10 Gifts for the Cocktail Lover

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Everyone has that one uncle or best friend who lives to keep their bar cart stocked and loaded with the latest and greatest. Use this handy guide next time you’re on the hunt for the newest booze.


Ritual Zero Proof

Okay, so this doesn’t technically have any booze in it. BUT, it’s perfect for the person who wants to feel like they’re part of the party but don’t necessarily want an alcoholic drink. This is the first American-made spirit alternative to use all-natural botanicals to echo the taste, smell and burn of traditional liquor — without the alcohol or calories. Ritual is designed to be used 1:1, or in part with, traditional spirits, so you can enjoy your favorite cocktail spirit-free and not some juiced-up kiddie cocktail or boring club soda. $25, ritualzeroproof.com


Obvious Wines Dark & Bold

The Dark & Bold is just that — a rich blend of dark Cabernet Sauvignon and the ever-bold Merlot and is full of body with rich notes of fruit. It’s perfect for keeping you warm on the inside when it’s cold on the outside and pairs beautifully with your Thanksgiving turkey — it even says so on the bottle! $18, obviouswines.com

Obvious Wines

Gnarly Head 1924 Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon

This new bottle was created in honor of the Prohibition Era and resembles just that. The wine is crafted with full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon aged in Bourbon Barrels and layered with suggestions of blackberry, fig, and warm spices. $16.99, local retailers nationwide

Gnarly Head

Rabbit Champagne Opener

This elegant champagne opener comes in beautiful pale gold packaging, making it a perfect gift alongside a bottle of champagne. Now you can confidently open champagne bottles without wondering where the cork will end up. $30, rabbitwine.com

Rabbit Wine

Sparkling Wine Advent Calendar

You’ll get seven mini bottles of sparkling wine at 187-mL each or a little more than 6 ounces. The end-of-year countdown calendar starts on Christmas Day and has a small bottle of sparkling wine for every night leading up to New Year’s Eve. $24.99, ALDI locations nationwide


The Ruffino Prosecco Holiday Six-Pack

The festive iteration of the boozy six-pack is a transparent tote adorned with glitter, designed to be a show-stopping accessory, as well as perfectly carry six mini bottles of Ruffino Prosecco. You can even add ice to keep your bottles chilled or decorate with a bow to create an adorable holiday hostess gift. $100, reserverbar.com


Hennessy X.O Ice Experience Gift Pack

The Hennessy X.O Ice Experience pack contains one limited-edition 750mL bottle of Hennessy X.O in a one-of-a-kind ice inspired gift box. The gift box transforms into a reusable ice bucket inclusive with tongs and a recipe book for holiday celebrations. $159.99, Clos19.com


Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Blade and Bow rewards sippers with a delicious hint of dried apricots and ripe pear on entry before melting into a sweet roasted grain taste mid-palate. The finish includes notes of charred oak and warm winter spice — the perfect combination to warm up this holiday season. $50, bladeandbowwhiskey.com

Blade and Bow

DIY Boozy Bears Gummy Making Kit

This DIY gummy bear kit is hands-on and fun for anyone to get involved. Kids can even make the gummy bears and the adults can finish it later. Just make sure someone 21+ is handling the alcohol add-on! $10, walmart.com


S’well Barware

This unique set includes a shaker, wine tumblers, champagne flutes, ice bucket, carafe, and wine chiller. The stainless steel interior keeps beverages cold or hot for extended periods of time. $80, swellbottle.com




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