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Best DIY gift for the cocktail aficionado

A thoughtful DIY gift for the cocktail aficionado is a jar of homemade margarita salt. It's super easy and adds an outsized flair to any citrus-y drink. Margarita salt - it's not just for margaritas anymore (think gin & tonic, vodka tonic, even mimosas).

diy homemade citrus zest cocktail salt

3 easy steps:

  1. Zest a lemon, lime or orange. Mix and match or lean into your favorite citrus. Cold fruit skin is easier to zest, and it's best to pick organic, especially when eating the peel.
  2. Bake the zest on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet at 300 degrees for about 5-7 minutes.
  3. When the zest is fully dry and cool (about 20-30 mins) mix the zest with equal parts Malden salt (my favorite for every occasion - and you can use smoked salt too for variety) and regular granulated sugar.

Scoop into a dry glass jar (finally a use for all those jam jars!) or box. Wrap this delicious gift in a Tokki reusable giftwrap and record your "Cheers" greeting. You've just turned your friend's home into a fancy cocktail lounge.

lime and lemon with tokki
Tokki reusable gift wraps are perfect for DIY gifts. Featured here: Flamingo Friends