Be Your Own Bartender

Author: Julia Gordon
As we hunker down at home, gazing nostalgically at our coaster collections from our favorite bars (rest assured, they miss us too), we can use this quaran-time to elevate our personal refreshment repertoires. With high-quality, high-value, and high-versatility offerings, your stay-at-homebar can keep you creatively quenched until the curve is completely flattened.
Feeling Fine With Wine

Feeling Fine With Wine

Photo Credit: Mila Davigerova
We are all cooking fun and creative recipes to keep ourselves and our palates entertained, so it's great to have wines on hand that are as delicious as they are adaptable to whatever's on the menu. For white wines, think bright, crisp grapes like Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris (we love PKNT Private Reserve Sauvignon Blanc and DH Lescombes Pinot Gris). An Emmi 2018 Rose can bring some great color to the table, and a Red Thread Pinot Noir can hold up to a slightly heavier meal without weighing you down. Want to celebrate putting pants on for the first time all week? A bottle of sparkling wine like La Cle de la Femme NV Champagne can get some liquid confetti started. We also highly recommend having a solid Vermouth (or two, or three) in the fridge--great on its own, added to your sparkles as a spritz, and to bring your cocktail game to the next level.

Keep Your Spirits Up

Keep Your Spirits Up

Photo Credit: Ben Yang
While no one can stir up the perfect dealer's choice like your favorite watering hole, there's a wide range of classics that you can master at home with the right supplies. Lock in your choice spirits bases and the doors open from there. Add some sweet vermouth and bitters to your go-to whiskey to make a manhattan (maybe even with one of our reigning Champions), nail your perfect martini variation (Vodka, Gin, or both in a Vesper), and flex your muscles squeezing fresh juice for a sour. If you're craving something with a little more finesse, consider reaching out to your favorite local bartender for some ideas, and put some tips in their virtual pockets as they anxiously await the chance to serve you again.

Ready to Distance RTDs

Ready to Distance RTDs

Photo Credit: Louis Hansler
If you're clocking in from home and want a happy hour that's ready-to-drink right at five, we've got you covered. A Novo Fogo Sparkling Caipirinha RTD will transport you to warm weather and sunny days, and a Candid Cocktails Bourbon Whiskey Ready-to-Drink Cocktail is a tasty sour with some serious power. If you still want to get your hands a little dirty, a Stirrings Mojito Mixer brings the ingredients to you--just choose your booze!

These Suds Will Be Your Drinking Buds

These Suds Will Be Your Drinking Buds

Photo Credit: Kyle Wagner
Having a few brews stocked in the fridge always makes it feel like a party is right around the corner. Keep some solid ales and lagers, a Collesi Triplo Malto or a Damm Brewery Voll-Damm Doble Malta Marzen at the ready, and maybe stop by your local Aldi for a Hopping Nomad IPA. Make sure to check in with your local brewery, as many are doing deliveries and curbside pickups of their fresh offerings, and never second guess the idea of whipping up a quick michelada to sip on while you plan your spring break do-over.

Feeling Fine With Wine
Keep Your Spirits Up
Ready to Distance RTDs
These Suds Will Be Your Drinking Buds
Be Your Own Bartender
As we hunker down at home, gazing nostalgically at our coaster collections from our favorite bars (rest assured, they miss us too), we can use this quaran-time to elevate our personal refreshment repertoires. With high-quality, high-value, and high-versatility offerings, your stay-at-homebar can keep you creatively quenched until the curve is completely flattened.

Feeling Fine With Wine

Feeling Fine With Wine
Photo Credit: Mila Davigerova
We are all cooking fun and creative recipes to keep ourselves and our palates entertained, so it's great to have wines on hand that are as delicious as they are adaptable to whatever's on the menu. For white wines, think bright, crisp grapes like Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris (we love PKNT Private Reserve Sauvignon Blanc and DH Lescombes Pinot Gris). An Emmi 2018 Rose can bring some great color to the table, and a Red Thread Pinot Noir can hold up to a slightly heavier meal without weighing you down. Want to celebrate putting pants on for the first time all week? A bottle of sparkling wine like La Cle de la Femme NV Champagne can get some liquid confetti started. We also highly recommend having a solid Vermouth (or two, or three) in the fridge--great on its own, added to your sparkles as a spritz, and to bring your cocktail game to the next level.

Keep Your Spirits Up

Keep Your Spirits Up
Photo Credit: Ben Yang
While no one can stir up the perfect dealer's choice like your favorite watering hole, there's a wide range of classics that you can master at home with the right supplies. Lock in your choice spirits bases and the doors open from there. Add some sweet vermouth and bitters to your go-to whiskey to make a manhattan (maybe even with one of our reigning Champions), nail your perfect martini variation (Vodka, Gin, or both in a Vesper), and flex your muscles squeezing fresh juice for a sour. If you're craving something with a little more finesse, consider reaching out to your favorite local bartender for some ideas, and put some tips in their virtual pockets as they anxiously await the chance to serve you again.

Ready to Distance RTDs

Ready to Distance RTDs
Photo Credit: Louis Hansler
If you're clocking in from home and want a happy hour that's ready-to-drink right at five, we've got you covered. A Novo Fogo Sparkling Caipirinha RTD will transport you to warm weather and sunny days, and a Candid Cocktails Bourbon Whiskey Ready-to-Drink Cocktail is a tasty sour with some serious power. If you still want to get your hands a little dirty, a Stirrings Mojito Mixer brings the ingredients to you--just choose your booze!

These Suds Will Be Your Drinking Buds

These Suds Will Be Your Drinking Buds
Photo Credit: Kyle Wagner
Having a few brews stocked in the fridge always makes it feel like a party is right around the corner. Keep some solid ales and lagers, a Collesi Triplo Malto or a Damm Brewery Voll-Damm Doble Malta Marzen at the ready, and maybe stop by your local Aldi for a Hopping Nomad IPA. Make sure to check in with your local brewery, as many are doing deliveries and curbside pickups of their fresh offerings, and never second guess the idea of whipping up a quick michelada to sip on while you plan your spring break do-over.