With COVID-19 raging on and social distancing being the name of the game, including recent government restrictions on restaurants and bars, most of us would much rather enjoy a night in rather than risk going out. But who says you can’t enjoy fine cocktails from the comfort of your couch? Satisfy your cocktail cravings from home with these delivery options from these top bars and liquor stores across the city.
Well-known for its innovative concoctions of spirits and tea, the speakeasy-like cocktail bar Tell Camellia recently announced that it’ll be offering bottled, ready-made versions of four of its cocktails: the Darjeeling Negroni (two servings), Matcha Martini (two servings), Matcha Vodka (four servings) and Mango & Strawberry T-Tonic (four servings), the bar’s signature take on the classic gin and tonic. Order a set of four for $250 through the bar’s Facebook or Instagram accounts, or via e-mail.
The modus operandi of the cult favorite Osakan cocktail and whisky bar is to meticulously hand-craft its cocktails using fresh, seasonal ingredients — and its Hong Kong chapter is no different. Luckily for cocktail and whiskey connoisseurs in the city, the bar has pre-batched select cocktails for takeaway without compromising on the taste. You can also browse through and order the founders’ favorite bottles of sake and whiskey through the bar’s online store. Get in touch directly for the most updated news on what’s available to purchase.
Founded by award-winning sake brewer Elliot Faber, Sake Central boasts an extensive collection of sakes, shochus, whiskies, and other spirits. Now, its offering up its bottles for purchase online. In addition to its regular bottles, there are also 360ml Sunday’s Grocery bottles, “one-cup” sake cans, and a special sandwich-and-sake promo on Deliveroo. Any purchase over $500 directly from the bar will be delivered straight to your door for free.
The Bottle Shop
The Bottle Shop boasts a vast collection of beer, wine, spirits, mixers, glassware, cocktail utensils, and even snacks to go along with the drinks. Beer fans should look into the shop’s Beer Club subscription service. Deliveries are free if you spend over $680 — otherwise they cost $80 — and should arrive in four days Monday through Saturday. Check the shop’s website for delivery exceptions.
Hong Kong’s first on-demand cold drinks delivery service, Chillers services most of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and Sai Kung, and guarantees deliveries within 45 minutes of ordering. Expect most staple spirits and beer brands as well as cider, sparkling wine, and champagne. They do classic cocktail sets, too. Order through FoodPanda, Deliveroo, or its website.
International brand management and distribution company Metagroup brings a broad portfolio of food and drink to Hong Kong, including a bevy of spirits brands from Campari and Aperol to Skyy vodka and Bushmill’s Irish whiskey. Recently, the group has added “Home Experience” DIY drinks kits to its offerings — pick among 10 different cocktails and receive all the ingredients you need to create them right at home. Until May 1, the company is offering a complimentary set of bartending tools along with any purchase, too.
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