Are you still searching the best gift for you bartender friend? I know how hard is to come up with the awesome gift idea so let’s make your life a little bit easier. Bellow, you will find a carefully selected collection of awesome gifts for bartenders. From mini mixology games, homemade kits, smoking guns, spices to the classic ones like cocktail shakers, cocktail books and other essential cocktail tools. You could even take a look at getting something different such as getting them an acrylic tumbler for all those cocktails to go in (if that idea appeals to then you can click here to shop us imprints). I believe most gifts on the list may put a smile on your bartender friend face.
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Mixology Dice® – One of the Best Gifts for Bartenders
Mixology Dice is a safe bet. You will get 8 dices with different ingredients which can combine over 1.5 million different combinations or in our case cocktails. The only concern here is the size of the dices which is just a little bit bigger than regular dice. If this is not the problem for you and your bartender friend than you have nothing to worry about. You can also remove the dice with the alcohol and play it with your kids. Tons of options will give inspiration and hours of fun even to the most experienced bartenders. You really can’t go wrong with this unique gift.
Moscow Mule Cocktail Gift Set for Bartenders
We started with funny game, so let’s take a look at more serious gift. Every bartender who don’t own copper mugs wants one. And who can blame them? They are perfect for Moscow Mule and if your bartender friend ever mentioned this drink to you than this is it. In the nice wooden crate you will get:
- 2x 16 oz copper mugs
- 16 oz stainless steel cocktail shaker
- Double sided 1 and 2 oz Jigger
- Morris Kitchen ginger syrup
All the 5 pieces in this Moscow Mule gift set are made with precision and high quality. I highly recommend this gift for any Moscow Mule fan.
The Homemade Gin Kit
From Moscow Mule to Gin. But not just any gin, you will need to make this gin on your own. Did you know that gin is made from vodka? Well, you will need to buy the vodka by yourself but everything else is included in the Homemade Gin Kit. With the kit you can make 750 ml of homemade Gin. It includes 2 375 ml glass bottles, fine stainless steel strainer, stainless steel funnel, 1 tin of juniper berries and 1 tin of their secret botanical blend. You can even order some additional flavors separately. This gift is perfect for the bartenders who like to experiment and make their own alcohol in free time.
Gin and Tonic Gift Set of Cocktail Botanicals and Spices with Spoon & Dispenser
Let’s stay with the gin a little bit longer. This gift set is ideal for any gin and tonic fan. In the premium packaging suitable for any kind of gift you will find vanilla pods, pink pepper, quilling Ceylon cinnamon, cardamom, juniper berries, ginger cut and star anise together with braided spoon and a handy dispenser. The only thing left for your bartender friend is to select from the range of flavors and make you the best gin and tonic you ever tasted.
Portable Picnic Cocktail Set
What could be the best gift for your bartender friend if he is never at home? Portable picnic cocktail set, of course. Let’s start with this gorgeous case. It is fully insulated and made of premium leatherette. For easy transport it has detachable leatherette shoulder strap and a handle. Oh, and if black is not your friends color than you can go with the lighter mahogany color. Enough about the exterior, let’s see what is inside. It includes two martini glasses, shaker, jigger, tongs, strainer, olive picks, stirrer, napkins and a divided compartment for two bottles. Classy gift for your classy bartender.
VonShef Premium Copper French Cocktail Set
If your bartender friend like shiny gifts than you must took in the consideration that elegant premium copper french cocktail set. Includes 19 oz cocktail shaker with copper coating, muddler, 9″ double ended bar spoon/fork, Hawthorne strainer and double ended jigger (0.5 oz/1 oz). All in the matching copper colors. If this is too much and your friend is still a beginner at bartending go with cocktail set from our list of best cocktail sets for beginners.
Cocktail Smoker with Smoking Gun
Cocktail smoking gun is one of the coolest gifts from the list, but unfortunately also the most expensive. It comes with the smoking gun, 2 small jars of smoking chips and smoking box. In beautiful glass and stainless steel box you can smoke up to 2 cocktails at once and it can be even used for smoking food. If price is not the factor this gift is a must for experienced bartender mixologist. Tell me, did you ever receive more awesome gift than this one?
Famous Gangster Mug Shots
From the smoking guns and expensive gift to more affordable but still awesome gift. Unlike other shot glasses, these shot glasses come with the decals of famous USA gangsters. If your bartender friend is fan of Wild West than this is it. Each glass has a capacity of 2 oz and is built from thick glass, which should survive a bar fight or two. 🙂
Fancy New Watch
If you want to help them to look fancier to anyone they are trying impress while behind the bar using their fancy cocktail making skills then why not look for luxury watch brands to buy for them. Help their image look sharper to whoever they’re serving. You never know, they could get more tips!
Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail
Books! Every bartender has at least few books in their home and you can’t go wrong if you gift them one of the best ones. Liquid Intelligence is winner of the 2015 James Beard award for best beverage book and the 2015 IACP Jane Grigson award. Book is definitely not for beginners, but any experienced bartender will enjoy precise procedure of making cocktails with the help of cocktail since. If you think this book would be too much for your bartender friend than also check our list of the best cocktail books for beginners.
Frozen Concoction Maker
Is your bartender friend always making Margarita parties? If your answer is yes, then you can make it easier for them with this frozen concoction maker. It has a big ice reservoir for up to 3 jars of drinks. It does everything for you, it will shave the ice and then automatically blending it with your ingredients. This is just the beginning of all the possibilities you can do with that machine. If your friend is a crowd pleaser look no further.
Ice Cube Cooler
Last but not least, classic gift for any cocktail enthusiast. Most of the cocktails requires a lot of ice so the ice cube cooler is perfect gift for long nights of cocktails. With the cooler you will also get tongs and lid which is also tray for making ice cubes. If beautiful design and premium material costs too much for your gift you can also go with the cheaper version.
I hope this list was useful for you and that you find the best gift for your bartender friend. Let us also know if there are more awesome gifts for bartenders which we missed in the article.