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

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If you can't get out to a bar in the coming weeks, you can still get an excellent cocktail delivered to your home. Here are some of the best ready-made cocktails, many delivering all over the country.

 

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 drinks like Grandma's Raspberry Rhubarb Crumble and more.

Delivery range: Nationwide

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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 an Apricot Sherry Brandy from Scarfe's Bar and a Hachiko Cocktail from The Gibson. Other bars that are featured include Hacha,  Artesian, Scarfe's Bar, Kwant, Laki Kane, Happiness Forgets 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, in both tequila or mezcal form. There's also an agave flight tasting for two.

Delivery range: Nationwide 

Order online

 

Happiness ForgetsHappiness Forgets 

The top drawer Shoreditch bar has brought its signature drinks online with an offering that includes the Peach Gold Ruch (Buttered Whiskey, Peach wine, Honey, Lemon) and the East 8 Fizz (Absolut Vodka, Aperol, passion fruit, pineapple, lime and topped with soda). 

Delivery range: Nationwide

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. Most recently, they've also mastered a home delivery version of one of their most popular drinks - Shaky Pete's Ginger Brew.

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. We've tried the Maple Old Fashioned and we do fancy the sound of the Pineapple Margarita too. 

Delivery range: Nationwide.

More about Heads + Tails

 

HomeboyHomeboy

The duo behind Homeboy, Ciarán Smith & Aaron Wall, have teamed up with Conor Bartley for this new online shop, The Bottle Cocktail Shop. There are classic cocktails alongside drinks like the Corn & Oil (rum, lime, cola) and the East 8 Hold Up (pineapple, passionfruit, solero).

Delivery range: Nationwide.

More about The Bottle Cocktail Shop

 

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 two Old Fashioned cocktails - one with chocolate, the other made with Snickers. The Hopped Banana Daquiri sounds tempting too. 

Delivery range: 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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Nightjar/ OrioleNightjar, Oriole, Swift

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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Scout and Three Sheets Shop Cuvee

This is the place to find cocktails from Dalston's Three Sheets as well as Tayer & Elementary and Empirical Spirits. Drinks include Three Sheets French 75 (Bombay Sapphire gin, clarified lemon, white wine, Minus 8 Verjus, carbonated) and Tayēr + Elementary's Old Fashioned.

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

More about Shop Cuvee

 

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 Foraged Bulevardier to a Chado Kemono. 

Delivery range: Nationwide

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Tayer + ElementaryTayer + Elementary

Currently number two 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

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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

Order online

 

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:

Oranj - The natural wine company now has a range of bottle cocktails, with drinks including a pineapple & sage daiquiri, a mezcal margarita and a spiced negroni

Charlies - An ex Dabbous and Callooh Callay Mixologist is behind this online cocktail shop and you can put together a gift box of classics. 

Coupette - The Bethnal Green cocktail bar is now delivering canned versions of its signature, award-winning cocktail, Apples

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

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)

Lost and Found in Balham has pretty much its entire list online (for takeaway)

 

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