Today I’m featuring guest-blogger Tyler McCall of Leaves and Beards! He’s a dear friend and one of my favorite people to brainstorm with. Check out his blog to see his awesome home bar cart as well as more Holiday gift guides, including my gift guide for your nerdy coffee friends!
Holiday Gift Guide | for The Home Bar
What do you get for your booze-loving friends or relative? Well, a bottle of their favorite beverage is always an option; but, here are some fun gift ideas that are a little out of the ordinary.
Jack Rudy is the be-all and end-all when it comes to small batch, handmade cocktail mixers – namely tonic, grenadine, and bitters. The Jack Pack is the perfect way to introduce your cocktail-loving friends to these fine items. The kit includes small batch tonic, small batch grenadine, aromatic bitters, and a bar towel.
The Rack Pack is a super cool wine tote and holder that can be used a multitude of ways. Add an affordable bottle of wine to the wooden carrier as a simple gift for your wine-loving friends.
Crafted Taste is the Birchbox for cocktail lovers. The site provides a monthly subscription service with three different levels – Mixers Only, Standard Monthly, or Premium. You can also buy single kits. The kits include hand-picked mixers, supplies, accessories, bar tools, alcohol (if you pick the standard or premium kits), and recipes.
A great addition to any bar or bar cart. The cork comes in five different colors.
These handmade cocktail syrups, made in Brooklyn, are available in a variety of flavors, including: preserved lemon, spiced apple, ginger, rhubarb, and classic grenadine. Morris Kitchen also offers seasonal mixers, currently featuring a ginger spice mixer for hot toddy’s and a grapefruit hibiscus mixer for a winter spritzer.
Made from BPA-free plastic and a freezable gel, the corkcicle keeps whites chilled or brings room temperature reds down to the perfect sipping temp.
American made and available in over two dozen colors, these cast iron bottle openers are the perfect, affordable gift or stocking stuffer for anyone on your list.
Whiskey or sipping stones are perfect for use in any spirit you want chilled to the perfect drinking temperature, without being diluted by melting ice.
Not every cocktail is meant to be shaken. Did you know you can “bruise” certain spirits – especially gin – with too much shaking and abuse? Crazy, huh? This mixing glass – found in craft cocktail bars all over – is perfect for those drinks that need stirring or building in an large-mouth, easy to pour from vessel.
You’ve seen them in fancy bars, now make your own rounded ice for cocktails and drinks at home. The ice keeps whiskey chilled and looks great in cocktails, but melts slowly.
Until Next Time,