If you're planning a socially-distanced night in, but still want your top-shelf beverages, try one of these 10 best ready-made cocktails and DIY cocktail kits in Austin. Find restaurants, distillers and bars serving up to go cocktails in Austin, Texas.
Courtesy of Desert Door Distillery.
Desert Door Distillery | Ranch Water
While the tasting room at this Driftwood sotol distillery is temporarily closed, Desert Door is offering easy drive-up and pick-up ordering for spirits, merch and cocktail kits. The DIY Ranch Water Kits include everything you need for this iconic Texas sipper: six Topo Chicos, six koozies, a branded blue enamel bucket with bottle opener, and a lime. Just be sure to order a bottle of the Original Texas Sotol for the base.
Order online at https://www.toasttab.com/desertdoor/
Alamo Drafthouse | Montage Mule
The locally-owned movie theater has put together a menu of ready-to-drink and DIY cocktail kits, currently available from the Slaughter location. Order a fun, themed beverage like the Montage Mule (premium whiskey, homemade strawberry and mint syrup, fresh lemon, bitters and ginger beer) for your next movie night in, along with the Drafthouse dishes you know and love. Plus, cocktails come with instructions on how to prepare the drinks, a jigger, glassware and a homemade Alamo Drafthouse Chocolate Chip Cookie - of course.
Order online at https://www.alamocurbside.com/
The Roosevelt Room | Corpse Reviver #2
For anyone looking to pick up a new skill during quarantine, this downtown craft cocktail bar’s recently launched to-go cocktail program is designed to turn casual sippers into confident mixologists. Each batch cocktail bottle comes with At-Home Cocktail Procedure instructions for glassware, serving suggestions and plenty of pro tips. Try the Corpse Reviver #2, a Prohibition-era recipe featuring dry gin, triple sec, cocchi americano, lemon and flamed absinthe.
Order online at https://www.therooseveltroomatx.com/togococktails
TenTen | Shibuya
Modern downtown Japanese restaurant, TenTen, has a quality bar selection that extends to their to-go menu with premium bottles of wine, sake and beer. Order curbside pickup or delivery daily, and be sure to add one of their signature cocktail kits to your cart. The Shibuya features Effen Yuzu Citrus Vodka, kiwi, lime and mint, and offers a subtle, refreshing profile which pairs well with favorites like the spicy tuna roll or the hamachi roll.
Order online at https://www.toasttab.com/tenten/v3
Courtesy of Hopdoddy Burger Bar.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar | Doble Fina Margarita
Hopdoddy is offering a to-go cocktail and bar menu at all Austin locations. Pull up and pick up the bestselling Doble Fina, an on-the-rocks margarita that comes with a single-serve bottle of tequila. Pair your refreshing margarita with the hefty El Diablo burger (feat. Angus Beef, Pepper Jack, Habaneros & Serranos, Caramelized Onions, Salsa Roja, Chipotle Aioli, Lettuce, Tomato) and an order of green chile queso fries to go.
Order online at https://www.hopdoddy.com/menu
Uncle Nicky’s | Negroni
East-side Italian deli Uncle Nicky's is constantly upping it’s takeout game, now offering their famous Negroni in to-go form. Voilà, Togronis! You can order by the bottle, or in 4- and 6-packs. Opt for a breakfast Negroni, paired with an egg & cheese breakfast sandwich, or kick off happy hour with an order of pane tostada.
Order online at https://www.toasttab.com/unclenickys/v3/
Launderette. Credit Jane Kim.
Launderette | Bird of Paradise
There’s no need to miss out on a top shelf cocktail while social distancing in Austin. Launderette’s ready-to-drink Bird of Paradise serves up enough fun for two cocktails per order, made with blanco tequila, grapefruit, lime, spiced agave and Topo Chico. Just pour the cocktail over ice, add a splash of Topo, garnish and enjoy! (Pro tip - all of their to-go cocktails pair perfectly with an order of birthday cake ice cream sandwiches!)
Order online at https://www.toasttab.com/launderette/v3
Mi Madre’s | Mexican Martini
The East Austin Tex-Mex staple is now serving margaritas and cocktail kits to go. For a twist on the classic martini, opt for the Mexican Martini Kit, including tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice and mix, olive juice and olives and a chili salt rim. Go family-style and order a family kit of their tasty enchiladas, served with rice, beans, chips, queso and salsa for four.
Order online at https://www.mimadresrestaurant.com/
Treaty Oak Distilling | Old Fashioned
Located on a 28-acre ranch near Dripping Springs, it’s well-worth the 20-minute drive into the scenic Hill Country for a batch of Treaty Oak's new ready-to-drink Old Fashioned Cocktail. The Old Fashioned Cocktail is made with bitters, simple syrup, orange zest and Treaty Oak’s Ghost Hill Bourbon – a genuine grain to glass Texas bourbon, made with local heirloom grains from Barton Springs Mill and mashed, fermented, distilled, barreled, aged and bottled on-site.
Order online at https://shoptreatyoak.com/
Salty Sow | Curly Tail
Salty Sow, the beloved East Austin gastropub is taking their cocktail game to the next level, including favorites like the Curly Tail in their curb-side offerings. The kit includes enough Espolon Silver, cilantro, serrano and blood orange to make two cocktails. You can also pick up provisions like house-made bacon by the pound (a quarantine requirement) and house pickles, or ready-made staples like the triple fried duck fat fries, candied pork belly and more.
Order online at https://www.exploretock.com/saltysow
Photos courtesy of Treaty Oak Distilling and The Roosevelt Room.