These days it seems everyone has become a cocktail afficionado of some sort, thanks to the plethora of cocktail recipes floating around. And much as there is a cocktail for everyone, there is a cocktail- and spirits-inspired gift for everyone on your list.
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Much like wine, a bottle of your loved one's favorite spirit is quite possibly the easiest gift this season — but we're not buying it.
A personalized bottle of Knob Creek bourbon or Johnnie Walker Blue ups the ante for your loved ones, especially when it comes with a special note. If you are planning to go the bottle route, think of it as a chance to buy them a spirit they wouldn't normally buy. Whether a higher price point, or a craft distilled spirit, now is the time to broaden your loved one's horizon with a distinctive spirit (and there's never been better spirits on the market than now.) Or, cocktail mixers makes it easy as pie to whip up a cocktail. Todd Thrasher's handmade collection of spirits is unlike any mixer you'll find at a store — ginger beer syrup? Thyme lime syrup? We're in.
From the beginner's guide to cocktails to the advanced bartending gear, there's something for everyone in our gift guide. Because every holiday should include some sort of booze, right?