Saveur Selects: Gifts for the Drinker

We come across all sorts of great products in the SAVEUR office. This holiday season, we're sharing our picks for all sorts of gifts to give and receive. Here, perfect gifts for the drinker, selected by senior editor (and cocktail connoisseur) Keith Pandolfi.
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Glassware for the aesthete

With each intoxicating sip, gaze into your sky-blue glass and disappear into a nautical fantasyland.
Double Old Fashioned Glasses, $318

a sophisticated mixer

I’m known for my love of an Old Fashioned. I’m not known for my ability to make one well. This all-in-one mixer makes it easy.
Bittermilk Old Fashioned Mixer, $14.95

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A hand-picked, small-batch whiskey

A smooth, 90-proof bourbon from a recently resurrected Tennessee distiller has notes of cherry, plum and cinnamon. It’s a perfect winter warmer.
Belle Meade Bourbon, $34.99

An informative drinking companion

This brilliant book tells the origin stories of superhero spirits—Scotch, Bourbon, rum, tequila, and more— and touches on bitters and mixers, too.
The Drunken Botanist, $13.00

A bar tool as pretty as it is practical

Some bar tools have an almost clinical appearance. But not this gold-plated strainer, which is both functional and downright pretty.
Gold-plated julep strainer, $21.95

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KEITH PANDOLFI, senior editor
Best drink to make for others: A Sazerac. Those who know it will be impressed; those who don’t will thank you for the introduction.
Best drink to make for yourself: Bourbon and Coke
Best snack to go with a cocktail: Nothing beats a bowl of mixed nuts. Nothing.
Follow Keith on Twitter at @keithpandolfi

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