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6 Days of Gifts: The Villains’ Holiday Guide, RTD

It’s the holiday season and that means one thing: We’re this close to pulling the plug on the dumpster fire that is 2020!

For the rest of this week, we’ll be sharing items that we think would make great presents for team members, top performers, loyal guests (in-person, delivery or takeout), charity raffles, family, friends…everyone, really. We’ll also highlight a 501(c)(3) nonprofit for those who prefer that form of giving or the numbers and/or websites for resources that support those who are struggling.

There are people all over the country that probably don’t feel like they have much to celebrate and aren’t in the holiday mood. If one has the means, donating to a local charity, sponsoring a family, or providing for struggling employees would be an incredible gesture this year. Just checking in on team members, family, friends, and neighbors with genuine interest—safely, of course—so they know someone cares can go a long way.

Today, we’re featuring ready-to-drink items that will make great gifts or raffle prizes this year. These can serve very well in at-home holiday kits or presents for superfans of bars or restaurants who miss their favorite places for a bite and a sip. With the exception of one item, the gift ideas on this list retail for under $20.

Happy holidays, cheers, and the Villains hope everyone has a safe and healthy December!

‘Merican Mule Variety Mix Pack, $55

This brand of premium ready-to-drink Mules is poised for big things in 2021. The Bishops, the family who helped boost sales of SoBe to $220 million in just four years, have invested in ‘Merican Mule. There are multiple expressions to try—Moscow Style (vodka), Mexican Style (tequila), Tropical Style (rum), and Southern Style (bourbon)—including seasonal flavors like Fire and Pumpkin Spice. The Variety Mix Pack consists of 16 cans.

Cutwater White Russian, $12.99

Image: Cutwater

The Big Lebowski isn’t a holiday movie but that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t enjoy a drink like the Dude. Cutwater’s newest flavor, White Russian, makes it as easy as popping a top to emulate everyone’s favorite slacker.

Elenita Sparkling Mezcal, $12.99

Start with smoky espadin mezcal, add flavors like lime, cucumber and basil, or pineapple and jalapeño, and hit it with a touch of carbonation. That’s Elenita in a nutshell (or can. Okay, we’ll see ourselves out), made in Mexico. Grab a four pack of Elenita Cucumber Lime Basil or Pineapple Jalapeño at Drizly.

Cool Cat, $17.99

Pinkies up, everyone—Cool Cat isn’t a hard seltzer, it’s a canned wine spritzer. This lifestyle brand is aimed toward the laid-back but adventurous consumer looking for an elevated RTD experience. Both expressions, Original and Citrus, are produced with Pinot Grigio and sugar cane bases, and at just 6.9% ABV they don’t pack quite the punch of a glass of wine. At the moment, a four-pack costs just $15.99.

Bud Light Seltzer Ugly Sweater Pack, $13.99

Image: Bud Light

Is there anything that screams “HOLIDAYS!” quite like an ugly sweater? Bud Light Seltzer doesn’t think so, and they’ve released a special Ugly Sweater Pack in time for the holidays. Not content to simply re-skin their existing cans, Bud Light Seltzer has introduced new seasonal flavors: Apple Crisp, Cranberry, Ginger Snap and Peppermint Pattie. Find it on Drizly here.

Feeding America

As the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States, Feeding America provides more than 4.3 billion meals for 40 million people annually. Click here to donate.

Hospitality Villains is a member of the Drizly Affiliate Program. Drizly offers their affiliates a small commission on sales made through affiliate links. Some of the links above are affiliate links that will help support Hospitality Villains at no additional cost to you.

Image: Jessica Fadel on Unsplash

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