A CARRY-ON COCKTAIL FOR ONE KIT makes a fabulous holiday or bachelor/bachelorette party favor!  Get the party started with this sophisticated and fun travel cocktail gift idea.

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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!


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CARRY-ON COCKTAIL FOR ONE – Packaging Components

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:

  • Stylish Stainless Carry-Case with Custom Label & Coordinating Gift Tag
  • Recipe Card
  • 1 Bottle Carry-On Cocktail Mixer
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Measure Cup
  • Cocktail Napkin


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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!

  • Download the two Carry-On Cocktail For One PDFs –  (1) Recipe Cards, Labels & Gift Hang Tags PDF & (2) Package Label Wrappers
  • Print Package Wrappers on 11″ x 14″ White Cardstock (landscape orientation); cut out wrappers
  • On Shiny White Photo Paper, print the Cocktail Mixer Labels for the 2 oz. plastic bottles; cut out labels using a paper cutter 
  • Print cocktail recipe cards on 8″ x 11″ White Cardstock; cut out recipe cards
  • On  8″ x 11″ White Cardstock, print the Gift Hang Tags; cut out and punch out hole for string tie


*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.


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CARRY-ON COCKTAILS – What’s In The Little Bottles?

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!


Quantities Are Based on 5 Cocktail To Go Kits (10 ounces) –

pomegranate champagne cocktail kitPOMEGRANATE CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL 

Order a split of Champagne and let the bubbles flow!

  • 3 oz. pomegranate concentrate 
  • 7 oz. simple sugar syrup (1 cup water + 1 cup sugar)



A bottle of Maker’s Mark makes an absolutely perfect Maple Whiskey Sour specialty cocktail!

  • 10 oz. Maple Whiskey Sour Cocktail Crate Premium Drink Mixer 



A healthy dose of Jack Daniel’s Bourbon makes a smashing Spiced Old Fashioned cocktail that’s a delightful twist on the retro classic.

  • 10 oz. Spiced Old Fashioned Cocktail Crate Premium Drink Mixer



Just add a “nip” (that’s what a mini bottle is called) of your favorite whiskey, and enjoy this delicious gingery cocktail.

  • 10 oz. Classic Ginger Mule Cocktail Crate Premium Drink Mixer


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Tangy peaches combined with a Split of Champagne turn into a magical Bellini that’s the perfect libation for the start of any trip!

  • 1/2 cup peach puree made from canned peaches in heavy syrup
  • 1/4 cup sugar (depending on sweetness of the peach puree)
  • 5-6 oz. Monin peach concentrate


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.  




Now that’s you’ve got all your kit components and the mixers are prepared, it’s time to putcarry on cocktail for one maple whiskey sour kit together your kits!

  • Fill bottles with mixers, seal tightly and wipe off any drips (label one kind at a time to keep them straight!)
  • Glue labels to bottles
  • Fold the napkin in half and place inside tin; add recipe card on top
  • Add measure cup, mixer bottle and spoon to container and close lid
  • Apply Label Wrappers to tins by centering the image on the front; bend both sides down and crease against edge of lid; wrap around bottom, crease edges and tape closed; make it tight, but still able to be slid off of container when opening package
  • Fill out and add the coordinating Gift Tags to your Carry-On Cocktail For One Kits
  • Your travel cocktail kits are now ready for gifting!



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!


SMALL BATCH LIQUIDITY – Small Batch Cocktail SyrupsMOUTH small batch liquidity


  • Pomegranate Mule Cocktail Mixer made by Simple Times Mixers
  • Citrus Rosemary Cocktail Syrup made by RAFT
  • Charred Grapefruit Tonic made by Bittermilk
  • Pineapple Lime Cocktail Mixer made by Morris Kitchen




It’s got boozy yummies such as scotch caramels, whiskey shortbreads or bourbon marshmallows, along with a standout glass and mixer.


  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Fashioned made by Bittermilk
  • Tennessee Whiskey Shortbread Coins made by Willa’s Shortbread
  • Bourbon Marshmallows made by Wondermade
  • Raw Chocolate Whiskey Truffle Bar made by Mouth
  • Single Malt Scotch Caramels made by McCrea’s Candies
  • Whiskey Wedge Glass made by Corkcicle



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.

MOUTH holiday cocktail boxTHIS CURATED BOX:

OPTION 1: Small

  • Alpine Tonic made by Yes Cocktail Co.
  • Cranberry 5 Spice Cocktail Mixer made by RAFT
  • Smoky Whiskey Sour Cocktail Syrup made by Bittermilk
  • Maple Old Fashioned made by Runamok

OPTION 2: Large (all the above plus:)

  • Bourbon Cocktail Cherries made by Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.
  • Cocktail Jigger made by Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.
  • Unbreakable Old Fashioned Glasses made by Mouth



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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