Have Yourself A Boozy Little Christmas With These 13 PERFECT Gifts

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Have Yourself A Boozy Little Christmas
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Give the gift of a great buzz.

The holiday season is all about family, friends, giving, and being thankful, but what better way to warm their hearts than with some gifts of the boozy variety?  We've put together a list filled with the perfect alcohol gifts for everyone from wine lovers to boozy bakers to martini shakers.

So, celebrate this season of excessive merriment by giving the gift of a great buzz. You and your loved ones won't regret it.

1. Absinthe dark chocolate bar

This organic Absinthe dark chocolate bar is inspired by the illicit alcohol of 18th-century Europe, known for being the cocktail of choice for countless artistic minds. Now again legal, see what this chocolate infused with Absinthe inspires. (At the very least, it'll be delicious.) ($6, endorfinfoods.com)

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2. Vaportini

How many times have you drank your alcohol of choice and been annoyed to have to wait up to half an hour to feel its full effects? Us too. The Vaportini is great for those who hate delayed gratification. It allows you to inhale the spirits of your choice, giving you more immediate control of your imbibing.

Designed by entrepreneur Julie Palmer, the Vaportini imitates the effects of pouring vodka over hot coals in a sauna — a Helsinki tradition. ($34, TouchofModern.com)

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3. London Nº1 Gin

The best gift ideas allow you to go premium while still going simple. This blue gin, the London Nº1 Gin is a traditional London gin and is a great gift that does just that. It's a flawless star by itself or you can add it to a variety of timeless cocktails, from a true Martini to the smoothest Gin & Tonic. ($40, thelondon1.com)

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4. Tepache Pineapple Liqueur

This liqueur is made by fermenting pineapple rinds with spices like clove, cinnamon and allspice, and sweetened with piloncillo (cones of brown sugar). Mexican tepache is naturally a little alcoholic and must be drunk quickly, before the constantly hungry yeast turns it into vinegar.

The creators of this spirit wanted a way to enjoy tepache anywhere, any time, without worrying that it might pass its peak flavor. So they got to work consulting a pineapple expert (yes!) and spice vendors to create a formula that captures the spirit and flavor of tepache in a higher proof, totally shelf-stable liqueur.

They dunk pineapple, rind and all, in alcohol to slowly extract the flavor, then add warm spices and sweeten with granulated molasses. Delicious! ($50, mouth.com)
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5. Modcloth bracelet flask

ModCloth has a flask that doubles as a bracelet. Is there any better way to offer a sassy touch to any outfit? The hollow interior can be used for filling with the spirit of choice. ($39.99, Modcloth.com)

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6. Barbecue Wife Bloody Mary Mix

Originating from Austin, Texas — where you may find some of the best barbecue in America — is The Barbecue Wife (aka Catherine Stiles) who created a "junk free" Bloody Mary mix, inspired by the barbecue community. The mix includes a blend of spices like smoked sea salt and smoked black pepper, which are also seen in classic central Texas barbecue.

Infused in the mix is her own house barbecue sauce made by hand in a small-batch, three-step process that includes their own scratch-made Worcestershire Sauce. This is a complete mix — simply add premium vodka, your garnish of choice and enjoy slowly, with friends. ($14.95, CoterieMarket.com)

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7. Prohibition Bakery

Prohibition Bakery, a boozy bakery located in New York City, has just released its first cookbook — and just in time for the holidays! The cookbook features over 50 boozy cupcake recipes, allowing you to create some of their signature bite-sized alcoholic cupcakes at home, like the Old Fashioned (whiskey, bitters, orange, whiskey soaked cherry), White Russian (Kahlua, vodka, coffee), Margarita (lime, tequila, triple sec, fleur de sel), and more! The book also features cocktail recipes. ($19.95, barnesandnoble.com)

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8. Jim Beam Apple

Jim Beam Apple was recently released in August with the help of actress Mila Kunis, and offers a distinct, crisp taste around the holidays. Whether it's enjoyed the classic "Jim Beam Apple & Soda" or a more holiday-themed "Hot Apple" cocktail, your cocktails may go for the mixture of crisp, green apples and Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. ($15.99 for 750mL bottle, JimBeam.com)

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9. Ravenswood Salsa Borracha and Salsa Macha by La Fundidora

Ravenswood Salsa Borracha and Salsa Macha by La Fundidora is the creation of husband and wife duo, Lorena and Vitali of Brooklyn's La Fundidora. These wine-infused salsas use the Ravenswood County Series wines. The smoky, wine-spiked salsas may add a surprising new level to Christmas morning breakfast. ($14.99, lafundidora.com)

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10. Hot Buttered Rum Balls

Ship to Shore is an Evanston, Illinois-based company that created its own hot butter rum balls. The individually hand-wrapped batter balls blend organic molasses, brown sugar, creamy butter and hand-selected spices. ($12, shiptoshoremerchants.com)

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11. Compass Box Flaming Heart 15th Anniversary Edition

Compass Box released a new edition of a cult favorite just in time for holidays: Flaming Heart. The original created a genre-defying style of Blended Malt Scotch Whisky that was smoldering, spicy, complex and so popular that it quickly sold out. People all over world have asked John Glaser, whiskeymaker, when a new batch is coming out. This is it! $150, parkaveliquor.com)

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12. Straw Envy Personal Reusable Drinking Straws

Because her red wine habit doesn't have to lead to stained lips in holiday photos, thesebedazzled reusable drinking straws are great for the environment (less waste!) and cute enough to carry around. ($23.99, StrawEnvy.com)

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13. Dirty Sue Premium Olive Juice

If you're drinking a dirty martini in one of the U.S.'s finer cocktail bars, odds are good that the dirty comes courtesy of Dirty Sue Premium Olive Juice. Founder Eric Tecosky was working at Jones Hollywood and had an "I can't take this anymore" moment. He'd made tons of dirty martinis at Jones and was always running out of olive juice, while the olives rotted away in the dry jar. Tecosky perfected his recipe for premium olive juice and a brand was born. ($5.99, DirtySue.com)

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