By Real Simple
Updated October 27, 2016
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Need an impressive offering for your Christmas party hosts when the usual bottle of wine just won’t cut it? If they’re cocktail connoisseurs, you’re in luck: They’ll savor this sweetly spiced Bluebird Alpine Liqueur, which comes in a beautifully designed bottle. It’s got notes of herbs and spices like cinnamon, angelica, fennel, and no artificial colors or flavors, just like the in-house crafted teas this family-run, Portland, OR-based company is known for. It’s a versatile addition to a bar cart, meant to be used any which way: on its own or blended with other liqueurs to create drinks served warm or cold.

To buy: $30, thomasandsonsdistillery.com.