DIY Herbal Cocktail Kits

DIY Herbal Cocktail Kits: Craft Your Own Personalized Cocktail Experience


DIY herbal cocktail kits are a perfect way to bring the art of mixology into your home or to give as a unique and thoughtful gift. These kits include everything needed to create delicious herbal cocktails, from fresh herbs and infusions to syrups and garnishes. In this post, we’ll guide you through creating your own DIY herbal cocktail kits, providing tips on ingredients, packaging, and recipes to include.

Components of a DIY Herbal Cocktail Kit

To create a comprehensive and delightful herbal cocktail kit, include the following components:

  1. Base Spirits: Choose versatile spirits that pair well with herbs, such as vodka, gin, rum, or whiskey.
  2. Herbs: Include a variety of fresh herbs like mint, basil, rosemary, thyme, and lavender.
  3. Infusions and Syrups: Prepare homemade herbal infusions and syrups to add depth and flavor to the cocktails.
  4. Citrus: Fresh lemons, limes, or oranges for adding zest and acidity.
  5. Mixers: Soda water, tonic water, or ginger beer for creating refreshing drinks.
  6. Garnishes: Include edible flowers, herb sprigs, and citrus slices for a beautiful presentation.
  7. Bar Tools: Essential tools like a muddler, jigger, shaker, and strainer.
  8. Recipe Cards: Provide recipes and instructions for crafting herbal cocktails.

Assembling the Kit

1. Selecting the Ingredients

  • Base Spirits: Choose high-quality spirits in small bottles or jars. Provide a selection to allow for cocktail variety.
  • Herbs: Fresh herbs can be bundled and placed in small containers or bags to keep them fresh.
  • Infusions and Syrups: Prepare and bottle homemade herbal infusions and syrups. Label each bottle with the type and date prepared.
  • Citrus: Include whole fruits or pre-sliced citrus in sealed containers to maintain freshness.
  • Mixers: Provide small bottles or cans of soda water, tonic water, or ginger beer.
  • Garnishes: Pack edible flowers, herb sprigs, and citrus slices in small, airtight containers.

2. Packaging the Kit

  • Use a sturdy, decorative box or basket to hold all the components.
  • Line the box with tissue paper or cloth for added protection and aesthetic appeal.
  • Arrange the items neatly, ensuring that each component is visible and accessible.
  • Add a personalized touch with a handwritten note or card explaining the kit.

Sample DIY Herbal Cocktail Kit

Included Components:

  • Spirits: Mini bottles of vodka, gin, and rum.
  • Herbs: Fresh mint, basil, rosemary, and thyme.
  • Infusions and Syrups: Lavender syrup, mint infusion, rosemary syrup.
  • Citrus: Fresh lemons and limes.
  • Mixers: Small bottles of soda water and tonic water.
  • Garnishes: Edible flowers, lemon slices, lime wheels.
  • Bar Tools: Muddler, jigger, shaker, strainer.
  • Recipe Cards: Instructions for making a Mint Mojito, Basil Gimlet, and Lavender Lemonade.

Recipes to Include

Mint Mojito


  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 6-8 fresh mint leaves
  • Soda water
  • Mint sprig and lime wheel for garnish


  1. Muddle the mint leaves with lime juice and simple syrup in a glass.
  2. Fill the glass with ice, then add vodka.
  3. Top with soda water and stir gently.
  4. Garnish with a mint sprig and a lime wheel.

Basil Gimlet


  • 2 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • 4-6 fresh basil leaves
  • Basil leaf for garnish


  1. Muddle the basil leaves with lime juice and simple syrup in a shaker.
  2. Add gin and fill the shaker with ice.
  3. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a basil leaf.

Lavender Lemonade


  • 1 oz lavender syrup
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 3 oz water
  • Lemon slice and lavender sprig for garnish


  1. Combine lavender syrup, lemon juice, and water in a glass with ice.
  2. Stir well and garnish with a lemon slice and a lavender sprig.

Tips for Creating and Using Herbal Cocktail Kits

  • Freshness: Ensure all fresh ingredients are kept in airtight containers to maintain their quality.
  • Labeling: Clearly label all homemade infusions and syrups with the name and date prepared.
  • Personalization: Customize the kit based on the recipient’s preferences or include a variety of options for a broader appeal.
  • Instructions: Provide clear, easy-to-follow instructions for each cocktail recipe included in the kit.


DIY herbal cocktail kits are a creative and thoughtful way to bring the joy of mixology into your home or to share as a unique gift.

By including a variety of fresh herbs, homemade infusions, and essential bar tools, you can create a personalized cocktail experience that delights the senses.

Remember to enjoy these creations responsibly and appreciate the art of crafting delicious herbal cocktails.

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Thank you for joining me on this flavorful journey. Cheers to crafting unforgettable moments with every sip!