A celebratory bottle of Champagne or a favorite spirit is always a welcome gift. But for the true cocktail aficionados in your life, take things a step further and select one of these nine items every home bartender didn’t know they couldn’t live without.
Each pack includes four wee half-ounce bottles of bitters. Sample Pack #1 includes the classics: orange, aromatic (similar to Angostura), Orleans (similar to Peychaud’s), and celery bitters, while Sample Pack #2 skews exotic, with grapefruit, cardamom, lavender, and chocolate bitters. Now there’s no excuse not to make bar-worthy cocktails at home.
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