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14 Gift Ideas for Cocktail Enthusiasts

Cheryl Mascarenhas
A bottle of gin or vodka makes a perfect gift for a cocktail enthusiast. However, there are many other things that can make your friend's day special. Glance through the story for gift ideas that a cocktail lover might like.

On a Lighter Note ...

"To alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems."
― Homer Simpson
The cocktail geeks, as they are affectionately called, love experimenting, mixing, and inventing new recipes apart from minting out the old favorites. For such an enthusiast, just about anything related to cocktails works as a perfect gift.
A pack of mini bitters, martini and shot glasses, personalized and stylish openers, leather coasters with cocktail recipes printed on the front, personalized aprons, etc., are some of the options you can keep in mind to present a friend who takes cocktail seriously.
Create an impression with a craft spirit or pre-Prohibition liquor that will make your gift stand out. You have the option to choose from a variety of liqueurs, cordials, gins, bourbons, vodkas, and champagne. Gifting a gourmet drink gift basket is sure to make your favorite mixologist's day.

Champagne Truffles

It's always good to begin on a sweet note, and for that very reason, we have special champagne truffles for the mixologist. To make it even more special, pack them in martini glasses or coupes.

Unusual Cocktail Glasses

Weirdly shaped glasses, twisted coupes, and tilted martini glasses make birthdays and special occasions even more special. Look for tinted and antique glasses to make it even more special.

Cocktail Kit

What's a better way of showing you appreciate your friend's talent for mixing up good beverages than gifting him with a proper cocktail kit. You can always get his name engraved on the shaker to make it special.

Martini Pitcher

The only perfect way to make a martini is to stir the ingredients together rather than shake it up. For the perfect glass, you can gift them a martini set that comes along with a pitcher and glasses.

Glass Picks

Your friend can make a perfect statement using glass/plastic picks to get to the olive sitting at the bottom of the drink. Another option worth considering is presenting a set of drinking straws made of glass.

Glass Stirrers

For a mixologist, a stirrer as an equipment is akin to a magician's wand. Presenting a set of drink stirrers made from glass or heavy-duty metal is something he would be glad about.

Leather Cases

This one's for the mixologist who loves to travel. With the stylish leather case, it is difficult not to portray your love for spirits.

Liquor Bottles

A bottle of either whiskey, vodka, gin and tonic water, champagne and liqueur, or a mini pack of all these bottles is sure to make just about anyone's day. This along with a mini case of bitters and syrups make a complete cocktail basket.

Cocktail Shaker

A cocktail shaker with recipes printed on the body makes it easy to mix a drink. This, in itself, is a perfect gift for someone who takes mixing drinks so seriously.

Silver Flask

Someone special deserves a hip flask cast in silver. While it's not necessary that you go overboard and purchase a silver-plated flask, you can always get a steel-bodied flask for your friend.

Soda Maker

Some prefer their drinks with more tartness compared to that of flavor.
To achieve this, your mixologist ought to own an instant soda maker. With this instant soda streamer, plain water can be converted into sparkling water and soda in a jiffy.

Swiss Knife

More than just a pocket knife, it also doubles up as a bottle and cork opener, making it a must-have for a cocktail enthusiast.

Whisky Rocks

Ideally made from soapstone, whisky rocks/stones are the perfect gift material for those who like their drink chilled and on the rocks. You can also give spherical ice makers; either of them allows the drink to remain cooler for longer.

Wooden Stirrer

You will never go wrong with this wooden pack of drink stirrers. They are cheap, sustainable, and make a perfect gift option.
You can also include a box of crackers, serving trays, wine goodies, cocktail tables, and stands. Other gift options include custom-made infusers, cocktail books, gin kit, coupes, and other bar accessories.