Throwing a party, even a small and intimate gathering is no small feat. It's always nice to show your host that you appreciate their effort. A great way to say thank you is to bring a small gift. There's always the traditional bottle of wine or flowers, but you can also get creative and put a DIY spin on it. Here are 19 great DIY Mason jar cocktail gifts that are a perfect way to express your appreciation and gratitude. Be sure to thank these crafty bloggers for their great tutorials!
1. Hot Chocolate for Grownups
Combine hot chocolate powder, marshmallows, and a small bottle of Bailey's for a tasty wintertime treat. Bailey’s Hot Cocoa Recipe + DIY Gift by Sunny Sweet Days shows you how to make this sweet gift for your sweet party host.
2. Moscow Mule
In this Mason Jar Cocktail Gifts – XL tutorial from Something Turquoise, she shows you how to use a bigger Mason jar to hold a larger mixer beverage.
3. Lime Salt for Margaritas
Homemade lime salt can make a good margarita a great margarita. This would make a particularly great gift for a Cinco de Mayo party. The Lime Salt for Cinco de Mayo tutorial from Shaken Together Life shows you how to mix salt, lime zest, and lime essential oil.
Premaking a batch of Manhattans makes a unique Mason jar cocktail gift. BuzzFeed shows you how to do it.
5. Cherry Pie Moonshine
If you didn't think moonshine could be classy, this Cherry Pie Moonshine tutorial from Sweet C's Designs might just change your mind. You can make a big batch to fill several Mason jars.
6. Candy Flavored Vodka
This Candy Flavored Vodka tutorial from Scary Mommy shows you how to combine candy and vodka for a colorful and delicious cocktail. Lemonheads, candy canes, and gummy bears are some of your options.
7. Seven + Seven
Seagram's Seven Crown Whiskey plus Seven Up makes a refreshing cocktail. Something Turquoise shows you that it's also a great looking gift.
8. Homemade Pear Liqueur
For a perfect Fall cocktail gift, check out this Homemade Pear Liqueur tutorial from Healthy Green Kitchen.
9. Homemade Kaluha
Coffee liqueur is a popular mixer that works well in a variety of drinks and even many desserts. Did you realize you could make homemade Kaluha? It's a fun DIY touch your host might appreciate. Paula Jones from bell'alimentoshows you how.
10. DIY Bailey's Irish Cream
Bailey's Irish Cream is another favorite drink mixer that you may not know you can make at home. This Irish Cream recipe from Today's Creative Life walks you through it. Kim uses a different kind of jar, but a Mason jar would also work.
11. Infused Vodka and Bloody Mary Mix
This Bloody Mary Kit with Spicy Bloody Mary Mix and Herb Infused Vodka by HeatherOMade is a little bit more involved than some of these other cocktails, but the effort pays off.
12. Mulled Wine
Food and the City shows you how to make Easy Mulled Wine, a festive Winter classic.
13. Brandied Cherries
BuzzFeed shows you how to make brandied cherries. The images in the tutorial also show how a beautiful tag can make a big difference.
14. Homemade Egg Nog
Alton Brown knows a thing or two about making tasty food and drink. His homemade egg nog recipe is no exception. He recommends letting it age a bit in the Mason jar before enjoying or gifting.
15. Hot Buttered Rum
Hot Buttered Rum is a drink that is best enjoyed warm, making it perfect for cold winter evenings by the fire. Today's Creative Life shows you how to make this thoughtful gift.
. Tequila Blackberry Lemonade
Check out Real House Moms for this refreshing summertime cocktail. The flavors are great and the look is beautiful.