GIFT THIS: Deck the Bar for the Boy

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Godinger 3pc Liquor Decanter Set
icon$29.99 (was $80-- save 62%!)
Available at: SmartBargains

Who: The boy who enjoys entertaining and loves a good cocktail

What: Handsome bar accessories

Why: A chic, well-appointed and well-stocked bar makes the boy feel like he's 007

The Options:

1. This liquor decanter set from Godinger (right) includes three 34-ounce glass liquor decanters with shot dispensers and three chrome-plated identification tags-- bourbon, scotch, vodka-- all housed in a chrome rack. The look is upscale, but the true beauty is the efficiency of always having a perfectly measured shot without resorting to messy jiggers.

2. What, the boy doesn't have a proper bar? Not a problem. Gift a portable, affordable bar that can follow him from location to location until he settles into his dream home with the built in bar. This Mission-Style bar is made of solid birch with mdf accents and finished with an oak look that will blend with most decor. The swing-out doors each hold six bottles of wine and conceal built-in glass storage, two shelves, and a single drawer, and the top lifts off to become a serving tray. Not bad for a portable find that only measures 40" x 28" x 16.13".

Mission-Style Oak Wine Bar
icon$279.99 (was $449.99-- save 37%!)
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3. For an ultra-chic bar accessory that tastes as good as it looks, try out these luscious Flambar whole Turkish apricots packed in Grand Marnier. According to Flambar, the apricots absorb the liqueur to grow to nearly twice their original size, result being that each apricot is an after-dinner drink and a delicious dessert in itself. Plus, it looks really cool sitting on the bar.

Flambar Apricots in Grand Marnier$25.99
Available at: iGourmet via

4. To make a proper cocktail, you need the proper tools... like these 18/10 stainless steel ones from Towle Silversmiths. The set includes a 6'' double jigger, a 6'' bottle opener, a 9'' drink stirrer, a 9½'' strainer, and a 9¼'' fruit knife, all resting in a bar tool stand. So much more stylish than using a tablespoon and souvenir shot glass to prep your libations.

Towle stainless steel 'Concentric' 6-piece bar tool set

Towle Stainless Steel 'Concentric' Bar Tool Set

$42.99 (was $90-- save 52%!)
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5. The right tools alone won't create amazing cocktails. Take some advice from the queen of glam cocktails with this brand new book by Amy Sacco, owner of such amazingly hip spots as Lot 61 and Bungalow 8. The book features photos, quotes, and the amazing cocktail recipes that Sacco's hotspots are known for.

Amy Sacco - Cocktails$12.89 (was $18.95-- save 32%!)
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6. Prefer cocktails to go? There's no better way for them to travel than in this handsome leather Initial Flask from designer Julia Taylor. Sparkling Swarovski crystals accent the oval shaped jeweled initial on the front panel. The "T" stands for designer Julia Taylor, but additional letters of the alphabet are available on special order if you want to gift something a little more personal.

Julia Taylor Brown Leather Initial     Flask

Julia Taylor Brown Leather Initial Flask

$20.00 (was $90-- save 78%!)
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