GIFTS FOR COCKTAIL LOVERS
The Hudson Standard Strawberry Rhubarb Shrub
Sweet and tart, this syrup is a terrific base for cocktails or DIY soda. One bottle’s enough for 12 to 18 drinks.
$15 for 12 oz. at thehudsonstandard.com
Raft Cardamom Bitters Great in citrusy and fruity drinks, these flavorful bitters also play nice with smoky spirits like Scotch or mezcal. $11 for 3.4 oz. at impropergoods.com Cane Land Spiced Rum Distilled from sugarcane grown in Baton Rouge, this mildly spiced rum with orange and vanilla notes has a brand-new label. It’s great in cocktails and straight up. $35 for 750 ml at winefolder.com
The Joy of Mixology The 15th-anniversary edition of Gary Regan's bartender bible sandwiches cocktail history, drink approaches, and recipes between its handsome red covers. $30 where books are sold