The start of spring means cocktail parties are on the horizon as the weather warms up and we start breaking out the patio furniture. (Not to mention at least a few more weeks’ worth of opportunities for cozy winter cocktails around a toasty fireplace.) For the cocktail enthusiast in your life, we’re sharing our list of incredible gifts within every budget, guaranteed to match any style. From swizzle sticks and cocktail napkins that add flair to mixers and infusions for some added flavor, we’ve got you covered. You’ll be sure to stay long after the gifts are opened to toast the products in this gift guide.
1. Happily Ever Etched Cheers Stir Sticks ($18 for six): Every good cocktail deserves a snazzy swizzle stick, and every bartender deserves a classy set. You can go with the default option, or even request a custom design for a personalized look.
2. Bartender’s Tool Roll ($50): Sleek and sturdy, this bartender’s roll offers flexible storage to keep an assortment of tools in place. From jiggers and muddlers to tongs and peelers, this kit’s contents make it the perfect sidekick for any serious cocktail-slinger.
3. Normann Copenhagen Block Rolling Cart Table ($280): If you really want to go all out for the cocktail enthusiast in your life, splurge on this sleek bar cart witha Scandinavian flair.
4. Uncommon Goods Monkey Bar Tool Set ($130): Serious bartenders don’t have time to monkey around. This adorable set is a great conversation piece and super useful at a party.
5. Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. Bourbon Cocktail Cherries ($16): Move over, maraschinos. These buzzed cherries were picked at peak freshness in Oregon and steeped in Kentucky bourbon to add serious flair to any whiskey cocktail.
6. Uncommon Goods On The Rocks Set ($36): Once you’ve got everything to make the perfect whiskey cocktail, you’ll want these soapstone rocks to keep your drink cold without diluting it.
7. King Cube Silicone Ice Cube Trays ($17 for two): Truly the king of all ice cube molds! The blocks that come out of this tray are sleek and slow-melting. The generous proportions make it great for freezing herbs or citrus into the ice as well.
8. Never Too Hungover Hangover Prevention Drink ($24 for six): As much as we love a good cocktail, we hate a bad hangover. Give the gift of feeling top-notch with this set of fortifiers designed to keep the headache away.
9. TAG Bar Mojito Kit ($50): A mojito is one of the most refreshing drinks on the cocktail list, so any bartender would love to have a basic kit to make the specialty drink. This Lewis bag comes stocked with a muddler and juicer to craft the perfect sip.
10. Fee Brothers Cocktail Bitters Set ($47): There’s no question: Quality bitters set the tone for a tasty drink. This set of six opens the door to the creation of exciting mixed beverages.
11. BHLDN Rosy-Cheeked Coupes ($68 for two): The price may be steep, but the smile these rose-colored glasses will bring to the face of a friend is so worth it.
12. Yukiwa Gold-Plated Long Hawthorne Strainer ($50): While there are more practical strainers out there, why not go all-out and get the cocktail lover in your life this breathtaking gold-plated strainer to make immaculate drinks in style?
13. Sucre Shop Color Block Muddler ($20): A serious bartender needs a serious muddler. The tool turns fresh herbs and produce into cocktail magic.
14. Uncommon Goods Grow & Infuse Cocktail Ice Kit ($40): The perfect mojito deserves the perfect homegrown mint — and this kit makes it easier than ever. Grow your own herbs to infuse ice cubes for some seriously unique cocktails.
15. The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart ($23): Speaking of growing your own ingredients, this intriguing book goes back in time to shed light on the plants that make your favorite varieties of booze.
16. Uncommon Goods Drink Chillers ($48 for two): Most cocktails are best served ice-cold, and these coasters will help you keep them that way no matter how long the party lasts.
17. Periodic Tableware Laboratory Shot Glasses ($22 for 4): Precision is important in the art of bartending, and this calibrated measuring tool fits the bill.
18. Uncommon Goods Personalized State Love Glasses ($85 for two): Help your favorite cocktail couple celebrate their origins while sipping on their favorite drinks. Each pair of glasses is personalized with a pair of initials, a date, and two states (either the same or different ones).
19. Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. Tonic Trio ($25): This set will start any party off on the right foot. This set of tonics in Classic, Elderflower, and Extra Bitter ensure you’ll have the perfect match to turn any cocktail up a notch.
20. Williams Sonoma Bar Spoon ($17): Save your table flatware for ice cream and pudding — a real cocktail requires a stirrer spoon.
21. Batya’s Aquamarine and Moonstone Cocktail Ring ($138): Your cocktail lover deserves the bling to match their enthusiasm for happy hour, and this one is a total knockout.
22. Root 23 Flavored Simple Syrup Set ($30): This set of four simple syrups includes creative flavors like cherry almond and cucumber habanero to jazz up your favorite liquors.
23. Shimomura Kogyou Speedy Peeler ($14): Get the perfect twist of citrus for a Cosmo or Old Fashioned every time with this quick peeler.
24. Kate Spade Silver Street Coasters ($30 for four): Once the drinks are poured, they’ll need something to set them on. These coasters are as beautiful as they are functional, and each one in the set of four comes engraved with a different message.
25. Uncommon Goods Whiskey Ice Ball Molds ($20 for 2): The ice made with these spherical molds will help even the most basic cocktail stand out.
26. Uncommon Goods Personalized Whiskey Barrel ($85+): Personalize spirits for your favorite whiskey-lover in a special barrel with their initials or name emblazoned on the front.
27. Kate Spade Small Talk Cocktail Napkins ($20): These 100% cotton napkins have cute sayings on them to cheer any of your cocktail party guests. (And maybe get the conversation going.)
28. The Joy of Mixology by Gary Regan ($30): Friends who like to show off will especially appreciate this gift, which will turn them into a mixology expert.
29. Uncommon Goods Moscow Mule Carry-On Cocktail Kit ($24): Give your amateur bartender friend everything they need to mix up the perfect Moscow Mule — even in the friendly skies. The set comes with a recipe card, ginger syrup, a jigger for measuring, a mini bar spoon to mix it all up, and a linen cocktail napkin to show off the finished product. Just add a mini bottle of vodka from the flight attendant to craft two cocktails.
30. Uncommon Goods Homemade Gin Kit ($20+): Any serious cocktail lover enjoys experimenting with flavors. Encourage their creativity with this gin-making kit.
31. Vintage Cocktails by Laziz Hamani ($50): Classic cocktails are making a comeback, so make an investment in this snazzy book detailing how to make way-back bevs. Even if it’s never cracked open (who are we kidding, we’re ready to start reading TODAY), it will look gorgeous on a coffee table.
32. Pilot Single-Prong Ice Pick ($17): The ice pick is an underrated bar tool, but no one wants to start cocktail hour with a frozen hand from chipping away at a block of ice.
What’s the cocktail product you can’t live without? We’d love to hear about it @BritandCo!
(Additional reporting by Hannah Schmitt)
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