The Ultimate Gifts For Cocktail Lovers
‘Tis the season for giving.
Now that Christmas isn’t cancelled and the festive season is well underway, we have rounded up some of the very best gifts to ensure buying for the cocktail connoisseurs in your life is just that little bit easier.
Welcome the New Year in style and be on top of next years drinking trends, bestow all things cocktails to your friends and family and don’t forget to treat yourself. Take a look below at our choice in the best Christmas tipples to gift this festive season.
1/27 The Cocktail Society
The gang at The Cocktail Society have created a number of premium cocktail kits that include a piece of cocktail equipment, ingredients for four cocktails, a sweet treat matched to the cocktail and a recipe card…all packaged up in a swish gift box.
The kits include the Espresso Martini, Old Fashioned, Negroni and Coconut Daiquiri. The perfect Christmas present for cocktail lovers out there.
Ok not the most easily accessible gift (it’ll set you back a whopping £1830) but this has to be one of the most beautiful cocktail kits in the world. Handmade in Italy out of stainless steel and bamboo, the kit includes everything you need to make stunning cocktails at home.
A bit friendlier on the old bank balance, this cocktail set from Lunar Oceans is a beauty. Complete with a mixing glass, bar spoon, strainer and jigger it’s a beautiful looking kit and perfect for any budding amateur mixologists with a sense of style.
This luxury cocktail shaker looks the part and is crafted out of gold metal and glass. Great for entertaining this New Year.
Chosen from Richard Brendon’s Diamond collection, the exquisite mouth-blown and hand-cut diamond mixing glass. Let this timeless piece take centre stage on your home bar or become the favourite relative for another year with this special gift.
A stylish copper-plated essential for any mixologist. The 500ml cobbler shaker is made up of a metal tin, a built-in strainer and a lid suitable for beginners, enthusiasts and professionals.
If you are struggling to find what to buy the person who has everything then look no further. This unique, handmade cobbled granite drink dispenser is a gift you will be talking about long after the season is over.
Get into the true spirit of Christmas 1883 with Mr Fogg’s cocktail deliveries. Postage and packaging included…and if that wasn’t enough, get 20% off with code BlackFriday available until the end of November. Another perfect addition to your seasonal celebrations.
Each Christmas Cracker includes a double serving pouch of your chosen cocktail, dried garnish, Christmas bonbons, an exquisite Fogg’s prized pocket watch and a golden paper Christmas crown, along with a terrible punchline.
Harvey Nichols is offering the ultimate cocktail hamper to ensure a merry festive season. The hamper includes the ingredients for making all things Negroni, Martini, Spritz, G&T, not forgetting accompanying nibbles.
Personally and in the words of Mariah Carey “All I want for Christmas is you”.
10/27 The Bartender Hamper
Or for the wannabe bartenders and cocktail connoisseurs of the family, this hamper is essential to be (or spoil) the hostess with the mostest. Another Harvey Nichols spectacular array including best selling wines, exclusive and limited edition spirits and much much more.
The very best gifts are those which are unique, and you don’t get much more unique than this. After prising open the beautiful hammer with a mini 18ct gold crowbar you will be met by 6 whisky horn tots and 8 granite drinks rocks, alongside a bottle of Hibiki whisky.
Available in their classic Harmony blend, the Nikka Pure malt blend or the highly exclusive 17 year aged edition.
If you have been searching for a way to take your mixology to the next level, these bitters could be the way to do so. In this set, you will get five all-natural flavours in 20ml glass bottles: Tonic, Peach, Olive, Cucumber and Chocolate. Presented in a beautifully embossed metal tin.
Warm up this winter with a firm favourite amongst single malt enthusiasts; complete with an enamel camping mug. Essential for by the fire and a Christmas cracker of a gift.
14/27 Letterbox Cocktail Set
Send a letterbox cocktail set as a secret Santa gift this year. The set contains three 50ml premium pre-mixed cocktails including the Espresso Martini, Casked Aged Negroni and Ginger Mojito, as well as a cocktail-flavoured luxury chocolate bar and reusable eco-straw.
Make sober evenings more fun or prepare for dry January with flavour powered by plants, designed to stimulate the palate, mind and body. The collection includes The Livener, The Social Elixir and The Nightcap. Perfect stocking fillers.
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Count down the 12 days of Christmas (or even enjoy the 12 days after) with these specially-curated wax-sealed drams. The range includes Whisky, Irish Whiskey, Premium Rum, Premium Gin and Tequila and Mezcal. Another perfect drinkable gift.
A Christmas emergency? Order cocktails from Cahoots to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Choose from a list of their classics such as ‘Engine Fuel Espresso’ and ‘Scoundrels Old Fashioned’, or for those who need to stay alert this Christmas ‘Postal Distancing’ 0% ABV. Get 20% off with code BlackFriday until the end of November. Emergency over.
The guys over at Cahoots have teamed up with Patty & Bun to keep spirits high and bring you a limited edition combination of burgers and cocktails – The High Spirits Kit. This delicious box includes the ingredients ready to create the perfect night in for two – 2 ‘Keep Calm’ burgers and 2 pre-mixed ‘Spicy Rupee’ cocktail pouches – expertly blended by the Scoundrels at Cahoots using Chilli Infused 42 Below Vodka, Elderflower Cordial, Honey & Citric Acid.
£25; available from Monday 30th November
Improve your garnish game with Bacardi X Floom. Each kit includes two fully grown seasonal plants from rosemary, mint, and basil, paired with a 35cl bottle of Bacardi rum, Bombay Sapphire gin or Grey Goose vodka and a recipe card.
In the words of the London Cocktail Club, “the tree isn’t the only thing getting lit this year!”. Learn the art of mixology and bring happy hour home, ready to impress your guests and serve up your favourite cocktails.
£40 per person
21/27 Mr Foggs Gin Safari
Mr Fogg’s have shaken up the bar scene in Mayfair with their immersive experiences transporting you back to the Victorian era. So if a G&T is your tipple of choice why not explore their collection of over 230 gins and master all things gin, tonics and botanicals.
From £38 per person
London’s relationship with gin goes back more than 300 years so the guys at City of London Distillery are welcoming you to create your own personalised bottle. After designing your recipe, its into the Gin Lab for the distillation process, finishing off designing a label and finally applying the red wax to seal it, ready to take home. A unique experience.
23/27 Flaviar Club Membership
Want to get your hands on drinks you can’t buy anywhere else? Give the spirit lover in your life a year-long gift which includes tasting boxes, premium bottles and insider information. I guess you could say it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Christmas is a time for sharing, so what could be better than sharing The Savoy’s most celebrated five-star cocktails. Choose from the classics such as the Hanky Panky, Whisky Sour or Martini.
Perfect your infusing skills with over 60 batched spirits and liqueurs to make at home and get ahead of the drinking trends in 2021. A gift for the cocktail connoisseur who likes to get creative with their spirits.
In this book you will find expert mixing tips, drink history, and a range of classics, as well as new takes of cocktails ready to fine-tune your cocktail making skills entering the New Year.
If you know someone who finds pleasure in drinking then this is a book for them. Offering 50 cocktail recipes that the Bond world has inspired and in true style “shaken not stirred”.