Holiday Gifts for the Cocktail Aficionado
We love a good cocktail. With the pandemic and working from home, we really kicked it up a notch becoming pseudo-mixologists. It was really quite ridiculous, but it made us feel special. So, even when you’re wearing sweats for the 3rd day in a row, you can be fancy with these eco cocktail-inspired gifts.
Yes Cocktail Company
While we may all want the fancy, we also need something easy to manage. This Orange Peel and Bitters Cocktail Mixer from Yes Cocktail Company goes perfect with whiskey to make the perfect, and unique, Old Fashioned. We are really most excited about their Ginger Snap Cocktail as it can make a nice holiday-inspired mule and we think it sounds perfect to pair with whiskey, our favorite. Mixer Yes Cocktail Co. even has a Drink at Home Club… all we have to say is “sign us up!” because, let’s face it, we’ve already met all of the initiation requirements.
Yes Cocktail Company
Our favorite cocktail is the Old Fashioned so any syrups that can spice up an old classic are top choices for us. Any whiskey lovers on your gift list will love Yes Cocktail Company’s syrups. Our new favorite version uses this Toasted Pecan Syrup and we top it with an Orange Garnish - it’s to die for. This cocktail has notes of spicy whiskey, citrus, and bittersweet pecan. We also love the Toasted Pecan Syrup in the Pecan Manhattan and add these delicious Boozy Cherries. I bet you can picture this cozy drink on a chilly winter night sitting in front of a roaring fire. Sweeten the deal and hug your delicious libation with vintage inspired glassware from Decicio Artisan Glassware.
Meadowland also makes gorgeous syrups. They use organic and local ingredients whenever possible and are always non-GMO with no artificial colors. You can make a lovely Cranberry Martini with this Winter Forest Syrup. As whiskey lovers, our favorite is the Gingerbread Syrup and we foresee needing a gallon of this to get us through the winter season. Finally, we think that the Sugar Plum Syrup would pair perfectly with vodka.
Cocktail Infusion Kits
We love Kristin’s Koncoctions for their zero waste packaging and amazing cocktail infusion kits. They would be great for travel since all you need to do is add the booze; who needs to buy an entire bottle of bitters for a weekend’s worth of cocktails? The Best Sellers Gift Kit would be the perfect gift for the cocktail lover in your life. Any whiskey lover in your life would love this Old Fashioned Infusion Kit. Finally, sometimes it’s nice to have a refreshing drink in the middle of winter and this Lemon Lavender Spritz accomplishes all of this and then some.
We also really love Lou’s Libations. Lou’s Lemonade, in particular, is one of those refreshing drinks… like a drink you might turn to when you’re knee deep in 24/7 rain and dreariness during, say, February? Just add a little vodka and voila!, you’re transported to one warm midsummer night! We also really love their limited edition holiday flavors, like Snow Daze or Sleigh Ride Sangria, for the perfect White Elephant gift or gift for that cocktail lover in your life. And since we are going with the whiskey lovers focus here, you can’t go wrong with Hottie Tottie which is their version of the Hot Toddy. Let’s be clear though, the best gift for the cocktail lover in your life will always be a gift subscription since that is literally the gift that keeps on giving.