From Espresso Martinis to zesty Negronis, there’s something oh so joyful about quaffing a cocktail. If you’re not ready yet to brave the bar, we’ve scoured ten of the best cocktail delivery services offering to mix things up from the comfort of your home. Pre-made, DIY kits and garden party packs, we’ve got libations for every scenario…
One of London’s best loved speakeasies, Nightjar, are once again opening their doors on Fridays and Saturdays. However, the team are keeping the cocktails flowing straight to your door with their cocktail delivery service. Libations by the bottle include the candy floss garnished Toronto, an oh-so-cheeky citrus spiked Tickle My Fancy and a crackerjack of a cocktail- the Barrel Aged Zombie containing four different types of rum! Delivery within Zones 1-4 on Tuesdays and Fridays.
HEADS AND TAILS
West Hampstead cocktail haunt Heads and Tails may be best known by locals, serving up an array of aperitifs and short & stirred. From North London to nationwide delivery, you can summon and sip Heads and Tails cocktails to your abode. Will you opt for an heavenly Angel Face or keep things classic with a honey-kissed Maple Old Fashioned? Whichever pre-mixed marvel you choose be sure to rder via slerp.com (locally) or headsandtails.bar (nationwide).
If tequila tickles your fancy, Kingsland Road’s HACHA is happy to bring the drinks to your door. Renowned for their agave flights and their signature ‘Mirror Margarita’, which won Cocktail of the Year at the CLASS bar awards, their ready-to-drink cocktails simply need pouring over ice. Delivery within 3 miles of Hacha is a free courier service. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of bottles you would like to purchase (Tequila and/or Mezcal and/or Agave flight), your full address and contact number.
THE DRINKS DROP
Teaming up with a host of London’s finest cocktail bars, Highball Brands are keeping our spirits high with their cocktail delivery service. With delivery available from Thursday to Saturday, simply place your order before 3pm for delivery on the same day or nominate which day you’d prefer a doorstep drinks drop. Stoke Newington’s Doña is serving up their short, sharp Doña Margarita, Islington’s Laki Kane get tropical with their rum based, mango laced Aride and our favourite, The Dandy Martini from Maltby St Market’s neighbourhood nook of a restaurant – Dandy. To check out the rest of the cocktail menu and delivery catchment visit the thedrinksdrop.com.
Cocktails with CBD? MEDA are brand new CBD based wellness drinks company serving up one rather exciting twist on cocktails. Their Mixology Experience sees their NO-LO CBD mixers paired with cordials with premium alcohol pairings and garnishes. From the chilli pineapple laced Recover with Xamán Mezcal, a Sipsmith Gin, elderflower and basil Glow, the Boost – Grey Goose Vodka teamed with blackcurrant citrus cordial and a Harrogate Rum powered Calm with sweet strawberry bitters.
LADIES & GENTS
Partnering with Juiced In Time, North London neighbourhood cocktail bar Ladies & Gents are rolling out one ravishing delivery service. North Londoners can keep it local by ordering via Deliveroo, for those further across London (Brent, City of London, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Westminster), order via email@example.com. Orders placed before 5pm will be sent out for delivery from 6pm onwards on delivery days (Thursday, Friday and Saturday).
MAC & WILD
Just can’t decide on which cocktail to have? The Cocktail Minibar by Haig Club and Mac & Wild includes four delicious pre-bottled mini cocktails that defy the whisky rulebook, blending unique garnishes and the wildest Scottish botanicals with Haig Club’s versatile, signature smooth single grain Scotch Whisky. Sip at home in style on a Bonnie Spritz, Highland Fruit Cup, Spiced Up Old Fashioned or Brew It Like a Scotsman.
If drinks luminary Ryan Chetiyawardana, aka, Mr Lyan is a fan, you know you’re onto a good thing. Copenhagen-based distillery, Empirical Spirits, are passionate about flavour. Whether used to evoke memories or tap into a moment, they have crafted a collection of pretty impressive spirits and pre-mixed cocktails. There’s the Pony Negroni (a quince tea spirit called Fallen Pony, with bitter apertif and red vermouth) and Bonita Applebum (more Fallen Pony, with pineapple, banana, lemon zest and white chocolate). Taster collections of their famed spirits combine three bottles of rather cannily named tipples including Helena, Fallen Pony and Charlene McGee.
Got friends over for a garden get together? Producer of award-winning premium tonics and mixers, Double Dutch’s Garden Party Pack is sure to bring fizz and fun this summer. Complete with a melee of Double Dutch mixers, you can select a spirit from Bambu Rum and Cucumber Stoli to 1689 Queen Mary Gin and El Rayo Tequila. Garden tea lights and a game of gin pong add a little post-BBQ fun once the kids are tucked up in bed!
If you’re looking for fuss-free cocktails, mad NIO your number one. Standing for Needs Ice Only (NIO) you can savour expertly-crafted cocktails delivered straight to your door. Gimlets and Gin Sours, Negronis and Cosmos, the list of cocktails to pick and mix from is vast and the packaging is pretty sleek too. With NIO signature house cocktails created by Head Mixologist Patrick Pistolesi, you can trial a mini box of three for under £20 or scale up for sharing boxes of 6 or bar boxes of 9. These sustainable shake and sip cocktails really are a treat.