There’s really nothing more elegant than sipping a cocktail out of the finest possible glass. Not only does it enhance the experience, but it makes cocktails that don’t require garnish somehow elevated. We love these retro reproductions of classic Fizz and Coupes from 1890, 1910, and 1920 with lovely etching and nice slender stems. They’d make a perfect gift as a set of four or a pair for any coupe drinkers on your list.
The Japanese really raise the bar when it comes to cocktail tools and if you know someone who’s already using bitters regularly these Yarai etched droppers are a really lovely gift for the holidays. While a much higher price point than normal bitters droppers, the Yarai version is made of etched crystal to really kick up the fancy factor. Pair it with your favourite bottle of Bitterman’s bitters.
Possibly one of the best references for classic cocktails, Harry Craddock’s book features over 750 popular recipes from the famed London club The Savoy. It’s cutely illustrated with art deco drawings throughout and is a pretty complete for everything from Slings to Smashes and Fizzes to Flips – everything that 1930’s sophistication in mixology is about.
If you’re like us, you often get enlisted to take your cocktail game on the go, especially during the holiday season. But you don’t want to be bagging up your home kit all the time, for fear you’ll leave something behind. That’s why this leather roll up kit is the perfect gift for the cocktail lover on your list who likes to bring the party on-the-go. It comes with everything you need, minus a strainer, and of course the booze. A total of 20 tools all wrapped up in a soft leather roll up is a pretty sweet deal for the price point and a super impressive gift to receive.
Proper glassware is an essential part of any bar, second only to your tools. There’s nothing more classic than a tumbler for an Old Fashioned, Negroni, or a seasonal cocktail and these Reidel tumblers are pretty fabulous. Unlike most crystal tumblers, these ones are actually break resistant, much like Reidel’s restaurant grade glassware. Pair these glasses with a fine bottle of booze to be a winner this holiday.