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The 2021 Ultimate Mixology Bundle

Conquer your home bar and impress your friends with this series of six online courses about bartending and mixology. Along the way, you’ll learn all about gin, rum, vodka, whiskey, and tequila, along with the best ways to make cocktails from each spirit. Another great deal from The Awesomer Shop.

Patrón x JonBoy Margarita Collection

Patrón x JonBoy Margarita Collection

Patrón tequila and tattoo artist, JonBoy toast Cinco de Mayo with this Cocktail Courier kit for fixing Fresh Ink Smoked Margaritas. The kit includes Patron Silver, fresh limes, pineapple juice, agave nectar, smoked paprika and smoked sea salt, along with stainless-steel straws and toppers with JonBoy’s minimalist designs.

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Cask & Kettle Hot Cocktails

Cask & Kettle Hot Cocktails

Cask & Kettle transforms your Keurig coffee maker into a bartender, serving up smooth and aromatic hot cocktails as easily as a cup of joe. Each pod contains a mix of tasty ingredients and 1 oz. of spirits like vodka, Irish whiskey, or tequila. Coffee flavors include Irish, Mint Patty, Mexican, and Hot Blonde, along with a Spiked Dry Cider.

Bourbon Cream Soda

Bourbon Cream Soda

Cardinal Spirits adds a blend of bourbon and cream soda to its line of yummy canned cocktails. The 12oz. cans blend straight bourbon whiskey with a fizzy soda flavored with Madagascar vanilla beans. Its 8.5% ABV offers a nice kick without the burn. Check Cardinal’s Spirit Finder for your local retailer.

Rocket Cocktail Shaker

Rocket Cocktail Shaker

If those fancy Asprey cocktail shakers are too rich for your bank account, here’s a great alternative for rocket lovers on a budget. Viski’s stainless steel cocktail shaker has a great retro look and is perfect for making drinks like a Skylab Fallout, a Cosmonaut, or a Planetary Punch. It holds 24 oz. and has a built-in strainer.

Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions

Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions

From the authors of Death & Co, the Cocktail Codex is no ordinary drink recipe book. It teaches home bartenders about the fundamental elements that go into a good cocktail and the relationships between drinks that share attributes. The approach encourages experimentation in creating your own concoctions.

Gin Rummy Cocktail Playing Cards

Gin Rummy Cocktail Playing Cards

We’re not sure why it took so long for someone to realize that gin was a natural subject for an illustrated deck of playing cards. Featuring 40 bottles of gin from around the world and 12 gin-based cocktails, these cards are perfect for playing Gin Rummy or any other card game… especially at cocktail hour.

Bitter Cocktails Holiday Cards

Bitter Cocktails Holiday Cards

Toast your friends with spirited holiday cards featuring classic Campari cocktails. Love & Victory’s set of eight cards and envelopes with greetings on the front and a cocktail recipe – Boulevardier, Negroni, Negroni Sbagliato, or Americano – on the back. Just the thing to thank weary Santa and his drink-deserving, gift-giving ilk.

Classy as F*ck Cocktails

Classy as F*ck Cocktails

“Feeling classy as f*ck? Have a Bellini. Life kicking your ass? Try a Corpse Reviver.” Classy as F*ck Cocktails demonstrates that profanity is elegant when combined with gold calligraphy and 60 classic drink recipes. Equally swanky: Two Damn Classy rocks glasses and the golden Shaking Sh*t Up! cocktail shaker.

Five Drinks Canned Cocktails

Five Drinks Canned Cocktails

Five Drinks Co makes bar-quality cocktails, then packages them in aluminum cans for a quick and easy drink fix. They feature mixologist-developed recipes and incorporate high-quality spirits and natural ingredients. With 9% to 11% ABV, they also pack much more punch than today’s popular spiked seltzers.

Pre-Prohibition Cocktail Syrups

Pre-Prohibition Cocktail Syrups

Pratt Standard makes delicious cocktails inspired by the classic pre-prohibition-era recipes. This set of three mixers includes 8oz bottles of True Rich Simple Syrup, True Tonic Syrup, and True Grenadine Syrup. Makes a great gift for any cocktail lover.

The Complete Negroni Sessions

The Complete Negroni Sessions

Dante NYC offers this 8-bottle series of pre-mixed cocktails. The 8oz. bottles include not just gin-based Negroinis but ones that incorporate mezcal, bourbon, and tequila, balanced out with complex flavors like chocolate bitters, pineapple shrub, and cold brew coffee, among others. Each bottle serves three drinks.

Day Drinking Cocktail Book

Day Drinking Cocktail Book

Not every drink needs to knock you on your ass. Author Kat Odell’s cocktail book offers up 50 recipes for festive drinks that taste delicious but are light on the alcohol. They’re perfect for a daytime party, a day at the beach, or just when you want something mellow and not too potent.

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High West Barrel-Finished Cocktails

High West Barrel-Finished Cocktails

Park City, Utah’s High West Distillery makes some of our favorite bourbon and rye. Now they’ve turned their attention to pre-mixed Manhattans and Old Fashioneds, which spent time in rye whiskey barrels for added depth and flavor. Each 750ml bottle pours 12 cocktails, lasts for 3 years on the shelf, and 30 days once opened.

The Cocktail Piano

The Cocktail Piano

Last time we checked in with musician Mezerg, he was playing the watermelon. This time, he performs on a more conventional instrument – though Voël Martin rigged up this upright piano with an electronic circuit and pumps that dispense a variety of juices and liquor to make a custom cocktail based on the notes he plays.

Canada’s Coolest Cocktail

Canada’s Coolest Cocktail

The #1 bar in Victoria, BC and one of Canada’s 50 best, the gorgeous Q Bar at the iconic Fairmont Empress is a wowser. Equally stunning is its magical signature drink which changes colors from bold indigo to soft pink. Canada’s oldest craft distillery, Victoria Distillers, created indigo Empress 1908 Gin to do the trick.

Mixed Drinks Poster

Mixed Drinks Poster

Pop Chart’s “Spirited Schematic of Mixed Drinks” is a wonderful piece of wall art for any home bar. It’s packed with illustrations of 120 cocktails, with each one visually broken down to its ingredients and quantities. The print measures 24″ x 36″, and is also available mounted on a birch plywood panel.

3-Ingredient Cocktails

3-Ingredient Cocktails

Cocktail expert Robert Simonson’s book offers up 75 recipes for delicious beverages you can make with a simple trio of ingredients. From classics like the Bee’s Knees to modern drinks like Remember the Alimony, there’s something for every taste in this 2018 James Beard Foundation book award finalist.

Tiki Cocktails Book

Tiki Cocktails Book

When it’s hot and sunny out, you should be drinking some appropriately sunshiney drinks. Davis Adams’ cocktail book is packed with delicious combinations of rum, fruit juice, and other staples of the tiki scene. And if you’re looking for some glasses to serve your conconctions, we highly recommend Geeki Tikis.

Woodford Reserve Straight Bourbon

Woodford Reserve Straight Bourbon

Gold-medal winning Woodford Reserve straight bourbon whisky is full of flavor, with hints of sweet aromatics, spice, fruit, flowers, grains and wood. Just the ticket for refreshing bourbon cocktails like the Old Fashioned, Mint Julep, and the summery Porch Swing cocktail, characterized by its use of lemon, honey and peach tea.

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Strongwater Bitters Collection

Strongwater Bitters Collection

Colorado’s Strongwater creates award-winning bitters from ingredients like turmeric, cinnamon, orange peel, clove, cherries, and lavender. They’ll give your next cocktail added dimension, flavor, and aroma. The set of five 3oz bottles is on sale for a limited time from Touch of Modern. Strongwater also makes a 1/2oz sampler.

Pick-Its Cocktail Picks

Pick-Its Cocktail Picks

What do we want? Drinks! When do we want them? NOW! Fred’s clever cocktail picks let you protest your desire for booze with amusing slogans like “Garnish Drinks Not Wages” and “Four More Beers!” Sold in a set of 24, with two of each design.

The Mini Bar Cocktail Recipes

The Mini Bar Cocktail Recipes

This fun gift for drink enthusiasts includes eight mini notebooks, each dedicated to a single core spirit: whisky, rum, gin, vodka, tequila, champagne, sherry, and amaro, along with cocktail recipes and room to jot down your own concoctions. Includes 100 total drink ideas.

Mule Party Cocktail Mixers

Mule Party Cocktail Mixers

While a Moscow mule is made simply with ginger beer, lime juice, and vodka, there are tons of variations these days. Thoughtfully’s gift set for drink lovers includes seven different mule mixers, each in a 2.3 ounce bottle. We suggest grabbing a bottle of good vodka and some copper mugs to round out your gift.

Bora Bora Bum Tiki Mug

Bora Bora Bum Tiki Mug

This cheeky tiki mug is the first collab between famed Polynesian kitsch carver Danny “Tiki Diablo” Gallardo and cocktail historian Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, proprietor of Latitude 29 in New Orleans, named one of the Top 50 bars the country. The Bora Bora Bum Mug holds 16 ounces and comes in blue, green or orange.

The Periodic Table of Cocktails

The Periodic Table of Cocktails

Emma Stokes’ book of cocktail recipes organizes the drinks by their chemical composition – or at least what their primary liquor component is. Perfect for science geeks who like their booze, there’s also a version for oenophiles by wine expert Sara Rowlands.

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