Missing your favourite city centre bars? We've found out who's delivering during alert level 4 so that you can bring the bar to your bubble! Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, doing a Friday drinks zoom call, or just want to test out your bartending skills, prepare yourself a snack plate or cheese board and enjoy it with a drink delivered right to your door from one of the following locations. We've also included a couple of cocktail recipes for you to get the creative juices flowing with what you already have in your cupboards.
Cocktail Boxes | Caretaker
Caretaker now have their range of classic cocktails available for delivery, plus two spectacular seasonal creations in a 5 serve bottle. Coming in a box of four, you can choose a mix or pick out your favourite - Martini, Fancy Free, Handyman or Ritz Negroni. The cocktails come ready to serve, have it as is, or add one of the recommended garnishes. They also have two special seasonal creations to try, we're loving the sound of the Strawberry Fitzgerald Sling - lemon, fresh strawberries, bitters, gin, and a little bit of sugar! Order online, here by Friday 12pm for weekend delivery.
Mezcal and wine boxes | La Fuente
Get out the sombreros and have a Mexican fiesta with a Mezcal delivery from La Fuente. Try something new with the Marca Negra Espadin Mezcal - a modern, rich and bold Mezcal with notes of nuts, herbs, spices, chocolate and tropical fruits. If you're not sure about Mezcal, grab a wine pack with six specially selected bottles. Order online for contactless delivery, here.
Craft beer, cider & gin | Good George
Nothing's better than a cold beer after a hard day's work. Good George has you covered with squealers of their delicious brews, including a range of new releases that are a must try! We've got our eyes on the Island Sling Guava Wheat Beer which is sure to transport you to that island holiday you're longing for. Check out their selection online, here. Plus, they're also treating you to free shipping when you enter the code NORTHWHARF when you make your purchase.
Wine & spirits | Cahn's Wines & Spirits
Wine and cheese... what could be better? Put together a delicious charcuterie board, and pair it with one of the great drops from Cahn's Wines & Spirits. Their offering is extensive, with every variety under the sun available but its hard to go past their natural wine selection. Scroll through the varieties, and make an online order, here.
Craft beer | Brothers Beer
Missing your favourite brew served at Juke Joint? Have no fear! They're delivering during lockdown, and all their best pours are available, they've even created a 'Lockdown Mixed 12 Box' to expand your beer palate. Or, why not grab their seasonal sampler pack and join the live guided tasting session on Friday (September 3). This virtual tasting is lead by Brothers Beer head brewer, Brandon, live at 8pm on the Brothers Beer Instagram page. Shop online, here, and head to their Instagram page here.
Soul Bar & Bistro | Frida Cocina Mexicana | Rooftop at QT | Parasol & Swing
Viaduct Harbour deemed Friday September 3rd as 'Quarantini Day' and they invited everyone to celebrate (virtually)! They say anything constitutes as a Quarantini, a glass of wine, G&T, you name it. But if you're looking to shake things up, they've pulled out a few recipes from some of the establishments in the area to help you get started. From Frida's Piña Colada to SOUL's 'Under the Tuscan Sun' cocktail and creations from Rooftop at QT and Parasol & Swing, you'll become a skilled bartender in no time. Check out the recipes here.
Rolodex cocktail | Saxon + Parole
Saxon + Parole have shared their tips on how to make the homegrown Negroni, Rolodex - a Negroni made with 100% NZ spirits. You'll need gin, orange bitter liqueur and some vermouth. Head to their Facebook page to get the full recipe and see how its made, here.