Portable, fun, unique and so damn convenient – bottled cocktails have been around forever but it’s high time we give them them their dues. From espresso martinis to negronis to margaritas, the bottled cocktail world has it all so there’s something for everyone. Here are some you need to collect on your travels.
World of Zing Bordeaux Barrel Aged Negroni
The one way to tell a great cocktail from the other, is to check out if they’re award-winning. And this one’s won a Gold at the Spirits Business Masters! Made of Tanqueray Gin, Martini Rosso Vermouth, Sacred Rosehip Bitter Liqueur and Negroni bitters and aged in Bordeaux barrels, this one should be a winner in anyone’s book.
Watershed Distillery’s Old Fashioned
What a classic this one is! All you need to do with Watershed Distillery’s Old Fashioned is pour it over ice and garnish with cherries – that simple! It’s got some fantastic ingredients – bourbon, raw sugar, Ohio cherry juice and bitters – and has a 35.1% ABV. If you’re into sweet yet punchy flavours, this one’s for you.
Campari is synonymous with being the most important ingredient of a Negroni, so it makes sense that the brand would venture into making its own bottled Negroni. And they did it so damn well. Add ice and orange peel, and you’re sorted for at least a month (if you go slow).
Anything by Craft Cocktails
Crafthouse Cocktails is at the top of the game when it comes to creating bottled cocktails that stay on your mind long after you’re done with them. Bartender Charles Joly founded this brand, and released his personal favourites – Moscow Mule, Paloma and Southside. And now they’ve quickly become the world’s favourite.
Hochstadter’s Rock and Rye
Closer to a version of an Old Fashioned than what we know as ‘rock and rye’, this one’s got flavours of honey, oranges and citrus – all that we love and adore. It’s 84 proof, with a 42% ABV so it’s not too strong yet strong enough. Can someone send me some, please?