It is no secret that I love a good cocktail. I don’t have bread in the house, but I have three mint plants and a basket of organic citrus fruits that go great with bourbon. (It’s very important to protect against scurvy.) Of course the most important thing about making a cocktail is what it tastes like and who you’re drinking with, but if I learned anything from paging through the Samantha section of the American Girl catalogue as a child, it’s that everything is better when it’s fancy. Ice cream? Meh. Ice cream in pink crystal saucers? So fancy!
If you’re going to take the time to lovingly craft some artisanal concoction to get you and your friends shit-faced, you might as well make your hooch really fancy with rose petal ice cubes, marbelized glasses, die-cut drink tags, sequinned swizzle sticks, and more. Check out these 11 DIY cocktail accessories, and if you have any other good ideas be sure to let us know in the comments.