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With London on lockdown and ‘virtual happy hours’ now the norm, heading out to a bar for a cocktail is currently a distant dream. But that doesn't mean that you can't get an excellent cocktail at home. We’ve pulled together a comprehensive list of cocktail establishments who’ve adapted to deliver their drinks direct to customers' doors as well as some great drinks delivery services and subscriptions.

 

London bars and distillers delivering cocktails 

London's best bars may be in lockdown - but that doesn't mean you should be going without your favourite cocktails... 

 

https://www.asterleybros.com/shopAsterley Brothers

These south London distillers have been making their own English Vermouth and Amaro for a few years now. Their limited edition Lockdown Series includes a Rhubarb Negroni and a Wet Martini. The 1 litre serving pouches can go in the fridge or freezer  - and look out for their highball kit too. 25% of all their online sales go to the industry charity The Drinks Trust.

Delivery range: Nationwide

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Callooh Callay Callooh Callay 

The Shoreditch bar has moved online, with some of its most popular cocktails available for delivery. The menu features classics which have been given a Callooh Callay twist, including a dry martini, negroni, Long Tall Texan and a Garibaldi. And if the cocktails get you hungry, they're also selling pies.

Delivery range: Nationwide

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Bar Tincture, ShoreditchBar Tincture, Shoreditch 

Drinks available from the sustainable Bar Tincture have so far included an Orange Sherbert (Blood Orange Tincture - Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon, Blood Orange Sherbet, Aperol) and a Rhubarbarita (Rhubarb Tincture - Ocho Tequila, Agave, Citrus and Rhubarb Kombucha). Look out for the special bi-weekly zero-waste special cocktails that founder Carl Brown delivers by bike. 

Delivery: 6km from the bar (national delivery also available)

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The Drinks DropThe Drinks Drop 

The Drinks Drop collects together cocktails from some of London's best bars. So you could order a Disco Daiquiri from Nine Lives, The Dandy Martini from Dandy, The Huntress from Black Rock and the Kwant You from Kwant among others. 

Delivery range: Specific London postcodes (see the website for info) and the service is also available in Manchester.

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Hacha DalstonHacha Dalston

This Kingsland Road ‘agaveria’ is going to great lengths to bring their drinks to your living room. The team are offering their signature Mirror Margarita by the bottle for £35 - enough for four (large) drinks. The bar are also introducing mini agave flights which will launch via their online shop later this week.

Delivery range: Nationwide 

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Happiness ForgetsHappiness Forgets 

The Shoreditch bar has brought its signature drinks online with an offering that includes the Red Hook (Chivas Regal Whisky, Sweet Vermouth, Maraschino) and the East 8 Fizz (Absolut Vodka, Aperol, passion fruit, pineapple, lime and topped with soda). They even have guest cocktails on the menu (from Boutiq’Bar in Budapest at the time of writing). 

Delivery range: 3 miles from Shoreditch for same-day delivery, next day delivery for the rest of London 

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Heads + Tails Heads + Tails 

This West Hampstead cocktail bar divides into two floor - Heads serves aperitivo-style cocktails, while Tails is all about stronger whisky and rum-based serves. Both are represented in their delivery range of bottled cocktails which come in 500ml bottles along with ice and garnish, as well as instructions on how to serve them. Our maple Old Fashioned was a real treat and the Russeliana is a heady mix of bourbon, sage infused sherry and cherry liqueur.

Delivery range: Most of North West London via Slerp, Deliveroo and Uber Eats for same day delivery after 5pm. Otherwise you can mail order for delivery across the UK.

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Ladies and Gentlemen Ladies and Gentlemen 

While lockdown stops guests descending into its two bars - both in former public conveniences - in Kentish Town and Camden, Ladies & Gents have set up shop delivering fresh cocktails like their Zombie tiki drink with a blend of four rums. Their postal range features three cocktail varieties. Choose from a gin, rum or vodka base. We spent a happy weekend with a bottle of their Quarantini made with Vestel Vodka. Prices range from £35 to £40.

Delivery range: London deliveries can be made through Deliveroo or by emailing attendant@ladiesandgents.co and they work with Juiced in Time to organise deliveries in Brent, Camden, City of London, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Southwark,Tower Hamlets and Westminster. They also offer three cocktails by post nationwide.

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Little Mercies (via Lyons) Little Mercies (via Lyons) 

Little Mercies in Crouch End have teamed up with nearby restaurant Lyons who are delivering their cocktails alongside their own food menu. Most of the drinks feature at least two serves and include Little Mercies' Plum and Raisin and the quite wonderful Gooseberry Negroni. 

Delivery range: TBC

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Mac and WildMac & Wild

This Scotland meets London restaurant has always featured a strong cocktail list. Their range of pre-batched 50cl bottled cocktails are made with some of Scotland’s top spirits and botanicals. Creations such as their Auld Pal Negroni and Blackwatch Espresso Martini are perfect for those who prefer their drinks short and strong.

Delivery range: Nationwide

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Scout and Three Sheets Shop Cuvee (Scout and Three Sheets) 

Highbury's Shop Cuvee (aka Top Cuvee) is the place to find cocktails from Dalston's Three Sheets as well as Scout, Hackney’s forage-focused cocktail bar from drinks gurus Rich Woods & Matt Whiley. Drinks include Three Sheets French 75 (Bombay Sapphire gin, clarified lemon, white wine, Minus 8 Verjus, carbonated) and a Scout Super Soaker (Old Forester Bourbon, watermelon sweet vermouth, bitters).

Delivery range: Next-day nationwide, same-day circa 5km (check the website for the exact radius)

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The Sun TavernThe Sun Tavern

This East London Irish whiskey den has retooled itself as an online cocktail and spirits merchant. Their shop features the ‘Quarantini Kit’ - choose from their pre-batched Negroni, Boulevardier or Old Fashioneds, each bottle is priced at £30.

Delivery range: Nationwide by UPS, free delivery/pick-up within 2km radius of E2 0AN.

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More cocktails by post

It's not just the London bars who are delivering excellent pre-mix cocktails and cocktail kits. Here are more ways of getting cocktails through your letterbox... 

 

The Cocktail ManThe Cocktail Man

A mail delivery cocktail service featuring pre-mixed bottle cocktails as well as kits which make 6 drinks. We might also have to order the salted caramel Old Fashioned kit - don't judge us.

Subscription option: Monthly subscriptions start at £18

Delivery range: Nationwide

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LollipopLollipop

This cocktail delivery service comes from the same people behind ABQ, the Breaking Bad cocktail experience in London (as well as more immersive experiences). Their cocktails are freshly made in Chelsea and all come with separately packaged garnish to finish off your drink. 

Subscription option: Subscriptions start at £25 a month

Delivery range: Nationwide

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Micro Bar BoxMicro Bar Box

This is a cocktail gift box service categorised by spirit. Their gin box contains the ingredients to make four different cocktails while the vodka box features items like Sweet Potato Pink Marshmallow Moonshine and allows you to make a Cosmo and a Toffeetini among other things. 

Delivery range: Nationwide

Subscription option: Cocktail subscriptions start at £28 a month (3 months minimum)

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Moore House CocktailsMoore House Cocktails

Moore House specialises in pre-batched cocktails and on three specific drinks - a classic Negroni, a Manhattan and an Espresso Martini - each available in either 100ml or 250 ml bottles. We also rather like the option of the personalised bottles. Look for more cocktails to be added to their range soon. 

Delivery range: Nationwide

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nioNIO cocktails

NIO (which stands for Needs Ice Only) features a selection of 14 pre-batched cocktails delivered to your door. Examples include the Brown Gold (Bulleit Bourbon and Bols Coffee Liqueur) and a classic Daiquiri made with Pampero Rum Blanco. They have a particularly unique look too - all the cocktails are sealed inside mini flat boxes (see pic above). Their best seller box includes six classic cocktails.

Delivery range: Nationwide

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PoisonPoison Cocktails 

Poison have ready-made cocktail boxes made in single servings but they also come in large batches. If you’re the stockpiling type then you’ll want to seriously consider picking up 5 litres of their Woo Woo (a more reasonable 330ml size is available) Each box contains everything you need to make cocktails like a Bramble of Espresso Martini - you just supply the glass and ice.

Delivery range: Nationwide

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TailsTails 

Tails Cocktails have been running since 2010 (with backing from Bacardi). Cocktails are mainly their versions of classics - a Negroni, Pornstar Martini, Espresso Martini, Mojito and Amaretto Sour, but look out for special collaborations, like their recent Victory Fizz in collaboration with Mr Lyan. They also aim for as sustainable packaging as possible and there are no perishable goods in the cocktails, so these will last a while.

Delivery range: Nationwide

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