We’re just guessing, but your liquor cabinet might not have stood up so well to four months of a global pandemic. Getting to the liquor store to restock is not always practical or responsible. Enter Oregon cocktail delivery kits for fresh libations!
Plus, sometimes you don’t want to have to buy a full bottle of an exotic liquor just so you can use a 1/2 teaspoon of it. Cocktail kits for delivery are a fun and easy way to experience professionally designed, tasted and tested cocktails. Local distillers with tasting rooms have also stepped into the delivery game to serve stay-at-home customers.
∼ Portland ∼
♦ The Silver Julep
Owned by veteran mixologist Kate Bolton, The Silver Julep is Portland’s award-winning mobile bar. Bolton’s cocktails-to-go service of half liter bottles with five pours each was out in the market during the early pandemic phase. Flavors change weekly and include seasonal summer fruits such as watermelon mint margaritas or blueberry basil and lemon mules.
Food and cocktail pairings are underway at time of publication, notably a Plantain + Brown Sugar Daiquiri inspired by the island flavors at @tasterstableclub.pdx and @jamaicanhomestyle. More opportunities to come from this expert mixologist for total immersion dinners at home.
Working on site at the office? Corporate happy hours available for delivery!
1/2 Liter (makes 5 cocktails) – $15; Local Delivery – $5-10
Curbside Pickup in Sellwood – Free; Tuesday or Thursday 3-5pm
If you happen to have a few favorite bottles on hand, give Quaintrelle cocktail kits a try. Camille Cavan, Quaintrelle’s bar manager, began sharing her complex craft drink recipes in the form of DIY kits almost as soon as the pandemic started. They come fully decked out with separately packed garnishes, fruits, and even crystal-clear ice cubes. These aren’t your typical whiskey and coke drinks though, so unless your bar is very well-stocked, you’ll need to hit up a liquor store to make them.
$20 per kit with 4 servings (bring your own booze)
Pre-order any day on first come-first serve basis; pick-up Wednesday through Saturday
∼ Eugene ∼
♦ Spirit Haus Saloon
Spirit Haus Saloon is Eugene’s traveling cocktail bar. Jovie Belisle, owner/operator of this traveling beverage company, serves pandemic-friendly events with her mobile bar and a new tap cart. She is now offering doorstep cocktail delivery kits of mixers as mocktails or add your own alcohol to punch it up. Shake over ice for five cocktails per pint or 10 cocktails per quart. Current flavors are The Empress, made with green tea (add gin or vodka), The Placebo with honey and lemon (add whiskey or gin), or The Almanac with cucumber and mint (add tequila or gin).
$12/pint or $20/quart + $ delivery fee. Order online or Facebook and Instagram DM.
∼ Corvallis ∼
♦4 Spirits Distillery
4 Spirits Distillery, which honors veterans, has two canned cocktails in their new series. The handcrafted Moscow Mule contains 4 Spirits vodka, fresh lime, and ginger and is ready to drink from the chilled can or shake over ice. The newest offering is a Cucumber Gin and Tonic distilled, blended and canned right at the distillery using their award-winning 4 Spirits Cucumber Gin with premium tonic, fresh lime and a hint of cane sugar.
Available for pickup at their tasting room or select liquor stores.
Regular food menu items available for takeout and curbside orders. Call (541) 368-3195
∼ Bend ∼
♦ Oregon Spirit Distillers
Oregon Spirit Distillers was founded in 2009 with a mission to create craft spirits from local and regionally sourced grain and Cascadian pure water. Cocktail kits combine customer’s choice of spirits with fresh citrus, tonic waters, bitters (Portland Bitters Project and Bitter Housewife), and Meadowland simple syrups. On the menu are gin and tonics, mules, sazeracs, old fashioneds and more. Pour yourself a refreshing cocktail at home.
$36-$115 per kit, spirits included. Available for curbside or tasting room pick-up and delivery within 5 mile radius.
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