12 Days of Thrifty Christmas: Emerging Mixologist

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A mixologist is a person who is skilled at mixing cocktails and other drinks.  This is a great way to indulge that friend who secretly wishes they were a bartender:  give them all the tools they need to mix it up in their own home.

Gift

Maybe your mixologist friend needs help stocking their bar with glasses for various drinks.  Thrift a variety of glasses like tumblers, shot glasses, and martini glasses.  You can also usually find a metal shaker.

Margaritas, anyone?

Margaritas, anyone?

Recipes for unique or exotic drinks or bar towels are also a fun and easy gift addition.  For a challenge, search for thrifty bar kitsch.

Check out this vintage apron I scored at a bag sale for less than $2.

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Liquore Galliano apron

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This Liquore Galliano apron has several recipes for drinks printed directly on the fabric. Who’s up for a Galliano Stinger?

I couldn't resist snapping a picture of this Natural Liver Therapy book - this would make a great gag gift.

I couldn’t resist snapping a picture of this Natural Liver Therapy book – this would make a great gag gift.

Look in the cookbooks section for books on alcoholic drinks.

More Ideas

What is the gift of thrift?  The gift of thrift means buying things from a secondhand source (usually a thrift store) in order to give them to a friend or family member.  You’ll save so much money that you can buy extra presents for everyone!

Gift 1 – Fashionista

Gift 2 – Avid Cook

Gift 3 – Coupon clipper or extreme couponer

Gift 4 – Spa

Gift 5 – Foodie

Gift 6 – Netflix junkie

Gift 7 – Music lover

Gift 8 – Coffee addict

Gift 9 – Collectible collector

Gift 10 – Fitness / Sports Fanatic

Gift 11 – Budding Artist

Gift 12 – Emerging Mixologist (reading now)

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