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Toronto’s 10 Best Delivery Cocktails And Drink Kits To Go
Toronto’s 10 Best Delivery Cocktails And Drink Kits To Go
Outdoor dining may have returned to Toronto, but you can still bring the bar to you with these cocktail mixes and DIY drink kits hand-crafted by some of the best cocktail bars and restaurants in Toronto. Transform your home, balcony or patio into your own private bar with these flavourful drinks from Toronto’s best bars that will impress even the most-seasoned mixologist. Simply pour, sip, and enjoy. Cheers!
Happy hour never looked so good on the go! The Fairmont Royal York hotel’s stunning lobby bar Clockwork offers a menu of single-serve cocktails to-go. Located downtown Toronto directly across from UP Express Union Station for curbside pick-up, Clockwork makes a night in feel like a night out with their bottled and canned drinks that are ready for you to pour and sip! Try the pink-hued Meet Me At The Clock featuring gin, Veuve Clicquot Rosé Champagne, locally-crafted Dillon’s absinthe and bitters with a splash of citrus or mix and match your own 4-pack from the menu of offerings.
Project Gigglewater takes the art of the cocktail to a whole new level with their easy drinking, citrus-forward drink kits. Featuring 375ml bottles of spirits, each cocktail making kit includes a recipe, garnishes, mixes, and seasonings for at least seven servings. Tempt your tastebuds with The Mangolorian’s mix of rum, mango, coconut chai rooibos tea, citrus, coconut extract and Agnosturra bitters. Or take any mixing mistakes out of the equation with the pre-blended cocktails including the popular Peach Perfect canned gin cocktail. Delivery and curbside pick-up are available for each craft drink kit. Check Ritual for an additional menu of cocktail kits not listed on the bar’s website.
Cry Baby Gallery
One of Toronto best kept secrets is Cry Baby Gallery, a cocktail and oyster bar hidden behind an art gallery on Dundas Street West in the city’s west end. Now, the exclusive bar makes mixed drinks at home easy with their four-week “Only Fans” cocktail subscription service. Delivered to your door every Friday, each week features two servings of a brand new pre-mixed cocktails. Arriving in brown glass bottles with colourful art prints and garnishes, these drinks are ready to sip – simply pour and enjoy!
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With multiple locations in and around the GTA, Joey Restaurants is ready to bring the restaurant experience to you. With 10 pre-packaged drink kits on the menu and available for curbside pick-up or delivery, Joey will help you recreate their signature sips at home including their Super Sonic gin, Super Nova vodka, and Super Stoked whiskey DIY cocktail kits that come with everything you need to throw in a blender with ice to create a refreshing frozen drink. Featuring full-size bottles of spirits, mix, and garnishes, additional non-frozen cocktail recipe kits are available to make sangria, margaritas, vodka mules and their signature peach Bellinis at home with ease.
Make happy hour a learning experience with Civil Liberties’ spirit tasting flights. The rustic speakeasy near Bloor Street West and Ossington Street – a short walk from UP Express Bloor Station – offers tasting flights of both gin and whiskey. Each DIY kit comes with eight 1 oz. bottles of spirits, soda, and a QR code to access a repository of tasting notes and fun facts about each blend for your very own private cocktail class. Don’t worry if you’d rather sit back and sip – Civil Liberties also carries a rotating selection of custom recipe ready-to-drink cocktail mixes like its bright and buzzy Call Me Maybe with tequila, sherry, and grapefruit and fennel cordial. Curbside pick-up or delivery is available for all cocktail kits.
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Dolly Trolley Drinks
Up your cocktail game with Dolly Trolley Drinks! Born out of the pandemic with the closure of Supernova Ballroom, this female-run business pivoted to at-home cocktail delivery. Delivering to the entire GTA, the Liberty Village-based Dolly Trolley Drinks menu features a rotating selection of handmade bottled cocktails and DIY mixers that run the gamut from tried and true cocktail classics to the super elite “21 Club” of which only a limited 21 bottles are produced. Each box contains a 515ml bottle of pre-mixed cocktail, garnish and brown butter popcorn for snacking.
Bar Reyna will help you be your own bartender with their Reyna On The Rocks DIY drink kit. Each month, Bar Reyna’s expert mixologists will curate a different DIY cocktail box based on your spirit of choice – vodka, gin, bourbon or rum – with house-made syrups and bitters for two different drink recipes. Or simply crack open one of their ready-to-drink cocktails like The Queen Likes It Hot – a spicy mix of Bulleit bourbon, Ancho Reyes liqueur, orange bitters, mole bitters and chili. Deliveries to the GTA are made once a week on Wednesdays or individual orders can be picked up curbside from their King Street West location.
Mother Cocktail Bar
Oh mama! Mother Cocktail Bar is known for using fresh and local ingredients to create a bespoke cocktail experience. And we mean really local – edible ingredients used in their snacks and drinks have been foraged (with permission, of course) from High Park and neighbouring Trinity Bellwoods Park. Now, that local experience can be enjoyed from the comforts of your living room with the bar’s pre-mixed cocktails to-go. Each bottled cocktail includes four servings ready to drink over ice. Be the toast of happy hour with the bright pink Rose Of Thousand Purple Petals made from red cabbage Dutch vodka, marasca cherry, clementine, beetroot, rose extract, rose hip, and notes of citrus. Curbside pick-up is available from the bar on Queen Street West.
Located on trendy Dundas Street West, Bar Mordecai is here to get you serving in style at home with their hand-crafted cocktail kits. Offering a variety of both ready-to-pour bottles and DIY mix-your-own cocktail kits with enough for three to four servings, Bar Mordecai is also here for the non-drinkers looking to spice up happy hour. One of the few places in Toronto that offers non-alcoholic cocktail kits, non-imbibers can sip the Fizz & Spritz mocktail kit that includes two bottles of non-alcoholic secco, a bottle of distilled non-alcoholic spirit Seedlip Garden, flavoured Fever Tree tonic, and three kinds of flavoured syrups to get your mix on. Curbside pick-up is available on select days, check website for details.
Regarded as one of the best cocktail bars in Toronto, the Queen Street West high-end hot spot Barchef is renowned for their menu of creative and molecular-based approaches to libations that have been known to smoke, bubble and glow when served. Now, you can channel some of that energy to happy hour at home with several of Barchef’s best-loved pre-mixed cocktails-to-go in their “Best Of Barchef” kits featuring a trio of two-serving cocktails. Available for curbside pick-up or delivery anywhere in Ontario, Barchef’s ready-to-serve Toasted Old Fashioned and Late Harvest Vesper are also available at the LCBO.
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