Beer, Cocktail and Wine. Three Gifts for the Drinker in Your Life.
Good drinking is often a pleasure not only in the taste and texture of the drink itself, but also in the peraphernalia that goes along with it. Sommeliers take great pride in their favorite corkscrews for instance, just as do bartenders in their tools. So, for the drinking connoisseur in your life, I present the following gift ideas.
Spirits: Well, everyone's joking about "the Meehan," the unbelievably expensive but inarguably cool bartender's bag in part designed by Jim Meehan of New York's PDT. The problem is that no working bartender (except perhaps Jim Meehan) makes enough money to justify $740 on an equipment bag. So, instead for that entreprising home bartender, why not get them a really cool new reproduction of a vintage cocktail book? These books are both fascinating as a window on a different--but in many ways more advanced--cocktail culture and as recipe compendiums of the some fascinating cocktails. In addition, they're handsome additions to any bar.
Enjoy your holidays. And drink lots of water . . .