Cocktail making kit and limes, best gifts for cocktail lovers

17 top gifts and sets for cocktail lovers

Cocktail making is a skill that anyone can master. But if you’re keen to dabble further into the world of mixology it helps to have a quiver of cocktail tools. 

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The typical cocktail kit consists of a shaker, jigger, strainer, ice tongs, bar spoon, bar knife, bottle opener and corkscrew. It’s easy to find a cocktail kit for a relatively cheap price. They also make great gifts. 

We’ve rounded-up our pick of cocktail shakers and cocktail sets, plus some extra cocktail-related gifts from brands we know and love. Find the best gifts for cocktail lovers right here. 

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17 of the best gifts for cocktail lovers

Rusty Barrel Mayfair cocktail shaker set

For under £30, this cocktail shaker set combines style and functionality, featuring a stainless steel strainer, bar measure, pourer, spoon, wooden muddler and shaker large enough for multiple cocktails at a time. It also comes with a recipe book for making the classics and simple advice card for using each piece of equipment.

Available from Amazon (£26.95)

Bar@DrinkStuff Boston tin & glass set

With a firm tap, this Boston tin and glass set forms a reliable seal and was one of the most impressive we tested for our best cocktail shakers review. The charm of this Boston shaker lies in its simplicity and value for money – you won’t be disappointed. 

Available from Drink Stuff (£4.99)

VonShef 9-piece matte black Parisian cocktail set

Breaking with the tradition of cocktail kit being made from polished metal, VonShef’s matte-black shaker and accessories has a unique look and feel. It’s a modern shaker that sealed reliably and had the feel of a dependable piece of kit. This set would definitely bring individuality to cocktail-making. 

Available from VonShef (£34.99)

Luxury Galvanised Cocktail Making Gift Set

This galvanised zinc set with gold detailing can be personalised to make it an extra personal gift for cocktail lovers. Included is a shaker, strainer, ice tongs, bottle opener, corkscrew and stirrer. 

Available from Not on the High Street (£49)

HALOVIE 12-piece Cocktail Shaker Set

Thanks to its accompanying stand, the 12-piece stainless steel cocktail gift set featuring a 750ml shaker becomes a kitchen statement on your work surface.

Available from Amazon (£26.99)

John Lewis & Partners Pineapple Cocktail Shaker

If you’re after a characterful shaker with a bit of retro flair, this pineapple shaker with gold leaves by John Lewis and Partners should do the trick. 

Available from John Lewis and Partners (£25)

LSA International Gin Cocktail Set

If gin is your tipple of choice, there is a glass for every cocktail in this LSA set but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t use them for other cocktails too. 

Available from: 

John Lewis and Partners (£120)
Amara (£120)

Sagaform Ice Shot Glass Mould, Set of 4 

A bit of a novelty, these sagaform silicone molds create shot glasses out of ice – perfect for parties or as an alternative gift for cocktail lovers.

Available from: 
The Kitchen Gift Co (£8.95)
Amazon (£8.94)

Set Of Two Geo Glasses

The unique angular design of these contemporary glasses takes inspiration from modern terrariums, featuring hand-blown glass sides edged with metal detailing. They’re glasses for an extra special cocktail. 

Available from Not on the High Street (£20.75)

Premium Bartenders’ Kit Collection

A simple set consisting of five pieces of cocktail making kit, this is a back-to-basics gift containing a 570ml shaker,  jigger, fine strainer, muddler, bar blade, spoon and canvas bag.  

Available from Amazon (£80)

Cocktails and Dreams neon sign

This 17 x 14 inch glass neon sign is mounted onto a steel frame and can be stood or hung to give that authentic bar feel. 

Available from Amazon (from £79.99)

Cocktail gift sets with alcohol

The Artisan Gin Maker’s Kit

This artisan kit contains loose botanicals for infusing your own gin including juniper berries, cassia bark, rose petal, and lavender black peppercorns. There’s also an instruction manual for guiding you through the process.

Available from The Whisky Exchange (£28.95)

Black Cow Vodka and Shaker Set

This gift set contains a 500ml bottle of the world’s only pure-milk vodka, made by British distiller Black Cow, and a gold-plated cocktail shaker by Yukiwa, handcrafted in Japan. An indulgent gift if you’re a fan of super smooth vodka cocktails

Available from the Conran Shop (£105)

World Gin Awards Winners 2020 Tasting Set 

Drinks by the Dram have brought together five award-winning gins to create a fantastic tasting set for any gin lover. 

Available from Master of Malt (£21.95)

NOT-ANOTHER-BIL Cocktail Gift Set

Beautifully presented in its own gift box, this gin cocktail gift set features two hammered mugs, 5cl Sipsmith bottles, and a beechwood muddler for making delicious gin mules.

Available from Liberty London (£55)

Aperol Poster Spritz Aperitivo

If you’re after a more quirky gift for cocktail lovers, this Aperol Spritz print would be a colourful addition to any wall. 

Available from Etsy (from £4.68)

Set of 4 Lustered Coupe Glasses, Anthropologie 

With a gold rim and textured glass that refract’s light, Anthropologie’s Lustered Coupe Glasses are perfect for anyone who loves an extra special champagne cocktail. 

 

Available from Anthropologie (£48)

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