The Holiday Gift Guide for Cocktail and Spirits Lovers

Spirits, bar tools, and cocktails galore
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The best cocktail and spirits presents for the holidays.

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. 

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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?