Mother’s Day Gift Idea: DIY Kits

by | Apr 21, 2017 | Holiday Gift Guide

Cinco De Mayo is just a few weekends away, as is Mother’s Day. For the maternal figure in your life who knows their way around a kitchen, here are two gifts that will undoubtedly keep giving:

1) Brooklyn Brew Shop’s Jalepeño Saison Beer Kit

All of Brooklyn Brew Shop’s kits — including the Jalepeño Saison edition — are designed for use on a standard kitchen stove and use real ingredients instead of the less flavorful extracts and additives typical in other homebrewing kits. Brewed with fresh jalapeños and agave nectar, the company’s Jalepeño Saison is brilliantly-balanced, providing a peppery punch of flavor to kick your party into a full-out fiesta. Seeking something less spicy? Then check out the Chocolate Maple Porter, BrewDog Punk UPA, Chestnut Brown Ale , Oatmeal Stout or Hard Cider Kit instead. Priced at $40.

2) FarmSteady’s Mexican Fresh Cheese Making Kit

No Cinco De Mayo celebration is complete without cheese, of course. While traditional Mexican cheeses can be difficult to find in most New York grocery stores, they are both delicious and simple to make in the comfort of your own kitchen, provided you have the right ingredients on-hand. FarmSteady’s brand new Mexican Fresh Cheese Making Kit helps you impress your guests and keep things fresh by equipping you with everything needed to make creamy queso creations like Queso Oaxaca, Queso Fresco, and Queso Panela — just add fresh milk! FarmSteady also offers Italian Fresh Cheese and Everything Bagel & Cream Cheese kits for those looking beyond the upcoming May holidays.

Downtown Magazine