Updated: Oct 8, 2020
Who doesn't love a cocktail? But sometimes making them at home can be … annoying. We don’t want to buy multiple ingredients to make a couple of drinks! What we do want, is premium cocktails delivered straight to our door.
The Lifestyle Guide has compiled a list of some of the best - so sit back, relax, and enjoy a few (or many) pre-made delicious drinks.
The Asterley Bros Cocktail Club THE LIFESTYLE GUIDE LOVES!
"Sachets of happiness" comes up as the first review and we are IN LOVE!
"No outsourcing, no bullshit, no marketing misdirection" is their moto!
Two brothers with a passion for botanical spirits. Based in South London making spirits by hand, using traditional methods in a workshop in Forest Hill. Their specialities are English Vermouth, Amaro and Fernet, using only the best natural ingredients. British if possible and organic whenever they can. Each bottle made with care and attention takes around three months to make and only ever in small batches using traditional craft techniques.
NOW, The Cocktail Club:
Monthly Subscription - CHECK! From a modest £23.95 per month
What do you get?
Cocktails only using finest spirits
Free 100ml taster pounches from independent British brands
A selection of nibbles
Limited edition art work
Discount codes too - WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT?!
Tails offer expertly balanced and blended premium spirits and liqueurs with all natural mixers, juices, sugars, flavours and bitters into simple sustainable packaging (LOVE!)
We have done all the hard work so can you simply enjoy the fun of shaking, stirring, topping and sipping to indulge perfect cocktails.
One of our personal favourites - Espresso Martini. Perfectly balanced, ready to be shaken over ice and strained into a martini glass - a massive 8 serves per bottle. Our mouth is watering at the thought. It’s a definite yes from US!
Has everyone heard the story of how the Espresso Martini was invented? Well, if not, it is thought that the cocktail was created by Dick Bradsell in 1983 at the Brasserie Soho, London when a woman (now a famous model) asked for something that would “wake me up, then f*** me up”. I can confirm - Dick Bradsell did a perfect job this drink - that’s exactly what it does (in a good way).
The Drunken Jockeys have a pretty sizeable menu when it comes to their cocktail delivery service. There are some classic crowd pleasers, the founder’s favourite (nice personal touch), passing fancies (which are experimental and ever-changing) and mocktails. This range is perfect for whatever you fancy!
The cocktails are delivered in sealed jar with serving instructions attached. It is 100% plastic free and you receive 25p for every jar returned.
We should mention, this company operates in a smaller radius around their Surrey home. If you’re under 10 miles from them - delivery is free (delightful!) Over 10 miles - prices may vary.
Tapp’d handcraft the UK’s only mixologist quality bottled cocktail range. Based in North London they do same day delivery in SS, RM postcodes, perfect for last minute plans! Or a top up..
Tapp’d cocktails has the perfect solution - instead of grabbing a 6 pack of beer - order yourself a 6 pack of cocktails - straight to your door. Cocktails such as Espresso Martini, Mojito, Pina Colada, Pornstar Martini, Sex on the Beach. All classics included from £2.98 - bargain.
Using the facilities at Black Rock, London, and CBRB, Manchester, all products will be made and created by a team that have undergone a full briefing and training on how to operate in a safe and hygienic setting, following the guidelines given by the UK government.
All of their cocktails are delivered chilled and ready to drink. Pour into your favourite glass, and, if available, add a garnish of your choice. If you want to save your cocktail for later then simply store in the fridge until you're ready to enjoy.
Based in London and Manchester, The Drinks Drop allows you to browse and select cocktails developed by some of your city’s favourite bars such as The Trading House, Nine Lives and Doña.
Served in a reusable pouch (LOVE) They also have a selection of spirits you can order too - in case you want to make your own cocktails at home.
A good selection of cocktails for all occasions and pallets all delivered to your door with an option to create your own signature cocktail - very cool!
Ladies and Gents is a hidden gem cocktail bar that is currently doing a cocktail delivery service. 5 x cocktails per bottle is the perfect amount for a Friday night cocktail session.
They also encourage people to ask them to create any cocktail you’d like. They include examples on their website of those that they have made for people - great for inspiration! They have also give their drinks some pretty witty names, including the Quarantini and Gin and Bear It. Made us chuckle.
Hush Mayfair have partnered up Nio cocktails to insure that you're still getting your favourite cocktails at home! The fabulous cocktails are also available on Deliveroo - which is perfect to create the real Hush experience from home, along with one of their delicious meals.
They come in a very nifty little box that is ready to pour! Perfect for date night or friends night in!
These cocktails are completely handmade and packaged in Chelsea, London. They even come with their own garnishes - so they're really ready to drink!
Lollipop gives you the option of buying single serve cocktails (also available in packs of 3, 6 & 12) or a 1L bottle of your fave! Also - if you send the cocktails as a gift to someone (great idea), you can leave a message foe them at checkout. They even throw in a hat and a whistle in the box! How amazing!
They hand-make every cocktail, using only fresh ingredients, always premium spirits, and some serious savour-faire!
We quote "our cocktail recipes aren’t imitations of the real thing. They ARE the real thing." We're sold. They’re exactly the same as the drinks you’ll find in top-end bars up and down the country, just without the extortionate price tag and the hullabaloo of mixing them yourself.
They bring exquisite drinks to the masses, top quality cocktails for one and all! Their cocktail delivery service is the perfect solution for any occasion. They do all the fiddly stuff (mixing, measuring, balancing, infusing, etc.) so you don’t have to. Thus you, the distinguished host, can entertain your guests with an elaborate array of wonderful drinks – without needing to spend a fortune on weird liqueurs you’ll only use once. Hurrah!
"So, whether you’re throwing a birthday party, hen do, stag night, wedding, jamboree, Bar Mitzvah, night in for two, or are just stuck for cocktail party ideas, we live to accommodate. Can’t find your favourite tipple? Email us and we’ll knock you up a batch bespoke (with custom labels and everything!). Whatever the occasion, make your cocktail party go with bang! We’ll do the cocktails, you do the bang!"
This quintessentially Scottish restaurant is killing it with the cocktails. Our personal favourite is the Fourth Bridge, a sour style cocktail that is unmistakably Scottish. They've crafted their own Irn Bru Liqueur and paired it with Blackwoods Vodka and some secret ingredients (much like Irn Bru), to create this ode to Scotland in Sour form. Big and bold with a hint of Iron.
If Irn Bru isn't your thing (criminal) there are plenty of others, including some classics with a twist.
Obviously it is best paired with Haggis (don't quote us on that).