It’sÂ the most wonderful time of the year! Gincember!Â Just what is that you ask? Well, it’s all about gin cocktails… in December, duh.
We’ve teamed up with Shaker & Spoon this week to celebrate all things gin and offer one lucky Stir and Strain reader a free cocktail kit box!Â So, whatâ€™s in the box? Everything to make up to 12 cocktails from 3 recipes they provide (minus the booze). By letting you pick out your own booze, or to use what you have on hand, theyâ€™re able to send the box to EVERYONE in the U.S.
Here’s what Shaker & Spoon has to say about their Gincember Box:
Just in time for the glorious holiday season, it’s our Gincember Box! Modern gin is bright with lovely astringent qualities and pairs uncommonly well with fruits and herbs, which has allowed us to pack some bold flavors into this monthâ€™s recipes. Whether you’re a gin fanatic or have never really delved into the spirit before, this box will have something exciting to offer. We ask you to set those martinis and gin & tonics aside for the moment and allow us to introduce you to some new possibilities that really let ginâ€™s character shine through.
There’s the Take Flight, by Kyle Zimmerman of The Hutch in Oklahoma City. Made with gin, cold brew (which Kyle says is â€œone of the best products to get me through long shifts behind the barâ€), and our cherry demerara syrup, we canâ€™t think of a better pick-me-up!
Next is Above a Persimmon by Tyler Hudgens of The Dabney in DC. The combination of gin, fresh lemon juice, our spiced persimmon cordial, and Angostura bitters is only made more seasonally delicious when we top it all off with fresh grated nutmeg.
Last on the menu is the Flaming Rosemary Gimlet by Keith Waldbauer of Rumba in Seattle. The perfect gimlet becomes just a touch more perfect (if that’s possible) when we take a fresh sprig of rosemary, douse it in Underberg, and light it on fire!
Coffee, persimmons, nutmeg, LIGHTING THINGS ON FIRE! It’s like the perfect holiday all wrapped up in a little box and delivered to your doorstep.
If that’s gotten you fired up, enter now! Youâ€™ll get up to 10Â entries by selecting the options below.Â Giveaway ends at 11:59pm PST Monday NovemberÂ 21st, 2016. For more information on ShakerÂ & Spoon, check out their website at shakerandspoon.com today! Good luck!