Cocktail lovers know that a drink is only as good as the ingredients and tools used to make it. That's why it's key to have the best of the best from start to finish, from the mixing spoon or shaker to the bitters and herb garnishes. Whether you're serving yourself or friends and family, your home bartending practices can always use an upgrade. From aged spirits to top-of-the-line barware, we've rounded up essential bar tools and gift ideas for anyone who loves a serious mixed drink.
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Some might say the old "box of chocolates" gift is overdone, but we'd have to disagree. There's nothing like finding that perfect sweet and salty balance in a truffle or a fruity surprise in a piece of milk chocolate. These days, there are incredible new styles to try out, as well as the classic brands we know and love. Whether you're looking for an array of unique flavors or a fun fondue set, there is a perfect gift for every chocolate preference. Related: The Best Chocolate in the U.S. We've rounded up the best chocolate gift baskets, boxes, and tasting samples on the market, all dressed to impress for any occasion. Read on to satisfy sweet tooths with essential treats for chocolate lovers.
No matter how your favorite label spells it, great whiskey (or whisky) cocktails can thaw you during the lingering months of winter or cool you down when the weather hits a heatwave. We love to sip a classic Manhattan cocktail with rye just as much as a playful punch with bourbon. Looking for a refreshing sip? Try a fruity take on a whiskey sour or a mint julep. Lacking a strong sweet tooth? Whiskey drink recipes don't have to be sweet, as long as bitters and Aperol are around. Read on for some of our favorite whiskey cocktails and punches for every time of year.