Every Friday we raise a glass to celebrate some of the best new boozy bottles to hit store shelves. This week, the groundhog saw its shadows, yet we’re oddly excited that winter’s here to stay. Finally, an excuse to stay inside all weekend, transform our kitchens into a mixology laboratory, and master complex cocktail recipes.

The Everleigh Bottling Co., by The Company You Keep
In order to conquer a new craft, one needs to first ground themselves in the foundations. At least that’s our way of justifying sips from these bottles that look luxurious, but never precious. Here’s to reacquainting ourselves with classic cocktails, all in the name of research.

Cahoots Cocktail Co, by Cahoots
After row upon row of ornate, heritage designs, this simple syrup set is out to prove cocktails are no longer just the domain of serious mixologists. The expressive yet quaint illustration by Lucy Engleman, along with her clean type, will help even novices look good as they navigate sloppy spills and major trial and errors.

ThoughtMatter Bitters, by ThoughtMatter
If old-school apothecary met contemporary designs, it might look something like this limited line of bitters. We’re suckers for letterpress, so there’s nothing bitter about these glammed-up brown dropper bottles and their tiny labels, bursting with vibrant hues and details that complement the exotic flavor profiles. A dash of curry bitters, anyone?