Call this bar stocking, hostess gifts or whatever you wish, but gifts of booze, wine, vehicles for serving said cocktails and even recipes for cocktails are ALWAYS a good idea. After all ’tis the season to over imbibe. Here are our holiday gift picks for stocking the bar!
1. Grow Your Own Cocktail Garden Seedsheet, $14.99
Apparently this was on Shark Tank so already it’s a great conversation piece! Grow your own! This kit contains all dissolvable Organic nonGMO seed pouches containing: Purple Basil, Thai Basil, Tulsi, Herb Celery, Pea Shoots, Borage, Lemon Balm, Bronze Leaf Fennel…all things you need to make hispter cocktails! It even comes with tips and recipes.
2. Levitating Cup, $189.99
Now THIS is a conversation piece! With this floating piece of drinkware, you can evoke your own creativity to create a drinking experience for your guests like none other. The wireless base is chargeable and can be used with no power cord attached (battery lasts 8-10 hrs on a single charge). It comes with the cup, base, charger, universal power adapters and a manual. P.S. it won’t float without base.
3. Bartenura Sparkling Moscato Rosé, $13.99
This sparkling rose makes the perfect hostess gift. It’s a little on the sweet side and delicious too.
4. Carmel Limited Edition, $68.99
The grapes used in making this delicious limited edition wine were fermented and barrel aged in French oak for a period of 15 months. The wine was then blended, bottled and aged for a further year prior to labeling. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Petit Verdot, 15% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc. It’s full-bodied and has an aroma of blackcurrants, cassis, bitter-sweet chocolate and hints of smoke.
Bet you thought Three Olives only made olive flavored vodka. They don’t. This one is my favorite flavors.
Maybe the messenger bag is for a man, but I like American whiskey as much as anyone else. Any other fan will LOVE this duo!
7. The Urban Agriculture Co. Cocktail Kit, $44.99
Craft cocktails are all the rage and this kit makes it easy to create them using organic, home-grown ingredients. The kit includes an herb grow kit (one pack of organic seeds, one portioned bag of OMRI-certified organic soil and one plant container), muddler, mason jar cocktail shaker and straining spoon.
8. Wine Tasting for Four, $291
This gift set is stunning. It showcases two exceptional wines (one red, one white) and four handblown stemless wine glasses crafted in Seattle. It includes a Walter Scott Wines 2014 Cuvée Anne Chardonna, a Andrew Will Wines 2012 Ciel du Cheval red blend – 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Francand and 4 DECICIO Artisan Glass rippled stemless wine glasses.
The Cocktail Guide to the Galaxy has something for for everyone. With over a hundred delicious and easy-to-make recipes, this is will be the THE go-to cocktail book for anyone who loves nerdy pop culture (and drinking). All of the cocktails are created and field tested by the owner of The Way Station, which is a favorite Doctor Who themed bar. Cocktails include: the George R. R. Martini; the Mai Tai Fighter; Blade Rummer; the Felicia Laundry Day; the Flux Incapacitator; Close Encounters of the Third Lime; Cognac the Barbarian; the Sonic Screwdriver; Beer is the Mind Killer; the Shirley Temple of Doom; the Well Wheaton; Klingon Bloodwine; and The Vermouth is Out There.
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