Ever notice that a sandwich made by someone else seems to taste better? It’s the same with cocktails. So keep the shaker in the cabinet and order these libations that let you get to liquid enjoyment that much quicker.
Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s spirits director Nick Farrell has created a line of cocktails available for delivery in Northern Virginia through Show of Hands, his craft cocktail and house spirits haven. The line features creative and low-ABC drinks that use his crafty products. Select two-serving bottled libations like Witches’ Snicker with peanut-infused Bourbon, creme de cacao, caramel honey syrup and Xocolatl Mole Bitters or Perfect Pairing with gin, spiced pear, honey, Madeira and lemon; or order a large-format five-serving Bloody Mary with Wheatley Vodka, tomato, chilies, Mountain Song BBQ-Smoked Olives and brine. There is a $35 minimum order and $7 delivery charge.
The Clifton New American restaurant has always been known for its inventive cocktails, and Stefan Trummer and staff are offering three of their most popular options to-go in servings for two people. The Titanic is their signature cocktail, which tops Ciroc Vodka, elderflower syrup, sparkling wine and muddled grapes with Champagne sorbet; the Sage shakes sage with elderflower and gin; and Main Street mingles Bourbon, honey, cinnamon and lime. // 7134 Main St., Clifton
To-go tipples at the Alexandria waterside spot are served in Mason jars and come with easy instructions to either stir with ice and strain, serve over ice or enjoy neat, depending on the drink. Select from options like a Bourbon Manhattan with 1789 Small Batch Bourbon, sweet vermouth and bitters, the Drunken Pineapple with pineapple-infused Tito’s Vodka which can be enjoyed straight or used in your own creations, or Blackberry Melon Sangria. // 220 South Union St., Alexandria
The lodge-chic resto and brewpub in Chantilly is offering drinks to your door via DoorDash. Try White or Red Sangria, House Margarita with Lunazul Reposado Tequila, housemade agave sweet and sour mix, triple sec and lime, an Old Fashioned with Jack Daniels, Cointreau and sugar garnished with a cherry and orange. A DIY Mimosa includes a 750ml bottle of Freixenet Brut Cava along with fresh orange juice. // 14333 Newbrook Drive, Chantilly
At the Arlington barbecue joint, lead mixologist Lauren Paylor is offering some of her creative concoctions to go (pictured above). Order drinks like Smoke on the Water with Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye, spiced honey and Angostura Bitters; the Cucumber Collins with Beefeater Gin, salted cayenne cucumber, house sour mix and soda; and the Chipotle Margarita with Sauza Blue Tequila, house sour mix, Cointreau and chipotle bitters. Order via this website. // 1051 North Highland St., Arlington
The Clarendon location of the Balkan-inspired restaurant is offering a selection of drinks to-go; already mixed, you just need to pour them over ice and enjoy. The menu includes offerings like a Zastava Sidecar with plum rakia, lemon juice and simple syrup, a Cosmo Flip with vodka, grapes and cranberry juice and a Southern Delight with Bourbon, Lillet Blanc and peach schnapps; each cocktail is 9-ounces and serves two. // 2901 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
The Old Town Brasserie’s cleverly-named Coq-Tails to Go, each which contain several servings, are available curbside. In addition to classics like a Bloody Mary, Manhattan, Negroni and Gin & Tonic which come with a selection of garnishes, they are also offering the Passion Fruit Jalapeno Margarita with infused reposado Tequila. // 606 North Fayette St., Alexandria
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