Some wish for lavish bath and body products or new tech under the tree. Others, in this pandemic year, are just wishing for the days when someone else could mix up the cocktails. While we might not get that second wish for a little while, Central Oregon's purveyors of fine spirits and beer are happy to set people up for making the most of that at-home bar.
In honor of part one of our Gift Guide series, check out these offerings.
Take your mixology on the road, courtesy of New Basin Distilling Co.New Basin Distilling in Madras offers a host of whiskeys and other locally made spirits—but in addition, it's offering a stylish and hip handmade traveling mixology kit priced at $144.
Stare into The Abyss from Deschutes BreweryThe Abyss from Deschutes Brewery is a barrel-aged Imperial Stout released each November. Brewed with licorice, cherry bark and molasses, it's a heavy and delightful beer—and this year, with at-home imbibing the name of the game, the brewery released it in a four pack of 12-ounce bottles at $19.99.
Warm up with Hot Toddies from Crater Lake SpiritsCrater Lake Spirits is offering a deal on a hot toddy kit this season. Right now, patrons can get 25% off the purchase of two custom-made 8-ounce hot toddy tea blends, with a free tea infuser to sweeten the deal.
Add in a bottle of Crater Lake's Reserve Rye Whiskey and you have a gift for less than $50. Get more info at craterlakespirits.com.
Get fancy with Gompers' Holiday CosmoRedmond's Gompers Distillery has its delightful vodka and gin available at area stores—and when you get a bottle as a gift, impress that gift recipient even more by whipping up this cocktail, recommended by the Gompers team.
The Gompers Holiday Cosmo
2 oz Gompers vodka or Gompers gin
1 oz cranberry juice
1/2 oz orange liqueur
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
Sugar rim (optional)
Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for a minute with ice. Pour and serve up in a martini glass. Sugar the rim: wipe lime on rim and place in sugar