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DIY Cocktail Kit Ideas

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Our cocktail kit gifts are a very classy gift choice for any occasion while being easy to create. The great part of our cocktail making kit is that it is perfect for  him, a holiday, bachelor/bachelorette party, birthday or for no reason at all.      

turns out that purchasing cocktail kits is very tricky in the US. Mostly because of each state’s liquor laws, the choices are somewhat limited. Many available cocktail kits are either expensive  or the alcohol needs to be purchased separately.

We decided to create our own cocktail kit gifts that will impress anyone that receives it and that includes you!

Whenever you are looking for a special gift for him or your best girlfriend, creating these cocktail kit gifts is both fun and is memorable.

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Cocktail Kit Gifts

If you’ve ever gotten a gift basket in the mail, you probably noticed that the packaging looks like full size items are included, when in reality mini items are actually enclosed. 


When you create your own, you can include actual full size items. We use a classy leather carrier for our cocktail kits. It is elegant, made of leather and can and will be used around the house after the contents are gone. I really love the carrier all on its own! 

All of the cocktail kits include glasses which have to be purchased in sets of 4 or 6. We only added two per kit, while keeping the rest for other cocktail making kits. 


We added crinkle filler for a nice presentation, although you can use whatever you wish. Finish with these clear basket bags and a ribbon and the presentation is complete!


Adding specialty salts and sugars are a perfect addition. We love the specialty sugars to add sparkle to our cocktails and alcohol infusions are another great option to add.

We also have our Craft Cocktail Infusion kits that can be included in addition to your baskets or alone! We have 22 cocktail flavors to choose from and make a great gift.

Watch this short video to see how easy it is to use our infusions!

Smitten Champagne kit


Our kit includes Champagne, angostura bitters, cocktail sugar, box of chocolates & 2 stemless champagne glasses, lemon & leather carrier

Our champagne kit costs $40 plus your choice of Champagne or Prosecco to complete.

Make your own champagne cocktail by adding a splash of bitters, ½ tsp sugar & lemon twist to your filled glass.

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Our champagne kit options – cheese, crackers, tea, cocktail flavored gummies, artisan truffles.

Craft cocktail kit for him


Our craft cocktail kit for him includes Whiskey, Bittermilk mixer, ginger ale, smoked sea salt, two lowball glasses, carrier, orange and a mini Seagram’s.

Our cocktail kit gift costs $50 and all you have to do is add your choice of whiskey, bourbon or rye. 

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Options for the cocktail kit gift for him can include  game sausage, gourmet seasonings, smoked simple syrup, coffee rub, bacon salt, death wish coffee, stonewall cherries, summer sausage, beef jerky, truffle hot sauce.

Celebration Cocktail kit


Our celebration cocktail kit includes Tequila, mango habanero mixer, cocktail sugar, ginger ale, orange, two lowball glasses and carrier.

This kit costs $41 just add the liquor of choice.


Options for our celebration cocktail kit gift, sugar free mixers, Portland syrups, Stonewall mixers, Root and Stirrings mixers, aromatic tonics.

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DIY Cocktail kit ideas


  1. Decide what type of alcohol or wine you want to include for your cocktail kit. What types of drinks do they enjoy? It’s always fun to surprise them with something new to try, so be creative!


  1. Take a look at our mixers and infusions for inspiration. 


  1. Add candies, cheese, crackers, jams, tea or coffee to your theme cocktail kit gifts.


  1. Think about add ons. Bar sets, granite ice cubes, wine glasses, martini glasses, highball glasses.


  1. Infused cubes make it easy to create and take drinks on the go along with this travel bartending kit.


If you want to add in jams, crackers and spreads that you know will taste amazing, Stonewall kitchens have the best tasting items that can will find anywhere. 


Recipes to make your own cocktail kits

Use any of these recipes to build your own cocktail kit.

Each recipe is a single serving. Mini liquor bottles are great additions to the cocktail kits.


Bellini cocktail kit ideas


2 oz. Goya peach nectar (cans in the Spanish section of the grocery store)

4 oz. Champagne or Prosecco

Garnish with citrus sugar

Serve in a champagne flute


Add Bellini flavored gummies, the carrier, champagne and peach nectar in cans.


Chambord Royale cocktail kit ideas

1 oz. Chambord

5 oz. Champagne

Garnish with berry sugar or a fresh raspberry

Serve in a champagne flute

Add some Ghirardelli raspberry and dark chocolate , the carrier, champagne and a mini bottle of Chambord.


Martini cocktail kit ideas

Add ice to a shaker with the alcohol, stir and strain.

3 oz gin or vodka

.5 oz dry vermouth (add mini vermouth to the basket)

Garnish with a Lemon peel or olives

Serve in martini glasses

Add mini vermouth to the basket along with a jar of olives and cocktail picks. These cocktail themed socks would be a really fun addition for the right person!


Margarita cocktail kit ideas

2 oz Tequila

1 oz Cointreau or triple sec

1 oz lime juice

 Salt +for the rim

Serve in a lowball or margarita glass on the rocks. Add a mini Cointreau or triple sec with some Roses lime juice to your kit. Found these adorable margarita socks! Use fresh or a mixer


Old fashioned cocktail kit ideas

2 oz bourbon or rye whiskey

2 dashes Angostura bitters

1 sugar cube 

Garnish with an orange twist 

Add bitters and sugar first. Dissolve with the whiskey, stir and serve on the rocks with an orange twist in lowball.

If you like you can add a cocktail theme tea towel to your cocktail kit gift.


Cosmopolitan cocktail kit ideas

2 oz vodka

.5 oz Cointreau

.5 oz lime juice

.75 oz cranberry juice

Add ingredients to a shaker with ice. Strain and add a twist of orange. Serve in a martini glass with cranberry sugar for the rim.

Add cosmopolitan theme gifts such as coasters, tea towels, aprons etc.


Moscow Mule cocktail kit ideas

2 oz vodka (for Mexican mule use Tequila)

6 oz ginger beer

.5 oz lime juice

Serve in copper mule mugs over ice with a slice of lime.


Mojito cocktail kit ideas

3 mint leaves

 2 oz white rum

.75 oz lime juice

.5 oz simple syrup

½ cup club soda

Muddle the leaves and serve on the rocks, garnish with mint and serve in a highball glass

To make a strawberry mojito, muddle some fresh strawberries and add to the glass.

Add some Mojito mint tea to the cocktail kit as another option.


Whiskey sour cocktail kit ideas

2 ounces bourbon whiskey

1 ounce fresh lemon juice

3/4 ounce simple syrup

Serve in a lowball on the rocks and garnish with an orange peel and a cocktail cherry 

Add this whiskey sour mixer and all you need will be the alcohol.


Manhattan cocktail kit ideas


2 oz rye whiskey

1 oz sweet vermouth

 2 dashes Angostura  or specialty bitters

Garnish with a cherry

Add ingredients in a shaker with ice, strain and serve in a martini glass or a lowball

Add a mini bottle of sweet vermouth, bitters and cocktail cherries to your cocktail kit.


Paloma cocktail kit ideas


2 oz tequila

.5 oz lime juice

Grapefruit soda fill to top

Serve in a lowball or highball and garnish with a lime

Add this Paloma mixer to your cocktail kit and you only need the alcohol.


Daiquiri cocktail kit ideas


2 oz light rum

1 oz simple syrup

 1 oz lime juice

Serve in a hurricane  or margarita glass and garnish with a lime

Add mixers to make strawberry daiquiri or use Goya cans to make mango or peach daiquiris.


Bloody Mary cocktail kit ideas


1 lemon wedge

1 lime wedge

2 ounces vodka

4 ounces tomato juice

2 teaspoons prepared horseradish

2 dashes Tabasco sauce

2 dashes Worcestershire sauce

1 pinch ground black pepper

Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a highball glass and garnish with a celery stalk and/or pepperoni straws! If desired use this bloody Mary mix and bloody Mary rim salt.

Conclusion Cocktail kit gifts

These cocktail making gifts can be given for weddings and special occasions of all kinds. You can really have fun with these gifts.

Most of the ingredients can be easily purchased online and takes only minutes to put together.

The carrier alone is a great gift, and when you add in the alcohol, mixers and specialty items, it becomes a gift to be remembered! You will get so much more products and it will cost lots less than anything you can purchase anywhere else. 


Cheers! Enjoy



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