12 gift ideas for cocktail lovers on your list

These spirited gifts will warm hearts and glasses all season long

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Resurrection Spirits

Garlic Vodka

40% ABV, from $36 (750 ml)

A bold innovation in a bottle, our Garlic Vodka is infused with organic, locally-grown garlic to create a spirit that’s not only unique but enticingly special. More than just a vodka, it’s an adventurous twist, enhancing your caesars or any recipe with a bold, garlicky intrigue, inviting you to explore new horizons in flavor. Buy at resurrectionspirits.ca

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Maple Leaf Spirits

Genie Gin 2023

43% ABV, $54 (750 ml)

The Lady of the Cask has a new friend: The Genie Gin 2023!

Pamper your guests for the holiday season with award-winning wine brandy Lady of the Cask (42% ABV, $86, 750ml).

Treat yourself to the exciting new Genie Gin! Distilled in Penticton from sun-ripened Okanagan fruit, infused with citrus and rich botanicals.

Available at mapleleafspirits.ca

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Copper Spirit Distillery

Canadian Rye Whisky

43% ABV, $93 (750 ml)

This fresh take on Canadian Rye Whisky is full bodied and beautifully lingers with notes of dried apricot and cinnamon caramel. Made on Bowen Island and aged in a single Hungarian oak barrel, this 100% pure organic BC rye whisky is sure to be a coveted bottle for any whisky collector. A perfect gift, if you’re aiming to impress.

Available at our distillery, select private liquor stores, and at copperspirit.ca

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Roots and Wings Distillery


25% ABV, $20.08 (375 ml)

Indulge in the rich flavors of traditional Italian liqueur with our craft Nocino.A delectable walnut-based liqueur, Nocino is a true delight for the discerning palate.

An apple brandy base with locally picked green walnuts, this liqueur is a true representation of the Fraser Valley.

Treat yourself or surprise someone special! Available at rootsandwingsdistillery.ca

Squirrel Friendz

Inclusive Vodka

40% ABV, from $34 (750 ml)

Based in Vancouver, Squirrel Friendz is Canada’s first inclusive spirits brand!

This corn-based, triple distilled vodka has a smooth feeling with a hint of natural sweetness.

We donate a portion of every single bottle sold to organizations in your community. These organizations help to support 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals and make their communities a more inclusive, and loving place.

Available at select private retailers. Get more info and find out where to purchase a bottle at squirrelfriendz.com.





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Give the gift of a cocktail experience!

Vancouver Cocktail Week Tickets go on sale December 1

The city’s third annual celebration of Vancouver cocktail culture features all the cocktail-paired dinners, seminars, master classes, tasting events, neighbourhood crawls and spectacular parties that have become a highlight of the March calendar for cocktail enthusiasts, supported by dozens of brand sponsors pouring their best products for you.

Two signature events you won’t want to miss: The traditional Punch Brunch that kicks things off on March 3 and Vancouver Cocktail Week’s main event, the Green Garden Gala, on March 9. A selection of global brand ambassadors will be on hand for this, with top bartenders creating a bower of botanicals in each glass. Plus there will be hot tunes, fine food and so much more.

Buy tickets from December 1 at thealchemistmagazine.ca/vcw

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Ampersand Distilling

Ampersand Gin

43.8% ABV, starting at $40 (750 ml)

Treat the spirit lover in your life with Ampersand Gin, handcrafted in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island.

Available at ampersanddistilling.com

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Copperpenny Distilling Co.

Handcrafted Cocktail Kits

Kits from $75 (375 ml – makes six premium cocktails)

Give the gift of a Copperpenny cocktail experience—our Provence G&T Cocktail Kit has everything you need to make a banger drink. Featuring our 4x global award-winning No. 005 Gin, this simple kit makes six top-shelf cocktails just like you’d get at the Copperpenny Gin Parlour at our North Vancouver distillery.

Purchase online for free next day shipping in Metro Vancouver at copperpennydistilling.com or at the distillery store.

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Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery

Cocktail Collection Box Set

3 x 375 ml, $100

Three premium ready-to-drink cocktails. All natural. 100% BC.

The Manhattan Project – The perfect Manhattan, every time.

The Flying Fortress – a play on the Old Fashioned like you’ve never tasted.

The Orchard Negroni – 100% Elegant Craft. The way it should be.

Shipped direct to your door from our online store at oks.ca          

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Devine Distillery

Artisan Trio Pack

3 x 375 ml, $99

The perfect sampler pack to taste a little bit of everything we craft here at DEVINE: our award-winning Ancient Grains Young Whisky; a botanical-forward Dutch-style Gin Genever; and our Caribbean-inspired Black Bear Spiced Honey Rum made from B.C. honey! Comes complete with a QR code to access exclusive 3-pack DEVINE cocktail recipes!

Shop, gift, sip at DEVINEDistillery.com

Stealth Craft Distillers

West Coast Toasted Coconut Rum

40% ABV (750 ml)

Try this extremely smooth rum spirit infused with toasted organic coconut. Bring the island vibes to the West Coast by mixing this spirit in your favourite tropical cocktail.

Available at private liquor stores and at stealthcraftdistillers.com



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The Alchemist Magazine

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