Cocktail accessories are some of our favorite gifts to give during the holiday season. But what if the home bar enthusiast in your life already has the perfect shaker, a tasteful set of glassware and a curated collection of spirits?
To answer this tough question, we asked bartender Scott Baird, founding partner of cocktail firm The Bon Vivants, creator of the San Francisco bar Trick Dog and Williams-Sonoma Chefs’ Collective member, for insider gifting advice on what he calls the “super bar nerd.”
From an electric juicer to a dehydrator that’s perfect for making memorable drink garnishes, keep reading for five ideas tailored to that cocktail geek who thinks he already has everything.
|1. A Food Scale
Scott says: “You can’t be consistent without one of these—and, of course, the Moleskin next to it that holds all the secrets to all the delicious recipes in exact weights and measures.”
His pick: OXO Food Scale with 11-lb Capacity
|2. An Electric Juicer
Scott says: “You can’t make great drinks without great juice. This machine can juice anything. Save your leftovers (especially the pineapple ones!) and use them in the dehydrator.”
His pick: Breville Juice Fountain Duo Juicer
|5. Smart Thermometer
Scott says: “Precision means consistency, and that is everything. This is a must have for the techie and the purist alike.”
His pick: Williams-Sonoma Smart Thermometer 2