Last week, we ran our holiday gift guide, with suggestions for spirits in different categories. We had posts with rum recommendations, bourbon recommendations, gin recommendations and other spirits recommendations. Today we're closing out the list with non-booze gift suggestions.
Professor Cocktail's Holiday Gift Guide: Non-Booze
You want to get that special tippler in your life a gift, but you don't want to actually give booze. Here are some suggestions that will get you started.
Dale DeGroff's Pimento Aromatic Bitters ($19)
The newest addition to the bitters landscape, crafted with the help of King Cocktail himself. These bitters really spice up classics like a Manhattan and are my new favorite for Tiki drinks.
Jim Meehan's The PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender's Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy ($16)
One of the best cocktail books to come along in recent years, this makes for both a useful guide and a fascinating read. Plus, it's a beautiful book.
Waring IC70 Pro Ice Crusher ($79)
I've been using this for over a year now and I still love it. If you want to crush ice in style, this is the way to go. (See our original review.)