Where to Get Cocktails To-Go in Boston

By Eric Twardzik · 01/19/2021

In these crazy times, one of the only bright spots is takeout craft cocktails and mixed drinks from Massachusetts bars and restaurants. Though the state of emergency officially ended, Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill allowing cocktails to-go to continue until May 1, 2022. Many Boston-area bars and restaurants are taking advantage of the order, so ask about takeout cocktails the next time you order. From tiki drinks to boozy slow sippers, you’ll find a wealth of portable potables at some of Boston’s best eating and drinking establishments; see our list below. Heads up: The red tape of this emergency order requires that food is purchased with takeout cocktails, so you have an excuse to order up some stellar snacks, too.

The “Market” section of Alcove’s takeout menu features 750ml bottles of Egg Nog and Milk Punch in addition to craft cocktails like the Uno Mas with tequila, crème de cacao, orange cordial and lime; and the Artisan Old-Fashioned with Jefferson’s Very Small Batch Bourbon, citrus, oleo saccharum, and bitters. A wide selection of home bartending supplies ranging from cherries to hawthorne strainers is also available. Order here for takeout or delivery. 

Alden & Harlow
Like its sister establishment, The Longfellow Bar upstairs, subterranean Harvard Square spot Alden & Harlow is offering a couple of cocktails to-go: a Boulevardier and the Strained & Bemused made with pineapple rum, sweet vermouth, Bénédictine, and absinthe. They’re also selling a special cocktail kit for Valentine’s Day. Place your order here.

Banyan Bar & Refuge
Banyan’s takeout cocktails range from tiki-with-a-twist creations like the Brancolada (with Fernet Branca Menta, rum, pineapple, orange, and coconut cream) to Rosé Winter Sangria and mixed drinks like rosemary-infused Banyan G&T. Order your takeout or delivery here

While also being open for dine-in and outdoor dining, Bianca is selling refreshing craft cocktails to go.The signature Bianca Sangria features red wine, vodka, Cynar, orange, and lemon, and the Cucumber Oasis has vodka, elderflower, and lemon. Order here for takeout.

Blossom Bar
Tropically focused Blossom Bar’s entire cocktail menu is available for outdoor dining and to-go in the form of single-serving “Cocktail Cartridges,” which are made to order with fresh juices. These include the Tito Puente made with rye, mezcal, Punt e Mes, toasted coconut, and sherry; and the Bocadillo Sour featuring rum, guava paste, mascarpone, and lime. Call the restaurant at 617-734-1870 to place an order for takeout or delivery. 

Brassica Kitchen + Cafe
Brassica’s to-go cocktail options include a Cynar Sweet Tea and the I am the Avalanche made with dark rum, espresso, Punt e Mes, chocolate, and Ancho Verde. You can also buy the restaurant’s house-made vermouth. Order here for takeout and delivery. 

Celebrated Union Square Peruvian restaurant Celeste is selling serves-two cocktails including its signature Pisco Sour, a Chicha Sour made with a shot of chicha morada (a Peruvian purple corn drink), and a Mezcal Negroni. Order here for takeout and delivery. 

Chickadee is selling a wide range of classic craft cocktails via takeout and delivery, including Negronis, Mai Tais, and Cosmopolitans (all drinks serve two). If you’re craving something specific, go with the “Request a cocktail!” option and leave a note for the bar. Order here for takeout and delivery. 

Attention, Negroni lovers: Coppa is selling serves-one or -two portions of their House Negroni to-go, made with a Bully Boy gin developed specifically for them.  It’s the perfect thing to sip alongside a cheese plate or a platter of Prosciutto di Parma, Coppa, or Soppressata, all available on the takeout menu. Order here for takeout.

Fox & the Knife
The South Boston enoteca is selling their Rosemary Paloma and Negroni della Casa, both of which serve two, via takeout. Order them here

GrandTen Distilling
South Boston’s GrandTen Distilling is selling bottled cocktails by the 375ml flask, from classics like the Mai Tai and Bee’s Knees to originals like the Southie Mule with pineapple and habanero vodka, ginger, and lime juice. Order here for takeout (to get these cocktails, you don’t need to purchase food!).

Tim and Nancy Cushman’s izakaya is offering some of its signature, tiki-influenced cocktails via takeout or delivery, including the Raba Raba (with gin, shiso, mint, lime, and ginger) and Mai Tai (with Jamiacan and agricole rums, lime, curacao, almond, and sesame). A Spirit Free Piña Colada is also available. 

Juliet is selling a trio of classic cocktails to-go: a Negroni, a Perfect Manhattan made with sweet and dry vermouths, and the Juliet Martini with a castelvetrano olive skewer. Each serves two. Order here for takeout and here for delivery. 

Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar
The rowdy Southie favorite is selling its frozen and freshly made Margaritas to go (including our favorite, the spicy Little Devil). Order here for takeout.

Lone Star Taco Bar
Both the Allston and Cambridge locations of Lone Star Taco Bar are selling cocktails for pickup, including a citrus salt Margarita, Red Sangria, and Boozy Horchata. Order here for takeout from the Allston location; order here for takeout from the Cambridge location. 

The Longfellow Bar at Alden & Harlow
The Harvard Square cocktail lounge above Alden & Harlow has a rotating takeout menu that includes a few cocktails. Recent selections include the spot’s take on a boozy Boulevardier and the pineapple rum-spiked Strained & Bemused. Order here for takeout.

The modern Jewish deli is selling subtly tweaked classics like a Seeded Rye Manhattan and a four-serving, 32-ounce Bloody Moira kicked up with dill-infused vodka. The menu also includes a boozy house classic: the Malted Brandy Alexander Milkshake with cognac and crème de cacao. Order here for takeout and delivery. 

Moona is selling several of its Eastern Mediterranean-inspired cocktails to-go. Consider the Fezcal made with mezcal, aperol, cardamom and sumac; or the Rumification with bourbon, rum, jallab, lemon, and orgeat. Order here for takeout.

Pammy’s takeout cocktail line-up includes Italian-ish cocktails like the Baller-vardier made with bourbon-barrel aged Campari or the Pamily Spritz, plus house creations. If you’re having trouble deciding, order the Pammy’s Four Pack for Two to experience a quartet of rotating cocktails. Order here for takeout. 

Puritan & Company
Puritan’s selection of serves-two cocktails includes the Space Face with tequila, mint, honey, lime, pineapple, and dry vermouth; and the wintry Apple Cider & Rum made with figs, orange, cinnamon, cloves, and brandy. Order here for takeout or delivery.

Winter Hill spot Sarma is shaking and stirring a range of cocktails to accompany their beloved takeout mezze. Peruse the online menu for creative drinks; many incorporate Mediterranean and North African flavors like harissa honey, strawberry basil, seared fig, and ras el hanout.

Newton’s fan-favorite cocktail, the Falerno!, is available for takeout. So are Sycamore’s other creations, including The Dad Bod with bourbon, Amaro Montenegro, Génépy des Alpes, and orange bitters; and alcohol-free pints of Bloody Mary mixer. Order here for takeout. 

Toro’s house Red Sangria is available for takeout, as well as a range of original creations: from the tequila and hibiscus-infused Verdad y Amor to the Adult Hot Chocolate with buttered brandy. Order here for takeout.

Trina’s Starlite Lounge
Trina’s has re-upped a number of house classics for their takeout cocktail program, including The Clermont made with whiskey, applejack, spiced cider syrup, and lemon; and a Rockin’ Chair made with black tea-infused bourbon, ginger liqueur, lemon juice, and mint (both eight ounces). They’re also selling shots of whiskey, tequila, and for the curious or brave, “Mystery Shots.” Order here for takeout and delivery.

Uni is proffering a rotating selection of inventive cocktails. Recent highlights include the Persimmon Kiss made with mezcal, persimmon, Campari, sweet vermouth, and olive oil; and the Arrow First with sesame-infused rye. Order here for takeout.

Vincent’s offers the choice of ready-made cocktails, including Bloody Marys and Aperol Spritzes, or spirit-forward, single-serve bottled cocktails like the Red Hook (with rye, Punt e Mes, and maraschino) or the Sasquatch (with Armagnac, Calvados, rum, cinnamon, amaro, and coffee). Order here for takeout and delivery. 

Waypoint is selling serves-two original creations that rotate frequently; recent options include the Orville’s Ghost (with housemade toffee rum, popcorn, Scotch, and amaro) and the Martini-inspired It’s 10:30 Somewhere (with gin, dill vermouth, pickles, and salt). Order here for takeout. 

Woods Hill Pier 4
The Seaport restaurant’s takeout cocktail selection includes drinks that will warm you up—like a Lavender Bee’s Knees laced with bee pollen and the Winter in the Keys made with Key lime pie clarified punch. Order here for takeout and here for delivery. 

Yellow Door Taqueria
Both the Lower Mills and South End locations of Yellow Door Taqueria sell the spot’s citrus salt signature Margaritas to-go, available in single-serving bottles or 32-ounce bottles that serve eight. Order here for takeout from the Lower Mills location and here for the South End location. 

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