The Best Gifts for Cocktail and Wine Lovers in Your Life
Best Gifts of 2018 for Cocktail and Wine Lovers
This holiday season, pamper the mixologist or wine aficionado in your life! From elegant bar tools, to (actually delicious!) pre-made cocktails, we've collected a range of items we'd be happy to give—or receive.
Rabbit Compact Bar Tools
For the aspiring mixologist on your list—this super-compact tool kit includes everything you need to turn out a proper cocktail, bundled up into this sleek, purse or pocket-ready case. A must for camping trips or vacation rentals.
The Mini-Bar: 100 Essential Cocktail Recipes
PUNCH is a noted authority on all things cocktail-related. This cute set, comprised of eight volumes, is organized by primary ingredients—by spirit, liqueur, or wine. If you’re looking to gift a cocktail recipe book, this one not only covers all of the essentials, it’s also just a darn cute accessory for any bar cart or tray.
Sagamore Spirit Cask-Strength Rye
Any mixologist worth their salt will love this rye to mix with—it’s got an assertive black pepper finish that adds richness and heft to a cocktail. Make no mistake, this is not a sipping whisky—it’s cask-strength, so it really needs other flavors to temper its bite. Try this Maryland rye from Sagamore Spirit in an Old Pal or other classic rye cocktails.
4-Piece Bar Tool Set
We love the rustic look of the contrasting handles on this bar tool set. The sleek design and two-tone coloring make this gorgeous—and functional—addition to any cocktail cart.This simple set is just right for someone starting out, and handsome enough for an addition to a veteran mixologist’s kit.
This bottle is a boon for the active wine drinker. We love that this keeps wine at just the proper temperature—and yes, it will hold an entire bottle of wine! Silicone grips on the bottom help guard against spills, but the super-tight lid also guards against them. The matching tumblers each hold a generous 10 ounce pour and will keep your wine or cocktails at optimum temperature for hours.
Chill Barware Tumblers
These elegant tumblers are just right for chilled digestifs or other cocktails. The marble base is an attractive and super-functional touch: they get stored in the freezer, and cleverly keep your cocktails cold, negating the need for ice that will water them down.
Pampelonne Sparkling Wine
This sparkling cocktail starts with wine from the sun-drenched Côtes de Provence region of southern France. These canned-for-convenience cocktails are a cut above the bevy of sparkling hard waters and cocktails that have recently made a splash. This fruity sparkler has nicely-defined notes of pear combined with a hint of cardamom, for a festive drink that even the most discerning of your cocktail-and-wine loving friends will enjoy.
Joss & Main Circa Bloody Mary Garnish Divided Serving Dish
For the host who's a true bloody Mary lover, this serving dish is essential for any festive brunch spread. The clever "in a pickle" fork is paired with the sectioned tray to make DIY bloodies as easy—and adorable—as can be.
PackIt's Freezable Double Wine Bag
Gift this handy cooler to your friend who insists on perfectly chilled wine. The wine carrier features freezable gel packs to keep wine chilled for hours, whether they're headed to the beach, a picnic, or on a weekend getaway. Bonus points for holding two bottles, and the convenient shoulder strap.
Rabbit Wine Chiller
The steel beverage cooler can keep any bottle of wine chilled for up to 24 hours. Any wine lover will appreciate this brilliant find any time they head to the beach, or out for a picnic. The cap also doubles as a bonus cup, so there's no need to pack glasses.