It's officially the holiday season and with that comes the search for that gift for loved ones and the food and drink to bring to festive parties. Keep it simple this year and grab a bottle for your loved ones (or yourself) and celebrate with a cold glass of wine, or have fun creating a holiday cocktail together with this top selection.
Catedral Tobala Mezcal
Handcrafted and sourced from wild agave plants, this smooth sip is sure to hit the spot this holiday season.
Buy it: $89.99, at catedralmezcal.com
Old Parr Scotch
Aged for 12 years, this full-bodied Scotch whiskey offers a smooth, smooth and assessable taste - perfect for whipping up a delicious cocktail or enjoying on its own.
buy it: $34.99 (750 ml) at drizzly.com
Omage vs Brandy
A unique blend of high quality, single varietal grapes and oak varietals gives this brandy a smooth and unique finish.
buy it: $25.99, in store.omagebrandy.com
NYAK VS Cognac
Aged in French oak casks for a minimum of four and a half years, this uniquely rich and smooth sip offers a bouquet of soft, rounded wood aromas with notes of vanilla and dry apricot and hints of spice.
buy it: $34.99, at winetoship.com
KC Mindful Mule
Buy it: $14.99 (4-pack), at shop.kombuchacocktails.com
Tommy Bahama Gin
This ready-to-drink, gluten-free vodka and kombucha combo gently layers in ginger and lime undertones, with no artificial flavors and high sugar levels, keeping your drink fresh and clean.
buy it: $37.99, at tommybahamaspirits.store
California sun-dried fruit-flavored vodka, made by the same family for generations, sets this drink apart from the rest and gives it a delicious and unique taste.
Learn more at: porchlightvodka.com/vodka
Located in Paso Robles, CA, this family-run distillery is dedicated to crafting their spirits from fermentation to bottling using only natural ingredients that bring out smooth and delicious flavors.
But it: $62, at refinddistillery.com
21 seeds of tequila
A uniquely infused vodka/tequila (founded by a female-led team) makes this tequila as accessible as a glass of wine while offering fresh, natural and delicious flavors.
Buy it: From $34.99 (750ml), at 21seeds.com
Brewed by an artisan distiller using locally sourced ingredients, Forager Bourbon offers a variety of adult beverages to meet your every need. From certified organic gin to raw honey vodka, the unique blends will delight your taste buds.
Buy it: From $45, at foragerspirits.net
2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
This classic, rich and full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon delivers layered flavors of cassis, black leaf tea and baking spices, highlighted by large, concentrated flavors of cassis, crushed dark berries, mocha beans and hints of aniseed.
buy it: $50 (750 ml), at stfranciswinery.com
BODY Pure vodka
BODY is a women-founded, formulated and operated brand with a mission to redefine the drinking experience. BODY is a premium pure vodka with 25% less alcohol than standard offerings. The sustainable spirit is distilled 10 times with just a touch of 100% organic, pure, bee-pollinated agave nectar for a smooth, clean taste.
Buy it: $33.99, at shopdrinkbody.com