Holiday Gift Guide: 5 Gifts For the Budding Home Bartender

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Giving presents to the aspiring home bartender is the gift that keeps on giving. Sure, occasionally there'll be a miss, especially later in the evenings (ahem, plantain daiquiris), but all the experimentation gets to be drunk. Here are five ways to get your mixologist started.

1. A copy of "Home Bar Basics (And Not-So-Basics)" by Dave Stolte

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HomeBarBasics.com
Dave Stolte, an OC-based illustrator with an extensive home bar, has written the definitive guide for people who don't blush at the idea of making falernum at home. At homebarbasics.com, $12.99.

2. A Boston Shaker

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TheBostonShaker.com

Ever wondered why you needed to wash that stupid Slinky-looking Hawthorne strainer every time you need to strain something? A Boston shaker and some skill are all you need for most drinks. From thebostonshaker.com, $14.50.


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This is the book I wish was out when I started tending bar, life would have been so much easier.

Jason Schiffer320 Main

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