Have you got that special mixologist in your life who could use a special treat this year? Or maybe you’re planning so many holiday parties and you’re looking to spruce up your cocktails? This season we’re here to help you invest in a few great items and gifts that keep on giving with must-have tools, gadgets and kits that will enhance bartending skills and deliver homemade spirits. So keep shaking things up well beyond the holiday party season with these holiday gifts for mixologists!
Stainless Steel Cocktail Picks, Set of 6 – $15.95
Top off an incredible cocktail with a garnish skewered with a classy cocktail pick. Nothing against paper umbrellas every now and then, but these beautiful picks are sophisticated finals, each with their own design making it easy for each guest to identify their martini!
Carved With L.O.V.E. Flask – $22.00
Nothing says old-school crush like having your BF carve your initials into a tree. This adorable 6oz. stainless steel flask can be personalized with the initials of that special someone…without any harm to a neighborhood tree.
Magnetic Bottle Opener – $49.00
Crafted in San Francisco from reclaimed walnut and rugged stainless steel, this functional bottle opener can be hung permanently or can magnetize to metal surfaces (think tailgate!). It will catch up to 30 bottle caps as they pop and drop!
Scrappy’s Bitters – Green Set – $26.00
Handcrafted in Seattle, this gorgeous box is the perfect gift for the home or commercial bartender. Complete with 4 delicious bitters and a recipe card, this set will get your creative mixologist juices flowing and experimenting with incredible cocktails! Contains: lime, chocolate, cardamom and grapefruit.
Champagne Bottle Saver – $10.00
Give the gift of extended life…for champagne! This stopper clamps into place with the lowering of two winged levers, preserving that lovely bottle of bubbly for up to an additional week. So go ahead and pop another bottle – this gadget will ensure you can enjoy every last drop!
Globe Spirits Decanter – $50
Put a spin on your mixologist gifts with this unbique decanter that’s perfect for aerating wine, cognac or port. And save on this gift with AHAlife coupon codes and discounts.
Moscow Mule Copper Mug, Set of 2 – $39.95
For the friend who knows the vessel is as important as the contents, this copper mug bursts with vintage charm. An essential glass for the classic Moscow Mule.
Essential Bar Tools
Premium Cocktail Shaker – $10.00 (on sale)
Not everyone can work the back of the bar like Tom Cruise in Cocktail, but this streamlined stainless steel shaker is going to give you that bartender’s edge. Holding 24 oz, it’s also the perfect size to shake enough cocktails to serve several guests at a time. Shake it like you mean it!
Silicone Ice Sphere Molds, Set of 2 – $12.95
These amazing sphere’s keep your cocktail cold and melt slower than your fridge-dispensed ice cubes. Perfect for the whiskey, vodka, gin, etc. lover on your list.
10 Piece Cocktail Making Set – $39.95
This cocktail making set is perfect for a mixologist gift guide as it offers one-stop-shopping for kick starting your home bar tools. Includes Boston shaker, tool stand and 7 essential home bar tools. All housed in a stylish rack to keep things organized.
On-the-Go Mixologist Tools – $49.00
For mix masters who like to stir things up on the go, this set provides 7 essential tools for mixing, muddling, etc. all neatly stored in a rugged roll-up canvas pouch. So very Indian Jones meets bartender!
Rabbit Corkscrew 6 Piece Wine Kit – $64.95
If you’re looking for an elegant way to open a bottle of wine without the arm wresting techniques of traditional corkscrews, look no further than this amazing set by world-famous Rabbit Corkscrew. Receiving this all-in-one wine corkscrew set, which also includes a foil cutter, drip-stop ring, wax remover and other tools is the ultimate gift for any wine lover.
DIY Spirit Kits
Molecular Mixology Kit – Mojito Set – $30.00
What do you get when you mix the curiosity of science with a little booze and a fun cocktail like a Mojito? The Molecular Mixology Mojito Set! You can create mint caviar and mojito bubbles with this entertaining kit. (There’s also Margarita and Cosmopolitan sets if that’s more your style).
Hefeweizen Craft Beer Kit – $39.95
This starter kit is the perfect inclusion for a mixologist gift guide. It comes with all the home brewing supplies you need to discover the exciting world of beer making. Also available American Pale Ale.
The Homemade Gin Kit – $49.95
Brought to you by W&P Design, this kit will have every DIY mixologist rejoicing as the herbaceous scents of gin – juniper berries, citrus and floral herbs – fill their kitchen. Get ready to infuse your own gin and plan your upcoming Martini party!
Hard Cider Kit – $40.00
Beer making is such fun, but every once in awhile a delicious hard cider can’t be beat. This simple kit has everything you need to make 3 batches of tart, bubbly hard cider.
Personalized Barrel Whiskey Bootleg Kit – $99.95
This American white oak barrel gives any whiskey lover the chance to enter into the DIY spirit-making trend. The barrel can be personalized for added fun and contains 3 essence flavors of bourbon, whiskey and scotch. Truly a one-of-a-kind gift.
Mixologist Library – Boozy Books
The Drunken Botanist – $15.00
Grab a drink and grab this book! Part science textbook and part recipe book, The Drunken Botanist is a valuable resource for anyone who likes to know more about how plants form the basis of many alcoholic drinks. Complete with recipes, history and enough ideas to change your idea of gardening forever.
Cocktails for the Holidays: Festive Drinks to Celebrate the Season – $14.95
Brought to you by the award-winning team from Imbibe Magazine, this collection of seasonal recipes will keep the spirits flowing as part of your mixologist gift guide.
The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique – $30.00
For the mixologist in your life who wants to improve their technique, this indispensable guide provides illustrations and 60+ recipes make it a great addition to your library.