The Christmas List: Garnish picks and Bottle Stoppers
As we write this post, people are wrestling one another in WalMart for the last item in stock of an unbelievable deal on the new XBox. That can only mean one thing: Christmas shopping season has officially begun. In light of that, we’ll be using this week’s posts to feature our holiday gift suggestions for the cocktail lover in your life.
After a week’s worth of suggestions for gifts under the tree, it’s time to stuff the stockings with two small touches that will put your cocktail-loving friend’s drink presentation over the top.
Ornamental Bottle Stoppers
Shoving a cork back into a bottle is clumsy and untidy. Ornamental bottle toppers say, ‘I know I’m going to have unfinished bottles around, and I want to treat them with respect.’ We love the festive feel of our sleigh bell toppers, but there are plenty of other options out there: elegant, corny, campy, vintage, simple, fancy. You’re sure to be able to find the right one from you to your friend. Some of our favorites: the pineapple because so vogue, customized hearts because you always have a friend planning a wedding and/or sometimes cheesy anniversary gifts are necessary, the happy man for the 21 year old boy in you, the champagne bottle stopped because so practical, and jingle bells because it’s that time of the year.
Stainless Steel Garnish Picks
While it also does enhance the taste of a drink a bit, a garnish’s main job is to make the drink look pretty. We say that bobbing loosely in the drink is a halfhearted attempt at that job. Wooden toothpicks don’t really help, and bamboo is great for tropical drinks but not for all occasions. A simple way to add a touch of elegance to the drink, truly fulfilling the garnish’s job, is with these stainless steel garnish picks.