Gorgeous Gifting …. Drinks baskets

by WorldAccordingtoSamHughes

Ever stuck for an original idea for a wedding gift or moving in gift or just something nice to take to a friend when visiting? Well after sampling a few gin cocktails at Maltby Street Market‘s Little Bird Gin stall I fell in love with the handled jam jar’s used for their gin based Bloody Mary so as soon as I got home I searched t’internet to purchase my very own …. you can find them here on Amazon at £9.99 for 4.  I have a stash of them now  but have gifted to friends for birthdays/moving in etc along with a bottle of booze to suitably theme my gift

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For a Bloody Mary Box I add a bottle of Vodka, Big Tom tomato juice, celery salt, tabasco, lemon and a big bunch of celery …. try to buy this from a greengrocer or market as the supermarket ones tend to have been trimmed and so don’t look as pretty …. and finish off with a recipe written on tracing paper and a packet of retro looking paper straws.  This one was presented in a fruit crate (picked up from our lovely local greengrocer) and finish with some raffia

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The Pimms Box includes a bottle of Pimms (obvs!), lemonade (I prefer the beautifully packaged artisan lemonades but on this occasion I had to make do with Schweppes), lemons, strawberries, cucumber, apples and paper straws.  I used an old Fortnum & Mason Hamper for this one finished again with raffia.

Other drinks baskets I have done are the new Blackberry Pimms, presented with all of the above but replacing the strawberries with blackberries …. you can even pick these yourself if its the right time of year.  You can adapt the gift basket to suit your favourite cocktail but remember these are quite large glasses so suit long cocktails and coolers …… you can even make a non-alcoholic version with elderflower cordial and sparkling water … or forget the vodka and give a Virgin Mary basket … the options are endless

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Have a great weekend!

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