Bringing a bottle of booze to a party is always a thoughtful gesture. This year, why not mix things up with a DIY Gin Kit?

You read that right. The creative folks over at EDSA Beverage Design Group came up with the perfect holiday present slash conversation-starter.

It’s also the perfect excuse to plan a day-drinking session.

So if you’re the type who likes to go off-menu, head straight to Stall 12 at The Grid. Look for the DIY Gin corner and follow a few simple steps:

Choose from over 30 flavor distillates: all spice, angelica seeds, anise seeds, banana, basil, bell pepper, black pepper, black sesame seed, cardamom, chico, cinnamon, cloves, coffee, coriander, cucumber, dalandan, fennel, galanggal, grapefruit, jackfruit, labuyo, lemon, longan, melon, orange, oregano, pandan, peanut, pineapple, pu-er tea, rambutan, ripe mango, rose buds.

If you’re overwhelmed by the selection, tell them what your taste buds are in the mood for. Don’t be shy. Their resident mixologists don’t bite.

For P1,800 you get a DIY Gin Kit that comes with 8 (30ml) bottles of distillate and 1 (200 ml) bottle of juniper berries.

Make sure you don’t snooze on the chance to make creative booze. These concoctions are available for a limited time at The Grid R2 Level, Power Plant Mall and via www.edsabdg.com.