Gifts for Dad’s Bar
He’s Dad. Whether he is your husband, son or father, Father’s Day is the time to tell him how much you love him.
The two most commonly claimed domains in the house by men have historically been the Grill and the Bar. Even though us gals can grill up a mean steak and mix drinks with the best of the guys, the men just seem to feel akin to these two tasks. Here are a few of our recommendations for special gifts that he will surely love!
Sertodo Copper, founded by Jonathan Beall in 1977, is an international cooperative of master copper artisans, with workshops in Austin, Texas USA and Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacan Mexico. Each piece is expertly hand made by craftspeople in Santa Clara del Cobre, where the tradition of copper work appeared over 1000 years ago. They continue that legacy using 100% recycled copper to make beautiful products that will last a lifetime.
What’s a Shrub?
A shrub is made by mixing fruit, herbs or spices and vinegar into a syrup. Added to alcoholic spirits, water or carbonated water it makes for refreshing summer drinks. The first known versions of shrubs were created in the 15th century and used as medicinal cordials where the fruits were mixed with alcohol and citrus as a preservative. In 17th century America, they used vinegar as the preservative. For fine drinks recipes, shrubs are a must to have on hand along as well as good stock of Bitters.
Anna’s Kitchen produces these Shrubs with 100% organic ingredients. Anna tasted a sip of champagne on Father’s Day, 2017, which had an apple cider vinegar and blueberry shrub splashed in. Her curiosity led her from one thing to another and she founded Anna’s Kitchen in Rhode Island where she produces a variety of shrub mixtures in small batches.
And.. some of the best for last
Josefs Art Woodturning & Son has recently welcomed their third generation into the business. Every piece they create, whether it is their drinks muddlers, coasters, or architectural elements such as columns, stair parts or moldings, has been touched by creative hands.
Founded in 1810, Jacob Bromwell is the oldest kitchenware manufacturer in the United States. Their products, many of which were first made in the 19th century, included the Civil War tin mugs, non-electric toasters, popcorn pans and their flasks. Owning a piece from Jacob Bromwell is owning a piece of handcrafted history.
Bitters are a wonderful addition to drink ‘recipes’. Erin Coopey has a step-by-step video that will show you exactly how to make them.