The holidays are officially here and its time to start thinking about gifts for your family and friends. This year, cocktail essentials won’t only be the perfect gift for our drunk uncles. Here are some exciting new liquors that are going to be hits for any one in your friends or family. Perfect for welcoming the season and for getting into the spirit of things.
- FOR THE WORLD TRAVELER- FOS Greek Mastiha derives from the rare mastic tree, which grows only on the small Mediterranean island of Chios, Greece. Give a gift that your friend who’s been everywhere has likely never tried. Buy for the holidays and receive a reusable ice bag to keep it frosty. $45 www.ambrosiagroup.com
- FOR THOSE WHO TAKE THE PARTY ON THE GO- Capitalizing on one of the fastest growing segments of the spirits industry, ‘ready-to-drink’ beverages, Nightshade Partners pride themselves on delivering a final product with a refined taste profile absent of artificial sweeteners or processing, a ‘mixologist-quality’ margarita that could be enjoyed at home or on the go. The result is Nightshade Partners, Inc. – producing premium craft margaritas, gluten free, ready to dink, over ice, directly from the bottle. Keep the spirit going by purchasing the Nightshade party package and recieve 2 bottles a month for 4 months. $192 www.nightshadetequila.com
- FOR YOUR ROYAL DUTCHESS: PEONY Vodka, made from 10 botanicals including peony flowers harvested in Dutchess county upstate New York, those who appreicate relaxed country living will enjoy the aroma from the included holiday candle gift while sipping a martini. $52 www.peonyvodka.com
- FOR THE ONE TALKING ABOUT THEIR ORGANIC, GLUTEN FREE DIET: Get EL CONSUELO Tequilas. Organic, Kosher & Glueten free, El Consuelo is produced in the village of Atotonilco el Alto, and is made the way Tequila was meant to be made: chemical and additive free with the purest ingredients. Gift the full collection of Blanco, Repesado & Anejo at special holiday pricing. $59 or $145 trio. www.elconsuelotequila.com
- FOR THE 1%’er YACHTIE ON YOUR LIST: Allaire Privee super premium trio of Vodka, Rum & Tequila, are packaged in nautical themed crystal chalices that will make any cocktail taste better while letting others know the year-end bonus has come in. If the person on your list has gone out of their way to get their name on the NICE list, get all 3 bottles in a custom briefcase $68 – $120, $500 trio. www.AllairePrivee.comHappy Holidays! Drink responsibly!