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Gift Guide 2016: Local Home Goods and Tableware

Treat yo' self

By Brandon Watson, December 16, 2016, Food

Forget about giving garishly wrapped gifts to your racist aunt or your crazy cousin who keeps writing #pizzagate on all his Instagram posts. Those folks don't deserve your largesse. And, besides, 2016 is about giving to yourself. Decorate your bunker with muted neutrals and nubby textures. Eat all the carbs that you want. Roll your eyes at Love Actually one more time. We promise we won't judge. In a year of increasingly bad hangovers, you deserve to take it easy.

Full Glitz

Courtesy of Jessica Sanders

2 dashes Angostura bitters
1/4 oz orgeat
3/4 oz lemon
3/4 oz Martine
1.5 oz PF 1840 cognac
2 oz brut champagne

Shake all but champagne. Strain into a wine glass. Top with champagne. Orange twist garnish. (Editor's note: We used a coupe and a lemon twist. It still tasted great!)

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