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The Best Cocktail Kits this Valentine’s Day

The Best Cocktail Kits this Valentine’s Day

There is nothing that says I love you more than the clink of ice and your favourite cocktail poured right in front of your eyes.

February 10th, 2022

There is nothing that says I love you more than the clink of ice and your favourite cocktail poured right in front of your eyes. The lockdowns have certainly made us creative with liquor and this Valentine’s Day there is a huge array of cocktail kits for a decadent sip on the day of love – whether that be in the form of unsolicited self-love, classic mini cocktails sent through the letterbox or a fizzy tipple for a Galentine’s Day celebration. Here are some of our top picks…

(1) For the letterbox lover…

The brand new Valentine’s Collection from Kocktail features gorgeous drinks co-founded by two best friends in 2020, who decided it was high time beautifully fresh, premium, bar-quality cocktails were made available for all to enjoy at home. Chief Kocktail curator Neil Donachie has perfected his craft in some of the best bars in the world, including Kenny Atkinson’s Michelin starred House of Tides and the famous Savoy Hotel’s Beaufort Bar, where he was Senior Bartender when it was crowned the best hotel bar in the world. This is the ideal letterbox gift for a loved one this February. The Valentine’s Collection includes four delicious takes on the classics – the Chocolate & Mint Espresso Martini, Rose Petal Martini, Peach & Hibiscus Spritz and Rhubarb & Cucumber Spritz and includes ‘story behind the serve’ cards and accompanying garnishes for each drink to make them even prettier. The Valentine’s Collection, £29, kocktail.co.uk

(2) For the self-lover…

This Valentine’s Day, BLOOM Gin is shaking off the usual traditions and choosing to celebrate self-love in a major way. BLOOM Gin has collaborated with quality sex toy company, So Divine, to create the ultimate self-love gift box. The kit contains a delicious bottle of BLOOM Gin to try out in an array of cocktails, a signature cocktail recipe to follow along, a gorgeous scented candle to create the perfect atmosphere and a sex toy from So Divine, the ultimate treat for all things pleasure and relaxation. Welcome to the self-love club, we like it here. Bloom Gin Self-Love Gift Box, £49.99, bloomgin.com

(3) For the Negroni lover…

For the Negroni connoisseur, Nouaison Gin has the perfect cocktail kit for two. The Nouaison Gin Negroni Gift Box is a spectacular celebration of premium gin and luscious vermouth. The cherry on the top are two stunning Negroni glasses, which make any cocktail look like an art form. The Vermouth Royal is a tribute to the Sun King’s Botanist, at the Palace of Versailles and the Nouason Gin is intensely aromatic, and a French twist on the classic botanical mixture. The Vermouth is defined by an eclectic mixture of 28 plants and spices and is a great choice for bon-vivants (those who like to live in luxury!). The gin is a combination of 14 exclusive botanicals, with a few extra distinctive ones such as juniper, plum, and bergamot. Serve across ice, and enjoy. Nouaison Gin Negroni Gift Box, £65, whiskyshop.com/nouaison-gin-negroni-gift-box

(4) For the sweetie lover…

This Valentine’s Day why not try something completely different and have a taste of the Smith & Sinclair edible cocktails. The aptly named, ‘The Love Box’ offers yummy Alcoholic Cocktail Gummies including a Passion Fruit Mojito, Berry Daquiri, Cosmopolitan, Mandarin Spritz, and a delicious Tequila Sunrise. Smith & Sinclair are on a mission to make ‘Adult More Fun’. After all, the days of swigging from the bottle are so last year, bring on the sweets. The Alcoholic Cocktail Gummies hold a subtle kick at 5% ABV so you can have a taste of every cocktail, without the hangover. The Love Box, £15, smithandsinclair.com

(5) For the flower lover…

The Floral Cocktail Collection is the perfect alternative to flowers this Valentine’s Day and the ideal Galentine’s treat to get creative with cocktails! Fruity, floral, and aromatic, these elegant mixes are sure to win anyone over. Designed by Pritesh Mody, founder of World of Zing and Channel 4 Sunday Brunch cocktail expert, each Floral Prosecco Cocktail Collection is presented in a gift box and includes: 1x Orange Blossom & Passionfruit Spritz 50ml, 1x Peach & Elderflower Spritz 50ml, 1x Saffron & Rose Gimlet & 1x 200ml Bottle of Bottega Gold Prosecco. Cheers! Floral Cocktail Collection, £20, worldofzing.com

Lydia Matthews

Lydia Matthews

As our London Correspondent, Lydia explores all that makes the capital come to life from coffee shops to wine bars, cabaret shows, city staycations and all things culture.