Boozy Advent Calendars
We’ve all done the chocolate calendar, but this is a fun twist to gift to the alcohol aficionado in your life. Each little door reveals a 3cL sample of different alcohol (you can pick whisky or gin). By December 24, you’ll have swigged 72cL of delicious spirits . BONUS: one whisky door holds a 50 year old single malt Scotch. This gives the term “holiday spirit” a whole new meaning. Order ASAP so they don’t miss a day!
$128.01 (gin) or $240.08 (whisky) per calendar
Why not make your drink a fashion statement? Bevshots has items, from coasters to canvas prints, adorned with your favorite drink’s picture … magnified.
The scarves are large enough to be worn many ways and are available in many different drink prints (shown on the right in “Black Russian”).
$44.99 per scarf (currently on sale for $37.99)
Bevshots.com or (850)807-0507
The Original Whiskey Ball
A whiskey ball maker is a staple for any whiskey drinker’s bar (err … freezer?). A larger piece of ice means your beverage will stay cold longer, without melting the ice as fast (therefore, no more watery whiskey!) I have a set of these and LOVE them. I always keep a couple frozen balls on-hand … because you never know when Don Draper could stop by.
$23.95 (set of two molds)
TheWhiskeyBall.com (a cheaper alternative to last year’s)
ALTUZARRA Collection from the Target + Nieman Marcus CFDA Collaboration
A luxurious-looking glass makes a drink taste more intriguing (or does it?). Get a great set of glasses from Zara Home. Take a tip from Southern Living and mix-and-match!
Black Tray - $79.99, Double Old Fashioned Glasses - $49.99 (set of 4), Cocktail Shaker $49.99
Target stores starting December 1 or on Target.com starting December 1 at 12:01am
Homemade Infused Liquors
Get unique bottles from SpecialtyBottle.com
Cynthia Rowley Flask Bangle
C’est magnifique! Available in gold or chrome, this statement piece has been souped-up and made functional (well, functional for a boozehound). At Fashion Week in NY this year, Cynthia Rowley showed off these boozy bangles in her Spring 2013 line … and I swooned. If anyone wants to gift one of these to me in gold, I’d be forever grateful.
$225 per bangle
A never-fail gift, giving someone a thoughtfully-chosen spirit is sure to raise his. My go-to liquor store is Sigel’s on Greenville. Ask for Ruben. Don’t forget the bow.
Sigel’s, 5757 Greenville Ave