Forget the same old wallets and tools — if you’re on the hunt for a unique and meaningful gift for your boyfriend that you know he’ll really love receiving, consider giving him the gift of mixology instead!
These complete cocktail kits from American Cocktail Co. are the perfect gifts for any occasion, whether you and your boyfriend have just started dating or are a long-term couple. They’re both an experience and an item, which is always a plus if you’re looking to give a gift that creates memories. They’re also a win-win for every couple. He’ll love getting to learn more about the art of creating craft cocktails, and you’ll love getting to enjoy the delicious drinks he makes with his newfound skills!
Read on for gift ideas for your boyfriend that will help him further explore his love of fine cocktails and elegant flavors, all from his own home bar.
A Complete Set Of Bartending Tools
If your boyfriend has recently expressed interest in learning how to bartend and create signature cocktails from home, he’ll need some essential tools of the trade to get started. Give him a complete set of sleek, modern bartending tools from American Cocktail Co. including:
With these tools on hand, he’ll be able to learn all of the essential skills necessary for making well-mixed, well-balanced craft cocktails that are sure to impress. Bonus points: they’ll also look great in his minibar or bar cart.
The best way to hone your bartending skills is to make a variety of drinks, and this is where a subscription to American Cocktail Co.’s Everything Box really starts to shine! Every month, he’ll get to try his hand at making signature cocktails curated by award-winning mixologist Bob Peters. Each Everything Box comes with the ingredients needed to make 8 servings of the month’s delicious cocktail including spirits, sparkling mixers, juice & syrup mixers, bitters, and garnishes. He’ll love showing off his skills and making delicious drinks that you can both enjoy from the comfort of his own home! (Plus, if he already has a collection of liquor on hand that he’d prefer to use instead, the No Booze Box is another great option.)
Zesty and fruit-forward, the Strawberry Blonde cocktail kit is the perfect gift for boyfriends who love enjoying an elevated cocktail while kicking back in the sun. This drink features sweet and herby flavors of strawberry basil, Volley Zesty Lime tequila seltzer, and Grey Goose Vodka, all shaken together and topped with a dehydrated lemon slice for garnish.
There’s nothing quite as comforting as a steaming cup of Earl Grey tea …. except for maybe a Hot Toddy! This innovative cocktail brings together all of the warm vanilla and ginger flavors of a cup of tea with the warmth of bourbon to create a perfectly balanced drink that will warm you from the inside out. It’s the perfect gift for cuddling by the fire and taking refuge from the cold weather outside.
Warm, sweet, and spicy all at once, the Tequila Hotty is the ultimate cocktail that he’ll be able to keep in his back pocket whenever it gets cold out. This cocktail kit features Cazadores Tequila Blanco and Spiced Apple Hot Toddy syrup, all topped with sparkling La Marca Prosecco and a dehydrated apple slice for garnish. Don’t be surprised if he whips out this boozy treat again and again whenever you’re in need of some cold-weather comfort!
If your boyfriend has many fond memories of drinking rum on the beach or at his local tiki bar, the Not Quite Tiki kit will make for a thoughtful and delicious gift. He’ll learn to shake together the tropical flavors of citrus, orange, and honey with Flor de Cana Rum, then top it all off with blackberry salt sugar and a dehydrated lotus root for garnish. It’s the next best thing to a romantic vacation in the tropics!
Your boyfriend loves enjoying a good, nuanced whiskey on the rocks, so help him take that obsession one step further by giving him the gift of endless Old Fashioneds! This classic cocktail takes the sweet and smoky flavors of Jim Beam Bourbon and combines it with the perfect balance of sweetness and bitters, all topped with a dehydrated orange wheel for garnish. Once he learns how easy it is to make an Old Fashioned with our complete kit, he’ll have the skills to make them again and again. This kit also comes with a sleek long bar spoon so he can mix his favorite cocktails to perfection.
Negronis are another essential cocktail that he should have in his back pocket. Not only are they sophisticated and impressive, but they’re also extremely easy to make, especially if he has our Negroni Enthusiast set on hand! This box includes four servings of gin, Campari, and red vermouth, plus a bag of dehydrated oranges and a long bar spoon for mixing. You’ll both love sipping on these sophisticated cocktails at the end of a long day or before heading out on an upscale date night.
Few things say romance quite like cuddling up indoors on a cold winter’s night, but make sure you have a good drink on hand! This cozy cocktail features spiced mulling syrup and gin that are expertly shaken and topped with Owen’s Sparkling Cranberry for a fizzy finish and a dehydrated pear for garnish. You’ll both enjoy spending some quality time together while sipping on this perfectly festive cocktail that pairs perfectly with the seasons.
These complete cocktail kits and tools are gifts that keep on going. Not only will your boyfriend appreciate these elegantly curated cocktail kits, but he’ll also learn mixology skills that he can take with him for the rest of his life. Happy gifting!
Photo by Katerina Holmes: https://www.pexels.com/photo/romantic-couple-having-date-in-cafe-with-wine-5911300/