Could this be one of the most delicious COV-ID 19 innovations we have seen to date?
Imagine Saturday night Skype catch-up with the girls! How about #datenight with your partner after the long commute from your home office to lounge room after the working week is through? Found yourself flying solo and self-isolating on your birthday?
With the regulations on takeaway alcohol modified for this crazy, uncertain period, a number of amazing local outlets have adapted their offerings so they can a) survive and b) bring you a bit of happiness on any bleak days you may be having.
Here are just two fantastic businesses who are offering takeaway cocktails and we think they are damned delicious.
Located in Hamilton, The Beaumont has quickly become a local favourite – so much so there was an outpouring of disappointment when they made the tough call to close amid all this craziness. And so they re-opened. Now, with a takeaway menu featuring juicy burgers and wings, real comfort food, PLUS, an amazing array of alcoholic bevvies to wash it all down with.
Our pick from their menu is the Southside Royale – Tanqueray, lime, rich sugar syrup, fresh mint & sparkling wine ($15). Great for lovers of gin and the perfect pick me up.
Another one of our faves, The Koutetsu has been super speedy in their adaptation, taking a more ‘medicinal’ approach to your cocktail ills. And, they have introduced delivery! Chris from The Koutetsu has designed single, double and 500ml servings of 7 delicious classic cocktails. They all come with garnish and there is even a “return and earn” scheme on the bottles they are served in.
Our pick from this selection is, of course, the Espresso Martini – Finlandia Vodka, Mr Black’s Coffee Liqueur, Serious Deliria Cold Brew (support local!) + simple syrup ($18). Yes, please.
Of course, RSA regulations are still in place and you have to be 18+ to enjoy these tasty tipples. And who knows what restrictions are around the corner? So, why not enjoy these cocktail creations while you still can!