27 Best Gifts for Cocktail Lovers
With a rising interest in innovative cocktails and the art of mixology, there’s a plethora of amazing gifts for cocktail lovers available. The best gifts are those that appeal to both a person’s hobbies and tastebuds, letting them explore the craft while learning something new along the way.
Does your partner gush over interesting drink menus at the swankiest bars in your city? Maybe the person you're shopping for doesn’t drink alcohol but loves a finely balanced mocktail.
Whether you’re shopping for a stellar bartender, a cocktail-obsessed friend or even yourself, this guide is filled with the best gifts for cocktail lovers that fit any budget.
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- Unique Gifts for Cocktail Lovers
- Ice Molds for Cocktail Lovers
- Tools for Cocktail Lovers
- Shaker Sets for Cocktail Lovers
Unique Gifts for Cocktail Lovers
1. Online Mixology Classes
Online mixology classes are one of the best gifts for cocktail lovers of all stripes. These live, fully interactive lessons offer the opportunity to learn how to make new drinks or perfect classic cocktails from the best mixologists in the business. This is a gift the cocktail lover in your life has probably never received before and one which guarantees a good time.
2. Virtual Whiskey Tastings
If you're looking for a gift for your favorite whiskey lover, they're bound to love a live virtual whiskey tasting experience. Tastings are led by top-rated scotch stewards eager to share their knowledge on all things whiskey, including recipes for food pairings and seasonal whiskey cocktails like this Black Manhattan.
- Price: $25
3. Advanced Mixology Mule Mugs
Moscow mules are a classic cocktail favorite, and they always taste better in the proper vessel; a copper mug. This classy copper mule mug set comes with four mugs, four copper straws and four wooden coasters.
4. Whiskey Barrel
This handcrafted whiskey barrel is made of American white oak wood with a medium charred interior. This barrel is perfect for aging any spirits, but it’s an especially thoughtful gift for cocktail lovers who prefer whiskey. It makes attractive decor for the countertop and can even be personalized.
5. Schott Zwiesel Glass Coupe Set
Schott Zwiesel produces some of the finest crystal glassware available, and this glass coupe set is no exception. With six glasses in the set, this is the classiest gift for cocktail lovers who enjoy entertaining and prefer their cocktails served up.
Ice Molds for Cocktail Lovers
6. Viski 55mm Ice Ball Maker
This Viski 55mm Ice Ball Maker creates a rounded frozen sphere out of a large ice cube. The spherical shape dilutes spirits significantly less which leads to drinks that last longer and taste better. Ice orbs add class and elegance to any drink. It comes in a tasteful wood box and is the perfect gift for cocktail lovers who sip on whiskey, bourbon, scotch or any booze-forward cocktail. This also makes a wonderful gift for bartenders who work in the profession.
7. Harold Import Co. Big Block Ice Cube Tray
The Harold Import Co. Big Block Ice Cube Tray creates up to eight massive ice blocks that melt slowly. They add style to any cocktail and are big enough to freeze herbs, fruit or edible flowers inside for an impressive drink. This is a thoughtful gift for the cocktail lover who likes to host and appreciates the little details.
8. Viski Glacier Rocks Ice Sphere Molds
Another gift for cocktail lovers to add flair to their drinks is these Viski Glacier Rocks Ice Sphere Molds. This set consists of four silicone shell ice molds that create frozen spheres. Add citrus or berries to create a colorful garnish in each drink.
9. Ice Shot Glass Mold
This Houdini ice shot glass mold is a fun gift for cocktail lovers who enjoy shooting their liquor from time to time. Made of silicone with four mold slots, this tray creates a frozen shot glass that will instantly chill spirits. All they’ll have to worry about is finishing their shot before it melts!
Tools for Cocktail Lovers
10. Viski Lewis Ice Bag and Mallet
Juleps, mules and mojitos are just some of the many cocktails that are better served with crushed ice. The Viski Lewis Ice Bag and Mallet is the tool professionals use to hand crush ice. The canvas ice bag absorbs excess water, leaving drier ice to complement any cocktail without watering it down.
11. True Small Cutting Board With Paring Knife Set
This True Small Cutting Board With Paring Knife Set comes with the perfect sized board for preparing ingredients and garnishes for your home cocktail bar and a paring knife that is small yet sharp. This is a useful gift for cocktail lovers to assist with every bartending task from slicing ginger and citrus to chopping celery.
12. Viski Black Citrus Press
Most balanced cocktails contain a citrus element, and fresh-squeezed juices taste so much better than the store-bought bottled stuff. This Viski Black Citrus Press is the simple tool that every home bartender needs to make delicious cocktails and mocktails.
13. Viski Stainless Steel Mesh Cone Strainer
The Viski Stainless Steel Mesh Cone Strainer is a useful gift for cocktail lovers. Designed to fit glasses of any size, this all-purpose strainer effortlessly separates liquids from any of the fruit, seeds, herbs or ice you want to keep apart from your finished cocktail.
14. Harold Import Co. Stainless Steel Muddler
The tastiest cocktails include muddled ingredients in their recipes. Muddled fruits and herbs add flavor and aroma to any drink. The Harold Import Co. Stainless Steel Muddler is sleek and sturdy yet gentle enough to not bruise fruits. It's the gift for cocktail lovers you may not have thought of and the best tool for muddling anything from mint and berries to spices.
15. Harold Import Co. Cocktail Mixing Spoon 12”
Cocktails that are stirred, rather than shaken, are chilled without damaging the ice. The Harold Import Co. Cocktail Mixing Spoon 12” is a classic tool that is long enough to reach into deep cups and designed to fit comfortably in your hand. It’s also fantastic for stirring lemonade pitchers, iced tea drinks and iced coffees.
16. Harold Import Co. Cocktail Strainer
The Harold Import Co. Cocktail Strainer is designed specifically to keep unwanted ingredients from escaping into a finished cocktail. This strainer will keep even the tiniest blackberry seeds and ice chips from slipping into the final product.
17. Harold Import Co. Double Jigger
Cocktail lovers know that precision and consistency are key in mixology, which is why they always measure ingredients with a jigger. The Harold Import Co. Double Jigger is a double-sided tool that measures out liquors, juices and syrups to create a balanced cocktail.
18. The World's Greatest 4 in 1 Bar Tool
The World’s Greatest 4 in 1 Bar Tool is multi-purpose, compact and portable. This bartending tool can be used to open any bottle or can, peel fruits and vegetables, and create thin strips of citrus peels for garnishes.
19. Zwilling Classic Waiters Knife With Micarta Handle
The Zwilling Classic Waiters Knife With Micarta Handle is a great gift for cocktail lovers who enjoy wine-based cocktails such as a refreshing spritz. This is the wine key used by professionals to open even the most stubborn bottles.
20. Viski Stainless Steel Julep Strainer
The Viski Stainless Steel Julep Strainer is a sleek and handy tool perfect for crafting creative cocktails. With slightly larger than average slots, this strainer allows liquids to pass through quickly while effectively preventing unwanted ingredients from entering the finished drink.
21. True Lemon Lime Press Juicer
This True Lemon Lime Press Juicer squeezes fresh citrus juice easier than ever without allowing seeds to fall into the final product. Freshly squeezed juice enhances any cocktail and creates impressive lemonade and limeade.
22. True Vista 14 oz. Measured Cocktail Shaker
This True Vista 14 oz. Measured Cocktail Shaker is the perfect gift for cocktail lovers to use at home or while traveling. This shaker is marked with U.S. and metric measurements so that drinks can be measured to perfection without the hassle and mess of using any other tools.
23. Harold Import Co. Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker 18 oz.
Are you looking for an all-in-one gift for cocktail lovers? With a top that strains ice and unwanted ingredients and a cap that doubles as a jigger, the Harold Import Co. Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker has everything needed to craft cocktails all within one shaker.
Shaker Sets for Cocktail Lover
24. Viski Gunmetal Mixologist Barware Set
The Viski Gunmetal Mixologist Barware Set comes with a heavyweight cocktail shaker, strainer, double-sided jigger and bar spoon and is designed for durability. Made entirely of aluminum with a gunmetal finish, this cocktail shaker set is a great gift for cocktail lovers who are just beginning to make their own drinks at home.
25. True 7 Piece Barware Set
If you want a gift for the cocktail lover in your life that covers all the bases, the True 7 Piece Barware Set is the gift you’ve been seeking. With a muddler, pourer, double jigger, bar spoon, shaker and measuring glass, this set has everything needed to make delicious, professional-level cocktails.
26. True Fortify Stainless Steel Barware Set
The True Fortify Stainless Steel Barware Set is a unique and useful gift for cocktail lovers to use anywhere. This sleek, lightweight set comes with a shaker, a Hawthorne strainer and a jigger, as well as a bar spoon that doubles as a muddler.
27. True Copper Barware Set
This True Copper Barware Set is the perfect gift for cocktail lovers who keep everything in their home as stylish as possible. This set comes with all the tools from the set above but with an elegant copper finish.
For an extra special gift for cocktail lovers, consider pairing an online mixology class with any other item on this list to set up your loved one, friend or coworker with the best tools or glassware to accompany their interactive lesson.
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