Despite all the fun and social experiences they offer, bars are now some of the most dangerous places to be during the COVID-19 pandemic. Just picture everyone inside, in your personal space, yelling to be heard over the music and taking off their masks to sip their drinks. Even worse, some people are tipsy and likely making poor decisions that can help the virus spread. It’s easy to see why many people are still staying home rather than visiting a COVID-19 hot zone just to loosen up.
If you have a friend who misses going out for drinks, bring the bar scene to them. It’s worth a shot, right? Whether you’re trying to cheer up your friend or help them kick their bartending skills up a notch, these boozy gifts will make happy hour at home extra-special.
Giant Ice Cubes and Spheres for Show-Stopping Sipping
Many modern bars pop large, blocky ice cubes into drink glasses, but it’s not just a crazy trend. If you’ve ever had a diluted drink, you know that it tastes funky. Enter jumbo ice cubes. These cool cubes melt slower, so your beverages (boozy or not) stay chilled without getting watered down.
An Innovative Way to Texturize and Liven Up Your Favorite Drinks
If your friend tends to make the same beverage repeatedly, the Cocktail R-Evolution Molecular Gastronomy Kit can help them experiment with a new mixology routine. This fascinating kit comes with user-friendly tools and compounds to enhance the flavors and textures of their favorite drinks.
A Wine Cooler to Chill More Than Just Wine
Save your friend from committing the crime of serving warm drinks by sending them a wine cooler. This chest does more than keep wine chilled; it also stores beer, champagne and other boozy beverages until they’re ready to be served. It keeps bottles organized and easy to grab while freeing up space in your refrigerator, cabinets and counter, too.
A Mini Bar That Gives Off Big Bar Energy
Elevate the relaxation area with this Martini Entertainment Bar from Winsome, a sleekly futuristic freestanding cocktail station that’ll give your pal some space-age vibes at home. It offers a comfortable area for them to pour and serve impressive beverages while guests watch the magic unfold. Its shiny chrome bars pull double duty, keeping their bottles secure while adding some modern shine to the smooth black shelving. At fewer than 4 feet wide and 2 feet deep, it's also compact enough to fit just about anywhere.
Craft Killer Beverages Without the Effort (Just the Push of a Button)
If your cocktail pal is all about saving time and energy, they’ll love Keurig’s Drinkworks Home Bar. Similar to the design of a coffee maker, this drink maker preps and dispenses all types of beverages, including cocktails, brews and ciders. It quickly creates their favorite drinks without sacrificing quality, so your friend can enjoy flawless, fresh drinks with the right portion of alcohol or carbonation every time.