Alcohol Delivery in London: How To Get Drinks Direct To Your Door
Pubs and bars may be opening up again, but the alcohol delivery services market is still thriving. Read on for the best, from a new online shop dedicated to grower champagne to The Berkeley’s mobile bar.
Belle Livingstone Spirits’ Cocktail Kit
Travel back in time to the Roaring ‘20s with Belle Livingstone’s Spirits’ sleek cocktail kit. The speakeasy-inspired treasure trove contains everything you need to make 12 prohibition cocktails, along with detailed art deco recipe cards and all the equipment: a strainer, muddler, jigger, bar spoon and shaker. All you’ll need to add is a couple of fresh ingredients. To ensure you’re fully immersed in the era, the box also contains links to a Jazz Age playlist – so dress up to the nines and make a night of it. bellelivingstonespirits.com
Bubbledogs founder Sandia Chang has launched Bubbleshop: an online shop for grower champagne. Designed to make champagne more accessible, the store is filled with a selection of Sandia’s favourite bottles from some of the region’s most exciting producers, as well as ranges from lesser known vineyards. bubbledogs.co.uk
NIO stands for Needs Ice Only: cocktails come ready to drink, with no other specialist knowledge, ingredients or bar implements required. Boxes can hold either three, six or nine cocktails, which are each packaged in a uniquely-designed sleeve – ideal for lining up on a shelf to stock up your own home bar. When drinks o’clock arrives, simply shake the sleeve, pinch and tear off the corner and pour over ice. Boxes from £19.50. niococktails.co.uk
SW1 resident and craving a cocktail? Ensure ultimate freshness by ordering from The Berkeley’s new mobile bar, which involves the hotel’s legendary Blue Bar team whizzing over on bikes and mixing the drinks on your doorstep. Up to six servings of two types of cocktail can be whipped up on delivery and poured into customers’ own glasses – or Blue Bar glassware can be purchased. Available from 5.30-9pm every day. To place an order call 02072011653.
Salon Wine Store
The team behind the recently launched Salon Wine Store in Brixton have launched a contactless delivery service of their low intervention, artisan wines. Choose between four set mixed wine cases, or have a case tailored to your preferences – just tell the team what kind of wines you like and they’ll put together a personalised selection. Boxes from £70. Order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or via salonwinestore.co.uk
Recreate the pub experience at home with Signature Brew’s crafty Pub In A Box. Each bundle contains a mix of core and seasonal beers, glassware, beer mats and bar snacks, alongside a music quiz and Spotify playlists curated by music journalists. From £25. signaturebrew.co.uk
Ladies & Gentlemen
Live in North London and looking for a fun night in? Fuel your night with tipples from five star dive bar Ladies & Gentleman, which is delivering a range of classic cocktails alongside special edition ‘Quarantinis’. A minimum order of 5 x cocktails at £6.50 per cocktail, or full 700ml bottle of Ayurvedic juice for £5.50. All delivery and payment is contactless. To order email email@example.com or visit ladyandgents.co
For Londoners living in Zones 1 and 2, Bevy is your best bet for quick alcohol delivery. Just download the app, select your choices and ‘Bevy butlers’ will deliver them to your door in less than 45 minutes. The offering includes spirits, beer, wine, and products are priced around recommended retail price. bevy.co
There’s nothing like a Margarita to take the edge off – particularly when it’s an award-winning one. Dalston bar Hacha is offering its signature Mirror Margarita for delivery in premixed 50cl bottles, the equivalent of four generous serves, each containing a double shot. hachabar.com
The Proofing Room
Cocktails are never quite the same when you make them at home, are they? Luckily Spitalfields bar The Proofing Room is here to help with their UK-wide delivery service, which offers ready-to-drink cocktails straight to your doorstep. Menu highlights include ‘Nikka Highball’: Nikka wihisky, Kummel, absinthe, peach and soda; and ‘Le Golden Highball’, featuring Bermondsey Bees honey, St Germain Elderflower Liqueur and birch water. theproofingroom.co.uk
Treat yourself to some high-end wine from Hedonism, which usually supplies the drinks for Ollie Dabbous’ Mayfair restaurant HIDE. It’s a pricey option, but order six bottles or more and they’ll waive the delivery fee. hedonism.co.uk
Inspired by the traditional cervejarias and tascas of Lisbon and Porto, Bar Douro is known for its excellent wine list – a selection of which are now available for delivery. Owner Max Graham has selected 14 wines for the menu, and £1 of every bottle bought will go towards Hospitality Action. bardouro.com
Whisky specialist Milroy’s recently launched their nationwide Drams-to-your-Door delivery service, offering access to their expansive selection of the world’s best whiskies. Make an evening of it by signing up to one of their ‘Tastings at Home’ packages, which are accompanied by a personalised virtual tasting via Zoom. shop.milroys.co.uk
The Magnum Company
Premium tonic and mixer brand Double Dutch has introduced a new line of drinks packages. The Double Dutch Virtual Party Pack, for instance, features 10 different bottles of Double Dutch (including everything from the classic tonic water to a pomegranate and basil number) alongside a spirit of your choice, gin glasses, garnishes, snacks and a game. Weekend activities sorted! shopdoubledutchdrinks.com
The Drinks Drop
Billing itself as ‘the Deliveroo for cocktails’, The Drinks Drop is a cocktail delivery service created by drinks distribution company Highball Brands. Available in London and Manchester, the contact-free service offers the chance to have cocktails from top bars delivered straight to your door, including renowned Mayfair bar Kwānt and the trendy Laki Kane in Islington. thedrinksdrop.com
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