Bar de Bex
Sometimes I ramble. Sometimes I make cocktails.

Cocktail Enthusiasts

 

COCKTAIL ENTHUSIASTS! 

For those who geek out on cocktail creations, tales behind drinks, and winning bar tools to up their home bar game.


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El Guapo Bitters makes some of my faaaavorite bitters and syrups. Everything they do is delicious, small batch, locally sourced, and handmade with love from New Orleans, Louisiana.

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CITY GLASSWARE!

These will forever be on my gift guides. Why? Um, because I freakin' love them. Awesome presents for...well anyone! Get someone a glass from their hometown,  favorite vacation spot, or some other place that holds a special memory. Pick the glassware style, pick the location, can't go wrong!

(Styles available: Rocks Glass, Stem Wine Glass, Stemless Wine Glass, Pint Glass, Mug, etc!)

$ - $$ (Depending on style)

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LEOPOLD JIGGER

Want your cocktail creations to be on point? Measuring is KEY. I'm a personal fan of these jiggers–they're classic, elegant, and really make you mindful when you're mixing. Add some flair to your crafting with Cocktail Kingdom's Leopold Jiggers! (Pssst. they come in other colors too)

$20(ish)

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W&P DESIGN'S EVERYDAY ICE TRAY

I am OBSESSED with these ice trays. I know, you're probably thinking, "How great can an ice tray really be?" Well, let's just say, my life has changed. Get those perfect molds right and with sooo much easy!

$14

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IMBIBE MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION!

All you want to know about liquid culture...and pretty pictures and cool people. Imbibe is my absolute favorite liquid culture magazine. I get so excited every time I see it in my mailbox. Filled with the vastness of all things in liquid culture, it opens the door to so many adventures on people, places, events, and recipes, and what to keep your eye out for. I'd recommend this present to anyone who has a curious soul. And the layout and photography really brings it all in.  

$21.95 (year subscription) 

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THE ESSENTIAL COCKTAIL BOOK: A Complete Guide to Modern Drinks with 150 Recipes

There are so many cocktail books out there, how is this one different? This gem is a great one to master the basics with, answering all questions about proper technique, preparation, and a wonderful selection of classic/modern recipes!

$17

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SALOONBOX DIY COCKTAIL KIT

SaloonBox is, well, awesome. Their goal is to make amazing cocktails accessible to everyone. Their subscription boxes are filled with crafty cocktail ingredients and recipes for whatever type of drinker you select. I'm not saying it's something you have sign your life away to--they have kickass gift options! 

$39 (per box)

Choose to give a box you've built yourself for someone, a starter bar tool kit, or a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month prescription.

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Class up your home bar with a personalized bar runner mat! A great gift for those looking to step up with bar game!

$20

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CARRY-ON COCKTAIL KITS!

Being one who partakes on the flight madness for the holidays, this one is a gem. W&D Design does a lot of great things, but their Carry-On-Cocktail Kits are just so freakin' delightful. A classy tin filled with the essentials needed to make a perfect cocktail to accompany those on their journey. (It's for a round trip, btw.) 

$24

*Cocktails currently offered: Old Fashioned, Gin & Tonic, Champagne Cocktail, Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, and the Hot Toddy

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FLAVIAR TASTING KITS!

For those who want to go on an explore tasting adventures, Flaviar's Tasting Boxes are divine. Pick between different bottle collections from a range of spirits. Their boxes also come with tasting notes, instructions on how to taste, as well as a selection of drinks. And let me just add, they are damn hilarious of a company, with great wit behind everything they do. These boxes are fun for spirit enthusiasts and also for party hosts. They're a great way to bring people together and they give your tastebuds something new. 

$42 - 60

Psst. Also, the names of their tasting bottles are hilarious. Examples? Well, all right. Collections like: Power Rangers (scotch), Art Is The New Black (other spirits), Or-Gins (gin), The Canadian Lot (Canadian whisk(e)y), Game of Rums (rum), etc. Awesome, right? Right

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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 COCKTAILS

Explore the cocktails of the world with this fun and color that "celebrates the globetrotting history of the cocktail through eighty different iconic drinks – each of which has its own story to tell."

$14

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DON'T TIP THE WAITER!

I mean, drinking and balancing things has never gone wrong...right? Don't Tip The Waiter is a fun and simple game that can be addition to any gathering. 

$20