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30 Gifts for the At-Home Mixologist

For the nights when you can't find an Uber, the couch looks so comfortable, and board games are calling your name, it's good to have a friend who knows how to make a bar-worthy cocktail right at home. Treat that friend like the excellent mixologist they are with one of these amazing barware gifts, plus a few cocktail-inspired goodies - you'll be sure to reap the benefits at their next party. Click the links or the photos below to shop!

Red, Golden, Purple, & White Iris Collins Glasses 

A Tom Collins, Paloma, gin and tonic, or other spritzy cocktail will look beautiful in these colorful, vintage-inspired iris glasses. 

Copper Hawthorne & Julep Strainers

Split pours will be second nature with these professional-grade strainers, and are a must have for Juleps and beyond. 

Essential Bar Book, The Way of the Cocktail, & Death & Co. Welcome Home Book

These comprehensive cocktail books will be a handy guide for home bartenders. Each is packed with indispensable information on cocktail history, palate development, ingredient choices, and countless recipes from all over the world to up their drink-mixing skills to a professional level. 

The Bartender's Knife

Complete with a natural sharpening stone to keep cuts precise over time, this ultimate bartender's knife comes with a multi-purpose blade for peeling, slicing, and picking cocktail ingredients and garnishes.  

Makoto Jigger & Canterbury Jigger

Featuring precise, engraved interior measurement scoring, mixologists will relish making perfect pours with these essential stainless steel and gold jiggers.

Engraved Detroit Neighborhood Rocks Glasses

Reminisce on cozy evenings with great friends and cocktails at home in Detroit with these hand-engraved neighborhood rocks glasses. Featuring over 60 Detroit and metro-Detroit neighborhoods, grab one or a set for your favorite Motor City mixologist. 

Kalamazoo Candle Co. Mulled Cider & Cranberry Bellini Candles

Imbue your home with the scents of fresh cranberry, warm apple, and sharp citrus featured in our favorite holiday cocktails with these hand-poured, soy wax candles from local maker Kalamazoo Candle Co. 

The Homemade Gin Kit

Take home bartending to the next level with this homemade gin kit that includes everything you need to make your very own high-quality gin! With notes of sharp citrus and warm herbs and spices, the finished product will rival the flavor, aroma, and complexity of your favorite craft-distilled gin.

Glacier Rocks Set of 6 Soapstone Cubes

These soapstone cubes will keep neat drinks ice cold and free from ice cube water dilution, all while preserving the taste of full-flavor spirits and protecting your glassware. 

Gold & Copper Heavyweight Cocktail Shakers

A heavyweight cocktail shaker is the cornerstone of any professional bar set, and will complete any serious home bartender's collection. Perfect for all those tasty cocktails that are shaken, not stirred.

Cocktail Cherries

These Michigan-grown cocktail cherries will be the "cherry on top" of Manhattans, vodka sodas, cherry Moscow Mules, or any assortment of tasty drinks.

Camp Craft Cocktail

These fun cocktail kits are as easy as adding the spirit of your choice and letting steep, and make a great gift for someone who likes to imbibe as much as they like to craft. 

Mezcal Perfume Oils

Inspired by the scents of the agave fields of Mexico, these pretty roll-on perfumes will be extra appealing to the friend who loves a good mezcal cocktail. 

Cilantro, Mint, & Basil Jar Planter Kits

For the ultimate homemade cocktail, grow your own herbs right in your kitchen with these handy planter jar kits! Add mint to mojitos, cilantro to margaritas, and basil to gin and tonics for a flavorful garnish to a tasty drink.

Detroit Map Hip Flasks

Hold up to six ounces of your favorite spirits in this handy, laser-etched stainless steel flask featuring a map of the Motor City. 

Lewis Ice Bag & Mallet

Elevating at-home cocktails is as simple as upgrading your ice. This handy, professional-grade canvas ice bag allows you to crush your own ice for juleps, swizzles, and smashes, accompanied by a heavy hardwood mallet.

Michigan State Symbols & Illustrated Michigan Map Cocktail Trays

Give the hostess with the mostess a gift worthy of their tasty homemade beverages with these beautiful, Michigan-inspired cocktail trays, designed in-house at City Bird. 

Detroit Skyline, Great Lakes, Metallic Cities, & Cheers Rocks Glasses

For the Michigander who is always ready to raise a glass, these rocks glasses will add flair to any bar cart and add a celebratory flourish to any occasion.

Beechwood Muddler

Adding dimension and depth to simple drinks is easy with this beechwood muddler. Simply mash fruit, herbs, and spices of your choice to infuse their flavors into and craft one delicious cocktail.

Weighted Bar Spoons

Ditch the regular spoon and upgrade to these stainless steel weighted bar spoons, blending cocktails to a perfect finish. 

Art Boozel, Free the Tipple, Spritz, & Easy Tiki Cocktail Books

This collection of cocktail books accounts for a variety of tastes in cocktails and in life, and each is jam-packed with delicious, simple recipes. From the feminist and the artist to the European and lover of all things tropical, there's a cocktail book for everyone on your list. 

Detroit Red Wings & Tigers Bottle Openers

For the friend who is always cracking open a cold one to watch a Wings or Tigers game, nothing could be better than these bottle openers which are made from authenticated, regular-season game used hockey sticks and bats. 

Citrus Grater

Aperol spritz, cosmopolitan, old fashioned, and margaritas are just a few of our favorite cocktails that require fresh citrus, and this grater will help you add that perfect twist of lemon, lime, or orange to both classic and unique cocktails. 

Soap Distillery Bar Soaps

When you just can't get enough of your favorite cocktail or spirits, these bar soaps are filled with scent notes that will transport you to brunch with friends, happy hour at your local bar, or a memorable special evening right from your own bathroom. 

Fish Flask

This funny fish flask is perfect for bringing along some booze on a fishing trip, or simply for your friend who drinks like a fish. 

Crystal Mixing Glass & Gem Crystal Tumblers

Drink in style and have the process be as pretty as the finished product with this crystal mixing glass and tumbler set. 

Spicy Margarita, Old Fashioned, Moscow Mule, & Hot Toddy Cocktail Syrups

It's easy to make four of our favorite classic cocktails right at home with these syrups from Craft. Simply add the corresponding liquor, mixer, and garnish, and enjoy!

To MI Health Shot Glass

Bottoms "UP" with this fun City Bird original, Michigan-themed shot glass. 

Instant Champagne Cocktail & Instant Mimosa Kits 

Create a mimosa or artisan flavored champagne cocktail instantly with these handcrafted, naturally infused flavored sugar cubes, made with all-natural ingredients.

Extra Large, Everyday, Crushed, & King Ice Cube Trays

The silicone molds will help ice cubes melt slower, keeping your drink colder for longer so you can sip all night long. 

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