We’re already in the Christmas mood, and the stress of finding the perfect gift for your loved ones have you crawled up in a corner praying for Santa to perform a Christmas miracle. 

And if you’re anything like me, then you’ve also managed to procrastinate getting gifts for friends and family a dozen times. But don’t fret!

There’s an easy DIY gift idea that everyone (of legal drinking age) will love and find very useful!

These Mason jar cocktail kits are so simple but pack a big thoughtful punch.

Making a homemade gift doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, there isn’t much “homemade” about these adorable Mason jar cocktails kits except that you’ve to go buy all the supplies and put them together yourself. Sometimes it really is the thought that counts.

These cocktail kits are not only packaged super cute, but your friends and family who love indulging in booze will find them incredibly adorable.

Depending on how the holiday is going, they may craft the cocktail right out of the bag!

Jen Causey from Something Turquoise is showing us how to whip them up.

  • To get started, you’ll need:
  • 6oz Mason Jar Mugs (mouth must be at least 2.5″ wide)
  • Cute paper straws
  • Mini bottles of alcohol
  • String and gift tags (which you can also totally make yourself out of old cards)
  • 7.5oz Mini-skinny bottles of soda
  • Scissors

Here are step by step instructions:

Cut a piece of ribbon or string that’s long enough to tie around the top of the jar plus a bit more to tie it. Attach the gift tag with a greeting of your choosing and voila!

Tie the string around the lip of the Mason jar, leaving a loop to fasten the straw. Then, repeat it again, but this time to attach a small bottle of Jack Daniels Whiskey (or your preferred alcohol) onto the lid of the jar.

If you are making lots of these or can’t find a small bottle of Jack Daniels, grab some small empty bottles and fill from a larger container. You could also use rum instead of whiskey.

Pair whatever sodas or drinks you think will go with each alcohol best, such as:

  • Jack Daniels and cola
  • Vodka and Red Bull
  • Gin and tonic.
  • Tequila and Grapefruit Soda (Paloma)
  • Beer and Lemonade (Shandy)
  • Sparkling wine and OJ (Mimosa)
  • Vodka and OJ (Screwdriver)

Your friends and family will appreciate it even more if you get their favorite drink right!