If you've got serious food lovers on your gift list this year, look no further. These unique, small-batch treats are sure to delight.
Photo: Iain Bagwell
Demand for artisan spirits has taken off with the cocktail movement, but it's taken a while for mixers to catch up. This pomegranate grenadine was released earlier this year but has been in the works for years by South Carolina--based Jack Rudy. The end result is tangy and fragrant, with a touch of sweetness from cane sugar and orange-flower water. The restraint on sugar content makes historical cocktails more closely resemble their original recipes—before the introduction of corn-syrupy industrial grenadine. If your Shirley Temple needs an edge, just give her a shot of this craft syrup. ($32/2 (17-ounce) bottles, jackrudycocktailco.com)