For the cocktail lover in your life, find the perfect Christmas gift that will not only reflect their interest and cultivate their mixology talent, but will also be as unique as they are. Check out these fantastic ideas to wow your favorite cocktail lover:
-Cocktail Chemistry Set-
After all, the art of creating a great cocktail involves a lot of science! This ThinkGeek product is a whole lot of fun for anyone, whether they are science geeks or not. With flasks, test tubes, and mixing rods instead of the usual jiggers, shakers, and stirrers, this will make all those memories of high school chemistry class seem like they didn’t go to waste!
-Professional Electric Martini Mixer-
This is a chic, sophisticated choice for the technology adept cocktail lovers. This will create the perfect martini every time, whether you prefer them shaken or stirred (there is an option for each!), and let’s face it – it is just plain cool.
-Homemade mixers, syrups, or pre-mixed cocktails-
If you are the crafty type, create a little gift set in your own home! It is easy to create a homemade cocktail mixer, such as a mojito mix (fresh lime juice, fresh mint leaves, and cane sugar), which the recipient can use whenever they wish by adding the spirits at their leisure. Homemade syrup is also easy, such as a simple syrup, but you can add a little flavor using extracts (peppermint is an excellent choice, as peppermint syrup and vodka make a great drink with little effort and are perfect for the holidays). Pre-mixed cocktails are fun too, but only give these out if you think the recipient will drink them soon after they get them, because they may not remain mixed properly after a long time. A pre-mixed Cosmopolitan looks gorgeous in a pretty glass bottle and is an easy, heartfelt, fun present!
Search antique, secondhand, and vintage stores, or search online to find cocktail glasses with interesting shapes or colors. These will add a funky vibe to the cocktail lover’s selection!