Be a kick ass home bartender with The Cocktail Courier
The Cocktail Courier makes everyone an expert bartender with their mixologist-created cocktail kits. These are craft cocktails delivered to your front door. You’ll get unique cocktails like the Paloma Diabla or the Fig Reveal. But should you want something more traditional, go for the signature cocktails like the Old Fashioned, Manhattan or Margarita. Though I don’t know why you’d get something simple that is on every restaurant / bar menu.
The Cocktail Courier not only sources recipes from bartenders all over in cities like Chicago, New York and Paris, but they offer unique brands of liquor. Instead of a bottle of Absolut vodka for my Fig Reveal cocktail kit, they sourced Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka. Boxes are well packed and include everything (down to the fruit) you need to assemble the perfect cocktail, including exact instructions.
The Cocktail Courier provided the perfect excuse to have some friends over for drinks. My kit was supposed to make a dozen cocktails, however we ended up just making about half the amount. While we did have a lot of vodka leftover, we had to use a larger quantity of the fig syrup than the recipe indicated to really get the fig flavor. I didn’t mind though, and appreciated the ease of making a cocktail that deviates from perennial favorites like a margarita.
I priced the items out individually for everything and it adds up to around $62. The price listed on the site is $53.88 not including shipping. Breakdown of item cost if purchased individually:
- Bison Grass Vodka – $22.99
- Six Pack Fever Tree Club Soda – $6.99
- Bag of lemons – $3.99
- Scrappy’s Lavender Bitters – $20
- Fig Syrup – $12
The Cocktail Courier definitely provides a terrific service for those home entertainers that want to make a unique cocktail for guests. For me, it was the perfect drink to kick off my happy hour after a long work week. You can order kits to be shipped almost anywhere in the US, however, they may require the signature of someone over 21 (they didn’t ask me – humph!). I like that the recipes change often from the Cocktail Courier. If you are really into cocktails, you can even sign up for a weekly subscription for about $40. And you’ll even get twenty bucks off your first order when you use my code “ATLRESTBLOG”(weekly subscriptions only).
Disclosure: My cocktail kit was complimentary, but the opinions expressed are my own.