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The Best Martini Cocktail Kit Gifts

The Martini may well be the world’s most famous cocktail. It’s an iconic cocktail that is perfect for just about any occasion. It’s a simple drink with few ingredients, but with a long history that showcases the charm of this delectable drink. We have put together some of the best Martini related gifts to bring to you a perfect Martini kit. 

With our personalized Martini gift sets, you have the option of selecting the items that go into your Martini gift basket. A great gift idea for the home or office!

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What Is Included In A Curated Martini Mix Gift Set?

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Liquor

The Martini is simple. Just two ingredients: gin and vermouth. Well, that is, if you are looking at the traditional recipe. Otherwise, you can choose vodka as well, although purists may scoff at that. 

The gin brings a more complex, botanical flavour to the drink. The vodka, on the other hand, gives you a smoother and simpler taste profile. 

Vermouth is a fortified wine that’s had its alcohol content boosted with a neutral alcohol and flavored with botanicals. The type of vermouth can make the Martini dry or sweet. 

No matter what the origins, at 180 Drinks, we use carefully curated spirits as part of our Martini gift basket.

Gifts With Fruits And Vegetables

There are four famous types of Martinis:

  • Dry Martini Gift Set
  • Dirty Martini Gift Set
  • Vesper Martini
  • Gibson Martini

Each of these martini types may have a different garnish such as olives, citrus, or even cocktail onions. 

We include fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables to deliver a wholesome drink gift experience. 

We aim to source our fruits and vegetables locally where possible. We use organic produce, ensuring that your giftee receives the freshest gifts each time.

Martini Gifts: Herbs And Spices

A Martini is already infused with various herbs and spices through the vermouth botanicals. However, you can always spice a martini up with some aromatics as garnish. 

Some great herbs you can use for garnish are:

  • Thyme (Place olives on a sprig)
  • Rosemary (Place olives on a sprig)

Adding herbs gives your drink another aromatic dimension to your Martini gift basket, one that your giftee is sure to appreciate!

Citrus Fruits 

Lemons and oranges are used in many cocktails, either as garnishes or as juices. 

Citrus fruits add vibrancy and punch to a drink, imparting a burst of fresh flavour and aromas. 

One of our favorite recipes with a citrus burst is a Dry Orange Martini. Below is the recipe. 

Ingredients

2 ounces gin (or vodka)

1/2 ounce triple sec

1/2 ounce dry vermouth

Dash orange bitters

Garnish: ​orange twist

Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled glass. 

As with our fruits and vegetables, we included only the freshest citrus fruits.

Sweeteners 

Sweeteners are common with many non-traditional martinis such as: 

  • Chocolate Martinis
  • Apple Martini Kit
  • Espresso Martini Kit
  • Lemon Drop Martinis 
  • Passion Fruit Martinis
  • French Martini Kit
  • Lychee Martini Kit

Whenever we add sweeteners as part of our alcohol gifts, we ensure that these are free from artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, and sweeteners.

Bitters 

Bitters are a bartender’s spice rack. Depending on the type of Martini, bitters may be an optional or mandatory ingredient. 

Bitters deliver a perfect complexity that complements the flavours of the gin and vermouth.

Martini Kit: Garnishes 

The classic Martini garnish has long been the lemon twist or olives. The olives are an interesting choice because the flavour of the olive will slowly infuse into the drink, adding more dimension as it settles. 

But lemons and olives are not the only garnishes that bartenders have been using with their Martinis. Other variations include:

  • Pickled onions
  • Orange peel
  • Grapefruit peel
  • Rosemary
  • Caperberry

No matter which garnish you choose, the right garnish should always complement the cocktail. It will build up the anticipation of the first taste and last until the parting note of the last sip.

Martini Gifts: Ice 

Bartenders prefer large cube ice to chill drinks because it melts slower preserving the flavours of the drink.

You have the option to add in large ice cube trays that create ice that melts slowly, allowing the flavors and aromas of the drink to reach its fullest expression.

Now, that chilled Martini sounds more appealing, doesn’t it?

A pro-tip is to use hot water for your ice cube tray, because it has less trapped gases than cold water. This helps the ice with its density and clarity.

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Martini Glass Set

Just like the historical origin of the Martini, the origin of the Martini glass is also a bit obscure. The Martini is served in what’s known as the Martini glass or the cocktail glass. The thin stem and the conical top is the iconic image of this classic cocktail. 

Remember that the Martini is best served frosty and chilled and the long, thin stem of the Martini glass ensures that the cocktail doesn’t warm up too quickly in your hands.

With our Martini glass gift box, you ensure that your recipient has the right glass for this cocktail.

Recipe Cards 

At 180 Drinks, we believe that your Martini mix set should offer an overall experience. We like to include some of our best recipes for the Martini gift basket, that way, your giftee is not lost when they receive the gift. They know just how to create the right cocktails!

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Martini Mix Gift Set: Snacks 

You can make your Martini gift box more complete with other food items. 

Check out the individual product descriptions for snack options.

Chocolate Gifts For Martini Lovers 

One of the most requested Martini related gifts from our customers is chocolate! 

Chocolate can elevate your Martini drinking experience. 

The Martini is a beautifully balanced cocktail that can pair well with chocolate.

Chocolate and Martini complement each other. The complexity of the vodka and gin can be enhanced with the richness of a good chocolate.

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Martini Related Gifts: Bar Tools 

To make great quality drinks, you require great quality equipment.

At 180 Drinks, we can provide a range of high quality professional barware for your Martini kit.

You can add our bar tools to your Martini gift basket which come in handy for any home bar!

For example we offer:

  • Martini Shaker Kits
  • Martini Starter Kits
  • Martini Mix Gift Sets
  • And more!

Our Martini gifts illustrate both the art and science of how the tools and ingredients work together to help create high quality drinks.

Personalize Your Martini Related Gifts 

We can personalize your Martini gift basket with a special message to the giftee. 

All you have to do is add a note at the time of ordering. We will make sure the recipient gets it!

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Martini Gift Box FAQs

I am interested in the Martini kit gift. What are the areas you serve?

We deliver our martini kit gifts across Ontario. 

We offer delivery through our couriers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and by post across Ontario. 

Who Invented The Martini?

For a drink that’s so famous, the history and origin of the Martini is a bit opaque. Theories abound, but the most common one is that the Martini was invented by Jerry Thomas, a bartender at the Occidental Hotel in California, US. 

What Are The Many Varieties Of Martinis?

There are many specific types of Martinis. The enduring popularity of the Martini is that it’s an incredibly versatile drink. Some of the other Martini-related cocktail kit gifts you can consider are:

  • Apple Martini gift basket
  • Chocolate Martini gift basket
  • Dirty Martini cocktail kit gift
  • Espresso Martini kit gift
  • Gin Martini gift
  • Lemon Drop Martini kit gift
  • Passion Fruit Martini gift sets
  • Vodka Martini gift
  • French Martini 
  • Lychee Martini Kit

What’s the difference between all these Martinis? Well, some are coffee-based, some fruit-based, and some use a different liquor. For example, an Apple Martini would be a typical cocktail using vodka, but it adds apple syrup or liqueur, to give it a distinctly apple-ish feel!

The Lemon Drop Martini gift would be a perfect combination of sweet and sour! The cocktail uses vodka, fresh lemon juice, orange liqueur, and simple syrup to create a refreshing all-day cocktail.

The Passion Fruit Martini is another summery-spring cocktail made from a passion fruit syrup.

What do you mean by a dry Martini or a dirty Martini?

A dry Martini is one that is made with less vermouth. A wet Martini is made with more vermouth. A dirty Martini is what you get when you add a little bit of olive brine. The brine is used with or without the vermouth. We offer a dirty Martini gift basket as well for you!

I have ordered the Apple Martini gift set. When will my order be delivered or shipped?

Order by 5pm for next day delivery via our local couriers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). 

If you are outside the GTA, or select a post delivery method at checkout your order will be processed for delivery the next business day. The shipping time depends on the shipping method and carrier selected. 

Our subscription boxes are prepared for shipment or delivery by the first week of each month. We will send you an email with a tracking number for shipments sent via post. 

I need my Martini gift in less than 24 hours! Is that possible?

Oh yes! That last-minute gift panic! We have been there and we would do our best to accommodate you. Ultimately, however, this depends on the gift availability and the shipping address. For these queries, please contact us and we will see what we can do. 

Can I pick up the gift?

Absolutely! You can pick up your Martini gift for FREE from 9am to 8pm every day at our office. This is our address: 400 Matheson Blvd E, Unit 20, Mississauga ON L4Z 1N8. 

I am thinking of getting the Chocolate Martini gift set. Can you deliver this on a specific date?

Definitely! You might want to have your gift delivered on a specific day because it’s someone’s anniversary or birthday. When you order from us, you can select a preferred delivery date. We will then schedule delivery for the date desired. 

Do I need to refrigerate my Lemon Drop Martini gift?

Well, we suggest that you refrigerate any of the fruits such as citrus fruits and other perishable fruits on receipt. Citrus fruits are best had when fresh and we make sure that the lemons we send are bursting with flavor and aroma. 

We also recommend that you take the syrups or herbs and garnishes and keep them in the refrigerator until you or your giftee is ready to make the drink. The sooner you use our ingredients, the better your drink will taste! Also, note that keeping your glasses chilled is a great way of ensuring that your Martini is icy cold!

What exactly is a Martini kit gift subscription?

We have this option because we realized that many customers didn’t want to stop with just one gift! A subscription ensures that you make your giftee remember you each month. It’s the perfect gift that keeps giving. With a subscription, your giftee receives a new unique drink each month for a selected duration. You can purchase our Martini related gifts with the following options:

  • 3 months
  • 6 months
  • 12 months
  • Infinity (Billed Monthly) 

The process is simple: Subscriptions of your Martini gift box or Martini mix gift set will ship directly. Your giftee will take their drink gift at the same time every month, and we email them to notify of its arrival! Check with us for more Martini gift basket ideas that aren’t on this page!

I have ordered your Martini gift box. Who should I contact if I have any questions regarding the order?

You can email us for questions about Martini related gifts or your Martini mix gift set. 

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