You’re finally in your seat. Things didn’t go exactly as planned, but it’s going to be alright. You see the attendants starting the beverage service. You smile mysteriously as you place your CARRY-ON COCKTAIL FOR ONE KIT onto your tray.
This is going to be a fabulous getaway! You’ll be sipping your custom-crafted MAPLE WHISKEY SOUR as soon as you purchase your little bottle of liquor and glass of ice. Where’s your kindle? It’s time to unwind and enjoy your trip!
Don’t you think your friends and family would love to feel so special when they open this fabulously sophisticated gift? They’ll be the envy of their fellow passengers as they expertly mix their custom cocktail.
After all, you’ve thought of everything to make this a luxurious experience:
I created a custom-designed, color-coordinated set of packaging for each of the 5 different Carry-On Cocktail recipes.
Each Kit is wrapped in a lovely label that’s color coordinated with the cocktail recipe card, mixer label and gift tag. Inside the stainless tin you’ll tuck the recipe card, bottle of cocktail mixer and the remaining components. Voila! It’s a Carry-On Cocktail For One!
*Use a color printer or take to a local print shop. Print as many copies of the packaging components as you’ll need for the quantity of gifts you’re making.
I’ll tell you how to get your own Carry-On Cocktail For One Printable Packaging at the end of this post.
When I decided to create my Carry-On Cocktail Kits, I researched ready-made mixers, but ones that were perhaps a bit more special. That’s when I stumbled across Cocktail Crate.
Cocktail Crate was founded in 2013 by Alex Abbott when he was just 24 years old. He has grown his company since then by creating and selling cocktail mixers from quality, non-GMO ingredients.
They can boast the fact they use the highest quality ingredients sourced from small, independent family-owned businesses, which is fab in my book.
But, for two of the cocktails, I made up my own mixers with great success. Both the Peach Bellini and Pomegranate Champagne Cocktails start with a fruity concentrated liquid that worked great. Both concentrates are available in the Resource Section.
One of the items you’ll be purchasing is some 2 ounce plastic bottles to package the cocktail mixers for your travel cocktail kits. Just click the image in the Resource Section to see the bottles I bought from Wal-Mart.
Now, let’s see how you’ll fill your little magic bottles!
POMEGRANATE CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL
Order a split of Champagne and let the bubbles flow!
MAPLE WHISKEY SOUR
A bottle of Maker’s Mark makes an absolutely perfect Maple Whiskey Sour specialty cocktail!
SPICED OLD FASHIONED
A healthy dose of Jack Daniel’s Bourbon makes a smashing Spiced Old Fashioned cocktail that’s a delightful twist on the retro classic.
CLASSIC GINGER MULE
Just add a “nip” (that’s what a mini bottle is called) of your favorite whiskey, and enjoy this delicious gingery cocktail.
Tangy peaches combined with a Split of Champagne turn into a magical Bellini that’s the perfect libation for the start of any trip!
Strain can of peaches in heavy syrup, pouring liquid into a small saucepan and placing the fruit into the bowl of a food processor. Place pan over medium-low heat and taste for level of sweetness. Add enough sugar to make a very sweet peach syrup, stirring until dissolved. Bring to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes.
Puree peaches and add to the peach syrup, stirring well to combine. Reduce heat to low, cooking until mixture is smooth and most of the liquid has been cooked out.
Combine puree and peach concentrate in a small bowl and stir to combine.
CLICK HERE TO GO TO: COCKTAILCRATE.COM
Now that’s you’ve got all your kit components and the mixers are prepared, it’s time to put together your kits!
If you’re not inclined to make your own Carry-On Cocktail For One Kits, but still want a gift for the cool cocktail makers in your life, check out the cool gift boxes I found at MOUTH!
I found this small company that offers a curated selection of cocktail kit gift boxes that are truly distinct and extra special.
They’re collection includes over a dozen carefully selected combinations that I think make great gifts for the “Mixmaster” in your life. Just click on the image to go straight to the horse’s MOUTH.COM!
THIS CURATED BOX:
It’s got boozy yummies such as scotch caramels, whiskey shortbreads or bourbon marshmallows, along with a standout glass and mixer.
For Mouths who jingle the bells and sip by the fire…this seasonal cocktail kit features game-changing festive mixers and elixirs, along with swanky lightweight glasses and a cherry on top.
OPTION 1: Small
OPTION 2: Large (all the above plus:)
Here’s all the resources you’ll need to make your own Carry-On Cocktail For One Kits. Just click the image to get more information from the retailer.
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