Urban Insider: Good Libations

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Gifts with Spirit from Mouth.com

AU PEAR COCKTAIL KIT, $115.50

Pre-feast cocktails? It’s about thyme! Mix up this vodka and spiced pear liqueur cocktail, complete with aromatic lavender bitters. You bring the pear and the fresh thyme. So cozy.

THE BLOODY MARY KIT, $165.50

Don’t be fooled by the weak, watery drinks of bottomless brunches and airport lounges. The Bloody Mary is a classic, and deserves an upgrade!

ONE MINT JULEP, $130.50

You can bet on our indie version of the classic Kentucky Derby cocktail.
We worked with our friend, Ana Gasteyer (of SNL fame), to create a winning cocktail for her swanky take on the 50’s song, One Mint Julep. The secret? Add maple syrup and use a spicy rye whiskey, rather than the usual bourbon.

MARGARITA COCKTAIL KIT, $100.50

This top-shelf kit has everything needed to mix up everyone’s favorite cocktail. Here’s what’s in the bag: Greenbar Craft Distillery’s Fruitlab Organic Orange Liqueur, which tastes exactly like the perfect glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice with a tiny hint of pleasing bitterness; a smooth Blanco Tequila made by Tequila Arette that will have everyone dancing on the tables in no time; and a set of Stemless Wine Glasses made by Govino to bring this party to the office, beach, pool, bath, wherever.

SPARKLING COCKTAIL KIT, $139.50

There’s always an occasion to celebrate, and what would a celebration be without the sound of glasses clinking with something bubbly? Our gift-worthy Sparkling Cocktail Kit includes a beautiful sparkling wine, craft gin, Washington D.C. limoncello and a bittersweet, floral liqueur. Basically everything needed to mix up swanky cocktails like a French 75, floral Spritzer or Limoncello Sparkler.

THE GIN & TONIC KIT, $132.50

We love a super-refreshing G&T, especially since discovering the secret to making a standout version whenever the mood strikes. It’s not just about the ingredients (although those are certainly key!), it’s also about freshness. By using a tonic syrup and then adding your own seltzer, you get a fizzy, flavorful drink every time, even if you’re only drinking for one.

THE MARTINI KIT, $147.50

We love martinis. There’s something about that cocktail, dry or dirty, that makes us feel, well, fancy. It could be the wide-rimmed glass named specifically for the cocktail. It could be the flourish of a buttery olive or a bright twist of lemon. But we’re pretty sure it’s the interplay of spirits that are great to begin with that makes for the final masterpiece.

THE PERFECT MANHATTAN KIT, $108.50

Manhattan: Dazzling and dark, glittering and glamorous, exhilarating and seductive. We’re not just talking about any Manhattan, we’re talking about THE Manhattan. You know, the one sipped elegantly after a hard day’s work, staring out at the city skyline from your penthouse roof deck (or your couch, let’s be real).

THE SMALL-BATCH DARK & STORMY KIT, $210.50

Our favorite local bartenders seem to be mixing up more ginger drinks than we can count on two hands – sparklers, punches, sours, margaritas. So we put together a fantastic bar kit to honor our latest obsession: the Dark & Stormy.

PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE, $120.50

We have a love in our life, and it makes us stronger than anything you can imagine. And that love is punch.Nothing gets us more punch-drunk on love than a big bowl of rosy-hued booze, and this kit has everything needed to do it up right: an American gin, indie bubbly, Grapefruit Hibiscus Cocktail Mixer and bourbon-infused Cocktail Cherries for garnish. Gotta have a cherry on top.