This post was made in partnership with TruviaÂ®. Recipes and ideas are my own.
Halloween may have you thinking about those sweet treats filling up your jack-o-lantern buckets, but today weâ€™re going to be talking about a different kind of sweetnessâ€¦how we show a little sweetness to each other every day. And weâ€™ve got a fun cocktail kit weâ€™ll show you how to make when you want to give a little sweetness to a friend, partner, or yourself!
Weâ€™ve teamed up with TruviaÂ® to find out â€œWhat motivates you to be sweet and kind.â€ Truvia and Upworthy.com are exploring what motivates individuals to be sweet. Some of the research might surprise you and they have a fun quiz you can take to find out what your sweetness personality type is too. There are four possible types: Purely Sweet, Reciprocally Sweet, Tactfully Sweet, and Graciously Sweet. Curious what kind of sweetness you are? Take the quiz and let me know! I am Graciously Sweet, which means I enjoy doing kind things with the goal of inspiring others to pay it forward. I admit I do love a teachable moment.
So, today Iâ€™m going to use this post as a teachable moment. Iâ€™m going to teach you all how to put together a simple cocktail kit to give to a friend, partner or yourself. This could be a thank you gift, a hostess gift, something to give for the holidays, or an extra special treat you can tuck away for yourself when you need a little self-care.
Truvia Natural Sweetener packets now come with uplifting sweet phrases on each pack, the perfect little bit of sweetness to add to someoneâ€™s day. They are also a great size and amount to sweeten a cocktail with. Adding these single serve packets keeps everything neat and organized.
Ready to sweeten someoneâ€™s day? Letâ€™s look at what weâ€™ll need to create this cocktail kit.
Small box, tin, or basket
4 ounce amber bottle
1 ounce amber bottle
Whiskey of your choice
Aromatic bitters of your choice
2-4 Truvia Natural Sweetener packets
Index card and markers
For this cocktail kit, Iâ€™m putting together a Whiskey Old Fashioned recipe. For one reason, all the ingredients are easy to come by, and everything is shelf stable. Also, if your friend or partner is a novice when it comes to making drinks, this is super easy!
First, find a container that will fit everything. A small box or tin works great. You can keep this simple by visiting a craft store or kitchen supply store to find small bottles and bar tools. Also, Amazon has lots of options. Label all the bottles so your recipient knows whatâ€™s inside and measure out the amount youâ€™ll need for your recipes. You can choose to create 2 or more servings depending on the size bottles you get. Then create a recipe card with how much to measure from each bottle. You can optionally personalize the items too. Rocks glasses with initials are not hard to come by, and they show the person you went out of your way to find something unique. Finally, tuck the Truvia Natural Sweetener packets in the glass so they can see the sweet phrases on them. Package up everything and deliver to that special someone!
I hope Iâ€™ve inspired you to show a little sweetness to someone in your life!