Maybe you’ve got a friend in need. Maybe he’s lonely. Worse, maybe his whiskey is lonely. Enter these mixers out of Charleston, SC, which turn a simple pour into an Old Fashioned, an elderflower Tom Collins or a smoked whiskey sour. Be a peach and throw in a bottle of hooch with them.
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The UrbanDaddy DC Holiday Gift Guide
Your naughty list: extensive. But your nice list... well, you have to take care of those people, too. So here are five ideas guaranteed to spread tidings of great joy. Note: federal gifting rules may apply.
So in the 1890s, a barbershop burned down in New York State, and with it all the lavender, vanilla and spearmint shaving tonic. Tragic. But you know what they say: out of every tragedy comes... cologne. Especially cologne like this, recreated from a half-full bottle found on the scene.
Nice-looking bridle-leather belt here. Fashioned by hand. And, oh, the belt buckle has a quick-release mechanism, should that come in handy. It was actually fashioned after an English-designed fire-hose clamp. Why, yes, you should have a couple fire-hose puns at the ready.
A gift of old liquor. Always welcome. A gift of old liquor with an even older flask or shaker... well, that’s taking it next-level. This Old Town antique shop has a particular fondness for vintage barware, some dating as far back as the 1890s. It’s the President McKinley of drinking vessels.
One day, you’re just going to take everyone on your list to Minibar. But until that day comes, here’s José Andrés’s whole line of Spanish foods, from all kinds of olive oils to sherry vinegars to sea urchin caviar to cockles. Just be careful you don’t become known as the “cockle guy.”