The Best Boozy Gifts of 2016

There are few people in this world who don't appreciate the gift of an adult beverage. Here's our guide to the best of the best.

Nov 21 2016, 6:00pm


'Tis the season to give and get gifts. But why stick to stale candy canes stuck in a stained mug that says "World's #2 Dad" when you could get something that, well,
suck? To wit, we here at MUNCHIES have tirelessly racked our greasy brains to compile the best food-related gifts on planet Earth, and quite possibly the universe. Behold, The MUNCHIES Holiday Gift Guide.


Pineapple Cocktail Shaker

Time to close the blinds and pretend you're shaking up a mai tai at a tiki bar. Winter? What winter? ($80)

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Hot Toddy Carry On Kit

2017 will be the year of realizing self-worth, and dammit, you're worth more than crappy airline vodka sodas. Kits include a little jigger, mini bar spoon, and tiny bottle of craft syrup—just add booze. ($24)

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Wines of Gala: Salvador Dali's Wine Book

"Salvador Dali has a wine book!" Randy Moon, co-owner of The Four Horsemen, tells us. "It's filled with crazy illustrations and a guide to a different way of drinking wine that probably requires a few drinks to understand." ($225)

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The Wild Bunch: Great Wines from Small Producers

...And, if you're looking for some wine-lit to read while sober, Moon recommends Patrick Matthew's guide to small, regional growers and producers. ($1)

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Hemingway Tiki Mug

What better way to honor the 20th century writer than with a stiff drink? Just remember what ol' Ernest said: "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." ($22)

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Charles Jolie Smoking Box

Now you can smoke the shit out of your cocktails. There will never be a cooler way to add dimension to a homemade drink. ($200)

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Make Your Own Amaro

Besides being freaking adorable, this barrel is perfect for aging spirits at home. You can even make amaro at home—it's surprisingly easy. ($105)

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Sugar Skull Absinthe Sugar Cubes

Once you start putting festive skulls in your absinthe, you'll never go back to sugar cubes. ($17)

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Hand Sanitizer Flask

Fend off colds this winter by keeping this booze-filled faux hand sanitizer bottle on you at all times. Safety first. ($24)

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Black and Blue Bitters

Channel your inner Morrissey by mixing these aromatic, rich Black Cloud bitters with your favorite spirits. ($26)

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Salud Bitters

These Austin-made bitters check off all the buzzwords: small-batch, locally sourced, responsibly forged, and mostly organic. ($29)

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Fizzics Waytap

Finally, a countertop draft system that basically turns bottled beer into fizzy, heady drafts. Thanks, science! ($90)

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Whiskey Wedge

A rocks glass that comes with a fitted silicone mold, creating an ice slope that chills spirits but minimizes dilution. ($18)

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Bourbon Cocktail Cherries

These guys will add a little somethin' to your Manhattan, but you might be tempted to eat them straight from the jar. ($16)

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Bourbon-Scented Candle

If only we could make every room smell like Kings County Distillery bourbon. ($30)

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Hakushu 12-Year Japanese Whisky

Get this smokey pear nectar of the gods while it lasts. You'll drink it all by New Years, so pick up two. ($79)

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Dashdart in Antique Gold

Add a little flair to your bitters bottles with these golden toppers that give your cocktails the perfect dash. ($16)

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Plantation O.F.T.D Overproof Rum

Smuggler's Cove tiki bartender Martin Cate gives this "Old Fashioned Traditional Dark" rum his stamp of approval, and you will too—oh, and it clocks in at 69 percent ABV. Happy holidays indeed. ($32)

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