The holiday season is in full swing! Nothing says festive like a perfectly balanced cocktail. If you have an aspiring mixologist in your life, you need to check out our guide to gifts for the bartender. Today’s guide includes everything from mixing must-haves to fun gadgets to take their home bartending to the next level. Whether they love making drinks for everyone at the party or experimenting with unique ingredients, your loved one deserves high-quality products to make that happen. Our selection includes best-selling brands that are sure to impress. If you’re looking for inspiration for the 2021 holiday season, keep reading:
Rabbit Electric Wine Opener
An essential gift for the bartender in your life is a high-quality corkscrew. This Rabbit electric corkscrew makes opening wine bottles easier than ever. This corkscrew works with natural and synthetic corks and automatically ejects the cork from the corkscrew once it’s removed from the bottle. It also has a built-in foil cutter so they can perfectly open their bottle of wine with every use. The rechargeable battery can open at least 30 bottles before it’s time to charge again.
Breville The Citrus Press™ Pro
Using fresh juice in your cocktails is a must and your mixologist friend probably knows that. With this Breville citrus press, they’ll be able to easily juice lemons, limes and grapefruit to mix with their spirit of choice. The juice drip spout is perfect for collecting the juice into a container to save for later or for dispensing the juice directly into a cocktail shaker. The stainless steel construction resists corrosion from acidic fruits. Best of all, this Breville juicer has dishwasher-safe parts so they can easily clean up after making drinks.
Vitamix Explorian Blender
Our repertoire of gifts for the bartender wouldn’t be complete without a way to make frozen drinks like piña coladas or daquiris. The Vitamix Explorian blender is one of the best on the market. With 10 variable speeds, they can blend drinks to the perfect consistency. The simple controls make this blender easy to use, meaning your favorite mixologist will be whipping up tropical drinks in no time. Additionally, the included tamper ensures even blending every time for smooth drinks.
YETI Rambler Wine Tumbler
From keeping a cocktail cold during a movie marathon to taking it on the go, this insulated wine glass is one of our most convenient gifts for the bartender. The YETI Rambler wine tumbler is perfect for camping, tailgating, or just keeping wine cold for a while. We love this festive red hue but it’s available in other colors, too. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer or finishing touch on a thoughtful gift. This YETI Rambler insulated wine tumbler is also dishwasher safe, making it a low-maintenance solution for taking drinks to go.
GE Opal Ice Maker
Ice is a must-have for everything cocktail related. The GE Opal ice maker makes chewable nugget ice that’s perfect for using in a cocktail shaker or pouring a drink over. Nugget ice has a smaller size that’s perfect for all kinds of drinks. Your mixologist friend can also use this GE ice maker to fill an ice bucket to keep champagne or liquor perfectly chilled. Best of all, this ice maker makes a pound of ice per hour so they’ll never run out. The built-in WiFi and voice control makes this appliance exceptionally easy to use, too.
Avanti Beverage Cooler with Right-Hinge Door
If you’re looking for a show-stopping gift, look no further than a beverage fridge. Perfect for home bars, this Avanti beverage cooler is perfect for storing their fresh juice or mixes like club soda. Its stainless steel frame is durable while also looking chic and modern in their kitchen or bar. Moreover, the impeccable temperature control and interior lighting perfectly store all kinds of beverages. Stylish and functional, your gift is sure to be the highlight of their holiday season.
Hoping to deepen your own knowledge of vino? Check out our guide to the different temperatures wines should be stored at. Soon you’ll be at sommelier status.
Our gifts for the bartender are sure to bring holiday joy to the cocktail aficionado in your friend group. From stocking stuffers to investment gifts, Abt has everything on your favorite mixologist’s list. If you’re looking for more present ideas, check out the gift guides on our website, like this one on Gifts for the Bartender. Head over to our website and start making spirits bright.