15 Best Bar Gifts For The Aspiring Mixologist In Your Life
Sure, going to to grab a drink with your friends is fun and easy, but you know what's even better? Doing it at home — real pants optional. Building your personal stockpile of booze, mixers, and accoutrements means you're halfway there, but it's these gifts for cocktail lovers that will really put you on top. Assembling your bar cart might seem like a daunting task, but once you get familiar with the cranks, do-dads, and thingamabobs ("I've got 20"), your at-home cocktail game will be totally on-point. And the investment is absolutely worth it. If you think about how much money you spend out at bars, you'll realize that these tricks of the trade quickly pay for themselves.
The best part about learning to be your own bartender is that once you get comfortable with your assets, the options are endless. When you know what flavors you like and how your tools can work for you, you can play around and concoct to your heart's desire. And the gadgets available these days make it way easier than you'd think. These 15 bar tools are great, whether you're just beginning to play around with your at-home bar situation, spicing up your standard routine, or searching for the perfect hostess gift. But be warned... your living room is about to get super-popular.
Whoever thought of these things really deserves some sort of prize.
We know you take your whiskey seriously. These little guys will keep your whiskey cold without watering it down. Not into the darker stuff? We're sure these will work just as well with your favorite vodka, gin, or tequila.
3. A Muddler
Say it with me: "mo-hee-toe."
You know those little lemon zest twirlies you've gotten in fancy cocktails? You can do that all by yourself.
This may seem obvious, but a good shaker is a necessity.
The most useful thing you'll ever buy. Vacuum all the air out of your half-consumed bottle of wine, and it'll keep beautifully for days.
Yeah, the sharp tip of a corkscrew will slice off your wine foil, but this is way cleaner — with virtually zero risk of injury.
Good knives are crucial and will keep the edges of your cocktail garnishes super crisp. And how cute is this baby cutting board?
Impress your guests AND keep your wine at the perfect temp.
So, so smart. Plus, you can toss them across the room (empty) when you get mad!
This book may be little, but it's packed with all the info you'll ever need.
How cool are these? Like a tiny, icy planet for your drink.
13. An Olive Stuffer
I did not know these existed, but now I'm so excited. Just think of how many different types of cheese you can stuff in your olives!
14. Glass Rimmer
Your at-home margaritas just got so much more legit. You can even try using colored sugar or adding spices to your salt for all kinds of cool cocktails.
Rainbows? Red, white, and blue? Christmas colors? Halloween colors? Endless opportunity.
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