Have you ever wanted to enjoy a bar-quality cocktail at home, whether it's a Manhattan or a Martinez, but don't want to have to bother getting all the necessary bottles together (or buying them all individually) and then deal with the fuss of measuring, mixing, muddling and whatnot (or else work out how to blackmail a bartender into coming to your house to make them)? Professionally crafted pre-bottled cocktails could be the solution you've always dreamt of!
Top bars such as 69 Colebrook Row, Purl, Bramble and White Lyan have been bottling their own drinks to chill and serve when the time is right (i.e. when you order a drink) for a number of years now - following in the footsteps of legendary bartenders like Thomas Handy and Jerry Thomas - and now this wizardry and alchemy is coming to your home. Made using quality ingredients, expertly measured and mixed, the Pre-Bottled Cocktails you'll find below are the absolute real deal.
Stupendously easy to enjoy, fail-safe instructions for the perfect serve can usually be found on the bottle. Not only are they great for enjoying a top quality cocktail with little-to-no hassle, they're perfect for parties where you would rather be talking to your guests than mixing all of their drinks.
There's even more to this though - is it possible that cocktails can actually improve in the bottle? Well, yes, actually. Over months and years, cocktails can be 'bottle-aged', becoming more complex, more integrated and smoother. This smoothness is something that mixologist Tony Conigliaro of 69 Colebrook Row has analysed using gas chromatography. That's why you'll find that each of The Handmade Cocktail Company's bottles carry a vintage displaying their year of creation.