It may be some time until we’re able to sit in our favourite dimly lit bars, watch bartenders shake, stir and mix their cocktail creations and sip them while we enjoy the close company of our friends BUT not all hope is lost. Thanks to many bars and restaurants around Toronto, we can get our favourite cocktails delivered to us and some even let us enjoy the fun of mixing them ourselves! Take-home cocktail kits and bottled cocktails alike are allowing us to make the most of our quarantine days while being able to have our fave drinks delivered to our doors. Most bars do include the alcohol in their kits, but those that are not able to are still providing all the ingredients, mixes, garnishes and more! Check out our list below of a few of the best to-go cocktails the city has to offer.
Torontonians are lucky enough to get their hands on these unique kits until May 1st from this Ottawa based business. Bar From Afar is hosting a Toronto popup with pickup and delivery available on the following dates: March 26th-27th, April 9th-10th, 16th-17th, 23rd-24th and 30th-May 1st. Pickup is available 20 Camden Street and delivery is available within 30km of their pickup address. Their Smoked Vanilla Chai Old Fashioned and Spicy Raspberry Margarita are must-tries!
Reyna on King is now offering the fantastic Reyna on the Rocks cocktail kit service. Order one of their 10 different cocktail kits like the ‘It’s Not All Black And White’ that comes with house-made earl grey and honey syrup, fresh lemons, loose earl grey tea for garnish and a spirit of your choice! Additionally, their monthly curated subscription boxes will make the perfect gift to send to loved ones (or yourself). In these packages, you can expect 2 cocktail recipes and their house-made ingredients created around your choice of vodka, gin, rum or bourbon. That’s our kind of subscription!
Brought to you by The Fairmont Royal York’s lobby bar, Clockwork At Home now allows us to have our favourite Clockwork cocktails bottled and available for pickup, ready to sip! Director of Mixology, Rus Yessenov, has put together a delicious menu of take-home cocktails like the ‘Hound Dog’. Created with Grey Goose Vodka, grapefruit juice, Martini Fiero Orange Vermouth, vanilla, salt and CO2 (milk clarified) this cocktail is perfect for an at-home brunch celebration.
Thankfully for us, the experts over at Bar Chef are selling their signature cocktails in takeaway bottles like the ‘Strawberry Negroni’, ‘Late Harvest Vesper’ and the ‘Toasted Old Fashion’. They have also perfectly crafted their cocktail kits that include more than just quality ingredients. You can receive items like measuring jiggers, stir spoons, spherical ice moulds, etched mixing beakers and cocktail glasses!
Grey Tiger is serving up a unique selection of take-home bottled cocktails. Popular choices are the ‘High Vibes’ including gin, cold brew earl grey tea, IPA cordial, honey-grapefruit shrub, lime acid and lavender bitters and the ‘Into The Woods’ with bourbon, cherry punch, apple-almond orgeat, ginger and hickory-fig bitters. They’re even providing custom cocktails; simply add a note at checkout of preferences, drinks you already enjoy, ingredients you want to steer clear of and they will create a personal drink just for you!
Salty Paloma has cocktail kits for everyone from the gin, tequila, bourbon and vodka lovers to the non-alcoholic drinkers. Once you try one of these out you’ll waste no time signing up for the monthly subscription boxes that even include cocktail classes on Saturdays! The folks at Salty Paloma are keeping us connected.
The ethereal take-home cocktails at Mother Cocktail are inspired by nature and you can taste the delicious result. Their brand new ‘Green Leaves of A Winter Spell’ is made with London Dry gin, semi-dried curry leaves, Rinomato white wine, fresh pear juice and citrus was released today and we cannot wait to try. The cocktail creators at Mother Cocktail seem to be real magicians with the drinks they concoct.
The gin experts over at Reid’s Distillery are prepared to meet all of your G&T needs. Offering bottled gin-cocktails, cocktail kits and a monthly cocktail subscription! They’ve got it all from bottled gin caesars to Reid’s Martini Social Pack to cocktail tools and accessories. Is it the weekend yet?!
This groovy 70’s inspired bar has launched a contactless cocktail delivery service to the GTA called Dolly Trolley Drinks. They’ve got an impressive rotating menu that is split into 3 sections like the ’21 Club’ comprised of recipes from friends around the world in which only 21 bottles are produced. Better act fast to get these funky cocktails!
We all love a little luxury right? Create an elevated experience in the comfort of your own home with Aburi cocktail kits from their latest addition in Toronto, Minami (we promise you’ll feel like a professional mixologist). The Shinjuku kit includes lychee liqueur and COTTON CANDY- yes you read that right! Complete with everything you need to enjoy cocktail heaven—Aburi has your back.