Cocktail delivery services bringing happy hour to your home

With restaurants, bars and pubs now closing their doors at 10pm under new lockdown restrictions due to a rise in coronavirus cases, many of us will be more inclined to enjoy an evening tipple from the comfort (and safety) of our sofas.

That being said, most of us aren’t exactly mixologists. Sure, we can throw together a post-work G&T with an ice cube and a squeeze of lemon, but professionally-crafted cocktails are something we can only really sip at an actual bar.

But luckily, during the first national lockdown many venues pivoted to delivery services, serving up fresh, delicious cocktails straight to your door.

So, below are some of our favourite cocktail delivery services to order from this weekend. Cheers!

Create Cocktails

Create Cocktails

With a huge selection of DIY Cocktail Boxes plus a ‘Cocktail of the Month’ for £25 for 4 servings, Create Cocktails @ Home has Friday night covered. This month’s cocktail is a Hibiscus Margarita and the box contains Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila, fresh lime juice, hibiscus syrup, Fever-Tree Mexican lime soda and fresh lime and a crushed hibiscus & sea salt rim to garnish.

The Drinks Drop

the drinks drop
The Drinks Drop

This at-home cocktail delivery service launched earlier this month – you simply visit thedrinksdrop.com, browse cocktails developed by some of London and Manchester’s best bars, and choose your favourite six. Order by 3pm for next day delivery nationwide, or if you’re in London or Manchester, you can get same day delivery and choose the exact bar you order from.

St Germain

st germain
St Germain

Everyone’s favourite elderflower liquor brand has teamed up with drinks experts Heads, Hearts & Tails to hand-deliver delicious cocktails across London. The St Germain Spritz Kits serves 6 and contains a bottle of St Germain, fever tree soda, sparkling wine, glasses and a carafe and lemon twist garnishes, all for £39.99. Heads, Hearts & Tails deliver other drinks too, like 750ml of frosé in a pouch – delicious!

Velvet Spider Cocktails

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Velvet Spider

Velvet Spider launched during the first national lockdown, offering expertly-crafted cocktails in jam jars to the people of Essex. Enjoy happy hour from your sofa sipping anything from classic cocktails like negronis and piña coladas to innovative new creations (we’ve got our eye on the ‘violet garden’ with violet flavoured gin, elderflower, apple, mint, lime and homemade cucumber syrup). They’re £6 each or 10 for £50 – simply order via Instagram for delivery between Shoebury and Rayleigh.

Thomas Tipple

thomas tipple
Thomas Tipple

The team at Thomas Tipple know how to do a seriously tasty cocktail-in-a-can. You can choose a mixed box – containing raspberry bellinis and passionfruit mimosas (£25 for 4) – or opt for just the one type of cocktail (£20 for 4). There’s free UK delivery on all orders.

Lollipop

lollipop
Lollipop

Hand-made and bottled in Chelsea and delivered across the UK, you can choose a box of 3, 6 or 12 Lollipop cocktails which include everything from espresso martinis to Bloody Marys and sangria.

Hyde at Home

hyde at home
Hyde at Home

Delivering pre-mixed bottles of cocktails to your door from Bristol bars, Hyde at Home have an excellent choice of cocktails on their roster, from classic margaritas to passion fruit martinis (both £30).

STIR-UP

STIR-UP
With a monthly delivery of individual ingredients for 4 cocktails, each STIR-UP box costs from £29.95 and is delivered directly through your door. STIR-UP will also set the scene for your cocktail making with a shopping list for your fresh ingredients, the origin and history of the drink, a ‘how to’ video & curated playlist and teach you simple ways to twist the classic to make your own contemporary creation. 

Cointreau

Cointreau

In partnership with Difford’s Guide, Cointreau has created a ‘Mix Me A Margarita’ bundle which includes everything you need to enjoy the nation’s favourite lockdown cocktail, the margarita, as well as a paint by numbers set to keep you entertained in the final few weeks of lockdown.

The Orange Buffalo

The Orange Buffalo

London-based, The Orange Buffalo, has launched a series of pre-mixed cocktails (£10 each) to enjoy at home. The bottled cocktails, created by expert mixologist Santi Valderrama, include a Rhubarb Negroni, Old Fashioned and Pedro Pedro and come complete with garnishes. 

Cocktails by Candlelight

Cocktails by Candlelight

Combine cocktail shaking with candle making and you’ll get Cocktails by Candlelight. Delivering everything you need to shake up four cocktails plus all the ingredients required to make two scented candles, Cocktails by Candlelight is a unique experience (or gift). Choose from pre-made kits with themed drinks and scents or make it personal and opt for the Zodiac kit.

Funkidory

Peckham cocktail bar Funkidory has created a selection of bottled cocktails, on sale at their shop and online via their website. The ready-to-drink range consists of Funkidory twists on classic serves, including anOolong Martini, Old Fashioned and Persian Daiquiri.