So, Christmas is creeping closer and so does the pressure of finding at least a passable gift – particularly for co-workers and neighbours. I find these people so difficult to buy for because I want to find something nice but not too pricey. If it’s cute too then that is a massive bonus. Ive learnt that with the flurry of work that happens at the end of Term 4, baking gifts for my teaching colleagues is definitely way too hard so that’s one stand-by option off the table. Then I hit on this. Individual cocktail gifts. Something all teachers definitely need at the end of the year! Perhaps even to keep in your desk in case of emergencies?
It started because I knew that one of my colleagues loves a good gin and tonic and, really, everyone needs a stiff drink by the end of the year. But I thought that giving everyone the same gift was 1. boring and 2. not great because not everyone is a G+T fan (poor souls). I put my thinking cap on and realised that the possibilities really were endless due to the range of tiny bottles of alcohol on sale and small cans of mixers. So I ended up with individual:
- Jack and Gingers
- Frangelico and Limes
The key to making a nicely wrapped gift out of this is the coaster on the bottom. This gives you some nice crisp edges and ensures that everything stays where you put it. I bought a bunch of them for $4 at KMart! Booyah!
And fairly cheap too if you’re making a few. The most expensive part of this present is the individual bottles of booze.
All up, depending on where you buy the glasses, this gift will set you back about $10 each.
How are all you lovelies going with your present buying?
Individual Cocktail Gifts – Ingredients
1 glass (doesn’t need to be fancy, just big enough to hold the can of mixer)
1 can of mixer of your choice (tonic, soda water, lime and soda, cola, ginger beer, lemonade)
1 lime – because lime makes every cocktail better
1 bottle of alcohol that matches your mixer
1 quantity of cellophane and ribbon