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The ultimate guide to cocktail delivery in London (and the rest of the UK)

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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 and have a monthly cocktail club too with a seasonal cocktail of the month. Their 1 litre serving pouches can go in the fridge or freezer (right now there's a Rhubarb Negroni) and you can also buy cocktail equipment from them. 

Delivery range: Nationwide

Order online

 

CahootsCahoots

In keeping with the theme of this wartime-themed bar in Soho they now deliver emergency cocktail pouch ration kits which also include extras like a stick-on moustache 'disguise', biscuits, garnish and more. Options include a Scoundrels’ Boulevardier and their twist on a Penicillin, Off the Rails.

Delivery range: Nationwide

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Callooh Callay Callooh Callay 

What: The online shop of this award-winning Shoreditch bar has some of their most popular cocktails available for delivery. The menu has switched for the wintry months with options like blood orange margaritas and winter rum punches. 

Delivery range: Nationwide

More about Callooh Callay

 

DishoomDishoom 

Top Indian streetfood restaurant Dishoom now have drinks from the Permit Room bars on offer, which include The Permit Room Old Fashioned, Sonia's Negroni and the India Gimlet. 

Delivery range: Nationwide

Order from Dishoom

 

The Drinks DropThe Drinks Drop 

The Drinks Drop collects together cocktails from some of London and Manchester's best bars.  They send out pouches by post -  like a Toni Negroni from Stoke Newington's Dona and a Trailer Daiquiri from Trailer Happiness in Portobello. Other bars that are fearured include Artesian, Coupette, Laki Kane, Satan's Whiskers and more.

Delivery range: Nationwide.

More about The Drinks Drop

 

Hacha DalstonHacha Dalston

This Kingsland Road ‘agaveria’ are offering their signature Mirror Margarita by the bottle for £35 - enough for four (large) drinks. There's also an agave flight tasting for two.

Delivery range: Nationwide 

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Happiness ForgetsHappiness Forgets 

The top drawer 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). 

Delivery range: Up to 9 miles from Shoreditch.

More about Happiness Forgets

 

Hawksmoor Hawksmoor

Steak restaurants that also serve awesome cocktails, they've converted some of their best cocktails into bottled and canned versions - including, our favourite, the Fuller-fat Old Fashioned and a wonderfully smoky Back Burner margarita.

Delivery range: Nationwide

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Heads + Tails Heads + Tails 

This West Hampstead bar has two parts. 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 we do fancy the sound of the Pina Colada Swizzle made with coconut fat-washed rum and pineapple shrub.

Delivery range: Nationwide.

More about Heads + Tails

 

Ladies and Gentlemen Ladies and Gentlemen 

A public convenience based bar in Kentish Town, Their new Disco range is delivered in pouches and features their takes on classics, so the Cherry Sour is made with their own Vestal crafted Polish vodka and Dr Pepper Syrup.

Delivery range: Nationwide

More about Ladies and Gentlemen

 

Little Mercies (via Lyons) Little Mercies

Crouch End sibling to Three Sheets. have launched a range of bottled cocktails. What we're most intrigued by is their take on the Bloody Mary which they've called  'Breakfast Wine' which is made with Clarified Tomato, Victory Vodka, White Wine and Tomato Leaf Oil.

Delivery range: Same day delivery locally or it's next day delivery nationwide.

More about Little Mercies

 

LollipopLollipop

This cocktail delivery service comes from the same people behind ABQ, the Breaking Bad cocktail experience in London. Their cocktails are freshly made in Chelsea and all come with separately packaged garnish to finish off your drink. Choose from drinks like Flat White Bro and Sunny Sangria.

Delivery range: Nationwide

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LondinioLondinio

Londinio is a company making small batch liqueurs and vermouth using a cold infusion method in London. Bartender Jake Coventry used to make his own liqueurs for the bar where he worked before setting out on his own. For Lockdown he's teamed up with some spirit brands to sell cocktails by post. Drinks include a blood orange Americano, Tommys Margarita and a Vesper Martini.

Delivery range: Nationwide

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Mac and WildMac & Wild

A Scotland meets London restaurant, 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. There's also a very cute miniature collection with Haig Club. 

Delivery range: Nationwide

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MEATliquorMEATliquor

 As well known for their cocktails as their burgers, MEATliquor are sending out a range of bottled favourites now. These include the infamous House Grog as well as the New Cross Negroni, Fallen Angelita and more. 

Delivery range: Nationwide

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Nightjar/ OrioleNightjar/ Oriole

The sibling cocktail bars are selling cocktails via Speakeasy at Home. Worlds 50 Best Bar Nightjar's cocktails include a Reverse Cherry Manhattan and a Barrel-aged Zombie, while Oriole's feature their Shimamoto Old Fashioned. All the cocktails come with garnishes too.  

Delivery range: Nationwide

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Nine LivesNine Lives

Who: Vibey London Bridge spot

What: Their Lockdown Cocktail Kits aim to bring the bar experience to you so there's bamboo straws, garnishes, Joe&Sephs truffle popcorn incense sticks and a link to a curated playlist. We loved our Moby Dick Kit which includes a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label washed with coconut and flavoured with salted caramel.

Delivery range: Nationwide

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Proofing RoomProofing Room

A basement bar under Milroy's of Spitalfields, their bottled cocktail range changes seasonally and right now features a range of wintry serves including a warming Tequila Habanero and a Peach & Chestnut serve with bourbon and ginger.

Delivery range: Nationwide

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Scout and Three Sheets Shop Cuvee

This is the place to find cocktails from Dalston's Three Sheets as well as Scout, Mr Lyan and Empirical Spirits.  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). They also stock cocktails from Tayēr + Elementary like their Palo Santo Gimlet, Sandalwood Martini and Bergamot Margarita.

Delivery range: Next-day nationwide, same-day locally.

More about Shop Cuvee

 

SpiritlandSpiritland

Known for their bars with a big focus on the music set-up, during Lockdown Spiritland have been bottling their cocktails. Drinks include a white negroni, Espresso Martinez (Roku Gin, Cherry, Cold Brew Coffee Vermouth) Whisky Ginger and an Islay Rose. And you can also add on some sound equipment if you fancy. 

Delivery range: Nationwide

Order from Spiritland

 

Strongman's TippleStrongman's Tipple

This is a Bermondsey-based lab run by a duo with more than 20 year's experience in London's top bars.  Their bottled cocktails each serve two and range from a Clarified Pina Punch to a wintry Mulled Wine featuring orange Cognac.

Delivery range: Nationwide

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SwiftSwift

Soho based cocktail bar Swift's online store sells a range of bottled cocktails and pouches like their Nutty Manhattan-esque Deadwood. You can also buy an At-Home kit of their signature cocktail, Irish Coffee which includes Irish Coffee glasses and Swift's own blend of coffee as well as Jameson’s Caskmates whisky.

Delivery range: Nationwide

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Tayer + ElementaryTayer + Elementary

Currently number five on the World's 50 Best Bars list, they're now delivering a selection of their top cocktails. This includes the Tayēr RTD/ Vetiver Negroni (Ocho Blanco Tequila, QuiQuiRiQui Tobala Mezcal, Campari, Noilly Prat Original Dry Vermouth, Martini Rosso + Muyu Vetiver Gris) and the Tayēr RTD/ Sandalwood Martini (Tayēr x Hepple Gin, Noilly Prat Original Dry Vermouth + Sandalwood). 

Delivery range: Nationwide

Order online

 

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 ClubThe Cocktail Club

Part of The Cocktail Service, normally a drinks agency, this is their new online drinks club. Their hand-crafted cocktails include an Oak Aged Sloe Negroni, Coconut & Kaffir Lime Leaf Daiquiri and a Smoked Old Fashioned.

Delivery range: Nationwide

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The Cocktail ManThe Cocktail Man

This is a mail delivery cocktail service featuring cocktail 'experiences' which make up to five 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

Order online

 

Made in OldsteadMade in Oldstead

These are cocktails from Tommy and James Banks' Michelin-starred The Black Swan in Oldstead and Roots. Using all their own cordials, liqueurs and essences they've got a curated, seasonal range of bottled cocktails for delivery. Right now there's a Bramble Negroni, Blackcurrant Leaf Martini and a Spiced Rum Old Fashioned on offer.

Delivery range: Nationwide

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Moore House CocktailsMoore House Cocktails

This Notting Hill company specialises in creating ranges of handcrafted cocktails. Choose from a range of drinks - there's a classic Negroni, a Manhattan and an Espresso Martini along with a Classic Martini, Margarita “Cristal" and an Old Fashioned - most come in a range of sizes and they also do a limited edition range. We also rather like the option of the personalised bottles. 

Delivery range: Nationwide

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nioNIO cocktails

NIO stands for Needs Ice Only. They do a selection of 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. 

Delivery range: Nationwide

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red coleRed Cole cocktails

Red Cole British Libations are a range of small batch cocktails that use the best British artisanal ingredients. The launch range includes British Hedgerow Negroni, Black Tea Old Fashioned, a Cherry Cola Collins and a Smoked Cider Reviver made with 3 Year Old Somerset Cider Brandy and smoked British oak. Each drink contains options to serve it neat or long - with serving suggestions and tips.

Delivery range: Nationwide

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stir up cocktailsStir-Up

Stir-up offer bottled cocktails with a difference. It's a monthly at-home cocktail subscription service, where each box includes the ingredients you need to mix your own cocktails. We really enjoyed our Mai Tai set which included a special rum blend, orange liqueur, orgeat and sugar syrup. There's enough in each box to make four cocktails.

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 too 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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Tom SavanoTom Savano

This drinks company uses only small-batch, artisan spirits, shunning the big distilleries. Each bottle contains up to five servings - the Coastal Negroni uses an artisan gin from Devon while an English Garden Lychee martini features organic English elderflower vodka from Northamptonshire.

Delivery range: Nationwide

Order online

 

See also:

crudo pisco sour kit

Crudo's Pisco Sour kit contains everything you need to make the perfect Pisco Sours at home. Each kit features Pisco, lime juice, egg whites, Angostura bitters, sugar syrup, passion fruit syrup, cancha corn snacks and optional cocktail glasses if you need them. 

Unknown Pleasures (Nationwide delivery) - A cocktail company from Oliver Peyton who delivered canned cocktails, including a Bloody Mary, Peach Iced Tea and Espresso Martini.

BAO (Nationwide delivery) - their online shop features several of the Cocktail Rescue drinks, including the Umeshu Negroni and the 'BAO HI' Highball.

HIDE (London delivery) - the downstairs bar at Ollie Dabbous' HIDE has several cocktails on the HIDE at Home shop, including the Adam & Eve, Somerset cider brandy 5YO, Diplomatico Mantuano rum, fig leaf, spices, lime, clarified milk

Eve's Bar, Adam Handling now delivers a range of drinks including their 'No X in Espresso' and 'Pandan Old Fashioned'.

The Experimental Cocktail Club has a Click & Collect service in Covent Garden with a selection of their best including a vodka martini and the Vieux Carre (Camus cognac, rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, Benedictine, Peychaud's & Angostura Bitters)

Get cases of the East London Liquor Co's canned cocktails delivered - including their very drinkable hard seltzers.

Looking Glass London bar in Hackney does an edited selection of delivery cocktails - Negroni, Old Fashioned and a House Spritz

Lost and Found in Balham has pretty much switched its list online

Missing The Wolseley? Their bottled cocktail delivery range includes a Margarita, Hemingway Daiquiri, English Rose, Negroni and a Manhattan.

And, if you're swerving booze, then this cocktail kit collaboration between no-alcohol brands Nine Elms, Bax Botanics and Noughty will be right up your street.

 

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