Did someone say cocktails to go?
Six Columbus hot spots to get a tasty, mobile bevy
One of the best things to come out of COVID may just be the new ability for you to take your favorite restaurant cocktail to go.
The Ohio Liquor Control Commission passed an emergency rule allowing restaurants with an existing liquor license to sell and deliver alcoholic drinks for consumption off-premises. This rule allows customers to purchase two pre-packaged drinks with each meal they order.
So, instead of trying to recreate that masterpiece bevvy at home, see six of our favorite Columbus to-go cocktails below. And make sure you shout out in the comments, or tag us on Instagram, with additional ones we should have on the list!
Fury Twilight $22
Think tequila sunrise with a beer twist.
Ingredients: This bundled mix includes two Fury Sunrise mixes of Jalepeño Tequila, Ancho Chile, Blue Curacao, Clarified Grapefruit, Sugar Syrup plus two 16 oz. cans of Wolf Ridge Brewery’s Fury Brand beer.
Directions: Grab a pint glass, fill it halfway with ice and pour the cocktail mix in first followed by ½ of the cherry sour Fury beer.
Extra: You can’t order cocktails without a meal; which is why this to-go cocktail comes with a snack choice between mole spiced nuts or BBQ pork rind. And if that wasn’t enough, you will have leftover beer to enjoy as a separate drink.
Stone Fruit Spritz $11
Get ready to be liberated from the stress of everyday life with this easy-sipping sangria cocktail.
Ingredients: Deliciously balanced with peach and plum rosé sangria, Capel Pisco, Amaro Nonino, and fizz soda water, this summer aperitif is a celebration of local in-season peaches from Branstool Orchards; located just 45 minutes from Columbus. The high acid rosé lends a little tartness and mouthwatering acidity whereas the ripe peaches bring a natural sweetness shocking your taste buds. And that is just for starters. The Pisco, south American Grape Brandy, adds a complimentary boozy quality and the Amaro Nonina rounds the drink out with a barely-there hint.
Directions: Enjoy this mix at home over ice in a wine glass, garnished with a fresh stone fruit you have in the fridge. You can also drink it straight from the bottle, we won’t judge!
Extra: Return any of your cocktail bottles back to Coast Wine and receive $1 credit towards a future purchase. Their to-go cocktail list changes every eight weeks so be sure to jump on this one fast!
Barrel-Aged Old Fashioned $12
Service Bar is ahead of the game with its craft cocktail selection.
Ingredients: Their Old Fashioned consists of Middle West Spirits Straight Wheat Whiskey, Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup, and muddled Bitters.
Directions: Garnish it with an orange peel, twist of citrus rind, or a cocktail cherry at home and feel a bit nostalgic.
Extra: Traditionally served in an old-fashioned glass, their to-go mix is served in a reusable glass flask for your enjoyment.
Backyard BBQ Breakup $12
A little bit of everything in one drink.
Ingredients: A little bit of sweet mixed with a little bit of heat will take you diving straight into this deep end with this delicious rye, watermelon, gentian aperitif, citrus, habanero, mezcal to-go cocktail.
Directions: Shake in the bottle and pour directly over ice, preferably a rocks glass and garnish with a dried lemon wheel for a little extra something.
Pink City $18
Take on a gastronomical expedition not only through Rooh’s contemporary Indian food but their artisanal cocktails.
Ingredients: A mix of tequila, guava, chili and ROOH masala, this salty drink brings the spirit of India to your house and will have you asking for more—which is why you get not one, but two servings.
Extra: Their nine unique cocktails are built around flavors based on Indian medicine and offer something for every palate whether you want sweet, sour, bitter, astringent, pungent, or salty.
Purple Rain $12
A fan of Prince? Then you will love this mix.
Ingredients: London dry gin, Butterfly pea tea, Luxardo Maraschino, Creme de Violette and citrus.
Directions: Not only do you get a sealed to-go cocktail container with handwritten instructions on how to serve at home, but The Bottle Shop is also throwing in a package of Ramen noodles so customers can enjoy their mixed drink with a meal.
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