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12 Virtual Happy Hour Cocktail Kits for Fun Fridays at Work

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By Preethi Jathanna

Senior Writer for HR and Remote Work

Reviewed by Kara Funk

Senior HR Consultant, People & Culture

Who doesn't love happy hours after a long week of work? It's that much-loved time of the week when colleagues gather, unwind, and share a few laughs over their favorite beverages. And did you know the same experience can be replicated in your remote workspace with virtual happy hour cocktail kits? You may not know it yet, but mixing up your cocktails is an unbeatable way to bond while picking up some fascinating cocktail intel in the process. 

These kits are also ideal for remote team bonding activities, corporate events, or even as a reward for team members. In this article, we'll explore our list of 12 virtual happy hour cocktail kits below designed to make your happy hour virtual event fun and memorable. 

1. What are Virtual Happy Hour Cocktail Kits?

Do-it-yourself- virtual happy hour cocktail kits are an ideal choice for team-building sessions where teammates can learn something new, sip on delicious homemade cocktails and unwind. Typically the cocktails kits are delivered to your doorsteps by a platform or the organizing company for convenience. These kits contain a variety of ingredients and instructions or recipe cards so you can create your favorite drinks and enjoy them too.

Read our engaging article on virtual mixology to tingle tastebuds, explore new blends and raise your team bonding spirit to new heights.

2. 12 Corporate Virtual Happy Hour Cocktail Kits for Office 

2.1. Hooray Teams Virtual Cocktail Making Kit

Hooray Teams Virtual Cocktail Making Kit

Learn awesome tips to shake and stir your way to a signature cocktail with Cocktail Mixing Class by Hooray Teams, a fun team-building platform that hosts immersive games and activities. Each participant will receive a cocktail mixing kit with all the ingredients they need, straight at their doorstep. Led by a professional mixologist, you and your teammates will learn the fine art of mixing and blending flavors to create delicious cocktails over the next 60 minutes. It’s a great way to spend some digital quality time together and ensure the team stays in high spirits.

Why SIWOM recommends 

Whether you're a seasoned cocktail enthusiast or someone who simply enjoys exploring new flavors, this kit has something for everyone to enjoy. 

Pricing: $80/per person

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2.2. Virtual Happy Hour Cocktail Kit

W&P’s idea behind happy hour gift boxes for employees was to put together wine and dine kits that anyone can enjoy. 

W&P’s virtual happy hour cocktail kit is a trio pack with enough syrup to make 2x Margaritas, Moscow Mules, and Old Fashioneds. It includes -  

  1. Moscow Mules: 30 mL, Jigger, bar spoon, and linen coaster
  2. Margaritas: 30 mL, Rimming Salt, Jigger, Bar spoon and Coaster
  3. Old Fashioned: 2.8 mL, Aromatic bitters, cane sugar, bar spoon, linen coaster.

Why SIWOM recommends 

This virtual cocktail kit for employees contains everything you need. Plus, the coasters are so dainty! We particularly enjoyed making the Margaritas because the quantity was as promised in the package. 

Pricing: $55, with free shipping on orders above $50

2.3. Amber Ale Kit

Citybrewtours offers cheese and wine pairings, beer making, and ice cream floats. The amber ale kit falls under their beer-making category and will make a brewer out of you in no time! The whole experience is interactive and will require you to turn on your camera. The Amber ale cocktail kits include : 

  1. A Stockpot to boil the water in.
  2. Grains, malt extracts, and hops to create the pre-fermented beer.
  3. The host will take you through each step and demonstrate what needs to be done.

Why SIWOM recommends 

If you’re a DIY-er and want to kick back with a home-brewed drink, then this virtual cocktail kit is for you! The experience includes live instructions by a beer expert via video conference, so don’t worry about messing up or missing a step! 

Pricing: $150.00 per person

2.4. Fistful of Bourbon Kit

Fistful of Bourbon Kit

Sourced Craft Cocktails Fistful series cocktail box is very popular with flavors such as Tropical Two-Step, Strawberry Smash, and Soul Rush. Honestly, it was hard to choose just one because everything sounded so interesting, but we finally settled on the Soul Rush. This virtual happy hour cocktail kit contains freshly squeezed lemon juice, homemade elderflower syrup, and Bittermens Elemakule Tiki Bitters.

The Fistful of Bourbon kit will contain -

  1. A 750ml of Fistful of Bourbon
  2. A bottle of all fresh non-alcoholic ingredients batched together 
  3. A jigger for measurements
  4. Menu with instructions to mix your cocktail 
  5. Plastic cups branded with the Sourced label. (a keepsake that will always remind you of the fun you had at virtual happy hour!)

 Why SIWOM recommends 

The Fistful Kit is a mixologist’s dream! The cocktail kit contains everything you need to measure, mix, shake, and pour. If you’re Bour-ed of Bourbon, try their scotches, rum, and tequila kits. We guarantee you’ll find something everyone will love in this virtual cocktail kit!

Pricing: Between $53 and 68.71. The Soul Rush was $59.16, which came out to be about $4.93 per drink.

2.5. Brooklyn Brew Shop Sparkling Rosé Kit

Wine connoisseurs rejoice! Farmsteady offers a Sparkling Rose kit that tastes of celebration. You can serve it for brunch or have everyone make it for the next virtual happy hour. The Sparkling Rose kit contains :

  1. Single batch of rose grape juice, sparkling wine yeast and yeast Nutrient
  2. Glass Fermentation Jug
  3. Hydrometer
  4. Racking Cane 
  5. Tubing and Tubing Clamp
  6. Screw-cap Stopper
  7. An Airlock and cleanser
  8. 5x corks and wire cages.

Why SIWOM recommends

The Sparkling Rose kit is reusable and fully inclusive. You can make about 5 bottles of Sparkling Rose with this.

Pricing: $69.95

2.6. The Cocktail Box Co. 

The Cocktail Box Co. is a one-stop shop for recipes, wholesale, and custom virtual cocktail kits. There is a wide selection of Mai tais, Moscow Mules, Old Fashioneds, and Margarita Mixes available. We hosted a Fancy Friday happy hour and ordered Champagne cocktail kits using their online quotation form. The Champagne cocktail kit contains - 

  1. Scrappy’s aromatic bitters
  2. Lavender and Lemon bitters
  3. 6 sugar cubes
  4. Muddler spoon
  5. Linen coaster
  6. 3 cocktail picks

Why SIWOM recommends

The Champagne we made ourselves with their virtual happy hour cocktail kit was crisp with floral and citrus notes, thanks to the aromatic bitters. The packaging is neat and spill-proof. One of us even made a champagne float with some ice cream, and it definitely looked interesting. If champagne’s not your drink, there are other virtual happy hour kits and recipes under their ‘How to’ section to mix the drinks yourself!

Pricing: $22.99. The 4 and 6-piece sets cost between $59-$104.

2.7. Let’s Fiesta Margarita

The Let’s Fiesta Margarita is one of the most colorful virtual happy hour cocktail kits we have explored. This Margarita-in-the-mail has its own set of recipe cards and comes with - 

  1. Cocktail jigger and shaker
  2. Jelly Belly jelly beans
  3. Tortilla chips with salsa and nacho cheese dip
  4. Margarita rimming salt

Why SIWOM recommends

These virtual happy hour cocktail kits for employees are customized according to the order specifics and get shipped within days of placing the order.

Pricing: One-time setup fee: $125. It costs $45 per unit for up to 95 kits, $43 for 191 kits, $42.5 for 255 kits, and custom pricing for 500+ employees.

2.8. Saloon Box

The Saloon Box is an artisanal provider of virtual happy hour cocktail kits. The packaging contains a story behind the person who made it, ingredients, and how the drink is made. The kits are more compact compared to the others and range from Bloody Marys, French 75s, and whisky varieties. The Chipotle Bloody Mary Cocktail Kit serves 12 and includes - 

  1. One 750 mL bottle of premium vodka 
  2. Organic tomato juice
  3.  Worcestershire sauce, Chipotle Tabasco
  4. Orange juice, Tapatio, pepper
  5. Lime juice
  6. 4 wooden stirrers  

Why SIWOM recommends

Although the selection of virtual happy hour cocktail kits is limited, the quality of craftsmanship is evident in the way the boxes are packaged. Plus, the little notes containing trivia on the drink or its maker are quaint! 

Pricing: $89.99

2.9. Shaker and Spoon

Shaker and Spoon

Shaker & Spoon was founded in 2015 by Mike and Anna, 2 Brooklyn-based designers. It provides monthly subscription boxes with all the ingredients and recipes you need to craft unique cocktails at home. They also offer a virtual cocktail making class to enhance your mixology skills.

These happy hour gift boxes for employees don’t include alcohol, which you must procure separately. They contain the following ingredients:

  1. Syrups and bitters
  2. Garnishes 
  3. Lime and mixers

Why SIWOM Recommends

The Shaker and Spoon store offers an interesting combination of drinks in their kit, including a chocolate-themed Theobroma box with orange bitters, mezcal, coffee, and chocolate. The names are as unique and diverse as the kits, and you’re sure to find one that everyone will love talking about. 

Pricing:  Custom

Pricing: $59

2.10. Sandy Leaf Farm Color Changing Gin Infusing Kit

We were actually going to try out Sandy Leaf Farm’s Ultimate Gin Maker’s kit before spotting their magical color-changing gin infusion kit! This DIY distilled kit has an instruction booklet (The gin isn’t included, you’ll need to buy it elsewhere or from a local bar). The box contains : 

  1. Blue pea flowers
  2. Eco-friendly cotton filter bag
  3. Earl grey infusion 
  4. Bottle labels and 
  5. Tasting pipette

Why SIWOM Recommends

Sandy Leaf Farm’s creations are sourced ethically and are certifiably fresh. The blue pea flowers and tea infusions add a mildly spicy undertone to the gin’s sweetly herbal notes. The taste isn’t too overpowering, and thanks to its long shelf life, this kit can be a great gift for any occasion.

Pricing: GBP 7.99

2.11. Seedlip Non-Alcoholic Spirits

Seedlip spirits are a great non-alcoholic option for teetotallers (or those looking to give their liver a break!) celebrating at the virtual happy hour. Their collection features Grove42, spice 94, and Garden 108 paired with citrus hints and fragrant spices such as ginger.  

Seedlip was founded by Ben Branson about four years ago and will soon open in Los Angeles and Sydney. The Seedlip Spice 94 Mycelium kit contains:

  1. Grapefruit and lemon
  2. Oak
  3. Green cardamom pods
  4. Cascarilla

Why SIWOM Recommends

We like Seedlip’s commitment to sustainable practices, from their packing to their mission to be carbon neutral in a year’s time. The kits are allergy-free, sugarless, and calorie-free, making it one of the healthiest virtual happy hour cocktail kits to order!

Pricing: $38 for a 700ml package

2.12. Ludlow High Ball

Ludlow High Ball

Proteau’s botanical drink has been featured in Cosmopolitan and is the perfect non-alcoholic alternative for virtual happy hours. You’ll need the following ingredients to make a Ludlow highball - 

  1. 4 oz. Proteau Ludlow Red
  2. 4 oz. Chilled sparkling water
  3. Ice-filled highball cocktail glasses
  4. Berry and rosemary garnish for the finishing touches

Why SIWOM recommends

At just 30 calories per serving, the Ludlow Red can be enjoyed guilt-free and contains no added sugar. The highball tastes like blackberry, with a smidge of fiery peppercorns and dandelion in every sip. 

Pricing: $19.5

3. FAQs

3.1. What are Mimosa Mondays?

Mimosa or Margarita Mondays are virtual happy hours with the theme of having a drink of that very name. You can make the mimosa with champagne and any chilled citrus juice. The common pairing is orange for a mimosa and lemon for Margaritas.

3.2. What are the rules to host virtual happy hours?

  • Check-in with your team on their drink preferences - alcoholic/non-alcoholic spirits. 
  • Finalize a budget for the virtual happy hour cocktail kits you’ll need to buy.
  • Send invites by mail for the happy hour and send reminders in a group on the event day.
  • Look at shipping times and dates and confirm the invitations once the kits are sent out.

3.3. How do you host a virtual cocktail hour?

You can host a virtual cocktail hour through any virtual meeting platform such as Zoom, Webex, Teams or Google Meet. you will need to:

  1. Decide on a theme, including decor and dress codes for everyone.
  2. Hand-pick a few team building games and activities to play.
  3. Plan for the time to make the drink and play
  4. Ensure the call settings work fine. 

3.4. How do you make a virtual cocktail party?

A party with a virtual cocktail making kit should have a theme, a few contests such as a drinking game or a quiz, food and beverages. Party guests can either shop for their own snacks or a standard snack set can be shipped to everyone from the company account. 

3.5. How do you make a homemade cocktail kit?

You’ll need: 

  1. An alcohol or non-alcoholic base of your choosing.
  2. Citrus fruits such as lime, lemon or orange.
  3. Garnishes such as a lemon wedge, or seasonally available berries.
  4. Salt and sugar (to heighten the flavor).
  5. A jigger or measuring cup to measure out the liquid.
  6. Mixing spoons to stir and blend in all the ingredients.

3.6. Why are happy hour gifts for employees a great choice for corporate gifting?

Happy hour gifts for employees make excellent corporate gifts because they foster a sense of appreciation, create a shared experience, and encourage employees to unwind and celebrate their hard work in a personalized and enjoyable way.

3.7. What is the best virtual cocktail making class kit?

Some popular virtual cocktail making class kit includes - Hooray Teams, Cocktail Courier, Shaker & Spoon, and MasterClass for expert-led mixology lessons.

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