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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

Who: These south London distillers have been making their own English Vermouth and Amaro for a few years now.

What: Their 1 litre serving pouches can go in the fridge or freezer (right now there's a Pink and a Watermelon Negroni) - and there's also a new selection for Christmas, based on gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Delivery range: Nationwide

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CahootsCahoots

Who: Wartime-themed bar in Soho

What: In keeping with their theme 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 

Who: Award-winning Shoreditch bar

What: Their online shop 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. And if the cocktails get you hungry, they're also selling pies.

Delivery range: Nationwide

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The Drinks DropThe Drinks Drop 

Who: The Drinks Drop collects together cocktails from some of London and Manchester's best bars. 

What: They send out pouches by post - we particularly loved a watermelon margarita from Crazy Pedros in Manchester and a Trailer Daiquiri from Trailer Happiness in Portobello. All the drinks have a use-by date as they're freshly made and the company also organises recycling fro the pouches. 

Delivery range: Next day delivery in London, smaller range delivered nationwide.

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Hacha DalstonHacha Dalston

Who: Kingsland Road ‘agaveria’

What: The team 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 

Who: Top drawer Shoreditch bar

What: It's 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.

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Hawksmoor Hawksmoor

Who: Steak restaurants that also serve awesome cocktails

What: 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 

Who: This West Hampstead bar has two parts. Heads serves aperitivo-style cocktails, while Tails is all about stronger whisky and rum-based serves.

What: 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: Same day in London via Slerp or mail order nationwide.

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Ladies and Gentlemen Ladies and Gentlemen 

Who: Public convenience based bar in Kentish Town

What: 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

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Little Mercies (via Lyons) Little Mercies

Who: Crouch End sibling to Three Sheets.

What: They've 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.

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LollipopLollipop

Who: This cocktail delivery service comes from the same people behind ABQ, the Breaking Bad cocktail experience in London.

What: 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

Who: Londinio is a company making small batch liqueurs and vermouth using a cold infusion method in London.

What: 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

Who: Scotland meets London restaurant

What: 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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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

Who: Basement bar under Milroy's of Spitalfields

What: 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 

Who: Shopping arm of Highbury restaurant Top Cuvee.

What: 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.

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Strongman's TippleStrongman's Tipple

Who: Bermondsey-based lab run by a duo with more than 20 year's experience in London's top bars

What: 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

Who: Soho based cocktail bar

What: 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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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

Who: A mail delivery cocktail service featuring cocktail 'experiences' which make up to five drinks.

What: 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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Made in OldsteadMade in Oldstead

Who: Tommy and James Banks run Michelin-starred The Black Swan in Oldstead and Roots

What: 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

Who: This Notting Hill company specialises in creating ranges of handcrafted cocktails.

What: 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

Who: NIO stands for Needs Ice Only

What: 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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TailsTails 

Who: Tails Cocktails have been running since 2010 (with backing from Bacardi).

What: 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

Who: This drinks company uses only small-batch, artisan spirits, shunning the big distilleries

What: Each bottle contains 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

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berkeleybike

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

The Berkeley's Blue Bar (pictured above) is doing a local bike delivery service sending their master mixologists to your door to mix up a Martini or Margarita.

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

In Islington, you can pre-order and pick up cocktails at Homeboy, notably their Champagne Paloma, American Cream Soda and Sparkling Strawberry Daiquiri.

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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