You’re attending a party and the host has said not to bring anything. You know they always have the perfect drinks to pour throughout each course of the night, so you don’t want to bring them a bottle of wine (unless you have something special that you know they’ll love as a gift). You could bring tea towels, or flowers, or a serving dish (all wonderful choices, I might add!), but if you know your host loves libations, and perhaps even has a bar cart, consider bringing a fun treat that you know they might not buy on their own: cocktail mixers.
Now I’m not talking about the kind you see rows and rows of in a liquor store or big box grocery store. I’m talking about fun, craft mixers that even the snobbiest of drink lovers will enjoy playing with at their next party. If you’re not sure where to begin, we’ve found some great ideas below. And if you’re feeling generous, pair your mix with the liquor that is meant to accompany the product, or even a fun cocktail shaker!
Bittermilk Tom Collins With Elderflowers & Hops
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Wilks & Wilson – Millicent’s Lime Mint Elixir
White Whale Auntie’s Old Fashioned
Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. Small Batch Grenadine
Poor Man’s Kitchen Clove & Five Spice Syrup Set
Mix with: Mulled Wine or Hot Toddy
Owl’s Brew Tea
Mix with: Vodka, Tequila, Gin, Whiskey, or Wheat Beer
Real Dill Bloody Mary Mix
Royal Rose Saffron Simple Syrup
Mix with: Dark Rums, Bourbon, or Brandy
Belvoir Fruit Farms Elderflower Cordial
Mix with: Sparkling Wine or Gin
Raft Hibiscus Lavender
Mix with: Vodka, Tequila, Gin, or Prosecco
Liber & Co. Classic Gum Syrup & Spiced Tonic Set
Proof Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup Set
Quince & Apple Cocktail Syrups
Mix with: Gin, Vodka, or Sparkling Wine
Giovanni’s Nectar of the Gods Bellini Mix