Barware Gifts to Shake Things Up for the Home Mixologist

Barware Gifts to Shake Things Up for the Home Mixologist

Lift the spirits of the experienced sipper or budding bartender with the tools they need to drink in style.

Cocktail and mocktail lovers, rejoice: ’Tis the season for merry making, made all the better when paired with a beverage (or seven). These spirited gifts are the perfect opportunity to outfit the bar cart of your loved one’s dreams.

These stylish sippers won’t disintegrate like their paper cousins.

HAY Sip Straws
Sip, sip, hooray! Made of borosilicate glass, these reusable, bent straws from Danish brand HAY can be used for cold or hot beverages.

For a quick, classic cocktail, simply add whiskey.

Strongwater Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup
A premium cocktail syrup for mixing up the easiest old fashioned your home bar’s ever seen. Few pleasures beat the experience of a bartender setting an expertly mixed old fashioned on the cocktail napkin in front of you.

Cool it down, but keep it neat.

Peugeot Whiskey Tasting Set
A French-designed set that chills your whiskey while enhancing its aroma. When you get ahold of the good stuff—a WhistlePig 15 Year, a Booker’s 30th Anniversary, a Macallan 18—you can’t just pour it in a coffee mug.

A festive wine stopper for holiday sipping.

Farmhouse Pottery Helga Wood Wine Stopper
Crafted from sustainable American hardwoods, this guardian of the grape is a whimsical addition to you table that keeps wine fresh.  ...

Just add alcohol (or your favorite seltzer).

Herb & Lou Infused Cocktail Ice Cubes
On the cubes with a twist. As legend would have it, while snooping around in his grandfather’s attic, Herb’s grandson stumbled upon a whole treasure trove of cocktail recipes Herb and his friend Lou had concocted in the 1920’s.

Like an honorary bartender’s license.

The Mini Bar: 100 Essential Cocktail Recipes
An eye-catching collection of 100 recipes for cocktail enthusiasts.

A classic that’s good to have on hand.

Alessi Diabolix Bottle Opener
The Alessi Diabolix Bottle Opener simplifies bottle opening tasks with its easy-grip form and wicked, cap-gripping teeth. The Diabolix Bottle Opener was designed by Biagio Cisotti and was manufactured using advanced plastic technology.

Give that perfectly stirred martini the perfect presentation.

Tom Dixon Puck Cocktail Glass Set
Set of two mouth-blown glasses. Logo engraved at base. Suitable for cold liquids.

Work up an appetite with this herbal non-alcoholic apéritif.

Ghia Non-Alcoholic Apéritif
Ghia is a non-alcoholic apéritif packed with only pure, natural extracts. Potent plants. Heady herbals. Blithe botanicals. Everything inside our bottle was picked because of its completely natural ability to soothe and to stimulate.

Because no one should drink alone.

Snowe Martini Glasses - Set of 4
While you are getting tipsy, you need a vessel that's solid. Our Martini Glass works shaken, stirred, or straight up with an elegant stem and slender profile that feels oh-so-refreshing to hold.

A turnkey bar set to turn up the holiday spirit.

LSA Full Bar in a Box
Just add bubbly.

The most glamorous way to open an ale.

Georg Jensen Manhattan Bottle Opener
An important part of making a good drink, be it at home or in a bar, is the ceremony of opening the bottle and pouring it. Make sure the details are perfect with this beautiful stainless steel bottle opener that takes its style cues from the glamorous days of Art Deco.

A treasure trove of recipes that’ll enliven dinner parties for years to come.

Spirited: Cocktails from Around the World
A fully-illustrated, global celebration of classic and cutting-edge cocktails. This definitive cocktail recipe book for the home bartender includes 610 cocktail recipes from 6 continents and 60 countries, spanning 500 years.

For the sake savant.

Toyo Sasaki Glass Sake Carafe
Enjoy the full, pristine flavor of cold sake anytime with this stunning crystal carafe.  This unique carafe features an “ice pocket” that cools sake without watering it down. This carafe contains semi-lead crystal, which is known for its clarity and sparkle.

Let there be zest!

Microplane Zester and Spice Grater (Set of 2)
Double take. You might think only avid bakers keep multiple grating tools in their drawers but...think again. You’re making a chicken and it requires lemon zest and a little freshly-ground nutmeg. Ta da! Or a hot toddy, or dressing, or pancakes or well, you get the point.

A best-seller on Dwell that’s perfect for the outdoorsy type in your life.

Whiskey Peaks Pacific Northwest - Set of 4
Sippin’ on the rocks. While there's nothing quite like taking a swig from a beat-up flask at the top of a mountain, it's unrealistic to think we can experience that exact moment every Thursday at 7 pm. Thankfully, there's Whiskey Peaks to help channel that same energy with a more "Don Draper"...

Keep their drinks ice cold without the ice.

Areaware Drink Rocks
Drink Rocks keep your spirits as they should be: undiluted. These platonically shaped stones are designed to be chilled in your freezer before being admired in your evening cocktail. Our Drink Rocks are made with natural materials and are finished by hand.

Cubes that won’t water down their drinks.

Viski Glacier Rocks Set of 6 Soapstone Chilling Cubes
Go literal when you serve cocktails on the rocks with this set of soapstone chilling cubes to keep drinks cold and undiluted.

Possibly the easiest way to elevate anyone’s craft cocktail game.

W&P Peak Extra Large Ice Cube Tray
This tray makes four extra large ice cubes to keep your drink colder, longer. The provided lid blocks out pesky flavors from your freezer, while an internal steel frame makes filling and transporting the tray to the freezer a breeze.

For poise and grace when going for the ice bucket.

Arne Jacobsen Cylinda Line Barware Ice Tongs
Originally sketched on a napkin in 1964, Arne Jacobsen’s Cylinda Line (1967) stainless steel barware took three years, and the creation of new technology, to produce.

A favorite on team Dwell. Good in a summery beverage, but great any time of year.

Madre Ensamble Mezcal
Madre Ensamble is crafted to redefine the perception that all mezcal is overly smoky by balancing the flavors of Espadin and Cuishe agaves. It’s the perfect first taste for a new mezcal drinker, or a great everyday sipper for the mezcal aficionado. 45% abv.

Level up their garnish game.

FS Objects Spar Cocktail Picks
Take your pick. When you’ve got olives, tiny sandwiches, or gougeres on the menu, these dainty picks will be just the thing to keep messiness at bay and small plates brimming.

When in doubt, shake things up.

Snowe Cocktail Shaker
The best cocktail shaker makes you the best behind the bar. Gleaming stainless steel meets classic contours for a timeless form to mix and strain your signature drinks. Finished with an air-tight shaker top, so your shimmy-shake move won’t spill a drop.

Never let another wood surface suffer.

Graf Lantz Bierfilzl Round Coaster Felt Multi 6 Pack
The newest coaster set has six appeal. More coasters, more colors, more friends. A coaster should be 3 things: beautiful, functional and enduring. Representing coasting at its finest, Bierfilzl coasters do all that. It’s science.

The last word on building a beautiful cocktail.

The Architecture of the Cocktail: Constructing the Perfect Cocktail from the Bottom Up
Is it better for a martini to be shaken, not stirred? Does it matter which order you add the liquors to create a Long Island Iced Tea? How many ice cubes can you add to a margarita without compromising the flavor? The perfect home begins with a blueprint and a dream, and your perfect cocktail...


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