Be the hit of the party when you gift celebrity-owned alcohol brands this NYE.
While you’ll no doubt be ringing in 2023 with a glass of bubbles, stand out from the crowd when you bring your host a bottle of one of the year’s hottest celebrity alcohol brands to your New Year’s Eve bash.
We’ve rounded up the best of the best alcohol to start the new year with.
DOS HOMBRES MEZCAL
Breaking Bad co-stars Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston teamed up with third-generation Mezcal master Gregorio Velasco to create the award-winning Dos Hombres Tobala and Espadin Mezcal. Both start with agave hand selected from hillside villages in Oaxaca. The Espadin has notes of apple, mango and local fruits and a smooth smokey taste. The Tobala gets its unique scent and taste from using agave perfumed by the Copal trees where the agave grows. Because Tobala can’t be harvested until it is 25 years old, this blend of Mezcal is rare and exclusive.
VILLA ONE TEQUILA
Singer Nick Jonas and fashion designer John Varvatos collaborated with master distiller, Arturo Fuentes, to craft premium Villa One Tequila. What sets the spirit apart is that it’s blended from agave sourced from both the highland and lowland regions of Jalisco and handcrafted. The result is a balanced, smooth tequila available in Silver, Reposado and Anejo that will have the host singing your praises after the first sip.
Actor Walton Goggins and cinematographer Matthew Alper claim to bottle the spirit of Los Angeles into their award-winning Mulholland Distillery gin, vodka and American whiskey. The spirits are a perfect base for craft cocktails like a classic whiskey sour, negroni or Moscow Mule.
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: WINTER COCKTAILS | FESTIVE HOLIDAY DRINKS RECIPES
PROPER NO. TWELVE IRISH WHISKEY
MMA champion Conor McGregor put Ireland on the UFC map and today celebrates his homeland with his Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey. Working with a master distiller at the oldest whiskey distillery on the Emerald Isle, McGregor created an approachable Irish Whiskey with notes of vanilla and toasted wood. For each case sold, the company donates $5 to local first responders.
CRYSTAL HEAD VODKA
Funny man Dan Akroyd has made a seriously good vodka in collaboration with artist John Alexander. The two founded Crystal Head Vodka, known for its head turning skull bottle designed by Alexander. The premium vodka is filtered through layers of Herkimer Diamonds. Customers can travel the world in Crystal Head’s three different vodkas, with its Original made from Canadian corn, Its Aurora created from English wheat and its Onyx crafted from Blue Weber Agave from Mexico. The brand is an active supporter of LBTQIA+ nonprofits.
Hollywood hunk Ryan Reynolds reportedly had the best negroni of his life, found out it was made by Aviation Gin and promptly bought a stake in the company. You don’t need to go that far to impress, simply bring a bottle of the smooth, handcrafted gin to your NYE soiree for a first-class gift.
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: VINTAGE AFTER VINTAGE, DAOU FAMILY ESTATES DELIVERS
If your host’s New Year’s resolution is to get healthier in the new year, start her on the path to clean drinking in 2023 with Avaline Wine. Created by Cameron Diaz and entrepreneur Katherine Power, Avaline wines are vegan, made with 100% organic grapes, free from added sugar and tells you straight up what, if any, additives are in the bottle. The brand’s newest bottle, a Cabernet Sauvignon, is perfect to warm up cold winter nights.
VERA WANG PARTY PROSECCO
If you can’t resist tradition, then bring a bottle of Vera Wang’s new Party Prosecco Rosé this New Year’s Eve. Fashion Icon Vera Wang brings her sense of style to the wine world with this light, crisp and oh so chic Prosecco Rosé. Created in partnership with Piemonte based Araldica, the Prosecco is a blend of Glera and Pinot Noir, producing a bubbly with ripe strawberry and raspberry notes.
No matter what libation you arrive with in hand, these celebrity alcohol brands are sure to make you the toast of the party for the host.