As a longtime bartender and a writer on the subject of spirits, I’ve given a lot of thought to gifts that would be welcome in any home bar (including my own). From apéritifs to tiki time, muddling to single malts, here are ideas to make every drink lover in your life tipsy with joy. 

1.  In print: A trio of boozy new books

Books on the subject of drink made a strong showing this year. Three standouts are Rebekah Peppler’s effervescent Apéritif: Cocktail Hour the French Way ($18.99), Gabriella Mlynarczyk’s ingenious Clean + Dirty Drinking: 100+ Recipes for Making Delicious Elixirs, With or Without Booze ($19.95),and the freshly revised and updated edition of Gary Regan’s classic, The Joy of Mixology ($30.00). Together, this trio makes for an impressively varied mini-library—but any one of the books would make a thoughtful gift for a cocktail lover.

2. Fine art: Portrait of a Negroni