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8 Gifts to Inspire Cocktail Creativity this Winter

Looking for a gift to give the cocktail lover in your life?

Stumped on gift buying options? Try these suggestions for your favorite loved one working on perfecting their cocktail palate.

Book: Imbibe!

"From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar." This book is rich in cocktail history and classic cocktail recipes. It is full of information and may be a lot for brand new bartenders, but for those ready to dive in to the cocktail world, it's a book they'll be happy to have read.

We couldn't write a gift buying guide without adding some of our own creations to the mix. Our Old Trestle Theory Gin Sampler Pack gives you a taste of our full line of Gins. From standard Gins to our more unique Gins, our Theory Gin series is where we've pushed the boundaries of flavors and botanicals, and we're pretty happy with the outcome.

While cocktail sets are also a great gift choice, we love the simplicity of Boston Shakers. You'll need to purchase a strainer, spoon, etc. separately, but we think it's worth it. Durable, water-tight, and dishwasher-friendly, this will be a shaker set you'll have for years.

If you opt for the Boston Shaker, you may want to also pick up a proper mixing glass and bar spoon. We like this Riedel Mixing Glass for its design, functionality, and durability.

There's something about drinking a spirit-forward cocktail out of nice crystal that adds a little je ne sais quoi to your sipping experience. Try a set of 4 of these Dorset Crystal Double Old-Fashioned glasses.

The perfect ice cube has very little air within it (if any at all). Clearly Frozen does a great job of combining the right insulation for the "perfect" ice cube with being space compatible for the average home freezer, while also not breaking the bank.

Get swept away into the plants that create the spirits that we love, this book is great for anyone looking to learn more about spirits.

Most people start their cocktail glass sets with rocks glasses and martini glasses. Inspire your friends to push their own boundaries with cocktails perfect for couple glasses.

While we only mention our Theory Gin Sampler Pack in this list, we have plenty of other options, like our Old Trestle Sampler Pack, where you can mix in Vodka and Bourbon as well. Don't forget, you can now order your product and pick it up here in Truckee if you're local or passing through. For more details and to see all of our products, click here.


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