“On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me...24 delicious drams of tequila!” That’s how the song goes, right? It is now, thanks to the Tequila Advent Calendar being sold by Drinks by the Dram—a gift that trumps six geese a-laying any day.
The boozy advent calendar comes with 24 different, 30-milliliter, wax-sealed bottles of tequila from both major producers and lesser known ones, ranging in style from blanco to extra añejo. Since the big, daily reveal of the calendar’s contents is all part of the fun, we won’t list all of the bottles inside, but we will tease that some premium offerings include Don Julio 1942, Casa Noble Añejo and Corazón Expresiones Reposado, aged in ex-Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels. But if you’re a grinch that wants to spoil Christmas, you can check out the full list on their website.
If tequila isn’t your booze of choice, never fear: Drinks by the Dram actually offers advent calendars for just about every type of alcohol under the sun. Some of the offerings include scotch, bourbon, rum, gin, vodka, Japanese whisky, Irish whiskey, Cognac, mezcal, absinthe, and even a spicy Naga Chili vodka calendar that escalates in heat as the month goes on.
These calendars would make great pre-holiday gifts for any liquor lover on your list, perhaps accompanied with a full bottle of booze for actual Christmas on the 25th day. Or maybe you just want to spend the $166 (in the case of the tequila calendar) on yourself.
If the price seems a little steep but you still want to get on the boozy advent calendar action, try making your own; follow our DIY guide and you can create a tequila advent calendar using whatever nips you want, or mix up different spirits throughout the calendar for a whole month of booze-fuelled holiday fun.