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Christmas presents for cocktail lovers: eight of the best cocktail gifts

Primark's iconic gold bar cart is back for 2020! Check out that, and all our other Christmas present ideas for amateur mixologists

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If you're looking for a Christmas gift for a cocktail fan, you're in luck! There are so many beautiful items available to help your loved one serve their drinks in style, from bar carts to cocktail making sets to elegant glassware.


Here's our pick of the best gifts for cocktail-lovers on the market this year! And if you fancy getting stuck in yourself, why not have a read through our ultimate Christmas cocktail guide?

Gold Bar Cart, £35, Primark

Gold Bar Cart, £35, Primark

Primark's gold drinks trolley is back in time for Christmas! This is truly luxury on a budget, so make sure you snap one of these up before they sell out. For presentation ideas, check out our guide to styling a bar cart.

Lina Purple Champagne Saucers, £34 for four, Oliver Bonas

Lina Purple Champagne Saucers Oliver Bonas

We can't take our eyes off of these exquisite champagne glasses from Oliver Bonas. A classic ribbed glass saucer sits atop a purple stem, making for an eye-catching twist on a timeless design. The set of four comes in a box, ready for wrapping!

Vermouth gift set, £12, Hotel Starlino

Hotel Starlino 3 x 10cl Aperitivo Gift Pack

Vermouth is a key ingredient in many iconic cocktails - martinis, Manhattans and negronis would be nowhere without this classic Italian aperitif.

This three-bottle mini set from Hotel Starlino is the perfect accessory to any bar cart, containing deep red vermouth for smoky cocktails, rosé for a summery fizz and arancione - that’s orange to you and me - for authentic Mediterranean spritzes. You’ll find three recipes on the back of the box to get you started!

Cocktail shaker, £20, John Lewis

Kitchen Craft BarCraft Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker John Lewis

This brushed gold stainless steel shaker with feathered blue detailing from John Lewis is the epitome of Art Deco chic, evoking the glamour of 192os high society. It also comes with a recipe for a classic cocktail to get you started!

Growbar herb kit, £12, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Growbar cocktail bar from the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
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What could be a better finishing touch to your cocktail than homegrown herbs? This kit from the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust includes cinnamon basil, borage and lemon balm - classic complements to a cocktail, and easy for novice gardeners to grow.

Four-piece mojito making set, £19.99, Wayfair

BarCraft Luxe Lounge 4 Piece Mojito Cocktail Set

Take your cocktail making to the next level with this luxe cocktail making set from Wayfair. The set comes with a cocktail shaker, glass mixing tumbler, mixing spoon, bar knife and wooden muddler. Specially designed for making the perfect mojito, it works just as well for a variety of cocktails.

Solid wood ice bucket, £49.99, John Lewis

Final Touch Solid Wood Ice Bucket, 1L, Natural

No cocktail cart is complete without an ice bucket, to keep the chilled drinks flowing long into the night. We love this classy number from John Lewis, which uses wood rather than the usual steel to create a barrel-shaped vessel than holds up to a litre of ice.

Snake bottle stopper, £14, Mint & May

Snake bottle stopper from Mint & May
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Keep your favourite tipple fresh with this stylish bottle stopper from Mint & May. The coiled snake might even make your guests think twice before helping themselves to a top-up of your best booze.

Gold and glass cocktail shaker, £25.50, Audenza

Glass gold cocktail shaker from Audenza
© Audenza

This elegant cocktail shaker from Audenza was inspired by 1920s design and it's the ideal accessory for any festive get-together. Combine it with some pretty pink martini glasses (four for £39.95).

CÎROC Black Raspberry, from £29.99, Amazon

CÎROC Black Raspberry, from £29.99, Amazon
CÎROC Black Raspberry, from £29.99, Amazon

This bottle of CÎROC makes a beautiful gift at Christmas - not only is the limited-edition black raspberry flavour sought-after by cocktail enthusiasts all over the country, but the glossy black bottle looks stunning on a cocktail cart. If you're looking to take it one step further, you can even personalise the bottle with a festive message, name and design on, or, why not get creative and gift it with some other essential cocktail ingredients? We're gifting ours with a bottle of Creme de Cassis, pineapple juice, and this French Martini recipe handwritten in a card!


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