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Boozy Brunch: The Quintessential Guide to Daytime Drinking George Washington used to marinate his dentures each night in port. That’s just one of the amazing facts you’ll learn in Peter Joseph’s Boozy Brunch. Woven throughout the book are more than 100 innovative and easy-to-make cocktail recipes, all designed for morning drinking, along with entertaining tips and hangover cures like the Suffering Bastard and Noonday Reviver. $16.95, amazon.com.
Vintage Barware New houseware boutique J Glenn offers vintage barware that will delight the craft cocktail revival enthusiast. Let owner Jonathan Nichols fill you in on the history of his collection, which includes turn-of-the-century flasks, silver-plated martini shakers, 1930s art deco silver picks and a mid-century 6-ounce jigger music box. Prices vary, J Glenn, 750 S. Rampart Blvd. #13, 425-7636.
Holiday Toddy Mystic Journey Ever wondered what it would feel like to be whiskey in a barrel? Qua at Caesars makes it happen with the Holiday Toddy spa treatment. Guests enjoy agave nectar oil application, bourbon bubble body scrub, peppery caramel body milk and a cocoon of warm towels. A classic facial and scalp rub top off this relaxing, restorative journey. $300, Qua at Caesars Palace, 731-7822.
Limited edition John Varvatos Patrón Bottle Stopper The love of tequila, fashion and rock ’n’ roll come together in this limited-edition bottle stopper. Presented in a velvet-lined box with a 750 ml bottle of Patrón Añejo tequila, it’s sophisticated, cool and a sleek complement to any home bar. $54.99, Bonanza General Store, Hard Rock Hotel (retail store), Total Wine, Lee’s Discount Liquor.