Last Minute Xmas Shopping

Scrambling at the last minute to fill your holiday shopping lists? Here are a couple of ideas:

David Embury’s The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks is the quintessential guide for every bartender, and what used to be a difficult find that drained the wallet is now made much easier, thanks to Mud Puddle Books.



Fancy a Champagne cocktail over the holidays? Kim Haasarud has 101 of them to choose from with her latest book, 101 Champagne Cocktails.

101 Champagne Cocktails

101 Champagne Cocktails

If you have a space on your bar for one of the most beautiful and unique bottles of 100% agave tequila around, then you have to get yourself one of 1800’s gorgeous, artist designed bottles. Each artist has only 1800 bottles made, so get yours quickly before they run out. I’d give you tasting notes but the bottle is so friggin’ beautiful that I can’t bring myself to open it! (The bottle art shown at the bottom of the post is by Josh Ellingson of San Francisco.)

1800 Tequila

1800 Tequila

And speaking of beautiful bottles of tequila, Maetro Dobel’s Diamond Tequila would be a good addition for that Patron drinker in your life. This is a tequila that is a distinctive blend of three aged tequilas: Reposado (rested 15 months), Anejo (rested 24 months), and Extra-Anejo (rested for 36 months) and then been filtered to appear as though it were a blanco.

Maestro Dobel

Maestro Dobel

That’s all I have for you this time around. Good luck with your Xmas lists and Happy Holidays!

1800 Tequila

1800 Tequila

Pictures by:
Jamie Boudreau
Cocktail Whisperer



~ by Jamie Boudreau on December 21, 2008.

5 Responses to “Last Minute Xmas Shopping”

  1. Jaime where can you buy the 1800 bottles? I want to see if any are left.

  2. Wendy:
    You can buy the 1800 bottles by clicking on the links or the picture of the bottle. Click on view gallery, then click on the bottle that you want. Then click purchase. Be forewarned that they are $225.
    And, dammit, my name is Jamie, not Jaime!! Do I look Spanish?? 😉

  3. UPDATE:
    Wendy, I just saw a collection of these bottles at John Walker & Co in SF for $39!

  4. Damn I was just down there, thanks Jamie. I think they look amazing so would have loved to see them in person

  5. […] sure not to open: one of 1800’s beautiful artist designed bottles? I wrote about this last year, and it remains at the top of my list for cheap booze art (and you can drink if times get rough!) […]

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