The Best Summer Happy Hour Gear of 2021
Essentials for creating the home patio bar of your dreams
BioLite AlpenGlow 500 Lantern ($70)
Don’t let your hangout set with the sun. BioLite’s new lantern is waterproof, USB rechargeable, and rigged with a variety of lighting modes.
Trek Light Gear Positive Vibrations Blanket ($108)
We love the versatility of this handwoven blanket. Take it on a picnic, then use it as a throw for your couch.
Wave Pitcher ($215)
This pitcher is handblown by artist Sophie Lou Jacobsen with durable, light borosilicate glass and features a whimsical rippled handle.
Strainge Beast Passion Fruit Hard Kombucha ($5 a can)
Subtly tart with a fruity kick, this gluten-free carbonated brew is easy drinking, despite a 7 percent ABV that rivals a strong IPA.
Aprch CBD Sparkling Water ($13 for 4)
For those who don’t drink alcohol, CBD beverages are where it’s at. Aprch’s cans have 30 milligrams of broad-spectrum hemp extract.
Republic Restoratives Purpose Rye ($70)
This five-year-old, 100-proof whiskey is smoother than others twice its age, with both charred and sweet notes.
New Belgium Dominga Mimosa Sour Ale ($13 for 6)
Summer in a can is how we’d describe New Belgium’s latest, thanks to a tart flavor and milky mouthfeel.
Iruai Arcana Trinity Lakes Savagnin ($32)
This subtle, dry white has a mineral finish and spicy herbal notes that pair well with both fancy cheeses and potato chips.
Madre Mezcal ($50)
Madre’s mezcal, made from Oaxaca’s espadin and cuishe agave varieties, has floral notes and a smoky profile.