12 Cocktail Kits That’ll Bring Out Your Inner Bartender
It's time for your mixology skills to shine. These cocktail kits let you shake up go-to favorites or modern twists on classic drinks. Cheers to that!
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This margarita cocktail kit does everything but shake your cocktail. It’s set apart from other cocktail kits by including cocktail accessories like sturdy rocks glasses, a cocktail shaker, citrus squeezer, margarita salt and recipes for inventive takes on margaritas.
Ginspirations Cocktail Kit
Leave it to the Ginspirations cocktail kit to truly take your bartending skills to the next level. “As a budding mixologist, I was truly blown away by the attention to detail included inside this kit from Shaker and Spoon,” says Associate Shopping Editor, Madi Koetting. “Gin typically isn’t my spirit of choice, so I chose this kit to better understand what ingredients pair well with the liquor and sharpen my gin-based cocktail chops,” adds Madi.
“The box arrived with all the ingredients and recipe cards for mixing three different cocktail recipes to serve two people (minus the gin, of course). It’s the special details like salted nori extract and lavender bitters spray that truly made it feel like I was sipping drinks in a high-end cocktail lounge,” Madi says. How’s that for the best cocktail kits?
Oh, limoncello. This bright, sweet and oh-so-refreshing digestivo will always be the drink of the summer. And now you can make it yourself thanks to this easy-peasy limoncello cocktail kit. It comes with all the tools you need to perfect your batch of limoncello for summer dinner parties. Just make sure to have plenty of lemons, vodka and sugar on hand! Pro tip: Pair your homemade limoncello with this spritz recipe.
Specialty Craft Cocktail Kit
Created by seasoned bartenders, this craft cocktail kit includes specialty ingredients (like bitters, syrups and garnishes) for delicious craft cocktails that will make you feel like you’re sitting in a trendy rooftop bar. Top with your favorite spirits.
Bloody Mary Kit
Spice up at-home brunch with a Bloody Mary kit. Not only does it include a Bloody Mary mix and all the necessary tools for creating a show-stopping drink, but it also takes it up a notch with jars for infusing fun flavors like bacon or jalapeño vodka. Just make sure to have your favorite garnishes on hand to top with the included garnish picks.
Zero-Proof Cocktail Kit
Monday’s Mezcal is alcohol-free (and zero calories) for mocktail hour that doesn’t sacrifice top-shelf flavor. This mocktail kit includes non-alcoholic adaptogen drinks to pair with Monday’s Mezcal for a fresh take on the agave sunrise cocktail. If fusions of pineapple, turmeric and saffron sound right up your alley, this non-alcoholic cocktail kit is for you.
On-the-Go Cocktail Kits
Whether you’re jet-setting on vacation, a girls’ trip or looking for a simple yet flavorful kit, this tiny but mighty craft cocktail tin has you covered. You’ll get two tins including ingredients for three mai tai drinks and three margaritas on the fly. Just add booze! Bonus: It makes a thoughtful gift for at-home bartenders.
Infuse & Pour Alcohol Kit
With these top-notch cocktail kits, all you have to do is pour. Just mix the Infuse & Pour Kit’s farm-fresh dehydrated fruits and spices with your spirit of choice, then wait about a week and your liquor will be infused with flavor. Infusions include island-time spicy pineapple and blue Sunday blueberry lavender.
Pretend you’re soaking up the sun in Capri with this refreshing Negroni kit. It contains all the necessary ingredients for crafting the Italian cocktail, including a recipe card, spiced orange-grapefruit cordial, bitters and sparkling water. Just add gin. Next, try using the kit to make a Negroni Sbagliato (yes, it has Prosecco in it!).
Gin Making Kit
What’s better than a gin and tonic? Gin you’ve made yourself. This gin-making kit includes step-by-step recipe guides for infusing vodka with various botanicals. Whether you prefer gin sweet, savory or surprising, this kit is ideal for making your own signature blend.
Old-Fashioned Cocktail Kit
This is no ordinary old-fashioned cocktail kit. Even if you’ve mastered the old-fashioned, beginner and seasoned mixologists alike will learn something new with this kit. It puts a cozy spin on the classic drink with whiskey barrel-aged Vermont maple syrup and bitters. Guests will wonder how you came up with this new recipe every time it’s served.
Enjoy the sips of summer with this colada kit. It includes an instructional recipe card and spiced citrus cordial, beer vinegar, pineapple juice and unrefined coconut oil—just add cachaça. (Cachaça is a little like rum, but more complex.) Delight your favorite home bartenders with cachaça and other booze-themed gifts.
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