Looking for the perfect present to give the home mixologist in your life? Or a little pick-me-up for yourself in this soul-crushing year? Bestow some libation inspiration with these spirited packages that bundle the booze and everything else you need to shake or stir signature cocktails.
Bronx-born celeb photographer Raven B. Varona, known for her portraits of artists in the hip hop and rap worlds, curated a collection that’s perfect for Collins fans and budding shutterbugs. The kit ($125) makes eight drinks and includes a bottle of Bombay Sapphire Gin, Scrappy’s Aromatic Bitters, Q Club Soda, lemon, dehydrated lemon wheels, simple syrup, a Fuji Instax Mini 11 Camera and film, two balloon glasses, a Ravie B. gallery card and her tips and tricks for styling and shooting memorable holiday moments.
Mix up a batch of creamy, coconut-y Coquitos, Cuba’s answer to eggnog, to sip while you are catching your favorite holiday special or movie. The kit comes with a bottle of BACARDI Superior Rum, a can each of cream of coconut, condensed milk and evaporated milk, vanilla extract and cinnamon sticks and is available in three sizes: mini ($37.99, serves 2), classic ($62,99, serves 8) and a party kit ($107.99, serves 18). The classic kit also comes with a pair of branded rocks glasses and a recipe card for rum cake.
Distilled in Guatemala, aged up to 12 years and finished with fresh, locally-sourced coconut water, Coconut Cartel Special Añejo Rum is a luscious and smooth sipping rum with notes of sea salt, coconut, vanilla and caramel. Purchase a bottle online ($36.99) and you can add on an Old Fashioned Kit ($17.99) which includes all of the ingredients to make six cocktails: Scrappy’s Orange, Aromatic and Grapefruit Bitters, demerara sugar cubes, a mixing spoon, garnish pick, linen coaster and recipe card.
Created by Glendon Hartley of Washington, D.C.’s Service Bar in partnership with SaloonBox and Santa Teresa 1796 Rum, this kit draws on Hartley’s Trinidadian roots with ingredients inspired by his take on his native cuisine, which he learned about while helping in his family’s kitchen. The kit ($110.99) includes everything you need to make eight Rum Old Fashioneds: a bottle of Santa Teresa 1796 Rum, demerara syrup, chipotle cacao bitters, turban curry powder, chai black tea bags, dehydrated orange slices and four wooden cocktail stirrers.
One of three available gift options from the Barbados rum company, this one is perfect for socially-distant gatherings by your firepit. The kit ($136.99) put together by Danielle and Ely Franko of The Hunter Houses makes twelve drinks and includes a bottle of Mount Gay XO Rum, a cozy bomber hat, silicone ice mold, picnic blanket, s’mores campfire set and two packets of Vita Coco Coconut Water.
Make three variations of the Spritz with this collaboration between the spirit brand and Create & Cultivate, with 25% of proceeds (up to $15,000) donated to Ladies Who Launch, an organization empowering women entrepreneurs. The kit ($64.99) makes six drinks and includes mini bottles of Ketel One Botanical Cucumber and Mint, Grapefruit and Rose and Peach and Orange Blossom, a packet of allspice berries, two spritz glasses, thyme and rosemary sprigs, dehydrated grapefruit crescents, Fever Tree Club Soda, cinnamon sticks and star anise pods.
Love elderflower? Then get your hands on this box to make a heady libation inspired by Sorrel, a drink enjoyed throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Available in either a mini kit ($47.99, serves 2) or a classic kit ($75.99, serves 8), each one includes St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, hibiscus tea, lime, Q Ginger Beer, dehydrated orange wheels and star anise pods; the classic option also includes a carafe and recipe book.