Next up in our gift guide series, we’ve rounded up ten amazing gifts for the cocktail lover on your list. Whether they’re a budding amateur mixologist or a hardcore cocktail nerd we’ve selected something for every libation lover this holiday.
It’s the holiday season and you know what that means!! Time to indulge in the finer things, like this gorgeous bottle of Auchentoshan Three Wood Single Malt Scotch Whisky. A favourite among bartenders, this unique Single Malt is steeped in matured American Bourbon, Spanish Oloroso sherry and Perdro Ximenez sherry casks, which result in a rich bronze colour. Fruity yet nutty to taste, this whisky has aromas of orange, raisin, black currant and brown sugar, and finishes oaky, fresh and sweet on the palete.
Plus it’s the perfect price point for gifting; not too expensive as far as single malts go, but still special enough to impress.
Fine Scotch should be properly enjoyed and you can’t do that in a rocks glass, as most would assume. Every Scotch lover will adore upping their sipping game with these gorgeous Luxembourg crystal Glencairn scotch glasses made in the Czech Republic. Plus they come packaged in sets of two, so you know they’ll have a pair on hand, next time you come over.
You’d be surprised how many people who love to drink cocktails at home don’t have a proper shaker (or stainer) – it’s no wonder they always end up going out for cocktails. We’re not talking about those shakers with the pour spouts on the top (which often end up leaking and making a huge mess), we’re talking about a weighted Boston Shaker. It’s industry standard, easy to use, and probably one of the most essential things you need in your home bar to make cocktails. Pair up the top and bottom with a Hawthorne and fine stainer and you’ll basically be the hero at their next cocktail party.
4. Sake Cups Multicolour Set, $80 USD
Everyone needs a set of Sake cups and why not consider good design while you’re at it? This multicoloured set features a modern spin on the traditional choko cup, updated in fun five frosty colours so you won’t forget which one is yours when you’re under the influence ?
Straws are definitely an overlooked item when it comes to home mixology. While an albeit wasteful item, a straw can really make a long Collins-style drink more enjoyable, especially when they’re as adorable as these reusable rose gold ones. So why not pop one of these packs of four copper straws into everyones stocking this holiday?