Governor Charlie Baker has signed a bill allowing restaurants to sell mixed drinks to-go…finally! There are, of course, rules — bevvies must be sold in sealed containers and can only be purchased with food in limited quantities before midnight. You can read the whole bill here to get all the details if you are so inclined but the general gist is this: you can soon be sipping your favorite craft cocktails from the comfort of home. Here are a bunch of tantalizing to-go cocktails that are already available for take-out. Pick your poison and place your order asap.
The Smoke Shop – Kendall Sq.
1 Kendall Square #100 Cambridge, MA 02139 617-577-7427
They know a thing or two about barbecue at The Smoke Shop (including which beverages pair with it most perfectly) so let them take care of your take-out and your take-out cocktails, too. Available at all three locations, the two inaugural offerings include the John Daly and the Classic Toronto. to get you started.
The fish-loving folks at the Alewife branch of the Summer Shack are making some of their signature sippers — sangria, margaritas and scorpion bowls — available to-go so you can enjoy them at home with your seafood-y spread.
The barteam at TAMO at the Seaport Hotel are making a seasonal selection of their potable wares available for pick-up and take-out. Consult the menu for their most up-to-date offerings and add one - maybe the Take Me Back or the Oxley Outlaw? - to your next order.
Complete your culinary excursion to Italy right in the Back Bay. Eataly has everything you could possibly want (meats and cheeses and pasta and pizza) right now to the drinks to go along with it all. Add one (or three) to your next take-out order.
Add any (or all!) of these lovelies to your next take-out order from Toro. The award-winning South End Spanish spot from Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette now has portable cócteles to accompany your pinxtos and tapas.
Take your pick from any of the Tres Gatos cocktails, including Kitty's Got Claws and The Mighty Meow. The JP tapas spot/bookstore/record shop is making all of their most beloved beverages available for take-out. Each bottle makes four cocktails so you can have a couple and still share with a friend.
Urban Hearth, the small but mighty restaurant in Cambridge, has added a smattering of seasonal cocktails to their take-out offerings so you can get cozy at home with individually-sized versions of their craft bevvies including boozed-up eggnog and glühwein.
Like their sister restaurant in Concord, Woods Hill Pier 4 has gotten in on the take-out cocktail game with a smattering of seasonal sippers to complement their flavorful and sustainable fare. Keep an eye out for updates and special appearances (like the Adelita Margarita), available in single, double pitcher and punch bowl-sized portions.