Articles Tagged: gifts

Wines That Rock For the Holidays and After

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There is a trend for celebrities, alive and dead, to have their own wine labels. These wines are fun and make a great gift to bring for a party. This is important as we enter fall and the party season. I know that we are often scratching our heads as to a fun and appropriate gift to bring to a party. There is the added pressure given that we right about wine and booze.

We … Read more

Box For A Bottle – Buyers Guide

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What Is It? 

Box For A Bottle is a wooden, engraved gift box with personality. Occasion specific designs on the outside, engraved gift messages on the inside with special compartments to put your favorite bottle of goodness.

Why We Like It?

They are made by some crazy drink lovers from responsibly harvested wood. Each box in hand engraved right here in the USA, St. Louis to be exact. They make a great way personalize a … Read more

DIY Cocktail Kits – Holiday Gift Idea

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Gift baskets can be a fun way to give the gift of cocktails this holiday season. The idea is simple: Pick a cocktail your recipient will love, then get the ingredients and package them in a gift box or basket … along with copy of DIY Cocktails, of course.

The level of DIY-ness is up to you. You can create your own recipe and print it on a decorative card, include a bottle of your … Read more

Top Booze to Buy Your Boss

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The holidays are upon us. We know that most of you are expected to buy your boss a present for Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa. We think that booze is the perfect gift to buy, unless your boss is a recovering alcoholic and booze only makes things worse.

To impress your your boss, you need to pick a spirit that is cool, but not too trendy. You need a bottle that is expensive enough without being … Read more

Bräuler

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If you like craft beer, chances are you’ve gotten a growler (half gallon) from your local brewery.

The Bräuler is a durable and stylish alternative to glass growlers.

It’s shatter- and crack-proof, with a 1.75-inch mouth, a deep-thread cap to keep your beer carbonated longer. Oh and you can have it laser etched.

Bräuler [via Uncrate]… Read more

Brandied Apricots

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This simple recipe is very festive, making it perfect for holiday celebrations or homemade gifts. The brandied apricots are good by themselves or as a topping on ice cream or cake. You can even use the juice in cocktails. It’s probably possible to use dried apricots, although this was made with fresh ones that were flash frozen.

Ingredients

8 apricots, pitted and halved
¾ cup brandy (I used cognac)
¼ cup water
1-2 cinnamon sticks, … Read more

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Looking for a Father’s Day gift that is both thoughtful and quick?

These picks are unique liquors that stand out among other spirits of the same type. What better way to show Dad that you think he’s one of a kind.

I’ve included multiple price ranges, but these were chosen for their taste and not their price tag.

Here are a few liquor picks for the discerning Dad on your gift-shopping list:

Single-Malt Scotch:
Aberlour… Read more

Secret Binoculars Flask

During tough economic times, the ability to sneak booze from home when going out is crucial. And the makers of the secret binoculars flask are here to help!

With two 8 ounce chambers, you can bring two different kinds of hooch to the nose-bleed section at baseball games, the opera, Jimmy Buffet concerts — anywhere drunkenness is preferable and binoculars are not a really strange thing for you to be carrying around.

So whether you’re … Read more

Bourbon Lollipops

Bourbon on a stick, anyone?

The folks at Lollyphile in San Francisco “put some sweetness in the sour mash” to provide the world with bourbon lollipops.

The company also makes absinthe lollipops. (As well as maple bacon pops. Bacon is second only to booze, people.)
Buy 4 for $10 … or 36 for $52!

This is inspiring me to experiment with some boozy lollipop recipes myself.

Lollyphile (via Liqurious)… Read more

Bar Gadget Black Box Set

This black-box bar gadget set looks smooth.

It includes a cocktail “compass” that gives common cocktail recipes, a two-sided jigger, a corkscrew, a wine collar, a wine and a spirits pouring spout and a foil cutter.

Whether you buy it for your own bar or give it as a stylish housewarming gift, this bar set is pretty slick.

Bar Gadget Set @ Crate & Barrel … Read more

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