Gift Guide: The Mixologist

Leather Chemex Collar
A luxe and functional upgrade for the coffee connoisseur, Ugmonk's leather collar lends a nice grip to the Chemex’s smooth glass shape and looks quite handsome to boot.

Orange peel, lavender flowers and dandelion, angelica and gentian roots mingle happily in a base of grain alcohol and distilled water to support digestion and curb sugar cravings. Telegraph Tree's bitters are also tip-top in cocktail recipes.

‘The New Cocktail Hour’ 
Local cheese blogger Madame Fromage (aka Tenaya Darlington) and her brother André co-wrote this essential guide to cocktails, complete with tasting notes, historical background and lovely photos.

Cocktail Classes
Help take the aspiring mixologist in your life to the next level with an engaging, educational class from Cocktail Culture Co., which focuses on fresh fruit, herbs and spices, or Prohibition-era cocktails.
From $95 per person

Boardroom Spirits' B Spirit
In September, this craft distillery in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, released a new kind of spirit, sure to be a cool addition to the discerning drinker’s home bar: an earthy, bold eau de vie distilled from 100 percent real beets.