The gateway to summer is the perfect time to get the key man in your life a cocktail kit to go. A hand-crafted cocktail is the perfect way to end a long day of flying, driving, or hiking. While some of these kits are not designed for airline travel, they will easily fit in a car trunk, SUV, or recreational vehicle for cocktails to celebrate the end of a great summer day.
Whether it is a Father’s Day gift or a way to kick off your summer, it’s the thought that counts.
Travel Bartender Kit With Canvas Bag
It’s a wrap! Barillio says home bartender kits are their specialty. Their Travel Bartender Kit wraps a bar’s worth tools and accessories into a canvas bag for storage to implement your bartending style on the road—whether you’re going across town or across the country.
It includes a 12-ounce waxed canvas bag with a handle and carrying strap. Inside you will store the 18 / 28-ounce Boston shaker, European mixing spoon, Mojito Muddler, three liquor pourers, and an 0.75 / 1.5-ounce jigger. Then there is a peeler, a corkscrew, ice tongs, tweezers, a Mint Julep strainer, a Hawthorne strainer, a fine mesh strainer, a lemon zester, and a citrus squeezer.
The package also includes a gift box and pocket booklet with recipes. It comes with free standard shipping and a three-year warranty.
Bartesian Home Cocktail Machine
The Bartesian Home Cocktail Machine isn’t particularly portable, but users often find a place for it in their RV, car trunk, summer place or second home. The top-selling cocktail machine in the U.S., it was founded by Ryan Close, a former bartender himself. It has proved so successful that Keurig recently shut down production of a competitive product.
While some enjoy using all the tools and toys of cocktail mixing, others prefer a machine that does it all for them. Using the Home Cocktail Machine means simply inserting a cocktail capsule containing real juices, bitters, mixers, and extracts to mix with your favorite liquor. Once the capsule is inserted into your Bartesian, the cocktail is identified via barcode and even suggests the right glassware on the user interface touchscreen.
Then select your desired strength and watch as Bartesian draws and blends the drink with the capsule ingredients. It dispenses your delicious cocktail in seconds with just one press of a button. An auto-clean cycle ensures each cocktail is as premium tasting as the last.
MR BARMISTER Cocktail Shaker Set
MR BARMISTER is an online vendor of wine and bar tools. While it doesn’t come with a case, the company’s 17-piece stainless steel Mr. Barmister cocktail kit comes with an easy-carry bamboo stand with slots for all the accessories.
The shakers, dual jigger, cocktail strainer, muddler for cocktail, ice tongs, corkscrew, liquor pourers and more are all made of food-grade, rust-proof, durable stainless steel.
The manufacturer says the Boston shaker is easy to close and open and will be leak and dribble-free. And for novice ‘bartenders,’ the kit comes with a selection of cocktail recipes.
$48.97, with free shipping at checkout.
The Cocktail Box Co Cocktail Kits
If you’d rather have much of the mixing done for you, The Cocktail Box Co is offering curated “on the go” cocktail kits. Included in each kit are the pre-mixed ingredients needed to make a crisp, refreshing cocktail (except alcohol.) Available kits include Classic Mai Tai Manhattan, Mojito, Gin & Tonic, Moscow Mule, and the popular Old Fashioned, pictured.
For example, the Old-Fashioned Kit includes aromatic bitters, orange bitters, grapefruit bitters, six sugar cubes, a muddler spoon, linen coaster, and three cocktail picks. All you need to add to make six cocktails is the liquor.
The company bills the Cocktail Box as ‘perfect for flights’ (make sure you buy your liquor from the flight attendant; opening alcohol you brought on board is illegal) hotel rooms, tailgating, etc.
Pepe Nero Bartender Kit
Looking for a portable bartending kit to get the party started? This 27-piece set is $44.99 from Pepe Nero, including a canvas carrying bag for cross-town or cross-country travel. It includes two stainless steel Boston shakers, one 27oz and one 20oz, plus a range of other bartending accessories for making tasty cocktails.
There is a handy bottle opener, wine opener and four liquor pourers, and you can chill your cocktails with the Shakertool ice tongs. Mix it all together before shaking with the mixing spoon and using the julep strainers, (large and small sizes) to avoid any unwanted sediment. Add a squeeze of lemon using the lemon squeezer and pour your alcohol with the15ml and 30ml jigger. To artistically top off your cocktails, there are six straw brushes.
Let’s say you’re preparing for a tailgate or tasting. If you want to decant your liquor, why not try Hammacher Schlemmer’s Cocktail Connoisseur’s Triple Flask Set?
Three flasks will keep three individual spirts ready for a flight of three whiskeys, or three spirits for cocktail mixing. Each of the three stainless steel flasks holds eight ounces. The set includes three matching stainless steel shot glasses. The flasks and glasses fit into the pebble-grained mock leather carrying case. It weighs just 1.25 pounds before adding alcohol.
What if your man is an outdoor fanatic who would rather spend the summer on his boat or in his tent than sit on a plane? The SKY FISH 13-piece bartender kit might be a good choice, thanks to its insulated bag for travel camping and picnicking.
Like other sets, it includes a stainless-steel cocktail shaker as well as a jigger, cocktail strainer, liquor pourers, muddler, mixing spoon, ice tongs, corkscrew, bartender knife and bar board.
It also comes with an insulated bag with Bluetooth Speakers built in. The Multifunctional Thermal Insulation Bag has pockets on all four sides, an aluminum insulation layer and the lining is filled with sponges to prevent costly collisions between bottles. It has both a hand and adjustable shoulder strap with hard buckle can help you transport wine anywhere.
One could use this at the Hollywood Jazz Festival, where wine has been traditionally allowed. It could also be handy at outdoor dinners, restaurants, pool or beach parties, picnics, and, of course, boating.
SKY FISH 13 -Piece Bartender Kit Including Bar Tools And Insulated Bag , Amazon, $69.99