You do everything with your cat. You watch Netflix together. You do yoga together. You eat cans of tuna together. But when it comes to cocktail hour, you two just can’t seem to see eye to eye. You love your wine time, but Mr. Fluffernutter couldn’t care less. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you and your favorite feline have the cuddliest, coziest happy hour ever. Here, the best boozy inventions to help you drink with your cat, which is a totally normal thing to do. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
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Catnip “Wine” and “Cocktails”
There’s not one but two different companies that make cat-friendly “wine” and “cocktails.” PetWinery, which is based out of Florida, offers three different bottlings, all of which are a blend of salmon oil, catnip and filtered water. There’s Purrgundy, Meowsling and even Meow & Chandon, which comes in a tiny Champagne-style bottle and is the perfect way to celebrate a recent promotion or fresh kill. They also make a limited edition Catini. Apollo Peak, a Colorado-based pet-centric “wine” producer, offers a wide selection of beet, salmon oil and herb-based beverages for your favorite furry friend. The best bottles include the Meowmosa, the Meowgarita and the Catbernet. It should go without saying, but all of these “wines” and “cocktails” are completely nonalcoholic. But feel free to spike your own personal pour of White Kittendel should you choose to have a nip of the ‘nip yourself.
While your kitty laps up some cat-friendly wine, you can slurp down some cat-inspired wine. Moselland Cat Riesling comes in a rainbow of colorful cat-shaped bottles. According to the winery, long ago, three wine merchants visited Zell in Germany to taste some wines. Just as they were about to pour out a glass from a barrel, a black cat jumped onto the barrel and hissed, attacking anyone who tried to get at it. The wine merchants bought the barrel immediately, believing the cat was simply guarding the best wine. That’s a great story to tell your own tabby as you pour yourself a glass of Riesling from one of the winery’s sleek, whimsical bottles.
Cocktail-Inspired Cat Treats
If your cat would prefer to eat his or her cocktails, Omega Paw has you covered with a full line of cocktail-inspired cat treats. There’s the brunch-friendly Meowmosa, the fun and flirty Meowjito (made with real mint), the lime-spiked Meowgaritas and, of course, James Bond’s cat’s favorite treat, Meowtinis. If puns offend you and your fuzzy BFF, go ahead and opt for the Meow Merlot flavor. (Apparently the branding department at Omega Paws just wasn’t in the mood when it came to naming that one.)
Cocktail Cat Hangouts
Splurge on your pawed pal with a comfy den built to resemble a cocktail. These cat condos from Hollywood Kitty Company don’t come cheap (they start around $850 and top out over $2,000), but it’ll be worth it when you see that whiskered face emerge from a massive Martini glass.
Cocktail Cat Toys
As you toy with the cherry in your Manhattan, your feline friend can toss around a boozy-themed cat toy. These crinkly wine glasses will keep kitty busy, as will these catnip-scented Martini olives. If Jeremy is more interested in the hoppier things in life, this tall glass of fluffy pilsner will do nicely.
Another pet-friendly potable from Pet Winery, KitTEA is catnip tea designed to be brewed, cooled, then given to kitties. It’s a calming reward after a long day of searching for sunny spots and staring at random points on the wall. Though it is meant for cats, it is safe for human consumption. So go ahead and join Felix in a cuppa. Spike yours with some whiskey and drink it hot for a cocktail we’re calling a Hot Tabby (it’s a catnip Hot Toddy and we haven’t actually tried it).
Cocktail Attire for Kitty
If you always look your best for cocktail hour, you should expect nothing less from your feline companion. Outfit him or her with this black-and-white collar printed with silhouettes of glassware or, if your fluffy friend has more of a down home style, dress your pal in this cat bandana (or catdana, as the maker is calling it). It’s printed with beer cans and beer bottles and will probably last as long on your cat as that wine will last in your glass, which is to say, not very long.
Feline-Inspired Glassware and Barware
No matter what kind of cocktail you drink, there’s a cat-themed glass for you. There are pawprint highballs for Mewdrivers, lowballs for Whiskey Meowrs and tiki mugs for Fur Cutters. Tiger can even get a special vessel for happy hour. Replace his usual tin bowl with this cat wine glass for a sophisticated serving. Heck, buy one for yourself and lap up your beverage of choice right alongside. If it’s not enough to drink out of a cat-inspired glass, make your cocktails in this cat-tastic shaker, open your bottles with this sleek kitty wine opener and chill your drinks with cat-shaped ice cubes. Even the ice tray is shaped like a cat, so no one will ever doubt just how incredibly
insane devoted you are.