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From Beer to Booze: Gift Picks for the Home Bartender

October 25, 2017

 

Their fridge is fully stocked with the perfect combination of craft brews and classic beers. Their wine rack is loaded with reds, whites, and maybe even a bit of the bubbly. And don’t even get them started on what it takes to mix the perfect cocktail—the glass, the garnish, whether it’s shaken or stirred—they have all of the details down. That’s right, we’re talking about the Home Bartender. Chances are, you know one of these masterful mixologists, so we’ve gathered a collection of gifts that will surely make any adult beverage connoisseur raise their glass.

Some signature cocktails come perfectly poured in a low ball glass. Others are shaken and then splashed with pizzazz into something elegant with a long stem. Now your favorite cocktail artist can serve their favorite drink in a shiny metal pineapple.

Pineapple Tumbler – $35 Buy Now »

 

Sometimes a shot of Scotch isn’t an option. Let the whisky-lover in your life stick it to those times with these tasty toothpicks.

Scotch Infused Toothpicks Gift Set – $35.95 Buy Now »

 

Make the home bartender’s job a little easier with rocks glasses complete with rockin’ cocktail recipes.

Cocktail Recipe Glasses – Set of 4 – $21 Buy Now »

 

Your giftee already has a strong opinion on the wonders of wine. But it sure doesn’t hurt to back up their beliefs with words of wine wisdom from literary greats.

Wine in Literature Chart – $25 Buy Now »

 

The beer-lover on your list can collect caps from coast to coast and keep them on display as they sample brews from across the USA.

Beer Cap Map USA – $35 Buy Now »

 

The winter holidays are the perfect time to enjoy warm, comforting drinks. These glasses are the perfect way to serve a cold weather classic.

Hot Toddy Diagram Glassware – Set of 2 – $30 Buy Now »

 

The rye may not be included in this compact kit, but just add an airplane bottle and that complimentary club soda in-flight and the home bartender becomes a cabin cocktail master.

Old Fashioned Carry-On Cocktail Kit – $24 Buy Now »

 

“It smells like a bar in here” is now a sought after compliment, thanks to these spiced rum, moonshine, and whiskey-scented candles.

Spirited Candles – $24 Buy Now »

 

Their home bar might be stocked with a variety of vintages, but that doesn’t mean that they want to break out the good stuff for just any occasion. This tool lets them turn newer, less expensive bottles into treats that taste special-occasion-worthy any time.

Wine Aging Tool – $49.95 Buy Now »

 

Does the wine fan on your list go crazy for a fine Chianti? Or is their favorite bottle a Bordeaux? Either way, they’ll love these pretty prints.

Wine Regions of Italy and France Prints – $45-130 Buy Now »

 

Just freeze these little cubes and they become delicious drink-enhancing secret weapons.

Cocktail Infused Ice Cubes – $16 Buy Now »

 

Mixology is tricky, but these handcrafted simple syrups help ease the pressure.

Flavored Simple Syrup Set – $30 Buy Now »

 

The home bartender can whip up the perfect martini in no time, but unless they’re hanging on to olive-less jars of juice, the dirty variety might pose a challenge. This barrel-aged brine is just what Dr. Mix-A-Lot ordered.

Barrel Aged Dirty Martini Elixir – $25 Buy Now »

 

Drinks are your giftee’s specialty, but that doesn’t mean they don’t dabble in the kitchen (or with takeout).

Wine Pairing Towel Set – $28 Buy Now »

 

If your favorite home bartender also tends to their own home brews, they’ll love tracking recipes with this journal.

Home Brew Journal – $28 Buy Now »

 

This pint-sized drinking game is packed with all the fun of the classic version without taking over all the table space, so it’s the perfect game for even the tiniest of home bars.

Mini Flip Cup Game – $50 Buy Now »

 

Now whiskey can be served neat, both literally and figuratively.

Life by Definition Whiskey Glasses – Set of 4 – $38 Buy Now »

 

Any dedicated mixologist out there will tell you that the right ingredients can mean the difference between a run-of-the-mill mixed drink and a truly classy cocktail. This kit gets them started growing their own thyme, lavender, thai basil, mint, lemon balm, and blue borage and comes with fun recipes.

Cocktail Grow Kit – $12 Buy Now »

 

Whether they prefer their martini shaken or stirred, a set of wooden glasses adds an extra splash of class to the cocktail that’s already synonymous with sophistication.

Wooden Martini Glasses – Set of 2 – $122 Buy Now »

 

Their bar is already fully loaded with many varieties of whiskey AND whisky, so this handmade wooden artwork will make a great visual aid when they get to spiritedly explaining the differences among spirits.

The Many Varieties of Whiskey Wood Engraving – $185 Buy Now »

 

If their fridge is fully-stocked, their wine rack is a work of art, and their selection of spirits is something special, they'll love these bar gifts.

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