I am not a big drinker, but I do love cocktails! The folk at Master of Malt invited me to try the Drinkworks Home Bar – it’s been a hit in the States for a while and has just launched here in the UK… and all I can say is that it is REALLY REALLY REALLY GOOD and the perfect Christmas gift for that cocktail lover in your life…
The Drinkworks Home Bar crafts an array of cocktails at the touch of a button. From Old Fashioneds and Mojitos, to Kentucky Sours, Spritzers and Long Island Iced Teas, there is no measuring, no shaking, no myriad of bottles and mess… just an amazing selection of pods, containing everything you need for top notch cocktails.
The pods hold the precisely-measured, top-quality, natural ingredients needed for each serve. The technology calculates the precise amount of water and carbonation needed to deliver a perfectly chilled beverage every time – my only job was to decide which glass to use and to make ice. That, I can do.
The full line-up of pods available in the UK include The Old Fashioned, The Mojito, Long Island Iced Tea, Gin & Tonic with Elderflower, Moscow Mule, Lemon Bubbly, Vodka Soda with Lime, Peach Cooler, Kentucky Sour, Vodka Lemonade, Rosé Spritzer and Fruit Punch. There is something for everyone and there are more varieties to be released soon.
At £399, this is not a cheap present and a very real financial commitment. It really is extraordinary, definitely has the wow factor and if the price tag isn’t a stumbling block, I can’t think of a better present for someone who loves cocktails. It takes up no more room than a coffee maker and is smart, slick and elegant.
The starter pack includes two CO2 canisters, cleaning tablets, an instruction booklet, and a stand for shorter cocktail glasses. You can see more here.
A huge thank you to Master of Malt for the opportunity to try this out in my very own kitchen – It’s been Christmas Drinks all round! (Me and LM. Not Izzy. Don’t worry, mum).