Whether they're a fledging cocktail maker, or a booze lover that loves to go out on the town, we've picked up a few gift ideas for the hooch hound in your life.
Feliz Modern Cocktail Napkins & Shaker //
Help the cocktail lover in your life make it a Fiesta with colorful metal shakers from Feliz Modern (honestly this is the place for hosts and entainers). Finish the gift with a embroidered cocktail napkin. $38 for four napkins, $39 for shaker, Feliz Modern, 110 W. Olmos Drive, (210) 622-8364, felizmodern.com.
Coasters from Karolina’s Antiques //
For the beer drinker that hates water stains, felt papel picado coasters. $12 for a set of 4, Karolina’s Antiques, 1701 Blanco Road, (210) 731-9787, facebook.com/karolinasantiques.
Ranger Creek Whiskey Club //
Support your local boozehound’s penchant for all things local with a membership to this exclusive club. Membership varies from two to four bottles, per year, with four pick-up parties. The bottles are fun experiments by the RC gang such as .44 rye finished in maple barrels and Absinthe planned for February’s release. $55 or $100 per quarter, Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling, 4834 Whirlwind Drive, (210) 339-2282, drinkrangercreek.com.
Beer Lover Party Buckets //
Whether it’s a chill get-together or a Fiesta-style bash, this Twang pack is for all beer lovers. Order the Texas theme with a Twang Beer Salt Texas T-shirt, steel bottle opener and two Beer Salt drink glasses (and enough beer salt to keep the party going). $39, twang.com.
Beer-Shaped Glasses //
Ditch the pint glass for a stylish beer-shaped glass with gold lettering. The glasses are sold in pairs emblazoned with either “This One’s For My Homies,” “Beer Snob” and “Nice Hops.” Choose wisely. $12 each, Cadeaux, 405 N. St. Mary’s St., Suite 100, (210) 451-0746, facebook.com/cadeaux.sa.
The Spirit of Tequila //
With 90 images of the tequila process, photographer Joe Salcido shares the culture and tradition of this popular spirit. The coffee table book is out now via Trinity University Press. $29.95, 306 Pearl Pkwy., Suite 106, (210) 826-6411, thetwig.com.
750 ml Seersucker Southern Style Gin //
Give the gift of amazing gin. Azar Brand’s Seersucker Gin hit it out of the park with this summer sipper that combines citrus peel, coriander seed, juniper, cardamom, clove, honey and mint to delicious results. Just add Topo. $24.99 - $26.99, Twin Liquors or Gabriels, seersuckergin.com.
Stamm Tisch //
Recently opened Kunstler Brewing hit the ground running with the launch of their member’s only club. Named after “the table in the tavern where regulars gather to share a few pints and some stories at the end of the day,” membership to Stamm Tisch includes a member’s table, custom-designed stein, quarter pints, discounts and loads more. $200, Kunstler Brewing, 302 East LaChapelle, (210) 688-4519.
San Antonio Cocktail Conference Tickets //
I’m going to make your shopping hella easy. Whether you’re gifting a cocktail novice or pro, there’s plenty for all price points with the 2018 SACC. Let your cocktail lover explore brands and flavors at the Tasting Suites ($45); buy them a very San Antonio poster ($25) or get tickets to a single party ($65-$100) or treat them to a VIP package ($500). The choice is yours. Prices vary, San Antonio Cocktail Conference, sanantoniococktailconference.com.