Do you have a gin-loving Mumma?Are you organised for Mother’s Day yet? I’ve put together some top gin gifts for mum. And yes, some are COMPLETELY OVER THE TOP, but hey this woman gave birth to you!
No one knows cocktails like Simon Difford and in this compendium of quirky happenings, anniversaries, birthdays and traditional events he has paired each one with an appropriate cocktail. You can celebrate everything from Mandela’s inauguration to aliens’ alleged arrival from outer space.
$22.90 from Booktopia*
Some of the best cocktails are the simplest (think of a Negroni). Kara Newman has collected 50 equal parts drinks in her book Shake, Stir, Sip.
$18.75 from Booktopia*
It’s 12 o’clock somewhere in the world – so celebrates Aliita’s playful Martini necklace. Made from 9ct gold, it has a small emerald “olive” for glittering finish. Stunning!
$390 from mytheresa.com
Functional AND stylish, Cynthia Rowley’s flask bracelet holds approximately 90ml of booze. Also available in gold.
$225 (USD) from Cynthia Rowley
Tatty Devine’s celebrated Gilbert and George Gin necklace is perfect for the gin-lover in your life.
$45.00 from The Gin Queen
The obvious benefit of the Tatty Devine Gilbert and George gin brooch is that it will assist those around your mum to easily identify her tipple of choice. Handy!
$15 from The Gin Queen
Ralph Lauren Preston Cocktail shaker
This cocktail shaker would make a stylish addition to any home bar!
$169 from David Jones
Silver Monkey Straw
Sip in style with this cheeky monkey sterling silver straw from Tiffany. Super indulgent, but so gorgeous!
Waterford Crystal Martini Glasses
You can’t go wrong with glassware as a gift and while I enjoy scouring flea markets and op shops for mine, there is something wonderful about splashing out on divine martini glasses.
Marquis Crosby Barware Martini Pair $140 (pair), from David Jones
Patient Wolf Gin
Melbourne’s newest gin is made in the heart of Brunswick on a gorgeous Muller still. Featuring Tonka bean as one of the botanicals, this is a tasty drop that mum will love!
$ 700ml $89.99 from Nicks Wine Merchants
Red Hen Gin
Red Hen Gin comes from the heart of Adelaide (the CBD!) and recently took our Gold in the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards AND Champion Small Batch Spirit.
$79.95 (700ml)from Red Hen Gin
Lubin Gin Fizz
Created in honour of Grace Kelly’s extraordinary beauty, and named after the cocktail inspired by the “American bars of Paris”, Gin Fizz is a fresh and flowery chypre with lemony top notes over an aldehyde and musky base.
$269.00 AUD (Eau de Toilette 100ml, available at David Jones)