miracle holiday cocktail kit

Toronto’s best holiday cocktail kits

DIY drinks to make your season merry and bright

You may not be able to throw a huge party this holiday season, but you can still rely on one thing during this strange year: your favourite bars serving up holiday cocktails. Some of our go-to spots are now offering cocktail kits online and they’re getting us in the festive spirit.

Treat yourself or consider sending a cocktail kit to someone in your life who deserves a little break. You’ll be supporting local businesses as well as giving the gift of booze — we can’t think of a better way to ring in a COVID Christmas.

 

Salty Paloma

Salty Paloma’s holiday cocktail kit contains everything you could want for a festive mixology session. It comes with recipes for three different drinks: mulled pear and chai ciders (served hot or cold), smoked apricot cinnamon toddies (served hot or cold), as well as spruce tip and apple gimlets. You can pick between Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Hornito’s Reposado Tequila, Bombay Gin, or Grey Goose Vodka as your base spirit of choice.

 

Miracle

COVID has closed the doors of Miracle’s annual holiday market, so the team decided to pivot to selling holiday cocktail kits instead. There are currently seven cocktails available, including a snowball kit, the yippee kay yay mother f****r! kit, the bad Santa kit and various other options for toasting the yuletide season. Miracle is also selling shot glasses and larger mugs to complete your holiday home cocktail bar. Delivery is available in the downtown core or pickup can be an option if you live outside of the area.

 

Patois

 

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You can pick up Patois’ winter weather ready hot toddy kit online and grab some food to go while you’re at it. Patois also offers a rum punch kit, which could be considered a holiday cocktail if the chilly weather has you wishing you could travel somewhere tropical for the festive season.

 

Grey Tiger

 

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A whole new lineup of cocktail kits is coming to Grey Tiger, including festive tipples like the waves of time, which is a riff on a hot toddy. Grey Tiger will be rolling out even more cocktail kit options as we head into December, so keep an eye on their Instagram for updates.

 

Mother Cocktail Bar

We spoke with Mother’s drink director, Massimo Zitti, who told us the brand will soon be launching special Mother Christmas gift boxes. Follow Mother on Instagram and check out the site to place orders and view cocktail recipe details.

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