What Type of Cocktail are YOU?

What Type of Cocktail are YOU?

 Need help choosing a cocktail?  Check out our guide below and match your favorite person to their soul cocktail!


    December 02, 2022 — ShopKeeper
    Crème de Liqueurs for Fancy Craft Cocktails!

    Crème de Liqueurs for Fancy Craft Cocktails!

    There is always room for a touch of elegance and luxury whether you're a  home bartender or an experienced mixologist. With rich and luscious liquors, we are able to create an assortment of cocktails that are packed with exciting bursts of flavor.

    What's the difference between liquors and liqueurs? They might sound similar, but understanding the difference is key to unlocking all the cocktail making potential of a great liqueur. Liqueurs are essentially sweetened and diluted forms of liquor. There is a vast arrangement of liqueurs ranging from sweet and creamy, to citrus-flavored and everything in between. Because it has been sweetened with fruits and infused with all sorts of different herbs and spices, liqueurs are ideal for complimenting the ingredients in a cocktail.

    Browse our Cocktails with Liqueur and keep reading to get an idea about all our favorite cocktail kits you can gift to all your favorite people!

    Crème de Violette 

    Our Midnight Sun Cocktail Kit is a great way to try this unique liqueur. Made widely popular during the Prohibition era, The Aviation Cocktail and our version of this drink The Glacial Drop, both use crème de violette and showcase hues of the pretty violet color. Try brands like Giffard Crème de Violette and Rothman & Winter Crème de Violette to give it that creaminess and floral aromatic tasting notes. 

    Melon Liqueur

    Check out our Easy Tiger Cocktail Kit with the classic Green Eyed Tiger cocktail using melon liqueur.  It’s vibrant green, honeydew melon profile with tequila, citrus and ginger make the Green Eyed Tiger a real showstopper. Try brands like Midori and their other famous cocktails the Midori Margarita and Melon Ball. 

    Pomegranate Liqueur

    The Cosmopolitan is a vodka cocktail favorite. To create our version of the Pomegranate Cosmopolitan, check out our Posmo Cosmo Cocktail Kit.   Try brands like PAMA and Vedrenne to make any pomegranate drink even more special, especially the drink of choice on Sex and the City, the classic Cosmopolitan.

    April 05, 2022 — ShopKeeper
    The Best Valentine's Day Gifts For Cocktail Lovers

    The Best Valentine's Day Gifts For Cocktail Lovers

    This year for Valentine's Day, ditch the commercial gifts of the past and leave the gifting to Crafted Taste! Show your loved ones or special someone just how much they mean to you with one of our curated cocktail kits from our Valentine's Day Collection.  Each kit makes 12-16 cocktails off multiple recipes, perfect for enjoying together.

    Browse our Valentine's Day Collection today, or keep reading to get an idea about all our favorite cocktail kits you can gift to all your favorite people!

    Cocktail Kits For That Special Someone

    Are you looking for kits that say Love? Look no further than these four delicious cocktail kits!

    The Lovebird includes everything you need to make two amazing rum based drinks. Enjoy rum with passionfruit syrup and grapefruit, infused with firewater for a sexy kick of heat plus get that dose of chocolate with rum and chocolate bitters for the Bittersweet Daiquiri. 

    For the Lusty Lady in your life, shake up gin and a dash of lavender bitters, sweet-sour cranberry and finished with a white foam top make it the perfect cocktail for when you’re looking for a touch of elegance. The kit includes all the ingredients and two recipes to make the Lusty Lady cocktail and the tasty St.Snowfall cocktail.

    Send some sparkle with our Little Violeta Cocktail Kit! This kit includes the mixers, garnishes, and spirits you need to make four different colorful and delicious drinks. All three kits, the premium, full, and mixer kits, include the high-quality ingredients you need to make the Little Violeta, Strawberry Tanager, Passion Sipper, and Butterfly French 75. The bold taste of gin compliments the sweet fruity flavors of the strawberry and citrus syrups, with the sparkling Rose adding a bubbly twist to any drink. 

    Seasonal with the Lunar New Year but also for the Tiger in our lives, our Easy Tiger cocktail kit shines with Tequila and a great version of the favorite margarita. Make the Easy Tiger, Orange Rabbit, Red Dragon and the Green Eyed Tiger for a weekend of love and celebration. 

    Send Love to Friends and Family

    The Bee’s Knees Cocktail Kit includes everything you need to make the classic Bee’s Knees cocktail and three other delicious gin-based drinks. Add a twist of cucumber and citrus with the Cucumber Cooler, or blend honey and lemon flavors in the Apiary Fizz. The mixer-only kit includes syrups and garnishes you need to add a classy finish to one of these four drinks or your flavorful creation. 

    Our The Man's Best Friend is the perfect kit for the Salty Dogs in our life that mean so much to us.  This kit includes our takes on the classic Vodka Sour, the delicious bite of the Salty Dog and great Collins Sipper.

    Superhuman friends and family need a toast and our My Hero cocktail kit checks all the boxes.  Made with Scotch and Fernet, these sophisticated cocktails show respect and a touch of humor with the included cocktails, The Cape, Take Flight, Whisked Away of course, My Hero.

    No matter who you’re shopping for this holiday season, the premium cocktail kits from Crafted Taste will make the perfect gift. From classic drink recipes to unique flavors yet to be enjoyed, there is something for everyone in our collections. Shop today and be sure to explore our blog for recipe ideas and party-hosting inspiration!

    January 31, 2022 — ShopKeeper
    Crafted Taste Premium Cocktail Kits

    Shake Up Your Holiday Gift-Giving With These 10 Premium Cocktail Kits

    The holiday season is here, and nothing says “getting into the holiday spirit” quite like shopping for the perfect gift. Gift-giving and spreading joy in the holiday celebrations world can be hard and stressful, but with Crafted Taste Cocktail Kits, it doesn’t have to be! After all, who wouldn’t love to get a bartender-quality cocktail kit as a gift?

    November 15, 2021 — ShopKeeper
    Your Favorite Classic Cocktails: Fall Edition

    Your Favorite Classic Cocktails: Fall Edition


    While you may not be ready to give up your refreshing summer cocktails just yet, fall is right around the corner, and that means so are fall cocktails. At Crafted Taste, we know the importance of having delicious cocktails no matter the season. We offer a cocktail kit collection so you can make any cocktail you can imagine from a margarita to a Moscow mule and everything in between.

    Whether you are looking for a creamy cocktail to cozy up by the fire with, a refreshing drink for a warmer fall day or a drink with flair to kick this season off on the right note, these cocktail kits and drinks are sure to do the trick!

    Maple Manhattan

    The Maple Manhattan is a twist on the classic Manhattan with a dash of a fall. All you need is a bit of maple syrup for a sliver of sweetness and your Crafted Taste Aged Manhattan Cocktail Kit to make it happen. To make your Maple Manhattan, simply fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add your bourbon, vermouth, maple syrup, and bitters. Next, shake and strain into a glass, garnish with a cherry, and enjoy over and over again all fall!  

    Pumpkin Spice White Russian

    What screams fall more than pumpkin spice? Add a dash of pumpkin spice into your life this fall with a twist on the classic White Russian Cocktail. The Pumpkin Spice White Russian cocktail is simple and easy to make. All you have to do is add vodka, pumpkin spice creamer, and coffee liqueur into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake, and enjoy. You can make your Pumpkin Spice White Russian look and taste even better by adding a graham cracker rim and topping it off with whipped cream!

    Caramel Apple Moscow Mule

    Your Crafted Taste Moscow Mule Kit is a must to perfectly make this Caramel Apple Moscow Mule. This classic cocktail is transformed into the perfect autumn drink by simply using sweet caramel vodka, fresh apple cider, and ginger beer. Combine all the ingredients in a shaker and pour over ice into your copper mugs and enjoy the best Caramel Apple Moscow Mule you’ll ever have. The caramel vodka and apple cider add sweetness to the classic Moscow Mule which makes it the perfect drink for the season. You can garnish your drinks with apple wedges to add extra fall flavor and aesthetic! 

    Fig Old Fashioned

    If you appreciate the taste of a rich, smooth, and silky classic old-fashioned, you’ll love this fall-themed cocktail. The Fig Old-Fashioned is the perfect fall spin on the traditional cocktail made with bourbon, sugar, bitters, and orange. The simplicity of an Old-fashioned makes it the perfect candidate to spin into the Fig Old Fashioned you’ll drink all fall. With Crafted Taste’s Old Fashioned cocktail kit you can make the sweet-but-not-too-sweet cocktail. All you’ll need is bourbon, an orange, maple syrup, a fig, and balsamic vinegar to enjoy the best fall old-fashioned you’ll make all year, no matter the season.

    Pumpkin Pie Martini

    There’s nothing better than a themed martini. This Pumpkin Pie Martini will get you into all your cozy fall feels and tastes like autumn in a glass. The Pumpkin Pie Martini is creamy, smooth, sweet, and rich with added dashes of your favorite fall flavors. Easily create this cozy cocktail as a dessert drink on Thanksgiving, at holiday parties, or just for yourself at home! Just use Pumpkin Spice Vodka, Dark Rum, half and half, Pumpkin Puree (canned or homemade), Maple Syrup, Pure Vanilla Extract, and ice. Decorate your rim with graham cracker and cinnamon for that extra touch of fall. We promise you’ll love this Pumpkin Pie Martini

    Apple Cider Margarita

    Who says margaritas are just for summer? Add a touch of fall to your favorite summer cocktail and enjoy it on those fall days when it may be a bit warmer outside! The Apple Cider Margarita is one of the best drinks you’ll have this season hands down. All you’ll need is your Crafted Taste Margarita Kit, including tequila, then apple cider, triple sec (orange liqueur), and lime juice. The Apple Cider Margarita is a perfect transition drink into the fall season because it’s refreshing, while also sweet and tart at the same time. Spice up your rim too with some cinnamon and sugar, and even garnish with a cinnamon stick or apple slice to make your Apple Cider Margarita that much better. We also recommend trying with a smoked salt rim!

    Classic Cocktails For Fall And So Much More

    Our cocktail kits and recipe guides will broaden your horizons all year long and help you make a delicious cocktail for every season. Be sure to shop all of our cocktail kits today and check out our blog for recipes, party ideas, and more! 

    October 03, 2021 — Jeannie S Cho
    Serve up a signature cocktail to celebrate your 21st birthday with a premium cocktail kit from Crafted Taste. Each unique kit includes ingredients and recipes.

    Creating A Signature Cocktail For Your 21st Birthday

    Serve up a signature cocktail to celebrate your 21st birthday with a premium cocktail kit from Crafted Taste. Each unique kit includes ingredients and recipes.

    September 20, 2021 — Jeannie S Cho
    The Perfect Girls’ Night Cocktails

    The Perfect Girls’ Night Cocktails

    Read all about cocktail kits From Crafted Taste, perfect for any and all of your girls’ night festivities and cocktail recipe needs.

    September 20, 2021 — Jeannie S Cho
    5 Cocktail Party Recipes That Will Win You Host of the Year

    5 Cocktail Party Recipes That Will Win You Host of the Year

    Whip out some tasty cocktails for your next small gathering or virtual happy hour! And whether you’re a beginner-level bartender or a master-level mixologist, these five cocktail recipes will be sure to impress both you and your guests!

    Frosé Moscow Mule

    This drink blends a refreshing, flavorful cocktail with ice to make the perfect party slushie for grownups. Take a sip of this fresh and fruity beverage, and feel yourself basking in the tropics of Hawaii or the beaches of the Maldives. With our full Frosé Moscow Mule Cocktail Kit, you will receive everything you need to make this refreshing cocktail, including premium vodka and rosé!


    Fall Fresca

    Fall fresca

    If you’re looking for something a little warmer, the fall fresca drink is a perfect choice! The tart lemon sweetness, balanced with fragrant pink pepper base notes, is a winning combination in this sparkling gin-based cocktail. While the flavor of this cocktail might remind you of autumn leaves and pumpkin pie, the sparkling soda makes this a timeless classic. Our version of the fall fresca comes in our Harvest Royale Cocktail Kit, which includes all the spirits and craft mixers you need to create four delicious drinks to enjoy with your loved ones near and far!


    Mezcal Sunrise

    A sunrise with a little smoke is what makes this one special. Mix orange juice and grenadine with a dash of bitter for a delicious cocktail that looks almost as good as it tastes! Tequila’s edgier cousin, the mezcal sunrise, has definitely earned its place in your cocktail rotation this season. You can make this drink with our El Diablo Cocktail Kit. This full kit is a must-have for adventurous mixologists who want to upgrade their margaritas or add some extra flair to their drink recipes with tart, spicy, and smoky flavors.


    Moon and Back

    This sweet passion fruit cocktail with a hint of rose is a luxurious experience best enjoyed by two lovebirds. The Moon and Back cocktail is one of four signature drinks in our To The Moon and Back Cocktail Kit, which includes everything you need to celebrate the journey with your significant other. Enjoy romantic cocktails that are sweet, spicy, and passionate, or send this kit as a gift to another pair of lovebirds in your life. With drink names like “The Soulmate” and “Perfect Love,” this fruity, rosey cocktail kit will help you say how you truly feel. 


    Bird's Eye Margarita

    The Bird's Eye Margarita fuses sweet tangerine syrup and bird's eye chili syrup for a hot and spicy sparkle. Impress your guests even further by rimming a chilled margarita glass with habanero salt, for a delicious savory heat. And if you’re looking to bring even more heat, the Bird’s Eye Margarita Cocktail Kit will upgrade your tequila game with all kinds of unique flavors. Whether you’re craving a peppery kick or a citrus tang, this cocktail kit is sure to satisfy. 

    Still thirsty? Visit our website and get crafting with our premium cocktail kits. To get the most out of your mixing experience, sign up for a Crafted Taste Subscription to receive a bartender-approved cocktail kit. Each box contains all the full-sized ingredients you need to create delicious drinks at home. Click here to learn more about our subscription options. Happy shaking!

    February 11, 2021 — Jake Kahane
    Interior Design

    What Your Favorite Cocktail Says About Your Interior Design Style

    Interiors, like cocktails, must be carefully crafted. From selecting the perfect glassware (or wall color) that sets the luxurious backdrop for the rest of the design, to the final artistic garnish (or home accessory) that enhances the aesthetic experience, every little detail is important. 

    I recently stumbled upon Crafted Taste and was delighted by their variety of craft cocktail kits. Especially right now, when bars are closed and you’re more likely to be craving your favorite cocktails at home — this is such a wonderful option! 

    With their kits, you can expand your palate with new concoctions, enjoy your favorites, and even try your hand at mixing. Genius! I LOVE this solution to getting craft cocktails at home!

    And speaking of home… whether you’re classic yet contemporary, edgy and eclectic, or traditionally timeless, the cocktails you enjoy and the interiors that catch your eye likely have a lot in common… the same personalities, undertones, flavors, and vibes. The little nuances that set apart your favorite drink are often the same ones that make you feel at home in your space.

    In that spirit, I thought I’d pick 5 of Crafted Taste’s cocktail kits and dive into the personality traits and interiors that go with them! Ready to see what your favorite cocktail says about your home decor style? Pull up a seat and let’s dive in…


    1. Are You Complex Yet Classic?

    Your Favorite Drink: 

    Old Fashioned
    Old Fashioned


    There's no cocktail more classic than the Old Fashioned, but there is also no cocktail more worthy of experimenting with. The traditional drink alone is well worth sipping on the regular, but the base of whiskey, sugar, and bitters lays the perfect foundation for playful creation as well. 

     The Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit allows you to do just that… from essential ingredients to fun mixers, you have everything you need to transform this timeless cocktail into your own unique, signature drink.


    Your Persona: 

    If the Old Fashioned is your drink, you are hip and cool, while simultaneously sharp and well-put-together. You take your time to appreciate the complexity of the cocktail and the refinement in every sip. We might find you sitting in a jazz lounge, lingering over conversation, soaking in the atmosphere, living in the moment.

    Your Interior Design Match:

    Interior Design

    Think Mad Men meets La La Land. Your ideal home decor is complex, a bit moody, and full of rich textures... like this modernized, gothic-inspired sitting room. Boasting a variety of gray hues, it’s balanced perfectly by metallic bookshelves, dark indigo velvet seating, and an exquisite fur rug. Rich grays and subtle decor are sultry-yet-sophisticated, masculine-yet-cozy, complex-yet-classic. Does this speak your language?

    Are You Laid Back and Lively?


    Your Favorite Drink: 

    Mint Julep


    Mint Julep

    While traditionally a summer staple, the Mint Julep will help anyone feel those relaxing, sunny vibes all year round. This laid-back drink doesn’t require fancy techniques or curated garnishes...just fresh ingredients, quality bourbon, and a stylish stainless steel cup. (Grab The Mint Julep Cocktail Kit for everything you need to craft this beauty when the mood strikes.)

    Your Persona:  

    Mint Julep calling your name? Let me guess… you’re someone who doesn’t take yourself too seriously, right?! You enjoy the depth of bourbon and the playfulness of fresh mint. Your friends would describe you as unconventional and maybe even the life of the party. We might find you out in your Miami-inspired backyard with a fedora, either dancing to salsa music or sitting on a rattan chair, Cuban in hand.


    Your Interior Design Match: 

    Interior Design

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    If you’ve ever traveled to Marrakech, it probably felt like home, didn’t it? Like this stunning outdoor lounge, featuring pops of greens, teals, black and white stripes, and peachy tones. Can you imagine sitting by the pool, surrounded by bold colors and lively patterns, graced by soothing palm leaves and an elegant pendant light overhead? Bliss and a party wrapped in one… and waiting for your arrival!


    Are You Sophisticated and Sexy?


    Your Favorite Drink: 

    Aged Manhattan
    Aged Manhattan 

    The Aged Manhattan is a perfect example of a seemingly simple cocktail that has been elevated by the infusion of barrel-aged spirits, which add a rich and subtle smokiness to the drink while maintaining the smooth sipping quality. 

    The Aged Manhattan Cocktail Kit allows for a full range of customization, from crafting a Manhattan to sip right away to directions for aging the cocktail, which develops more complex and interesting flavors.


    Your Persona: 

    Manhattans, like you, are certainly classic but with a sexy edge. You exist in the same sphere as Martini-drinkers... an alluring realm of sophistication and nuanced simplicity. Whether you take your Manhattan with bourbon or rye, a twist or a cherry garnish, you are a polished, elegant, and a sought-after guest at any high-end affair. Sound about right?


    Your Interior Design Match: 

    Interior Design


    Like a well-tailored suit or stunning LBD, you feel most comfortable in homes that are distinguished, elevated, and classy. You appreciate luxury, and have no trouble relaxing in textured, bold rooms like this one. The opulence on display in this magnificent sitting room speaks your language.

    From the marble-inlaid walls to the geometric granite flooring...from the crystalled chandeliers to the velour custom furniture...from the metallic accent tables to the mile-high tray ceilings...you get the idea. This mind blowing space is sophisticated-yet-sexy, far-from-simple, but perfect for your elaborate and refined tastes.



    Are You Polished and Proper?


    Your Favorite Drink:

     Scotch Kiss 
    The Scotch Kiss 

    The Scotch Kiss is decadent and creamy...fit for royalty or for gifting to that special someone in your life. The Scotch Kiss Cocktail Kit provides everything you need to try this luxe beverage at home...from scotch to syrups, smoked salt, pineapple juice, and more...this drink is buttoned-up, beautiful, and blissfully delicious.


    Your Persona: 

    Any Scotch Kiss drinker is no doubt a fan of Downton Abbey and an admirer of England’s darling, Kate Middleton. You’re prim and proper, valuing relationships, etiquette, and tradition. Yet, you’re also stylish and charming, and some might say, the epitome of modern-day-princess poise. Others look to you for guidance.


    Your Interior Design Match:

    Interior Design

    Tradition and elegance are on display in your home (or at least, they should be!). You admire modern takes on luxury design, floral patterns that are subtle and sophisticated, pastel tones to add color to a room, and timeless decor that is as fit for a palace as it is for your living room. Crystals, gilded accents, and ornate architectural details are the design elements of your dreams…

    Are You Bold & En Vogue?

    The Drink: 

     Buffalo Negra
    The Buffalo Negra

    The Buffalo Negra is sweet and herbal with hints of citrus and a touch of vinegar. This newer cocktail is cool and sure to become a classic, mostly because it breaks every rule in the book. It is as refreshing on a hot day as it is warming on a cold night, making it multifaceted and versatile. (Grab a Buffalo Negra Cocktail Kit to craft this bold beverage in your at-home bar.)

    Your Persona: 

    If you’ve already experienced the delicate and delightful flavors of the Buffalo Negra, you’re someone who stays on top of trends. You like to stand out from the crowd and are a regular socialite who makes brunching a lifestyle rather than an event. This spirited drink is fit for an equally dynamic personality, like yours.

    Your Interior Design Match:

    Interior Design

    Since Carrie from Sex and the City is your alter ego, you crave spaces that are bold. Rules (in life and in design) have no place in your world, and you love to make a statement. This eclectic yet on-point living room, designed by Kelly Wearstler, calls to you in so many ways. 

    From the bold patterns to visible textile, the feminine cabinet decor, and the lusciously-upholstered furniture, this city-chic space breaks the rules and creates its own...just like you!

    What’s Next?

    Crafting the perfect interior for your personality takes time and expertise, but crafting a tasty cocktail doesn’t have to. Click here to shop all cocktail kits that will establish you as a master mixologist in no time.

    And if you’re ready to redesign your home to better reflect your personal vibe, let’s chat. I can’t wait to craft something unique and cocktail-inspired together (drink in hand, of course!). 


    September 21, 2020 — IT Martech NetElixir
    How to Host a Fabulous Virtual Cocktail Hour

    How to Host a Fabulous Virtual Cocktail Hour

    You may have seen that virtual cocktail hours are surging in popularity with friends and within corporations.  Getting together with others is so important for our mental health and for companies, seeing your co-workers in their home-based work spaces is bonding and a fun way to unite the team. Here are our tips for planning a fabulous virtual cocktail hour.

    Pick an Event Day 2 Weeks in Advance.

    • Alcohol Delivery is huge right now and many companies are delivering slower than usual. The cocktails are key here, so ensure everyone will be ready for the party by choosing a Crafted Taste cocktail kit for your guests here and order in plenty of time for your event
    • Give people a chance to plan their grocery list ( ice, limes, lemons etc).  Since we are all limiting our errand days, a little notice will give people time to get ingredients on their next shopping trip.

    Pick the Video Chat Technology that is Best.

    • Everyone will need a minute to check that their computer setup will work before the event.  
    • Zoom is a popular choice and has an easy invite method.  The free version is limited to 40 minutes but you might get lucky and be granted "unlimited" during the chat. If you don't and it times out after 40 minutes, you can easily restart the chat. 
    • Google Hangouts, Facetime, Skype, Facebook, WhatsApp all have video options.

    Set The Ambiance.  

    • Have everyone choose a funny background image.  Take advantage of the tech and funny images behind your face on a chat can really be fun. You can get a custom background here on Canva.
    • Have everyone make their cocktails at the same time.  Great way to have a shared activity experience.
    • If it's a work party, have an executive lead the cocktail making. Makes for a great personable company event.

    Help Guide the Conversation.

    • With video, long pauses or awkward side conversations are really evident so get everyone chatting together and have fun! 
    • Trivia is a great way to have everyone involved without 20 people talking over each other. 

    Ready to start the party? Order a Crafted Taste Cocktail Kit and start planning today! 

    Click here to shop all Crafted Taste cocktail kits.




    April 05, 2020 — Jake Kahane