To-go cocktails have pumped some much-needed rejuvenation into the Jersey City and Hoboken dining scenes. Although we may be a while out from raising a glass inside our favorite bar or restaurant, many businesses across both cities have excitedly joined the to-go movement to ensure the prevailing of happy hour despite social distancing orders.
With a variety of colorful and summer-friendly cocktails now available at your to-go disposal, you might be at a crossroads when it comes to deciding which drink to set your sights on. Lucky for you, we’ve done the digging (and some sipping) to uncover nine cocktails from local establishments that you’ll certainly want to add to your list. Trust us—there are no pour decisions below.
Rosario by dullboy
The refreshing 16oz ‘Rosario’ is brought to you by dullboy and serves 3 cocktails. Made with Plymouth Dry Gin, St. Agrestis Inferno Bitter, strawberry, basil and lemon, you’ll be sipping your way right into a top-notch afternoon. Priced at $25, you can place your order online for delivery or pickup on Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Frozen ‘80s Glam by Mathew’s Food and Drink
Mathew’s Food and Drink reconfigured their gin-based 80s Glam and is now offering it in frozen form. This 12oz cocktail also features passion fruit, lime and lavender, and is finished off with their signature edible glitter for a funky touch. The Frozen ‘80s Glam costs $14, and can be yours via takeout on Thursdays through Sundays.
Lost@Sea by Cellar335
Cellar335, the voice behind New Jersey’s to-go cocktail movement, brings us a fruity pairing for our next summer Friday with the Lost@Sea. This $25 beverage includes rum, almond, passion fruit, pineapple, lemon and salt in a 16oz ready-to-go bottle, and is available on Thursdays through Sundays by pickup or delivery.
Campari Sunrise by Porta
What do you get when you combine Espolon Blanco tequila, Campari, passionfruit juice and simple syrup? Porta’s Campari Sunrise, that’s what. Each 12oz bottle pours two vibrantly colored cocktails, and can be conveniently picked up for $20 on Mondays and Wednesdays through Sundays.
Down The Shore by Latham House
The Jersey Shore doesn’t feel so far away thanks to the Down The Shore from Latham House. Malibu 3 Rum punch, pineapple, orange juice, lime and grenadine are assembled together to create a cocktail that can be described as “beach in a bottle.” The Down The Shore is available for pickup or delivery on Tuesdays through Sundays for $13.
Aperol Spritz by Sorellina
Sorellina’s Aperol Spritz is without a doubt one of the best drinks of summer. Featuring Aperol, Prosecco and a dash of club soda, this $21 cocktail is at hand to revive you on Thursdays through Sundays at their outdoor Spritz cart or by ordering online for takeout.
Coffee Old Fashioned by Grand Vin
The ’Coffee Old Fashioned’ from Grand Vin is the ideal on-the-go coffee cocktail. Costing $20, this 16oz drink is composed of Misunderstood Whiskey, bourbon cream, coffee, maple syrup and bitters. Orders for this beverage can be placed online or by phone for delivery or pickup on Wednesdays through Sundays.
Pineapple Express by Union Hall
Not only is Union Hall’s Pineapple Express a delicious cocktail, it also comes in an awesome to-go friendly pouch. This beverage includes Misunderstood Whiskey, coconut liquor, pineapple juice and cane simple syrup. Stop by their pickup window between Wednesdays and Sundays to give it a try.
Cucumber Martini by 10th & Willow Bar & Grill
Rounding out our to-go cocktail highlights is the Cucumber Martini from 10th & Willow Bar & Grill. Cucumber vodka, fresh-squeezed lime juice, St. Germain, muddled cucumbers and mint are fused together for a lively flavor, and they’re available for $13 via delivery or takeout on Tuesdays through Sundays.