Christmas gifts for cocktail lovers

Christmas gifts for cocktail lovers

Posted 5th Dec 2019

Whether you're buying for an experienced mixologist or an amateur enthusiast, these thoughtful gifts for cocktail lovers are unique and unusual. Here's our top pick! 

Limited Edition Cointreau by Vincent Darre, £35

Cointreau is a classic and essential tool in any experienced drink mixologist's kit, but this stunning limited edition bottle by the iconic French interior designer Vincent Darre is something else. Darre - who has worked with Yves Saint Laurent, Prada, Moschino and Karl Lagerfeld at Chloé and Fendi - created this bottle to celebrate Cointreau's 170th anniversary. His surrealism-inspired bottle is a fitting present for any cocktail enthusiast, aspiring interior designer or fashion fan - style it on a drinks trolley or display it proudly inside a vintage cabinet. 

Nomu decanter, £28

This incredible Nomu Decanter from Oliver Bonas is inspired by vintage cut-crystal. It's also available in a stunning aqua glass - fill either with your favourite spirit and style on a cocktail cart for a killer drinks display. 

Noveltea Tea Lover's Pack, £79.95

Noveltea's slogan is Tea with Spirit, and they really aren't joking. This bundle has three full-size alcoholic tea blends - oolong with scotch whisky, earl grey with gin and Moroccan mint with rum - that you can serve as cold or warm cocktails, plus a delicate glass teapot that would make any cocktail cabinet look glamorous. 

Italicus, £30

No cocktail cart is complete without beautiful bottles, whether you drink them or not. Luckily, you'll want to drink this one - Italicus is an award-winning aperitivo brand. Its elegant aqua bottle contains a recipe that dates all the way back the the 1850s, and was known as the 'aperitivo di corte' - the royal aperitif. 

Tipplesworth Cocktail Mixer, Passionfruit Martini, £6.99

If you know someone who's just getting into their cocktails, this Tipplesworth cocktail mixer is an ideal stocking filler. The Passionfruit Martini flavour is a delicious, pre-mixed version of the UK’s most popular cocktail, the Pornstar Martini - all you need to do is add vodka. If passionfruit isn't your thing, there's also an espresso martini version, or a festive punch flavour... perfect for Christmas day festivities. 

Iko Cocktail Shaker, £24

Cocktail shakers don't have to look traditional to get the job done. This beautiful and ornate Iko cocktail shaker from Oliver Bonas will be proudly displayed in any kitchen when it's not in use - gift it to a cocktail lover or a fan of vintage glamour. 

Root7 Geo Glass, Set of 2, Gold, £22.00

These hand-blown, metallic Root7 tumblers are all over Pinterest, and it's no wonder - they're a chic, modern alternative to traditional barware. Their interesting and stylish geometric form makes them a great conversation piece for the cocktail enthusiast who loves to entertain. Sold as a set of 2, they're hand wash only.   

Kalinko Savoy Butler's Table, £160

Having a cocktail station in your home doesn't have to mean art deco accessories. If you're a fan of a more relaxed, beachside vibe, this butler's table from Kalinko - whose products are handmade in Myanmar by traditional artisans - is the perfect piece of furniture. It's made from classic brown handwoven rattan, so all you need to do is fill it with your favourite bottles. 

Textured glassware, from £4.99

H&M's range of textured glassware is everything we ever wanted. It has a luxurious, vintage cut-crystal look that wouldn't be out of place in any high-end hotel, but it's also totally budget friendly. Style it on your cocktail cart and then reuse it on your Christmas table for an impressive luxe display. 

Gold wire wine rack, £10 

Cocktail lovers, gin enthusiasts and wine collectors alike will love this gold wire wine rack. It's stylish and decorative, but at the same time, extremely practical. For a truly thoughtful Christmas gift, fill a few of the slots with your friend's favourite bottles

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