[dropcap size=small]P[/dropcap]retense be darned – December is a time to imbibe freely. If you’ve been looking for a way into mixology or a way out from the guilt of sponging off a friend’s well-stocked home bar, the folks behind this year’s #1 Bar in the Asia, 28 Hong Kong Street, have put together some premade kits to take the hassle out out of handpicking.

Available at The Proof Flat by EC Proof, 43A Hong Kong Street. Open 11a.m. to 7p.m. all days save Sunday. Tel: 8228-0113.