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Staying In? Enjoy Cocktail Kits at Home

Who needs to go out to a crowded bar and pay way too much money for a cocktail when you can enjoy one in peace from your own home? Keeping it simple with cocktail kits is a fun and easy way to experiment with different types of drinks.

Host a cocktail party at your house one night. Invite a few friends over to sip and chat away. A cocktail kit gives you everything you need to create fancy beverages and you won’t have to spend time running around to different stores trying to find an array of ingredients.

If you’re ready to take your Friday night hangouts to the next level, check out these cocktail kits.

The Rise in Popularity of Cocktail Kits

Cocktail kits are relatively new to the scene, rising in popularity through lockdowns as people looked for ways to still enjoy the nice drinks they once enjoyed at a bar. Everyone loves a good drink and learning to mix one in your home was even more fun and exciting.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, bars and restaurants found new, novel ways to stay afloat. Restaurants and cafes were able to do delivery and provide meal kits for people to take home. Bars and pubs also pivoted in an effort to stay alive, packaging their cocktails in everything from bottles to vacuum sealed packs to sell them as takeaway too.

Lockdowns have been icky, but credit where credit is due, they had their benefits. Trying drinks and food you might not have tried before was certainly one of them. Carefully curated meal kits and cocktail kits, with everything provided for you in one package, was the highlight with homebodies loving how much easier it was to eat and drink outside the box.

Cocktail Kit Options

Have we convinced you that you need cocktail kits in your life yet? Purchasing a cocktail kit will give you the confidence you need to make killer drinks. You don’t need to be an expert bartender to create a delicious beverage for you and your friends. Everything is laid out for you on the recipe card – all you need to do is follow the instructions and enjoy!

Check out some of the most popular cocktail kits…

Negroni Cocktail Kit

One of the most perfectly balanced and simple cocktails out there, the Negroni has only three ingredients and doesn’t require a cupboard full of fancy tools to make it.

  • Memo Gin
  • Maidenii Sweet Vermouth
  • VEVE Aromatic Aperitif
  • Orange garnishes

Created in 1920 in Florence, Italy, this kit comes with enough ingredients to make four perfect cocktails. All you need is a jigger, mixing glass, bar spoon, tumbler and ice.

Boulevardier Cocktail Kit

Another three-ingredient cocktail, the Boulevardier is for all the whisky lovers out there.

  • Melbourne Moonshine Single Cask
  • Maidenii Sweet Vermouth
  • VEVE Bitter Aperitif
  • Orange garnishes

This cocktail is a bit sweeter than the tangy Negroni. You’ll need the same tools as a Negroni, so why not get both kits so you can compare.

Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit

A classic beverage, the Old Fashioned is the quintessential cocktail formula – sugar, water, spirit and bitters.

  • Starward Whisky
  • Mister Bitters Fig and Cinnamon Bitters
  • ‘Pure Cane’ Sugar Syrup
  • Orange garnishes

The Old Fashioned was invited in Louisville, Kentucky by a bartender named James E. Pepper in 1880. It features silky hints of spice, oak, and vanilla.

Martini Cocktail Kit

Is there anything better than a Martini? Whether you prefer it dry, dirty or wet, the only way to describe it is total sophistication. And it’s one of the most classic cocktails out there.

  • Four Pillars Olive Leaf Gin
  • Maidenii Dry Vermouth
  • Brined olives

If you really want to transport yourself to the Roaring ’20s, stir up this fancy drink. Throw on a long string of pearls and learn how to do the Jitterbug.

Espresso Martini Cocktail Kit

This cocktail is one of the most popular. Do you think it’s because the Espresso Martini is shaken, not stirred?

  • Vodka from Noble Bootleggers Distillery
  • Cold Drip Coffee from First Press
  • Coffee Liqueur from Tiny Bear Distillery
  • Sugar syrup
  • Coffee beans

Did you know that this drink was invented in the 1980s when a model walked into a shop in London and asked the bartender to make her a drink that would wake her up? Maybe it’s best to have this drink earlier in the night to kick the festivities off right.

Tom Collins Cocktail Kit

Hey, have you seen Tom Collins? Why he’s right there in your glass:

  • Memo Gin
  • Strange Love Bitter Lemon
  • Strange Love Soda
  • Vok Triple Sec Liqueur
  • Lemon garnishes

Named after a viral hoax back in the late 1800s, the Tom Collins is a perfectly refreshing beverage to enjoy on a warm summer night. Pour it over ice in a chilled highball glass for a refreshing kick.

Still not sure what the difference between a cocktail and a mixed drink is? Let’s break it down:

  • Cocktail: A blend of a sweetener, bitters, liquor(s) and water
  • Mixed Drink: A drink that mixes two or more ingredients (can also be non-alcoholic)

Everything you need is in one easy kit. Create cocktails like a pro with a variety of options.

Cocktail Making Accessories and Tips

Having the proper tools to mix your drinks will ensure that you make them properly and feel like a professional bartender at the same time.

Some of the essential tools that you should have on your bar cart include:

  • Strainer
  • Shaker
  • Mixing glass
  • Ice cube moulds
  • Jigger
  • Muddler
  • Bar spoon
  • Old fashioned tumblers
  • Highball tumblers
  • Martini glasses

Cocktail Kits for Every Taste

Cocktail kits are gaining in popularity and won’t be going away anytime soon. Whether you’re looking to abide by local COVID-19 regulations or decided to have a quiet night in, you can find a cocktail kit that will satisfy your cravings for a fun and fancy beverage.

Better still, all our cocktail kits are made with Australian ingredients and supporting local distillers and drink makers.

To see our full range of cocktail kits, check out our online shop. Bottoms up!


Get cocktails and bar accessories delivered to your door and enjoy quality cocktails at home. Learn to mix your own with our stylish barware and all Australian cocktail kits. Shipping Australia-wide is just $10 on all orders through The Cocktail Shop.


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