My Christmas Gifts for Gin lovers proved a big hit, so I thought I’d put together another list of gifts for Mother’s Day. Essentially it’s a shopping list for anyone, but I think mums everywhere would appreciate something better than slippers, especially if they love gin or cocktails.
Practical and always appreciated, even the simplest barware can make a difference to the quality of your drinks.
This ice-cube tray makes 4 spheres. Perfect in a G&T!
I have one of these Beehive Jiggers and it’s perfect for a novice like me as it has so many different levels for extra accuracy.
These stunning Vera Wang glasses are on my lust list, but if these are out of you budget, fear not. A scout round your local op-shop or vintage store can yield excellent results. I picked up this little lot for $25AUD.
If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen the picture of some divine Ralph Lauren cocktail picks. At $200AUD they are well out of my price range, but I do love the branch design on these stirrers. Have a look on eBay or Etsy if you want something vintage, but be warned the cocktail revival means these are now at premium prices!
I love poring over cocktail books and have amassed quite a collection. Most of the hippest, award-winning bars now produce their own cocktail books and as Death & Co is in NYC, their book is the next best thing.
Gift vouchers for cocktail degustations, experiences and masterclasses are a unique gift.
1806, Melbourne – Close from a 4 hour ‘Deconstructing Cocktails Masterclass’ at $145pp or a 2 cocktail making class with a member of staff guiding you for $50pp. For more information click here.
Eau De Vie, Melbourne offers a 5 course meal with matched cocktails for $150 pp. For more information click here.
Bad Frankie, a unique Melbourne bar selling only Australian spirits offers gin (and whisky) masterclasses from $65. Click here for more information.
Humble Tumbler Gin Masterclasses hosted by yours truly and Humble Tumbler Director, Clare Burder. covers the history, production, and botanicals of gin before tasting 8 global and Australian gin brands. $95 pp to book click here.
If you are based in the UK – Shake Rattle & Stir offer some amazing gin tours, while Bombay Sapphire’s Laverstoke Mill Distillery has a variety of different distillery experiences to suit all budgets.
Ginny, Gin, Gin
Well, it’s an obvious gift for someone who loves gin! With so many to choose from, it can be a difficult decision. I like to give a bottle of something a little different, that perhaps the person hasn’t tried before. Here are three suggestions:
Burrough’s Reserve Barrel-Aged Gin is distilled Beefeater gin that is then aged in Lillet barrels. It’s absolutely delicious but at $150 per bottle it might stretch your budget a little!
Four Pillar’s Gunpowder proof is a hefty 58.8% ABV and packs a delicious punch in a G&T.
Sipsmith Sloe Gin is one of my favourite sloe gins as I find it less sweet than other brands. it makes a fantastic addition to a Negroni.
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