20 Gifts for the Cocktail Lover

DIY types can choose from orange, cherry vanilla, habanero, or “naked” (which is customizable) with this Make Your Own Bitters kit, $48 at Food52.

We love the vintage-inspired look of this porcelain tray (just the right size for garnishes). Cognac tray, $30 at Jayson Home.

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 Amazon.

This textured glass decanter lends a vintage vibe to the bar. Quilted crystalline decanter, $68 at Anthropologie.

There is no cooler bottle opener than this polished brass crescent one, dreamed up by Japanese designer Oji Masanori. $40 at Poketo.

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 A Plus R.

More unexpected than St. Germain, this elderflower cordial comes from the UK’s Belvoir Fruit Farms. $15 at Terrain.

A modern, sculptural approach to the champagne flute—courtesy of MoMA, of course. Inside Out glasses, $70 for two at MoMA Store.

Prefer a hands-on approach? Give a gift card for craft bartending classes at speakeasy-style mixology bar Columbia Room. $65 at Passenger.

Perhaps your cocktail lover also has a thing for wine. Threshold six-bottle wine rack, $24.99 at Target.

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 Amazon.

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 Salt & Sundry.

This golden bartending basic looks über-luxe, but won’t break the bank. Beacon jigger, $6 at Anthropologie.

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 Billy Reid.

A honeycomb texture adds interest to these mirrored silver and gold shakers. Cocktail shaker, $24.95 at Z Gallerie.

Patterned paper straws: small investment, big payoff. Kikkerland straws, $7.95 at Paper Source.

Gorgeous packaging, plus an on-message scent. Voluspa candle in Crisp Champagne, $16 at Nordstrom.

This gold wine stopper adds a touch of personalized glam to their stash. Gold monogram wine stopper, $24 at C. Wonder.

The basic decanter goes modern-luxe. Edgar Brass globe decanter with cube stopper, $188 at Pulp Home.

CB2 claims this stainless steel pitcher is for water—but it’d look sleek on a bar, too. $29.95 at CB2.


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