With the winter holidays just around the corner, we carefully put together gift lists for every person in your life. The holidays are the perfect time to sit back and relax with a glass of wine, a specialty cocktail or a craft brew. However, giving away alcohol can be tricky, especially if your intended recipient is picky about their beverages. If you have trouble shopping for the bar lover in your life, check out our guide to giving away liquid courage.
Whiskey Ice Wedge
Buying whiskey for an enthusiast is almost impossible. So skip the whole ordeal of picking the wrong bottle at the liquor store and grab a whiskey ice wedge instead. It will keep the brown stuff cold without diluting it, and it will keep your whiskey enthusiast happy without running out of your bank account.
The whiskey wedge is available from MoMA’s online shop and costs $ 18.
Deco brass bottle opener
If your gift recipient is looking to catch a cold at the end of the day, give them this Deco Brass Bottle Opener. This beautiful, solid brass bottle opener with an art deco design is a welcome addition to any mid-century bar cart.
The Deco Brass bottle opener is available at the Leif Shop and costs 45 US dollars.
Walnut bar cart
Handcrafted from walnut and brushed brass, this lovely Chris Earl bar cart makes a decadent Christmas present that will last from the mid-century to the next. With two shelves made of tempered glass, this bar cart can hold a full shelf of liquor and glassware.
The Walnut Bar Cart can be purchased through TRNK and is priced at $ 1,650.
Carry-On Cocktail Kit
The compact carry-on cocktail kit is ideal for frequent travelers or for those who like their drinks to take away. It doesn’t come with real alcohol, but gives you all the ingredients to make two drinks while at 30,000 feet. We’re a fan of the old fashioned mix, but they also offer mixes for making Moscow Mules, Bloody Marys, and a variety of other drinks.
The Carry-On Cocktail Kit is available through W&P Design and costs $ 24.
Whiskey glasses from Denver and Liely
Whether your special person likes their whiskey mixed, straight on, or on the rocks, the Denver and Liely whiskey glass is the perfect gift for the whiskey drinker in your life. Hand-blown glass gives this beautiful piece a custom touch, and the contoured shape is perfect for opening a glass of good.
These whiskey glasses can be purchased from Denver & Liely and retailed for $ 50.
If you need some liquid guts, at least stash it in a slim bottle. The Liquid Body Flask consists of two stainless steel sheets that give each flask a slightly unique shape.
The Liquid Body Flask is available through AreaWare and costs $ 60.
PDT cocktail book
From an innovator in the world of craft cocktails, this recipe book from Jim Meehan, the founder of PDT, a local New York City favorite, makes a wonderful gift for the craft cocktail lover in your life. Hopefully they’ll be busy for a while with over three hundred recipes.
The PDT Cocktail Guide is available on Amazon and costs $ 16.