A tasty treat for the budding mixologist: The artisanal Root liqueur.
Inspired by an 18th century Pennsylvania folk recipe which evolved into the modern-day root beer, this adult-only beverage has hints of birch, baking spices, and vanilla.
For an added touch: Include a few mixers with the Root bottle. Jon Hamm was recently spotted sipping a Root and Ginger Beer at an event in NYC. Other drinks that mix well: ginger ale, dark beer, and eggnog.
To buy: $32.99, artintheage.com for stores