Do you know a bartender who could use a little pick-me-up? Maybe someone new to the industry who can use a few helpful tools, or an experienced pro who could use some fun new toys? Either way, we’ve got you covered with this list of five gift ideas for bartenders that they’ll love to receive.
Cocktail Shaker Set
A shaker set is a must-have for any bartender, whether they’re just starting or have been shaking drinks for years. A good cocktail shaker set will come with essential tools, like a shaker, strainer, jigger, and stirrer. It’s a great way to get them everything they need in one go, and it’s sure to come in handy the next time they’re behind the bar.
Personalized Cocktail Glasses
Personalized cocktail glasses make excellent gifts for any bartender who loves to show off their skills (and drinks) to friends and family. Whether they prefer shaken or stirred martinis or mules, anyone can customize these glasses with whatever text or design they want.
There are a lot of bartenders out there who love to make fresh juice, and a good juicer is a great way to help them up their game. A quality juicer will make it easy to get all the pulp and seeds out of fruits and vegetables, leaving behind only smooth, delicious juice. You could get them a Mexican hand juicer or a fancy electric one. Either way, it’s a handy gift for any bartender who loves to experiment with new recipes.
Cocktail Recipe Book
A cocktail recipe book is a perfect gift for the bartender who’s always looking to try something new. Whether they want to perfect the classics or branch out and try something completely different, they’ll be sure to find what they want. And if they’re ever stuck on what to make next, they can always flip through and find some inspiration.
If the bartender in your life is always complaining about how their tools are never entirely up to par, then many miscellaneous bar tools would make a great gift. Anything from a better ice bucket to a set of jiggers or a nice shaker can be a game-changer when making drinks, and they’re sure to appreciate anything that makes their job easier (and more fun).
These are just a few gift ideas for bartenders to get you started, but there are plenty of other great options. Bartenders love anything that makes their job easier and more fun, so get creative and see what you can create. And, of course, don’t forget the most important part: a good bottle of alcohol to help them get inspired to make new drinks and try out new recipes.