. You can gift your non-drinker a monthly variety pack so they can enjoy booze free cocktails all year long.
Gift a Curious Elixirs alcohol cocktail membership here >>
Monthly Whiskey Club Membership:
If your cocktail lover is most in love with whiskey drinks, then a whiskey club membership might be the perfect gift. Each month they will get to try new whiskeys and learn more about their favorite liquor.
Flaviar's monthly whiskey club is perfect for newbies and experts alike because the gift recipient will get to choose the spirits they'd like to try. Plus they get access to hard to find bottles, virtual tasting classes, and discounts on anything the decide to pick up from Flaviar's online shop.
Gift a Flaviar monthly whiskey membership here >>
For the true whiskey aficionado, Caskers lets you gift your favorite whiskey lover with expertly curated selections of either American whiskey or whiskeys from around the world. Each month they will receive two full sized bottles of whiskey plus tasting notes and they never repeat bottles.
Gift a Caskers monthly whiskey membership here >>
I hope this cocktail lover gift guide has been helpful! I'll be adding more cocktail gift ideas that don't require shipping as I find more so make sure to check back. And don't miss our other gift ideas for cocktail lovers here:
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