Your average Red Bull mixing shot maker it is not. Painstakingly handcrafted in small volumes, Absolut Elyx ($TBA) is a new super-premium vodka from the Swedish spirit maker, distilled in a vintage rectification still, with columns, pumps and hand-forged pipes all in copper, with additional copper packets which are used to purify the vodka, and made from the finest Råbelöf-sourced wheat and water from the company's own natural underground springs, resulting in a drink that's silky and smooth, with subtle floral and fruit flavors. Drink it neat, on the rocks, or use it to create great-tasting classic cocktails.
Prefer your home brews to be a little less alcoholic and a little more kid-friendly? This Root Beer Brewing Kit ($27) can get you on your way. It includes two packets of flavor crystals, one bottle of root beer mix, a packet of no-rinse cleanser, one packet of yeast, four plastic one-liter bottles, four bottle caps and gaskets, four labels — although we recommend making your own — one funnel, and one instruction guide. Vanilla ice cream for homemade floats is optional.