It’s time to wrap up our presents!  For those of you have watched our DIY Christmas Gifts video, these items look familiar for you guys – for those who haven’t, we have made a barrel aged Negroni and an Apple-Infused brandy which will be gifts for a couple family members.  If you need a refresher on how to do infusions, check out our infusion videos: part 1 and part 2.

Wrapping Up Our DIY Christmas Gifts:

Finishing Off the Gifts:

Barrel-Aged Negroni

For the Negroni, we’re basically done. You’ll just want to decant your Negroni into a nice looking container and it’s ready to give!

Apple Infused Brandy:

Almost as simple, the Apple Infused brandy just needs to be fine-strained before putting it in its final container.

Ideas for Presentation:

These drinks can be given alone in a nice bottle or combined with other cocktail related gifts. Consider giving the Negroni cocktail along with a nice set of martini glasses, or pairing the Apple Brandy with ginger beer and your recipient has a tasty cocktail nearly complete!

There are lots of beautiful glass bottles online, or you can consider getting creative and giving your liquid gifts away in flasks or decanters.

Happy Holidays Everyone!

No matter how you package them, these would be great gifts for bartenders, or anyone else who likes a tasty beverage! Are you giving any liquid gifts this year? I’d love to hear what’s on your list!

Chris Tunstall

Co-Founder of A Bar Above and career bartender and mixologist. I love experimenting, creating cocktails, and drinking Green Chartreuse.