I am not one to really celebrate Mother’s Day. Just being completely honest here. It was never culturally important when I grew up. Yes, sure, we would craft some DIY gifts at school and give them on Mother’s Day. Which, by the way, in France is not on the same day as in the UK. Furthermore, considering the often very dodgy quality of the gifts, they would very quickly end up in the bin. You can’t have too many macaroni necklaces. But what if the solution was to come up with a gift that was fun and would involve the whole family? Like a kit to make your own gin for example.
Yes, you’ve heard well.
And no, nothing wrong with drinking with your kids. As long as they are of age, of course! Since all my siblings and I are all legally allowed to drink, my parents have joked that their booze budget has only been increasing. By booze I talk wine or beer. But you see what I mean. And they are right! Last year, while holidaying in Corsica, my parents, my four siblings, my then boyfriend now husband, and I might have drank something like 4 to 5 bottles a day. Maybe even more.
So, yeah, sitting around the table in the evening and talking with a glass of wine is something we all enjoy. Also, when I mentioned to my mum that I was making my own botanical gin, she got super excited and made me swear to keep some for her for when she comes to London in April. Don’t worry mum, I will not drink almost a liter of gin all on my own!
Anyway, back to the point.
We all know how difficult finding the perfect gift is. You want to find something that has a meaning, that can be useful and possibly something you can actually share the experience of with the receiver. That’s why when Prezzy Box got in touch for their Mother’s Day campaign, I picked a Make Your Own Gin Kit.
I mean, I knew my mum would love it. My dad will for sure love it too. My husband thinks the kit is the best idea ever. And as for my sibling… never saying no to some booze so I think I chose right. Plus, I already infused my own candy cane vodka last year, so it was just fitting!
The kit comes with an empty glass bottle, a funnel, two filters, a label, two sachets of botanical blends and five gin toppers such as star anise, rose petals, dried lavender, juniper and leafs. There is enough to create two different gins. You just need to add 75cl of vodka. The kit gives you everything you need, including the instruction card.
How to make your own gin? Nothing easier!
Infuse one of the botanical blends in the vodka for 12 to 24 hours. Not more than 24 hours though. Infuse to suit your taste. Then, filter the gin in the bottle to remove all spices and herbs. You can either drink on the spot or let rest. Then enjoy. Literally, nothing easier!
You can add gin toppers if you wish. Either to the original blend or maybe I assume, later on, to infuse again. Having received a gin infusing kit from Prezzy Box before, with three small bottles, I think I will use the small bottles to divide the gin and try each topper separately.
Also, before you say anything, yes, the gin is supposed to gin golden yellow when infused. So nothing to worry about. But yeah, I think it is a pretty good gift idea!
Do you celebrate Mother’s Day? Do you get a gift for your mum? What sort of gift? What do you think of this Make Your Own Gin Kit? Do you think it is a good idea?
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*Prezzy Box gifted this Make Your Own Gin Kit but all opinions are my own.