Twist Your Spirits is a collection of artisanal cocktail kits designed to create the perfect cocktail at home or on the go.
Curated by mixologists, each kit contains cocktail mixers, bitters, syrups or shrubs from smaller companies making their mark in the cocktail game. They even provide a jigger, coasters, garnishes and stirrers, so you are fully equipped to mix up their easy-to-follow recipes – and you won’t have to go searching for a shot glass or something to pretty up your drink when you’re entertaining on the fly. It’s a one stop party in a box. Just add booze!
And, in my case, with a recent box of their Smoke Y Margarita cocktail kit, a little pink grapefruit juice for my own little twist! According to co-founder Alison Dinerstein, the Smoke Y Margarita is their most popular kit, and you can see why. The box contains ELEMENT Lemon Mint Shrub (obsessed with shrubs at the moment!), GLOSSOP’S Smoke Sugar Syrup (EVERYONE loved the smokiness of the cocktail!) and (my new favorite discovery!) CALIFORNIA CRISPS Lemon Slices. As I mentioned in last week’s post involving a shrub, a fruit based vinegar syrup, this can be substituted for citrus since it provides the acidity necessary to balance out the alcohol and sweet. So, this is a slightly different take on the traditional margarita.
While the Twist Your Spirits recipes are created to be as easy to follow as possible and curated so you won’t be needing any extraneous ingredients, we all know I like to put my own spin on things! I just added a little grapefruit juice and a splash of sparkling water, and it was, as the kids say, 100!
Twist Your Spirits offers cocktail kits like the Chili Spiced Old Fashioned, Pineapple Rum Punch and Lemon Mint Gin-let, each containing enough ingredients for 8 cocktails, all for around $35. So, where can you get your very own party in box? You can purchase them directly from their site or through Amazon. And since booze in not involved, the delivery is pretty seamless.
Smoke Y Margarita (Created by Twist Your Spirits, with a Bit by a Fox twist!) – 1 serving
1/4 ounce ELEMENT Lemon Mint Shrub
1/4 ounce GLOSSOP’S Smoke Sugar Syrup
1.5 ounces Tequila
1.5 ounces Grapefruit Juice
In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, add everything but the soda. Shake until well chilled. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Top with a splash of club soda and stir. Garnish with CALIFORNIA CRISPS Lemon Slices.