THE BEST Cocktails

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.

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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.

Copper Cocktail Straws

Copper Cocktail Straws

Add a touch of class to your high-balls and tiki drinks with these copper-plated stainless steel drinking straws from Izola. You’ll get a set of four 8.5″ long metal straws, a canvas storage pouch, and a cleaning brush so you can use them indefinitely.

Penguin Cocktail Shaker

Penguin Cocktail Shaker

A 1930s art deco classic, this dapper, bow-tied penguin cocktail shaker stands at the ready to serve all your drink-mixing needs. Made from stainless steel and holds up to 18 oz of liquid.

Press & Pour Cocktail Shaker

Press & Pour Cocktail Shaker

OXO’s cocktail shaker lets you make your drinks and keeps them ice cold thanks to its double-wall insulation, which also keeps your hands from freezing while shaking it. Its self-straining lid can pours only when you press the button on top, and features a leakproof seal.

Asprey Sterling Cocktail Shakers

Asprey Sterling Cocktail Shakers

Asprey makes fantastically extravagant barware from sterling silver. Our favorite pieces are the retro style rocket ship and aeroplane cocktail shakers, with their colorful enamel inlays. Their sterling combination safe is perhaps even more incredible.

Shaker & Spoon Cocktail Club

Shaker & Spoon Cocktail Club

Want to expand your cocktail repertoire? Shaker & Spoon has got you covered. Each month, they prepare a box filled with unique and flavorful ingredients, along with three specialty recipes, and enough mixers for 12 drinks. Just add spirits.

Deal: Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit

Deal: Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit

The Gentleman and Scholar old fashioned cocktail kit is the perfect gift for whiskey or brandy lover in your life. Includes two double old fashioned glassses, two bitters, a stainless steel muddler, an ice sphere mold, and a cocktail garnishing tool.

Making a Smoke Bomb Cocktail

Making a Smoke Bomb Cocktail

Cocktail Chemistry Lab walks us through the rather involved process of making this unique whiskey drink, whose centerpiece is an ice orb filled with smoke, which is cracked open at serving time. Ice ball instructions here.

Cocktail Glasses Explained

Cocktail Glasses Explained

Why is a rocks glass a rocks glass? And why do foo-foo drinks go in a V-shaped martini glass? Mike Rugnetta of PBS Idea Channel stops by Brooklyn cocktail bar Leyenda to get the skinny on the reasoning behind glassware selection from award winning bartender Ivy Mix.

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The Ice Ball Cocktail

The Ice Ball Cocktail

While serving fancy ice spheres and cubes in cocktails is a pretty popular trend these days, this is the first time we’ve seen a cocktail served from inside an ice sphere. Cocktail Chemistry shows us how to prepare this very special drink.

Shake Cocktail Robot

Shake Cocktail Robot

Inertia Labs’ cheeky entry into this year’s BarBot competition can pour and shake any three-ingredient cocktail you’d like. Drink up – assuming you can get past its unusual dispensing mechanism.

Chicken N’ Waffles Syrup

Chicken N’ Waffles Syrup

The perfect complement to that bottle of bacon syrup, Torani has outed this unusual flavor to top off your cocktails, coffees and sauces with the heavenly combo of fried chicken and waffles.

Constitutions of Classic Cocktails

Constitutions of Classic Cocktails

68 cocktails with corresponding diagrams, mappings of spirits, garnishes, and more adorn this clever signed and numbered, limited edition guide to classic cocktails poster from the Pop Chart Lab.

Phantom Cocktails

Phantom Cocktails

What do you get when you combine cocktails, great lighting, the Beastie Boys and some 5000 fps Phantom slo-mo camera shots? Something pretty special, in our humble opinion. (Thanks Ty!)

Drinkify

Drinkify

Drinkify is a simple concept. Input the artist you’re currently listening to and it suggests the proper libation for the tunes. They’re not always perfect suggestions but still a good excuse to get creative.

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