Dose Gifts: The Barkeep

Everyone appreciates a well-stocked bar — whether you are looking to wow your holiday guests with a kick-ass cocktail or maybe all that family time makes your pours a little heavier–no matter what, all things alcohol make for a pretty great gift.

A splash of slow crafted bitters (6 flavors to choose from) by Bittercube into your drink for that little extra something. Oh, and chat up owners Nick and Ira for cocktail recipes — these two know what’s shaking.


Top off that Manhattan with organic Michigan cocktail cherries from Mess Hall & Co.  for a most delightful digestif.

Throw in a little vodka in McClure’s spicy pickle brine for one divine Bloody Mary, use it for soup, or drink it on it’s own as a vegetable juice cocktail — delicious no matter how you use it.



Koval, Chicago’s first boutique distillery, runs the gamut with organic whiskey, vodka, brandies  and a whole range of  liqueurs. They’ll be doling out custom cocktails at HoliDose, so be sure to sample. All Koval products are available throughout Chicago at stores like Whole Foods, Binny’s and at Fox and Obel, right next to the REAC.


Now that you’ve got the fixings, don’t forget about presentation. Sojourn Doses these resin ice buckets from California sculpture artist Tina Frey. Find it all at the HoliDose Dose on Sunday, 12/9!

Still looking for more ideas? Dosers Journeyman Distillery spirits, Greenbush, Half Acre and 5 Rabbitt Brewery brews make great gifts. Let’s not forget  Femme du Coupe’s Le Sirop, which debuted at Dose last month!