Articles Tagged: gifts

Valentine’s Day Potpourri

Happy Valentine’s Day! We assembled some fun Valentine’s Day links to some of our favorites.

Why? Because we love our readers!

Cheers!

How to Open a Champagne Bottle with a Sword [Drinks After Dark]
Green Gifts for Valentine’s Day [Best of the Green Web]
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Kisses [DOTW]
Classic Romantic Cocktails [About.com]
Chocolate & Whisky [Scotch Chix]
Maker’s Mark Bourbon Chocolates [DOTW]

Valentine’s Day Cocktails

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Valentine’s Day Chocolate Picks

Chocolate is a traditional Valentine’s Day gift. And while there isn’t really such a thing as bad chocolate, Valentine’s Day is an occasion to show you put more thought into your gift than running into the Rite Aid and grabbing the last Whitman’s Sampler.

Since it is the thought that counts, here are some gourmet chocolates that will show you put a lot of thought into your chocolate selection. Choose the chocolate that matches your … Read more

Sophisticated ‘Tilt’ Barware

On the lookout for cool barware, I found the Nambe Tilt collection. This unique glassware will add flare to any home bar.

Nambe Tilt Barware

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Drink of the Week Holiday Scotch Picks

My holiday picks for scotch are not for the faint of heart. While they are very different from each other, they both are cask strength and neither is chill filtered. They are, well, strong. But hey, if you’re going to drink a scotch, why not go for it. These are great to serve at an intimate holiday gathering or to give as a gift to a real scotch lover. Both picks will run you about … Read more

Give the Gift of Sake

Think it’s hard to find a quality, original gift for under $20? Go all out without spending a fortune! This simple sake set paired with a bottle of Momokawa Ruby Tokubetsu Junmai sake is sure to please. And I can guarantee it won’t be a duplicate gift. While being highly rated and well-made, the medium-bodied and slightly sweet sake appeals to sake drinkers of all experience levels.

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A Gift for the Impatient Drinker

The Wine and Liquor Accelerator claims to age a drink three years in 10 seconds and 20 years in three minutes. So if you’re too impatient to let your wine or spirits breathe before drinking … maybe let it sit for one three seconds?

Could this be the cheapest way to enjoy perfectly aged booze during times of belt-tightening?

Wine and Liquor Accellerator @ SkyMall

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Gifts for the Martini Lover: Stirred, Not Shaken?

James Bond, the epitome of style and sophistication, always insists his martinis should be “shaken, not stirred.” However, that preference may well be a sign of his rebellious nature more than his command of the cocktail. Traditionally, martinis are stirred … and for good reason.

Many experts dismiss the idea that shaking “bruises the gin.” But they do note that while shaking makes for a colder martini, it also dilutes the martini and gives it … Read more

Give the Gift of Tequila

Why give a boring bottle of wine this year, with so many great spirits out there go crazy. We’ve assembled a variety of fine Tequila for easy gift giving.

Perfect for sipping and savoring, Cabo Uno Tequila will last beyond the holiday party and throughout the holiday season, to be cherished and enjoyed for years to come. Acknowledged as one of the finest 100% blue agave tequilas in the world, Cabo Uno is aged in … Read more

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Budding Mixologist

Give the gift of great cocktails! Here are some bar necessities under $20 that make perfect gifts for the beginning bartenders in your life. (And I’m just getting started! Keep checking back for more gift ideas.)

For about $13, “The Mr. Boston” Platinum Edition is a great gift for budding mixologists and cocktail aficionados. Mr. Boston recipes have never steered me wrong, and the platinum edition has over 1,500 recipes as well as tips and … Read more

Johnnie Walker Blue Holiday Engraving

Johnnie Walker Blue Label is offering free engraving for the holidays.

For around $190, this premium blend already comes in a silk-lined box with a certificate of authenticity.

But the added touch of personalized engraving to the bottle would make it an awesome gift.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label engraving

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