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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.

BruMate BackTap

BruMate BackTap

This unique backpack cooler has a built-in tap for dispensing drinks wherever your adventures take you. It holds up to 3 gallons of liquid, a dozen 12 oz. cans, or five wine bottles in its removable stainless steel liner. It can be carried on your back, like a bucket, or over your shoulder with an optional strap.

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Old Nation New Orthodox IPA Series

Old Nation New Orthodox IPA Series

Michigan’s Old Nation Brewing Company offers a series of four superbly drinkable IPAs: M-43 – a sublime brew with lots of grapefruit and pineapple; B-43, a low-carb variant with a similar hop profile; Cart Horse, a New-England style IPA; and Boss Tweed, a high-ABV double IPA with bold aromas of peach, mango, and tangerine.

uKeg TWIST Hard Seltzer Maker

uKeg TWIST Hard Seltzer Maker

Skip the Truly and create your own unique fizzy, boozy drinks. Made by GrowlerWerks, the uKeg Twist lets you make your own flavored hard seltzers at home or on the go. Fill the container with water, flavors, and liquor, then drop in a CO2 cartridge into the lid and shake. It also keeps drinks cold and carbonated all day long.

Slow Hands Single Barrel Rye Whiskey

Slow Hands Single Barrel Rye Whiskey

Created at Kentucky’s Old Taylor Distillery, Slow Hands Single Barrel Rye is the second whiskey and first single barrel release from Castle & Key. The bold rye features four unique cask-strength barrels derived from 63% rye, 17% yellow corn, 20% malted barley, and water sourced from Castle & Key’s on-site Springhouse.

Bones Coffee Company Flavored Coffees

Bones Coffee Company Flavored Coffees

Flavored coffees like hazelnut and vanilla cinnamon are easy to find. But the flavors that Bones Coffee comes up with are far more interesting. Among their unique coffees are ones that taste like S’mores, jelly donuts, mint chocolate chip ice cream, maple bacon and Fruity Pebbles. They also sell a 5-bag sample pack.

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.

Alkemista Infusion Mini Bar 1 Bundle

Add depth and flavor to your spirits and bitters with this infusion kit from Ethan & Ashe. It includes a a 950ml borosilicate glass infusion vessel, an ultra-fine stainless steel filter, along with three delicious infusion blends: black denim, orange ginger, and house bitters. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop.

Proper Twelve Human & Bottle Matching Hoodies

Proper Twelve Human & Bottle Matching Hoodies

Don’t get caught without something green to wear on St. Patrick’s Day. Luckily, Proper No. Twelve, the world’s fastest-growing Irish whiskey brand, has emerald pub-crawl hoodies for men, women, and even a darlin’ wee one for your favorite bottle. Hoody-hat bundles too. Grab limited-edition bottle hoodies at select retailers.

Puffer Coat Drink Koozie

Puffer Coat Drink Koozie

Puffer coats are normally designed to keep you warm. But this one is designed to keep things chilled. The miniature jacket wraps around drink cans and bottles to keep them from warming up and freezing your hand. It’s even got a working zipper on front to snug it around your beverage. Now it just needs a tiny hat and scarf.

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.

Asobu Frosty Beer 2 Go

Asobu Frosty Beer 2 Go

Keep your beer bottles and cans frosty cold for hours with these cooler shells that wrap around your beverages. They feature double-wall vacuum insulation and a stainless steel body. A removable cap holds bottles securely in place, while cans fit snugly on their own. As a bonus, its cap doubles as a bottle opener.

Hook Shot Drink Dispenser

Hook Shot Drink Dispenser

Matty Benedetto is known for making Unnecessary Inventions. Here, he shows off an idea that we actually would consider buying – a coat hook that dispenses a shot of your favorite booze when you come home and hang up your coat. We’re hoping this one turns up in his shop.

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Whiskey + Water Decanter

Whiskey + Water Decanter

This individual glass decanter set is a great gift for whiskey lovers. Its inner chamber holds a brown spirit of choice, while the outer chamber holds water. Pour the whiskey from one side, then a couple of drops of water from the other to release the full depth of its flavors. Comes with a wood tray and a glass funnel.

Wilderton Non-Alcoholic Spirits

Wilderton Non-Alcoholic Spirits

Non-alcoholic drinks are booming thanks to modern spirits that deliver complex flavors and healthy ingredients. Distilled in the Pacific Northwest, zero-calorie, gluten-free Wilderton is made from globally-sourced botanicals in two flavor profiles: smoky Earthen, and citrusy Lustre. Tasty, guilt-free bases to mix, sip, and savor.

Nobletree Coffee

Nobletree Coffee

Most big coffee manufacturers can’t trace their beans to their farmers. Nobletree Coffee takes a farm-to-cup approach by sourcing exclusively from family-owned crops. The result is an award-winning line of 100% Arabica coffees: sustainably farmed, milled, exported, then small-batch roasted in Brooklyn.

Standard Proof Infused Rye Whiskeys

Standard Proof Infused Rye Whiskeys

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Standard Proof’s specialty rye whiskeys are infused with natural ingredients for a big and bold taste. Flavors include an eye-opening Arabica coffee, a sweet honeysuckle wildflower, a zesty ginger root, along with pecan, mint, and pineapple. Sold in 750ml bottles and great for making cocktails.

Westward American Single Malt Whiskey

Westward American Single Malt Whiskey

The producer of America’s highest-rated Single Malt, Westward, introduces an elegant ode to Oregon’s premier grape varietal. Finished for two years in Pinot Noir barrels from Willamette Valley wineries, Single Malt Pinot Noir Cask Whiskey joins their Single Malt and Single Malt Stout Cask on the top shelf.

Meehan’s Mixology Measuring Spoons

Meehan’s Mixology Measuring Spoons

Ever try to get a tablespoon to fit into the top of an olive jar? Cocktail Kingdom solves the common bartender complaint thanks to Jim Meehan, author of Meehan’s Bartender Manual. Meehan’s Mixology Measuring Spoons offer a narrower, arrow-shaped motif – plus Imperial and Metric measurements – on six stainless spoons.

Monkey 47 Dry Gin

Monkey 47 Dry Gin

One of the world’s finest gins comes from Germany, not London. Rated a near-perfect 99 by Distiller.com, Monkey 47 Dry Gin is a delicious juniper concoction with prominent herbal, fruity, and peppery notes, and a sweet finish. The 47 in the name comes from the 47 botanicals used and the 47% ABV.

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Tanqueray Rangpur Distilled Gin

Tanqueray Rangpur Distilled Gin

Refreshingly light, the classic gin and tonic cocktail is popular worldwide. For an upgraded G&T with an exotic twist, Tanqueray Rangpur is a smooth distilled gin with a distinctive citrus taste. Named after a rare lime from India, aromatic Tanqueray Rangpur is also subtly enhanced with mandarin flavors from the Far East.

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.

Waffle House Bacon and Kegs Beer

Waffle House Bacon and Kegs Beer

Iconic diner Waffle House teamed up with Oconee Brewing to create a beer inspired by their 24-hour-a-day breakfasts. The 6.5% ABV red ale has been infused with the salty, smoky flavors of real bacon, and makes a great accompaniment to morning meals. Available exclusively from the Greensboro, GA brewery starting on 12.18.2020.

Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker

Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker

Raise a glass to the great women of whisky. Jane Walker is a limited-edition Scotch whisky from Master Blender Emma Walker in honor of Cardhu, a 200-year-old Speyside distillery that flourished under the leadership of whisky pioneer Elizabeth Cumming. The blended malt is aged ten years, featuring notes of white peaches.

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.

1757 Vermouth di Torino Rosso

1757 Vermouth di Torino Rosso

Vermouth is an unsung hero, vital to the bartender arsenal when they need the good stuff like 1757 Vermouth di Torino Rosso for top-shelf Negronis and Americanos. Nearly 300 years of experience go into 1757, the plum-red aperitif that salutes Casa Cinzano’s founding year. Rated 94 by Wine Spectator for its mature aromatics.

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