Mixology doesn’t have to be a complicated affair with a zillion bottles lined up on a shelf (and lots of fancy stainless steel barware to mix it all with), as these OMG-good cocktail kits clearly show. With some packed into pocket sized tins, and others supplied with all the herbs, spices, and botanicals already in the bottle, this list is packed with the perfect gift for every kind of cocktail – from the Moscow Mule to the Brazilian Caipirinha – and every kind of cocktail lover.
Infuse & Pour Alcohol Kit
Spicy, hot, or fruity? Whatever their tastes, they can have an Infuse and Pour Alcohol Kit to complement their home bar. Each kit comes with all the fruits, spices, and herbs needed for a delicious infusion – along with a pouring jar – and all they need to add is the alcohol.
Turn any hour into cocktail hour no matter where they are with this pocket-sized Moscow Mule Craft Cocktail Kit. Assembled inside a handsome tin, the kit contains ginger syrup, a jigger, a bar spoon, and a linen coaster – all they need to add is vodka and soda for a delicious cocktail for two.
They can transform any corner of the home into a bespoke bar by displaying this attractive mixology bartender kit on a table or shelf. Made from wood, the rustic stand holds all the tools of the trade, including the leak-proof shaker, strainer, tongs, recipe cards, and many other essential items.
If they like to travel light, but still like their drinks a little bit fancy, this set of sugar cubes will make an excellent gift. Choose from Dark & Bold or Light &Refreshing, and they will receive 18 cubes of sugar (6 x 3 flavors) to turn ordinary spirits into sensational cocktails.
Absinthe is a must-have in any self-respecting home bar, and with this kit they can make their own just by adding their own choice of high proof liquor. The kit contains eleven certified organic botanicals, an antique green bottle, and all the tools needed for this essential long revered ‘Green Fairy’.
They can be the mixologist with the most at any party when they have this portable Smoked Cocktail Kit. Packed inside the handsome carrying case is a powerful hand torch, smoking board, mason jar for infusing, and three types of wood chips to impart flavor to both food and drinks.
All the best cocktails include delicious fresh herbs, so why not have a bartender’s garden right there in their home with this handy growing kit? Supplied with a recycled egg carton for starting the herbs off, this kit also includes 6 types of seeds, peat, instructions, and wooden plant stakes.
They can make instant cocktails by just adding the alcohol with this set of Global Cocktail Mixers. The perfect way to try some of the world’s most exotic and best-loved drinks, this set includes mixers for making the likes of a Blue Hawaiian, a Pina Colada, and a Classic Margarita.
The two clay cups included in this cocktail kit will add a really authentic look, feel, and taste to a ‘cantaritos de barro’, or Mexican Cocktail. Accompanied by a juicer, straws, and the essential Mexican chili salt, this kit just needs the booze to complete this exotic drink.
This blend of spices will provide the perfect ingredients to turn a standard red wine into three gallons of sunshine-filled, delicious sangria. Supplied with muslin bags, this blend of cinnamon, star anise, cloves, and allspice will infuse the alcohol and fruit overnight into something superbly Spanish.
The Old Fashioned will be given an upgrade with this handy craft cocktail kit, which is presented in a smart gift box. Supplied with Three Chiles Simple Syrup, dried mandarin slices, and something of an unusual ingredient – chocolate bitters – this kit just needs alcohol to make 8 delectable drinks.
All they will need to make an Old Fashioned from a plain old bourbon or rye is this handy pocket-sized cocktail kit, which comes in a reusable tin. Containing aromatic bitters, sugar, a bar spoon and a linen coaster, this kit will make two Old Fashioneds for sharing (or not).
A hot toddy has been a firm favorite for tackling the doldrums when one is feeling under the weather, but who actually has the ingredients to hand when they need them? This set comes in two varieties – Lemon Ginger, or Orange Clove – and just needs boiling water, honey, and their favorite liquor.
Whether gin or vodka is their poison, they can make it even more potent with one of these infusion kits. Packed with herbs, spices, and botanicals, these little bags can be dropped into the glass, along with the spirit of choice, and ice, and left to steep until it’s just right for drinking.
Turn any journey into a top notch first class affair with this travel sized champagne cocktail set. The only thing they’ll need to add is champagne and glassware, because this handy little tin contains bitters, lemon zest, cane sugar, a muddler, and even a linen coaster for an added touch of class.
Forget all the fancy mixology, moving, and shaking – this set of sugar cubes will turn any glass of bubbly into a mimosa or Bellini with just one drop. With six cubes each of three flavors in each set, you can choose from citrus, or peaches and berries, for fun that really fizzes over.
Help them to make their own vital ingredient to the classic Moscow Mule with this ginger beer making kit. With a fermentation jug included, as well as a pair of optional copper mugs, this kit contains sugar, botanicals, and yeast, as well as the equipment they’ll need to make a 32 serving batch.
A shot of zesty limoncello after a delicious Italian meal is the perfect end to the perfect evening, but a homemade version is even more delicious. This attractive kit comes with many of the ingredients and all the tools needed to create this beautiful after-dinner drink – just add vodka, sugar, and lemons.
If something’s worth having, it’s worth waiting for, but they’ll only have to wait for one month to enjoy this grapefruit flavored hard seltzer. With everything needed (apart from distilled water), they can have their own little microbrewery at home that will slowly but surely produce a thirst-quenching gallon of spiked seltzer.
These stunning small batch syrups and elixirs can be added to champagne to create incredibly delicious and colorful cocktails, but they can also be used to make mocktails, too. With five flavors included – hibiscus, lavender, rose, rose hip, and violet – they make a perfect gift for drinkers and tea-totallers alike.
They can ask their traveling companion ‘What’s Your Poison?’ when they have this collection of cocktail kits, because they will have a choice of Moscow Mules, Gin & Tonics, Old Fashioneds, and Champagne Cocktails. Supplied with the bitters, botanicals, and tools needed, each kit comes in a handy, travel sized tin.
Vodka and time are the only things they will need to add to this charming bottle, as it comes with everything else they’ll need to create a batch of Pink Gin. Containing hibiscus flowers for the color, this bottle also includes dried fruits and spices for the perfect tipple.
They can have a different flavored cocktail every night of the week with this delicious sampler, which comes with an attractive bottle, 7 blend sachets, and some recipes to really whet the appetite. With flavor signatures such as chocolate, chili, and cinnamon, all they need to add are their favorite spirits.
This glass is more than just a container, it can also be used to drink the finished cocktail from, too. Packed with ingredients such as dried mango, pineapple, coconut, and organic cane sugar, this mix can be added to cachaça or white rum, sparkling water, and lime, to make 24 servings of Caipirinha.