Cocktail Party Gift Guide

Holiday season is filled with glitzy soirées, and you’ll want to bring something that will fit right in. Maybe your host will even put it to use right then and there. This collection of drinkware, cocktail books, bites and more is sure to elicit clinks and cheers. —Photos by Beth Galton

  1. Amare Salt and Pepper Set |; $195

    The shiny stainless steel columns and marble domes give the Amare Salt and Pepper Set gravitas and glamour in equal measure

    Crafthouse Cocktail Smoker by Fortessa |; $200

    The Crafthouse by Fortessa Cocktail Smoker makes smoky drinks or snacks with a side of showmanship.

  2. Regarding Cocktails (Phaidon Press, 2016) |; $30

    Sasha Petraske’s Regarding Cocktails (Phaidon Press, 2016) is more than just a recipe book, it’s also a home bartending guide and liquid memoir. Georgette Moger-Petraske captures the stories behind each of her late husband’s libations from his legendary bar, Milk & Honey.

    Stellé Audio Pillar |; $299

    The slick, Bluetooth-enabled Stellé Audio Pillar has 360-degree sound and 15 hours of battery life to keep the party rocking.

    Etched Glass Decanter |; $32

    The small, rose-colored Etched Glass Decanter only looks like a pricy piece of crystal.

  3. How to Drink Like a Billionaire (Regan Arts, 2016) |; $29

    Wine writer Mark Oldman’s book How to Drink Like a Billionaire (Regan Arts, 2016) lets you in on the drinking habits of the super wealthy and, more importantly, how to channel them on a budget.

    RBT Tabletop Corkscrew |; $150

    Ever imagine a Mid-Century Modern tabletop bottle opener? Probably not. But that doesn’t mean your friends and family don’t want the RBT Tabletop Corkscrew.

  4. Fusion Infinity Champagne Glass |; $60–$70

    The ultra-sturdy Fusion Infinity Champagne glasses only look dainty. The tall stem gives them a modern appearance.

    But First, Champagne (Skyhorse Publishing, 2016) |; $30

    Learn about the history of bubbly and what to drink, no matter your budget, in David White’s new But First, Champagne (Skyhorse Publishing, 2016)

    Champagne Truffles |; $20

    Leave it to a master chocolatier, Jacques Torres, to create Champagne truffles, treats made with Taittinger Brut La Française Champagne cream enrobed in milk or dark chocolate.

  5. A Proper Drink (Ten Speed Press, 2016) |; $27

    Robert Simonson explores the recent cocktail revival in A Proper Drink (Ten Speed Press, 2016). Learn the players and cocktails that changed how we drink.

    Vega Marble Tray |; $95–$145

    The Vega Tray has the look of classic marble updated with an asymmetric geometric shape.

    Island Creek Oysters |; $85–$265

    Grown in Duxbury, Massachusetts, Island Creek Oysters are sought by the best chefs, but you can skip the restaurant and order them straight to your house.

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Published on November 21, 2016