While the clear winning benefit of statewide stay-at-home orders is flattening the curve of COVID-19, the best silver lining has to be the allowance for take-out cocktails. From high-end cocktails to gallons of margaritas, there’s a quarantine cocktail for everyone’s taste. They’re perfect for your virtual happy hour gathering. Here are some of our local favorites.
Sealed in pouches, 503W is offering batches of cocktails, with two, four, eight or even 10 servings. Pick from their popular Black Walnut Old-Fashioned, or an orange 24 Karrot cocktail made with organic carrot juice, gin, cucumber, lime and sugar.
503 W. Colorado Ave.
300 Days of Shine
While 300 Days of Shine is doing cocktails to go along with bottle sales of their delicious moonshine, they have a fun treat: Slushes to go. These come with the booze on the side, so you can mix the two together or enjoy separately. Either way, we’ll cheers to that! And props to the Monument distiller for making hand sanitizer during the pandemic as well.
279 Beacon Lite Rd., #G, Monument
Whether you’re planning a Friday or Saturday date night, or just want an adult beverage without the work of shaking and stirring, The Bar at Almagre is offering four traditional cocktails for delivery: Whiskey Smash, Manhattan, Old Fashioned or Bees Knees. Every week features a new cocktail of the weekend too, such as the recent Watermelon Serrano Margarita. Drink orders are for two or four servings, and must be placed by 5 p.m. each Wednesday for delivery on the upcoming Friday or Saturday.
2460 Montebello Square Dr.
Chiba Bar’s acclaimed delicious cocktails are now available for carryout. A Saketini is available, or grab a Negroni — or as Chiba refers to it, a To-Groni.
19 E. Kiowa St.
Of course you can grab a bottle of 291’s award-winning whiskeys, but you can also carryout some delicious craft cocktails. The cocktails come in individual bottles, complete with garnishes on the side, for $10 each. Other fun options include tasting flights. Can’t decide? Get the entire #quarantine cocktails set with five cocktails and one cowboy (a pour of whiskey).
1647 S. Tejon St.
Their extra large margaritas aren’t available to go, but you can still get The Loop’s house margarita delivered to you if you live in Manitou Springs or Old Colorado City. On Wednesdays, the house margarita is just $3.99. There is a two drink maximum, for good reason, as these margs pack a punch.
965 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs
Need a quarantine survival kit? PigLatin is serving up medical themed cocktails. Quaran-tiki Punch is made with blood orange, citrus, orgeat, rum and served in an “IV” pouch. A Quaran-Queen Shot is made with guava and vodka and served in a med container. And the Cough Drop, a passion fruit lemon drop martini, comes served in a specimen container. You might want to pour them into your own glass once you get them home for a more appetizing drink!
2825 Dublin Blvd.
Canned in-house, Shuga’s is offering cocktails to go in convenient cans. Maida’s Geisha is a cocktail with lychee, Chambord (a black cherry liqueur), lemon-ginger and topped with cava. Or try the Adult Juicebox with white grape juice, vodka and white sangria. Pro tip: Order a growler of lemon ginger tea and add whiskey once you’re home.
702 S. Cascade Ave.
With almost 100 cocktails, The Wobbly Olive has their entire cocktail menu available for carry out. As a special treat, all martinis are $6 for Martini Monday! Order their signature Dirty Colorado with olive brine, vodka and add a blue cheese-stuffed olive. Or try a fruity Malibu Barbie with mango vodka, amaretto, coconut rum, and cranberry and pineapple juices.
3317 Cinema Pt.