12 Best Alcohol Advent Calendars of 2022
Make your spirits bright this holiday season with the best alcohol Advent calendars. We found picks for liquor lovers, the hard seltzer-obsessed, wine aficionados and beer fans.
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The winter holidays are right around the corner, and there’s no better way to get in the spirit than with an Advent calendar. In 2022, there’s just about every type available: a Bonne Maman jam countdown, reusable Advent calendars and, best of all, boozy Advent calendars.
With that, we found the best alcohol Advent calendars to fill your cup with holiday spirit(s)—literally. All of them are available or are on pre-order right now. So, what are you waiting for? Reserve your alcohol Advent calendars before they sell out!
What is an alcohol Advent calendar?
An alcohol Advent calendar is like a regular Advent calendar—but for adults only. These boozy countdowns often include 12 or 24 windows filled with different sips. Whether you’re a whiskey connoisseur, wine buff, tequila lover or prefer to stick with beer, there’s an option for everyone. Here are the best alcohol Advent calendars of 2022.
Best Wine Bottle Advent Calendar
This fan-favorite wine Advent calendar contains 12 half bottles of highly-rated reds and whites. Each of the 12 windows reveals a surprise wine. (Spoiler: Wineries featured include Francis Coppola, Kim Crawford and J. Lohr.) Pour yourself a glass during the 12 days leading up to the holiday or bring it to share at a party—the choice is yours! Not to mention, this alcohol Advent calendar one of the best wine gifts you can give.
Best Beer Advent Calendar
Enjoy 12 craft beers from independent breweries inside this beer Advent calendar. Whether you can’t get enough of juicy double IPAs, chocolaty stouts or ales, there’s a brew for every beer lover. Plus, the box is decked out in Christmas surprises like a winter beanie, chocolate and brewery swag. For an immersive tasting experience, your purchase scores access to nightly virtual tastings with special brewery guests.
Best Liquor Advent Calendar
For cocktail lovers who enjoy a mix of everything, this liquor Advent calendar has everything you need to celebrate the spirit(s) of the holiday. It contains 12 mini bottles of your favorite liquors, like Grey Goose Vodka and Crown Royal. Mix up your favorite cocktail with each of the liquors, or pour yourself a shot.
Best Whiskey Advent Calendar
Whiskey lovers, this one’s for you. Flaviar makes a whiskey Advent calendar featuring 24 whiskey samples from around the globe. Sample a new spirit every day in December, and score a discount if you order more than one.
Best Hard Seltzer Advent Calendar
Would it really be an alcohol Advent calendar roundup without a hard seltzer option? This 12-day hard seltzer Advent calendar is filled with a dozen of the best-rated hard seltzers. Enjoy classics like Truly, White Claw and Henry’s, along with newer brands like Mighty Swell.
Best Wine Sampler Advent Calendar
There’s a reason the 12 Nights of Wine Advent calendar from Vinebox sells out every year. It comes with 12 glass tubes filled with world-class pours, including refreshing whites, bold reds and a few rosés. Sample a different glass during the 12 nights leading up to Christmas (or whenever you need to pour one out in December). Make it a 24-day Advent calendar by ordering two—you’ll thank yourself later. Here are some more of our favorite wine Advent calendars to make your holiday season extra festive.
Best Sparkling Wine Advent Calendar
Pass the bubbly, please! The holidays aren’t complete without a few glasses of sparkling wine. This 12 Days of Bubbles Advent calendar has just what we need to get through holiday to-dos. You’ll get 12 half bottles of Barefoot Bubbly Wine, including bottles of brut cuvée, brut rosè, moscato spumante and pink moscato. Add these chocolate Advent calendars to your list for an extra sweet December.
Best Irish Cream Advent Calendar
Did you know there’s an Irish Cream Advent calendar? There’s truly an alcohol Advent calendar for everyone, and this Sheelin Irish Cream pick is one that can be enjoyed all day long.—even in the morning. With flavors like raspberry cheesecake, snickerdoodle and winter spice, it’s too yummy to pass up. It pairs well with these coffee Advent calendars.
Best Canned Cocktail Advent Calendar
Yes, canned cocktails are different than hard seltzers. Unlike a hard seltzer, a canned cocktail contains distilled spirits like vodka or tequila. This canned cocktail Advent calendar fits the bill for convenient, ready-to-drink cocktails this winter. This box includes highly-rated canned cocktail brands, from High Noon to the Ketel One Vodka Spritz. The 12 days of Christmas have never tasted buzzier. Before you indulge, load up on these tasty food gifts.
Best Tequila Advent Calendar
Did someone say, Christmas margaritas? Whether you prefer your tequila on its own or in a cocktail, enjoy 12 mini bottles of bestselling tequilas with this tequila Advent calendar. Surprises from Don Julio, 1800 and Casamigos await.
Best DIY Alcohol Advent Calendar
Here’s an adult-friendly Advent calendar you can enjoy year after year. This DIY alcohol Advent calendar includes 24 slots to hold your favorite liquor. Personalize it with your last name, a fun phrase or whatever your heart desires to make it extra special. It makes a cute winter gift, too. Bottoms up!
Best Hanukkah Alcohol Advent Calendar
Celebrating Hanukkah? Brewvana has you covered with their Hoppy Hanukkah beer Advent calendar. This box contains eight hand-selected craft beers from independent breweries. Just like the brand’s Christmas beer box, this Advent calendar contains winter surprises including brewery swag and chocolate. Join the nightly virtual tastings included with your purchase for an interactive tasting experience. Then, discover more delicious alcohol gifts.
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