Gift Guide: Mother's Day 2012

Spirited gifts to give Mom this holiday

While you may still be recuperating from last weekend's Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby festivities, there’s actually another holiday to observe: Mother’s Day. To make Mom’s Sunday, here are some spirited present ideas. Cheers! 

Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage Porto, 2007 ($25):
If your mother is like ours, she enjoys sipping something delicious after dinner. Taylor Fladgate’s rich and complex Late Bottled Vintage Porto is a great choice, since it pairs well with desserts and also with cheeses.

Lillet Rose ($20):
Just in time for the festivities comes the brand-new Lillet Rose, made from a blend of Bordeaux grapes, fruit liqueurs and, in keeping with tradition, a measure of Peruvian quinine. Try it on the rocks or in a Vesper.

Microplane Stainless-Steel Citrus Bar Tool ($20):
Looking for a last-minute gift? If your mom is into bartending, pick up Microplane’s handy and recently introduced garnishing tool, which cuts fruit-peel spirals and grates zest. It even includes a built-in bottle opener.

Prepara Ice Balls ($10):
If you’re fixing drinks for a Sunday brunch, give your tipples a special flair by using Prepara ice-ball molds. The two-inch spheres can freeze a range of mixers, plus herbs, slices of fruit, or flowers for a truly dramatic touch.


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