Santa Claus is back at home after his busy world tour. Rumor has it, he turns into a brilliant mixologist the final week of the year, and he’s taste-testing some new libations to ring in 2023. Fortunately, these artisans know a thing or two about celebrating. They’ve tapped into the same inspirations to serve you a refreshing lineup of cocktail-themed candles!
Do you love champagne bubbles tickling your nose or prefer a sophisticated sipper? With this menu of beverage-inspired candles, you'll become the toast of the town. Just remember: light responsibly!
Cheers to 2023 With These Cocktail-Inspired Candles
Southern Elegance Candle Co (NC)
Maker: D'Shawn Russell
Missing the carefree evenings of summer in the South? Savannah sweeps you off to a sun-soaked Georgian balcony, an elegant champagne flute twinkling between your fingers. Enjoy hints of the state’s juiciest delicacy with a bubbly kiss of sparkling wine.
Close your eyes and let this candle whisk you away to a Southern evening speckled with fireflies and the iconic chorus of summertime cicadas.
Wixology Candle Co. (KY)
Maker: James Vermillion
A rooftop bar above a sea of glittering streetlights and skyscraper windows. Nothing says chic in the city like the sweet yet tart Cosmopolitan, craftily hand-poured into this candle by Wixology Candle Co. Put down that shaker and grab a lighter—you’re just a match strike away from Carrie Bradshaw’s glamor-girl life.
Turn over the cardboard candle topper to learn how to stir up your very own nightcap.
Pins and Wicks (CA)
The Beer Glass Candle
Maker: Kirun Amiri
Prefer a cold one by the fire? Belly up to the Pins and Wicks candle bar for a top-shelf pour like the citrus spark of On the Rocks, or beckon a favorite evening haunt with Private Reserve. Plus, it comes in a branded beer glass you can add to your glassware collection.
Every review is filled with another round…of applause, that is!: “This company is rad. My candle smells incredible, and the packaging was gorgeous.”
Wax & Wane (OR)
Maker: Hannah Turner
Gather up your besties—it's time to chill out with a long, lazy afternoon of laughs and stories you've heard a thousand times. Wax & Wane hand pours a lively blend of citrus, lemon peel, and the glitter of champagne for a bottomless good time.
Pop open this candle for a bright, chirpy take on the brunch crowd favorite!
Stella Grey Studio (OK)
Breakfast Floozy Candle
Maker: Tiffany Hight
When Tequila Tuesday claims another victim, nothing hits the spot like a jumbo breakfast platter served piping hot. Breakfast Floozy is the “ahh” moment after a long night of dance moves that sounded like a good idea at the time, dishing out hints of hot coffee and a double stack of French toast drizzled with maple syrup.
“This candle smells like the best day I’ve ever had,” raves one satisfied customer. “Which is only a problem because I want to burn it 24/7 but I also want it to last forever!”
Whiff Candle Co. (GA)
Maple Bourbon Apple Sipper
Maker: Jennifer Hays
Slink down into your oversized armchair and get ready to recite Shelley and Keats—Maple Bourbon Apple Sipper instantly ups you to debonaire status. Buttery bourbon enrobes crisp apple and dulcet maple to turn your living room into a sophisticated speakeasy.
Also nab it in a travel tin so you can take your suave show on the road.
YC Wax Co (CA)
Time for Whiskey Wednesday
Maker: Carina Mangano
There’s no better way to get over the Hump Day hill than a dalliance with Whiskey Wednesday. Plop a boldly swirled square of this cocktail classic into your warmer to release a dashing blend of smoke, tonka bean, and whiskey.
Add these wax melts to your drink cart to instantly ignite happy hour vibes.
Allison's Goods (CA)
Maker: Allison Ritto Almstedt
Nothing warms up a winter evening faster than a whiff of mulled cider simmering on the stove. Allison’s Goods infuses this orange-forward candle with spices like black pepper and clove for a toasty aroma that feels like Christmastime.
This one is the perfect companion for a cozy evening by the fire.
KF Scents (NJ)
Maker: Kendra Fletcher
Summer might feel far off, but light this garden party favorite to instantly bask in sun-splashed memories. Sangria sparkles like fresh fruit slices soaked in full-bodied red currant, with a zingy bite of citrus, of course.
“Buy It!!”, demands one happy shopper.
“This candle was everything!”
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