Take happy hour to new heights: With this travel cocktail gear, a Moscow mule or margarita will always be mere moments away, no matter where you land.
Travel glasses —The first step to ensuring that a cocktail is possible anywhere, anytime is a sturdy, totable tumbler – like these made from durable, heat–resistant glass with protective silicone exteriors and easy–sip lids. Porter Glasses, US$25 each
Liquid cocktail mixes —Using fresh lemon, lavender flowers, rhubarb, mint and more, Ottawa–based Split Tree Cocktail Co. bottles up bright cordials to add to sodas and spirits – try the Sour Mix with gin and club soda for an instant Tom Collins. Cocktail and Soda Mix Gift Box, $25 (4 x 60 ml bottles)
Bitters —Add a dash of Canadiana to your libation when you’re far from home: This four–pack of mini bottles from Edmonton–based Token Bitters includes Montreal Maple, Saskatoon’s Berry, Muskoka Smoke and Stampede Caesar. Token Bitters Flavours of Canada set, $36 (4 x 15 ml bottles)
Inflight kit —This tin is filled with goods to elevate your refreshments at 35,000 feet – simply add the small–batch ginger syrup to your club soda and vodka using the 1/2–ounce jigger, give it a stir with the travel–size bar spoon, pop it on the fancy linen coaster and you’ve got a mid–flight Moscow mule. Carry On Cocktail Kit The Moscow Mule, US$24
Powder cocktail mixes —With these drink crystals comprised of fruit and bitters powders, an old–fashioned, daiquiri or cosmopolitan has never been simpler to stir up: Just combine with water and your spirit of choice and it’s tipple time. Leisuremann’s Cocktail Mixes, $16 each