2019 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time! As a companion to our November/December issue, this online gift guide is filled with Imbibe-approved ideas of all price points for the drink enthusiasts in your life.

Stocking Stuffers

Ezo Old Fashioned Tumbler
A sturdy tumbler made in line with classic Japanese design. $7, alambika.ca

Vena’s Fizz House Aromatic Bitters Sugar Cubes
For fans of the classic Champagne Cocktail, these predoused bitters sugar cubes add a kick of sweet spice to your favorite bubbly. They also work well in other cocktails, like the Old Fashioned. $8, venasfizzhouse.com

Twang Michelada Mix  
A good Michelada can make a world of difference at brunch, and this premade seven-veggie blend from the Treviño family in San Antonio makes assembly a cinch. $8 for 32 oz., twang.com

Evil Twin Kolsch Glass
Made to maximize the experience of drinking an ice-cold Kolsch, these signature glasses from Evil Twin hold about 10 oz. of liquid and feature the company’s logo. $12, eviltwin.nyc

$25 and Under

Common Room Roasters Coffee Ethiopia Sidama  
California-based Common Room coffee roasts this special blend of beans from Sidama, Ethiopia. Expect flavors of sweet chocolate and cherry. $18, commonroomroasters.com

Imbibe Subscription
Give the gift that gives all year long! During the holidays, you can score gift subs to Imbibe for only $18 each (regularly $22)! Plus, when you subscribe, you’ll get a free download of holiday cocktail recipes. $18, imbibemagazine.com

Merci Mercado Sal De Gusano
The mezcal best pours come alongside a good-quality sal de gusano, and this blend from Merci Mercado hits just the right notes of salt and spice to make a flight most enjoyable. $19, merci-mercado.myshopify.com

Recktech Strainer
With its square frame, this new stainless steel strainer from Cocktail Kingdom is perfect for heavy straining jobs, with a tightly wound coil that fits most mixing glasses and tins. Bonus: It’s also dishwasher-safe. $20, cocktailkingdom.com

Simple Vodka 
Vodka drinkers can take pride in gifting a bottle of Simple Vodka this year, as the brand donates 20 meals to those in need in the U.S. for every bottle produced. The Idaho potato-based vodka is silky smooth and mixes beautifully in a Vesper.
$20, totalwine.com

Adrift Cranberry Liqueur 
From the tiny distillery at Adrift Hotel in Long Beach, Washington, this piquant liqueur blends cranberries from Starvation Alley with sugar and a wheat spirit base. Try it in a holiday spritz or Negroni for a sweet-tart kick of seasonal flavor. $21, shopadrifthotels.com

Cocktail Picks from Love & Victory
We’ve partnered with Love & Victory on this set of four colorful picks, perfect for styling your favorite cocktails and keeping track of whose drink is whose at parties. $24, imbibemagazine.com

The Aviary Holiday Cocktails Book 
From the famous Chicago cocktail bar (whose first recipe book came out in 2018), the Aviary’s new holiday-centric book features 30 recipes for the season’s festivities. $25, theaviarybook.com

Meletti Fernet 
This new-to-the-U.S. Fernet hails from Italian amaro producers Meletti. With a bouquet of bittersweet botanicals, it has all the personality of a great fernet but with a little more chocolate and mintiness and a less forceful bite. A great option for both beginners and diehard fans of amari. $25, uptownspirits.com

$50 and Under

Brandy Sainte Louise 
Made with cocktail mixing in mind, this French brandy is a blend of 3- to 10-year-old ugni blanc eaux-de-vies distilled in copper pot stills and aged in new French oak casks in the Charente region of Cognac, France. It’s a fruit-forward, elegant brandy that works well in a Vieux Carre or Sidecar. $28, klwines.com

NCS Vietnamese Phin Kit 
Nguyen Coffee Supply, a Brooklyn-based roaster and importer that sources organic coffees from Vietnam, launched their first traditional Vietnamese coffee filter earlier this year, called a Phin. Made of metal, the design is used all over Vietnam to slow-drip Vietnamese coffee as well as the condensed milk coffee beverage called ca phe sua. This gift kit includes one bag of your choice of coffee. $28, nguyencoffeesupply.com

Imbibe Cocktail Napkins
We collaborated with Dot & Army on these handmade cocktail napkins—a perfect addition to any home bar. Exclusively sold by Imbibe, each set includes 4 linen-blend napkins with an embroidered Negroni. $32, imbibemagazine.com

Próspero Tequila Blanco  
One of the rare female master distillers in Tequila, Stella Anguiano has produced this expressive, earthy spirit in Guadalajara’s lowlands region in conjunction with creative director Rita Ora. The unaged blanco is smooth enough to sip straight, but it also makes for a robust Margarita, and aged versions are available for those who prefer a little more oak with their agave. $33.94, saratogawine.com

Royal Copenhagen Contrast Mug Collection
With a sturdy porcelain base, these mugs offer a practical option for coffee and tea drinkers. The ribbed silicon cover, which comes in a rainbow of colors, helps keep the mood playful and your hands a safe distance from the heat. $35, marchsf.com

Willamette Valley Winery Chocolates 
Oregon’s Willamette Valley is known for its wines, which is why Moonstruck Chocolate collaborated with four area winemakers on these boozy chocolates. The gift set features chocolates made with wines from Sokol Blosser, Montinore, Stoller and Erath. $35, moonstruckchocolate.com

Apologue Persimmon Liqueur 
A smashing addition to a festive spritz or Negroni, this liqueur from Chicago-based Apologue is equally delicious sipped solo or with a little club soda. $35, www.binnys.com

Death & Co. Cocktail Codex Combo
Give the gift of Death & Co.’s James Beard award-winning book Cocktail Codex to your favorite bartender, and they’ll also get a couple of hip pins and a bandana. $45, deathandcompanymarket.com

Brooklyn Brew Shop x Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast Stout Kit  
One of the beer world’s most beloved stouts has hit the Brooklyn Brew Shop lineup. A great gift for those who love big, bold beers. $48, brooklynbrewshop.com

Ippodo Matcha Gift Set  
With three varieties of matcha, this gift set highlights the Japanese green tea’s full range of flavor. $50, ippodotea.com

$100 and Under

Eden Specialty Ciders Cider Cellar Series Trio
From Vermont cidery Eden Ciders, comes this trio of limited-edition bottlings made from heirloom ciders. $54, edenciders.com

Travel Decanter
Perfect for transporting your favorite wine, spirit or cocktail, these 500mL travel decanters are watertight, encased in two layers of stainless steel double wall tumblers. $58, traveldecanter.com

Chateau Montelena Napa Chardonnay 
From California winery Chateau Montelena, this Chardonnay is a great option for holiday sipping, with perky flavors of green apple and lemon peel. $58, montelena.com

Ferrand 10 Generations Cognac
Created as a tribute to the 10 generations of the Ferrand family that helped shape the development of Grande Champagne Cognac, this expression is lively with dried fruit, coconut and spice, with a long, tropically tinged finish accented with licorice and vanilla. Try it in a classic Brandy Crusta. $60, maisonferrand.com

Kanzo Baron Cobbler Shaker
Inspired by the iconic design of Japan’s cobbler shakers, this small three-piece shaker will look beautiful in any home bar. $69, alambika.ca

Westwind Toile Serving Tray
Made of laminated birch wood, this sturdy serving tray boasts a toile pattern inspired by coastal scenes. $78, serenaandlily.com

$100 and Over

Branch Market and Picnic Tote
Fortified with a removable bamboo cutting board, Millie | Lottie’s thermal-lined tote is the most trustworthy picnic companion we’ve met, offering storage for happy hour accoutrement and wine bottles, and made entirely from materials sourced within two miles of the San Francisco-based studio. $120, millielottie.com

Blush Pitcher by Terrane Glass
Created by Terrane Glass from North Carolina, this pretty pitcher will bring a subdued elegance to any table scene. $125, ggfieldshop.com

MADE x Imbibe Serving Board
We collaborated with MADE, a design/build company in Portland, Oregon, on these beautiful handmade serving/cutting boards. Made from salvaged walnut wood, the boards are 13.5″ x 8.5″ (at widest) x 1″ deep and include a brass ring for easy hanging. $180, imbibemagazine.com/shop

Blue Bottle Coffee x Fellow Electric Kettle
In this collaboration with Bay Area-based Fellow, this kettle is both beautiful (in custom Blue Bottle fog grey) and functional, thanks to its counterbalanced handle and precision flow. $215, bluebottlecoffee.com


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