Summer’s doorstep is the perfect time to gift the key man in your life a to-go cocktail kit. A craft cocktail is the perfect way to end a long day of flying, driving or hiking. Although some of these kits aren’t designed for air travel, they’ll slip easily into a car trunk, SUV, or RV for cocktails to celebrate the end of a beautiful summer day.
Whether it’s a Father’s Day gift or a way to kick off your summer, it’s the thought that counts.
Travel Bartender Kit with Canvas Bag
It’s a wrap! Barillio says home bartending kits are their specialty. Their travel bartending kit wraps a bar’s tools and accessories in a canvas bag for storage so you can implement your bartending style on the go, whether you’re across town or across the country.
It includes a 12 ounce waxed canvas bag with a handle and carrying strap. Inside you’ll store the 18/28 ounce Boston Shaker, European Mixing Spoon, Mojito Muddler, three liquor pourers, and a 0.75/1.5 ounce jigger. Then there’s a peeler, corkscrew, ice tongs, tweezers, Mint Julep strainer, Hawthorne strainer, fine mesh strainer, lemon zester, and citrus press.
The package also includes a gift box and a pocket booklet with recipes. It comes with free standard delivery and a three-year warranty.
Travel Bartender Kit With Canvas Bag – Barillio (barillio-barware.com)
Bartesian Home Cocktail Machine
The Bartesian Home cocktail maker isn’t particularly portable, but users often find a place for it in their RV, car trunk, summer spot, or second home. The best-selling cocktail machine in the United States, it was founded by Ryan Close, himself a former bartender. It has proven to be so successful that Keurig recently discontinued production of a competing product.
While some like to use all the tools and toys of cocktail mixing, others prefer a machine that does it all for them. Using the Home Cocktail Machine simply means inserting a cocktail capsule containing real juices, bitters, mixers and extracts to mix with your favorite liquor. Once the capsule is inserted into your Bartesian, the cocktail is identified via a barcode and even suggests the correct glassware on the user interface touch screen.
Then select the desired strength and watch Bartesian draw and mix the drink with the capsule ingredients. It dispenses your delicious cocktail in seconds at the touch of a button. An automatic cleaning cycle ensures that each cocktail is as tasty as the last.
Bartesian Cocktail Maker – Home Bar Cocktail Maker $369.99
MR BARMISTER Cocktail Shaker Set
MR BARMISTER is an online seller of wine and bar tools. Although it doesn’t come with a case, the company’s 17-piece stainless steel Mr. Barmister cocktail kit comes with an easy-to-carry bamboo stand with slots for all accessories.
Shakers, double jigger, cocktail strainer, cocktail muddler, ice tongs, corkscrew, liquor pourers and more are all made of food grade stainless steel, rustproof and durable.
The manufacturer claims that the Boston Shaker is easy to close and open and will be free of leaks and drips. And for novice “bartenders”, the kit includes a selection of cocktail recipes.
$48.97, with free shipping at checkout.
Cocktail kits The Cocktail Box Co
If you prefer a large part of the mix to be done for you, The cocktail box Co offers curated “on-the-go” cocktail kits. Included in each kit are the pre-mixed ingredients needed to make a cool, refreshing cocktail (excluding alcohol). Kits available include Classic Mai Tai Manhattan, Mojito, Gin & Tonic, Moscow Mule and the popular Old Fashioned, pictured.
For example, the old-fashioned kit includes aromatic bitters, orange bitters, grapefruit bitters, six sugar cubes, a muddler, a linen coaster, and three cocktail picks. All you need to add to make six cocktails is the liquor.
The company calls the Cocktail Box “perfect for flights” (be sure to buy your booze from the flight attendant; opening booze you’ve brought on board is illegal), guest rooms hotel, tailgating, etc.
$22.99+, from The Cocktail Box Co, also available on Amazon.
Pepe Neron bartender kit
Looking for a portable bartender kit to get the party started? This 27-piece set costs $44.99 from Pepe Nero, including a canvas carry bag for trips across town or across the country. It includes two stainless steel Boston shakers, one 27oz and one 20oz, plus a range of other bartending accessories for making tasty cocktails.
There’s a handy bottle opener, bottle opener and four liquor pourers, and you can chill your cocktails with the Shakertool ice tongs. Mix everything together before shaking with the mixing spoon and using the julep strainers, (large and small sizes) to avoid any unwanted deposits. Add a squeeze of lemon using the lemon squeezer and pour in your alcohol with the 15 ml and 30 ml measuring cup. To artistically crown your cocktails, there are six straw brushes.
Bartender set: 27 pieces – Black (shoppepenero.com) $44.99
Set of three bottles for cocktail connoisseurs
Let’s say you’re getting ready for a tailgate or a tasting. If you want to decant your liquor, why not try Hammacher Schlemmer’s Cocktail Connoisseur’s Three-Bottle Set?
Three bottles will keep three individual spirits ready for a three whiskey flight, or three spirits for a cocktail mix. Each of the three stainless steel flasks holds eight ounces. The set includes three assorted stainless steel shot glasses. The bottles and glasses fit into the grained leatherette carrying case. It only weighs 1.25 pounds before you add alcohol.
Set of three cocktail connoisseur bottles,$69.95
SKY FISH 13-piece bartending kit includes bar tools and cooler bag
What if your guy is an outdoor fanatic who’d rather spend the summer on his boat or in his tent than sit on a plane? The SKY FISH 13-piece bartender kit might be a good choice, thanks to its cooler bag for camping trips and picnics.
Like other sets, it includes a stainless steel cocktail shaker as well as a jigger, cocktail strainer, pour spouts, muddler, mixing spoon, ice tongs, corkscrew, knife bartender and a bar board.
It also comes with a cooler bag with built-in Bluetooth speakers. The multi-functional thermal insulation bag has pockets on four sides, an aluminum foil insulation layer, and the liner is filled with sponges to prevent costly bottle collisions. It has both a hand and an adjustable shoulder strap with hard buckle to help you carry wine anywhere.
It could be used at the Hollywood Jazz Festival, where wine is traditionally allowed. It could also come in handy at alfresco dining, restaurants, pool or beach parties, picnics, and of course, boating.
SKY FISH 13-piece bartending kit includes bar tools and cooler bag Amazon, $69.99