I’m a big fan of gin, so the current craze suits me well. You’ll notice that gin features heavily in my projects ;)
Another time saver is the vinyl you choose. Picking a vinyl that cuts and weeds beautifully even on small and intricate designs makes your task a joy instead of a tribulation. My favourite vinyl for this hands down is crafty cutter premium rose gold. This stuff is a-maz-ing.
I tend to place the the letters so that the highest point sits at the top of the liquid level.
I got some little advent boxes from Sainsbury's - 24 for £3 which the baubles and socks fit perfectly into )