We tried this at-home cocktail pack so you didn’t have to: here’s what we think.
Making cocktails at home always sounds like a good idea in theory, but it never ends up being very fun. If you’re like me, you’re NOT a bartender, so you need a recipe, you need the tools, all of the ingredients, the alcohol, and a lot of patience – which I also do not have. It’s such a process for one one drink that half of the time doesn’t even end up tasting very good.
When I stumbled upon Twistails, the at-home cocktail kit, I knew I had to give it a try to see what all the hype was about, and if this would actually give me the at-home cocktail I’d been craving to make. I ordered myself a Starter Kit on Amazon, and when it arrived, I had a few friends over to test the bad boy out.
Here’s what I learned…
1. So Easy
Each Twistails Starter Pack comes with everything you need to make bar-perfect cocktails at home. The pack includes a stainless steel shaker, a strainer, and 6 Bacardi Cocktail Pods by Twistails: 2 BACARDÍ Mojito pods, 2 BACARDÍ Strawberry Daiquiri pods, and 2 BACARDÍ Rum Punch pods. All you do is fill your shaker up with water & ice, attach the stainer to the top and snap the pod in place, twist, give it a good shake and pour into a fresh glass with ice. And then you have yourself a perfect, at-home cocktail in less than 30 seconds.
2. No Ingredients Required
The Starter Pack comes with everything you could possibly need to make your cocktail – no shopping or unnecessary purchases required. Every time I would try to make cocktails at home, I would end up with huge, expensive bottles of alcohol that were barely used and random chasers and mixers that I would end up throwing away because they would go bad. With Twistails, all you need to have is ice, water, and your choice of garnish! That’s it. No more wasting money on sub-par drinks.
3. Quick and Eco-Friendly Clean-Up
The worst part about making cocktails at home is having to clean up the mess when you’re done, but with Twistails, the clean-up is even faster than the one minute that it takes to make the cocktail. The shaker and strainer are reusable so you can just rinse them out with soap and water for the next time, and the pods are 100% recyclable so you just toss them in your recycling bin and you’re done! All of Twistails’ packaging is recyclable so you know you can feel good about what you’re making not only for the taste, but for the eco-friendly impact as well.
4. Great Quality For A Better Price
The cool thing about Twistails is how high quality their cocktails are but for a fraction of the price of a normal cocktail or a cocktail that you would make at home. The Twistails pods are separated by an inner and outer chamber: the inner chamber is 10mL of natural flavors, and the outer chamber is 40mL of 38~43% ABV Bacardí Rum. When you fix the pod to the top of the shaker and puncture the seal, the pod combined with the water & ice creates a 120mL finished cocktail of 9~11% ABV: a perfect, bar-level cocktail every time. And each cocktail is less than £4, including the shaker and strainer, so you know you’re getting the bang for your buck too.
5. Consistently Delicious Flavor
One of the things that I hated the most about making cocktails at home was the fact that I could never recreate the same drink twice. Even if I measured everything, I felt like I couldn’t mimic the one good cocktail I could make. With Twistails, you know – without worry – that you’re getting the same delicious flavor each time you make a cocktail, so there’s no more stress of measuring, guessing and praying that it will turn out right. And to add, every Twistails cocktail is low sugar and made of natural flavors, so you can feel good about what you’re making, serving and drinking too!
With Twistails, I can now host all of my friends and family and serve delicious, bar-level cocktails without any hassle and wasted money. It’s the greatest thing to use when you want to enjoy a really good drink in the comfort of your own home, and don’t want to bother with the mess or the cost of a top-shelf pour. I can’t recommend Twistails enough – thanks for turning me into the life of the party!