Whether you’re looking for something big or small, one of the easiest — and most appreciated — gifts is all the fixings to make one great cocktail.
The good thing about this gift: it works as a simple package (just the bottles) or something more elaborate (glassware, linens, shakers, and strainers) for those on your list who have been extra nice this year. Write the cocktail recipe on quality stock paper, tie it all up with some pretty ribbon, and you should be good to go.
And as a bonus, if you’re going to be sticking around after presents are opened, you might be in line for a well-made cocktail of your own design.
Here are our suggestions for two easy crowd-pleasing cocktails and what to buy:
The simplest winter math: cold weather calls for hot drinks. Give the coziest gift of all with fixings for a hot toddy.
Basic: A craft rye, such as Few Spirit’s, artisanal honey, a bundle of Ceylon cinnamon sticks
Advanced: Retro enamel mugs, a snuggle-worthy throw
Who couldn’t use a dash of sunshine in the darkest of winter? Enter the Paloma: a bright spritzy cocktail made from tequila, sparkling grapefruit juice, and a squeeze of lime. We’re slotting this in for New Year’s Day.
Basic: A quality tequila that works well in drinks, such as the Espolòn Reposado, a pack of grapefruit soda, and a handful of fresh limes
Advanced: A set of festive highball glasses, whimsical drink stirrers
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