This Summer my husband and I were poolside at Coppola Winery (for you locals, you should try it if you haven’t … what a treat!) and noticed a group of 20 somethings celebrating a birthday. As the birthday boy unwrapped each gift, it was hard not to notice that each gift he unveiled was a beautiful bottle of craft spirits. And by beautiful, I’m referring to the bottle each of these came in. I’m the nerd that thought the gift WAS the bottle!
Needless to say, the cocktail culture is back.
Pennfield Jenson, founder and executive director of the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA), tracks a chart that shows craft distilling “is now on a steeper growth curve than craft beer was on in the 1980s.”
This resurgence of craft spirits has wide spread appeal from Millenials right through the Baby Boomers. People are getting serious about their cocktails. As such, items related to the cocktail culture are trending as employee, VIP and executive gifts as we approach the holiday season. Here are some team favorites:
The Manhattan Cocktail Case
Bring the party with you! The Manhattan is a portable cocktail case that has everything needed for your cocktail party on the go. Fully-insulated and made of premium leatherette, the Manhattan has a beautiful velveteen interior lining that helps to showcase all its amenities, including: 2 martini glasses, a stainless steel shaker, double-sided jigger, ice tongs, strainer, 2 olive picks, a mister, combination fork/spoon stirrer, and 2 napkins. The Manhattan features a divided, insulated compartment to carry two bottles, an adjustable leatherette shoulder strap and a suitcase-style handle for easy carrying.
Moscow Mule Gift Set
This 4-in-1 gift set inspired by the popular Moscow Mule cocktail includes 2 mule mugs, 1 bar spoon and 1 measuring jigger. Stainless steel construction with copper coating. Gift box features a robust history of the cocktail. Recipe card included.
12 at $45.33/each
Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker Set
This cocktail shaker set has everything you need to make impressive drinks at your next party or gathering. This 5 piece kit includes cocktail shaker, jigger, strainer, tongs, and stirrer. Gift box included.
25 at $48.48/each
So as the holiday season approaches shake up the traditional holiday gifts and stir up something new with gifts related to craft cocktails.
And in the meantime click here for one of 2016’s most popular holiday cocktail recipes. Cheers!