Gift Guide

The Goods 2016


MAX FLAVOR
Matt and Clare Stoner Fehsenfeld have a fervent following for the small-batch jams they make at Quince & Apple in Madison, Wisconsin. Now their cocktail syrups are available nationwide. Favorites include Tart Cherry Grenadine, made from Montmorency cherries, and Citrus, a blend of lemon and lime juice with sugar, lemongrass and lime leaves.
$14/250ml at quinceandapple.com


ADD SPICE
Lori Sandoval has a deft hand with chiles, blending them with spices, herbs and other aromatics to create complex, layered salsas at Salsaology. Her Tres Chiles & Mezcal, inspired by the moles of Oaxaca, can be used as a sauce or a marinade, the sweet smokiness of the spirit playing up the citrusy fruit flavors and chocolatey richness.
$12/12-ounce jar at salsa-ology.com


CHILL FAST
Coffee, wine, cocktails: The HyperChiller takes on 12.5 ounces of any liquid. Grab the black cylinder from the freezer, pour in wine and within two minutes, you’ve got a cold glass ready to enjoy. No dilution, no fuss.
$30 at hyperchiller.com


PUT ON A PARTY
Cocktail Kingdom, trusted purveyor of bartender-quality barware, partnered with David Wondrich, author of Punch, to create a line of large-format serving pieces. Inspired by vintage barware that Wondrich and Cocktail Kingdom owner Greg Boehm collect on their own, the starting set is everything you need to liven things up at your next dinner party.
punch bowl, $39; ladles, $60–$65; glasses, $25 per four-pack at cocktailkingdom.com/wondrich


BUBBLE UP
After three years selling soda at the Charleston Farmers Market, childhood friends Mick Matricciano, Matt Fendley and Brandon Wogamon are now bottling their Cannonborough sodas for home sipping and cocktail mixing. Using local produce, they put out Honey Basil, Ginger Beer and Grapefruit Elderflower year-round, and then highlight the best of the season in new releases every month. On the docket for December: Citrumelo and Hops, a marriage of the hybrid citrus fruit and Citra hops—refreshing on its own or mixed into a long drink.
$10/750ml at cannonbevco.com


TEND BAR
Chicago-based bartender Charles Joly teamed up with Fortessa Tableware Solutions to design a set of barware that combines elegant design with functionality. It includes everything from a sleek Boston shaker to a black-walnut muddler, cutting board and wine key, as well as rocks glasses etched with lines that indicate ounce pours.
ftsonline.com/crafthouse

This story was featured in W&S Winter 2016.


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