As much as we’ve loved seeing Eric, our trusty DPD driver, three times a day for the past six months, there are some knocks at the door that get us more excited, than others and the promise of alcohol is definitely one of those. Here’s our updated list of where to get cocktails in Dublin, lots of them with delivery options, because staying in-in is never going to be the new going out-out, but at least there’s alcohol.
Hen’s Teeth Store
The Mr. Freeze and Slush Puppies of our youth have had an adult upgrade thanks to Hen's Teeth Store. Wavey Ice, basically boozy ice pops, are in the freezer, and they’re pouring cherry sake slushies for when you’re wandering around town in the sun. Want.
The Shelbourne’s afternoon tea at home has been splashed across many an Instagram story over the past few months, but their cocktail offering has been kept a bit quieter, and it's one to seek out. At €20 for two serves with garnishes we think they're pretty decent value, and for the full bar experience, €60 will get you two bottles of cocktails, olives, almonds and sea salt cashew nuts. We love their Pomegranate Zombie with aged rum, Appleton Estate rum, PAMA pomegranate liqueur, Cointreau, Orgeat, pomegranate juice and lemon, but it's The Shelbourne, they're all good. Available for collection or delivery (€10 if you're within 10k of the hotel) seven days a week. More details here.
Fade Street Social
Fade Street Social’s At Home offering is pretty substantial with food, desserts, wine, beers, and cocktails. There’s lots to choose from like a tangy blood orange fizz, rhubarb tart, their special sangria, and this rather lovely looking pineapple whiskey. Available for collection and delivery Friday and Saturday. Order here.
Charlotte Quay/Coppinger Row
Sisters Charlotte Quay and Coppinger Row include cocktails in their Deliveroo offering so you can get an Aperol negroni, raspberry fizz, Havana docks and others right to your door. We can almost smell the sunshine.
Click and collect from The Well now includes cocktails. Their twisted classics box gives you a cocktail like a daiquiri, margarita or whiskey sour as well as syrups so you can experiment with flavours, or go for the selection box to keep all the adults in the house happy. They also had a recent limited release of frozen cocktail pouches to take away that we really hope become a permanent feature. Available for collection Thursday - Saturday or for free delivery on Saturday. Order here.
If you miss Peploe’s for people-watching, you can recreate the experience at home with their delivery dinner-boxes, and a good nosey out your window at the neighbours. Better yet, just stay inside with their cocktails. Choose from Margaritas, Cosmopolitans, Negronis and Espresso Martinis, and look out for seasonal specials, like Easter's 'Hazelnut Delight', with vodka, Kahlua and Nutella. Order here.
Anti Social, the Dublin 8 bar, is doing weekend cocktail deliveries across the city with drinks including long island ice tea (so rude that more bars in Dublin don’t do these) and a range of martinis. They come in 500ml and 1 litre sizes and you can order here.
Electric Bar and Restaurant in Cork are raising money via a crowdfunding campaign to launch a range of cocktails, and keep revenue flowing until they can open safely again. Drinks include Pornstar Punch, Strawberry Mojito, Garden Collins, and a Peanut butter and Jam Old Fashioned which isn’t like anything else we’ve seen on the market so colour us intrigued. Prices from €25, with shipping across Ireland and the UK, and deliveries will start in June. Support them with an order here and give summer you something to look forward to.
Monk Cocktail Bar
A cocktail bar in a brewery will never be a bad idea, and Monk Cocktail Bar in Cork in the Franciscan Well proves this point. Through their website, you can buy boxes of their beer online, but also cocktail gift sets based around your favourite spirits. Plus, they’ve launched a subscription service to get cocktail kits to your door each month. If you have enough booze knocking around at home, you can even opt for the “Just The Bits” kit so you’ll have everything you need to make great drinks at home. Details are here.
Dacha Cocktail Mixers
Another handy option if you have a cupboard overflowing with bottles of spirits that you never get through (possibly because you keep ordering cocktails), Dacha Drinks produce natural cocktail mixes for you to create your own at home. With nationwide delivery, flavours include orange & basil, raspberry & thyme, and rhubarb. They can be added to prosecco for a simple fizz, or you can following the enclosed recipe cards to make something a little more fancy. Order here.
Dublin Cocktail Lab
Remember that feeling of being in a cocktail bar and the seemingly endless possibilities awaiting you in the leather-bound cocktail menu placed in your hands? We miss it too, so had raised eyebrows when. Dublin Cocktail Lab caught our eye with their unusual and aesthetically pleasing Instagram feed. Cocktails like Miso Grapefruit Bloody Marys and Rose Coconut Spritz are available for nationwide delivery, and the site also has loads of lovely add-ons like kombucha, pickle juice, and a hot whiskey syrup that sounds like it would go with pretty much anything. It's €5 for delivery and you can order on their website.
Farrier and Draper
As much as we’d love nothing more than to be sitting in a bar in Dublin 2, we’re settling for our sofas. Available for click and collection and delivery via Deliveroo, Farrier and Draper has a really big selection, including a Spice Bag Margarita. Might need a few lemon mojitos before we’re brave enough for that one. They also have a vegan range (aren't most cocktails vegan?) including this dairy-free pina colada. Order here.
If you’ve kept an eye on our Insta stories over the past few months, you know that we’ve been working our way through lots of lovely drinks from Craft Cocktails. From the team at Bar 1661, these drinks pack a serious punch, and the really cute packaging means they’ve been one of our go-tos for sending a little pick-me-up to friends. Delivery is nationwide through www.craftcocktails.ie but we’ve also spotted them in Baggot Street Wines and Neighbourhood Wine.
After a brief hiatus, Catch Events are back with their Quarantini boxes, and we were very relieved to hear it. Kits contain all you need to make four vibrant cocktails, plus you can add on a heap of extras if you’re feeling extra extra.
Be warned, kits tend to get snapped up once they go up on www.catchevents.ie so don't delay getting our order in.
Vintage Cocktail Club
Another thing we miss is getting dressed-up and going out. Now, we’re not saying everyone has turned into a slob overnight, but we haven’t seen a pair of heels in almost a year, and lipstick is pretty much a distant memory. If you have a special occasion to celebrate at home, the cocktail kits from Vintage Cocktail Club is certainly a way to inject some instant glam into your evening and are available on Deliveroo. Order here.
We’re sick of winter and need some sunshine. We’re not getting it naturally, we can’t fly anywhere to find it, but we can get little glasses of sunshine delivered right to our homes from The Fourth Corner so it’s ok. Plus, where else in Dublin are you going to get a Mule inspired by actor Paul Mescal? The Mescal Mule, naturally... Order here.
Hang Dai has been one of our to-go takeaways over the past year, and we would seriously recommend adding one of their cocktails to your order of sesame toast with yuzu mayo. As we’ve come to expect from the loud and lively Chinese restaurant, the cocktails pack serious flavour, often using Asian ingredients like yuzu and Szechuan peppercorns. Bottles of pre-mixed cocktails can be added on to click and collect orders, or delivered via Just Eat or Deliveroo. Order here.
Mulberry Garden is doing a weekly home meal kit that’s available for collection or Dublin delivery every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Best thing is you can add on cocktails including their take on a Margarita or The Mulberry Old Fashioned which is laced with mulberry puree. Order here.
Drop Dead Twice
Drop Dead Twice on Francis Street has takeaway cocktails available for collection and delivery on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. In addition to American diner classics, they also have a Netflix and Chill range with cocktail and dessert options. Or, if you want to be really efficient, you can combine your alcohol and sugar intake for maximum dopamine surge in the form of a 'hard shake'. Order for collection or delivery here.
The Blind Pig
It feels kind of fitting that The Blind Pig, a speakeasy and prohibition era-inspired bar on Suffolk Street, gets the opportunity to do some bootlegging through home delivery. The cocktail menu is extensive and features extras like bar snacks and syrups for your home bar. They’re also doing a full menu for pizza, pasta, and sandwiches. Check out their website for details.
Dillinger’s, 777, The Butcher Grill
Frozen margaritas from 777 helped get us through the summer, and sister restaurants Dillinger’s and The Butcher Grill are also offering lots of delightful-sounding cocktails for collection and delivery to certain parts of Dublin, like the 'Easy Tiger' with pecan-infused Bulleit bourbon, maple syrup, disaronno and bitters. See each restaurant’s website for details.
The little bottles of Espresso Martini from Wigwam that graced pretty much every Dubliner’s timeline at some stage during the summer seem to be on hiatus for now, but you can still order Moscow Mules, Dark and Stormys, and Cuba Libres. In addition to click and collect, there’s local delivery (within 2kms) on Fridays and Saturdays, but Just Eat and Deliveroo give more opportunities for you to get deliveries from Thursday to Sunday. See all the details on their website.
A popular spot for pre-pandemic group outings (remember those?), Krewe on Capel Street is now doing a full menu click and collect and delivery so you can get their extensive range of cocktails right to your door. Sizes start at single serve and go to mega portions - no judgement here. All the info is on their website.
The Washerwoman of Glasnevin
If you’re on the Northside and in need of a Cosmo or gin cooler (and we’ve never had a time when we didn’t need one of those), The Washerwoman in Glasnevin have them, and lots of others, available for collection. Check out their menus and order here.