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20 Gifts for the Cocktail Lover
December 12, 2013
DIY types can choose from orange, cherry vanilla, habanero, or “naked” (which is customizable) with this Make Your Own Bitters kit, $48 at
We love the vintage-inspired look of this porcelain tray (just the right size for garnishes). Cognac tray, $30 at
True cocktail geeks will love this science-y approach to alcohol.
The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World’s Great Drinks
by Amy Stewart, $12.77 at
This textured glass decanter lends a vintage vibe to the bar. Quilted crystalline decanter, $68 at
There is no cooler bottle opener than this polished brass crescent one, dreamed up by Japanese designer Oji Masanori. $40 at
Let ’em get in on molecular mixology with this chemistry-cum-bar kit, which comes in mojito, margarita, cosmopolitan, and general cocktail versions. Molecular mixology kit, $29 at
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More unexpected than St. Germain, this elderflower cordial comes from the UK’s Belvoir Fruit Farms. $15 at
A modern, sculptural approach to the champagne flute—courtesy of MoMA, of course. Inside Out glasses, $70 for two at
Prefer a hands-on approach? Give a gift card for craft bartending classes at speakeasy-style mixology bar Columbia Room. $65 at
Perhaps your cocktail lover also has a thing for wine. Threshold six-bottle wine rack, $24.99 at
The perfect book for the amateur mixologist.
The Curious Bartender: The Artistry and Alchemy of Creating the Perfect Cocktail
by Tristan Stephenson, $20.66 at
Small-batch and hand-crafted, this concentrated tonic syrup is a million times better than the pre-mixed fizzy stuff. Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. tonic, $18 at
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This golden bartending basic looks über-luxe, but won’t break the bank. Beacon jigger, $6 at
Ready for a splurge? This limited-edition cocktail set from the Coach + Billy Reid collab is the ultimate in drinking luxe, with lots o’ leather and hand-blown glass flasks. $600 at
A honeycomb texture adds interest to these mirrored silver and gold shakers. Cocktail shaker, $24.95 at
Patterned paper straws: small investment, big payoff. Kikkerland straws, $7.95 at
Gorgeous packaging, plus an on-message scent. Voluspa candle in Crisp Champagne, $16 at
This gold wine stopper adds a touch of personalized glam to their stash. Gold monogram wine stopper, $24 at
The basic decanter goes modern-luxe. Edgar Brass globe decanter with cube stopper, $188 at
CB2 claims this stainless steel pitcher is for water—but it’d look sleek on a bar, too. $29.95 at
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