The List: To-Go Cocktails for New Year’s Eve
During the first months of the pandemic, to-go booze was a novel concept. Now it’s a permanent fixture on the carryout menu, and perhaps one small positive thing to come from the pandemic.
As with all the other holidays, New Year’s Eve will be a different affair this year, with bars and restaurants technically not even allowed to be open until the big hoorah!
So here’s to your small, at-home celebration! We’re revisiting our list of to-go cocktails so you can stock up for your COVID-safe NYE celebration.
Grab a drink and say a big ‘ol goodbye to 2020, the year we all thought would never end!
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
How will you choose just one cocktail kit for two from Cameron Mitchell Restaurants?! Each eatery is offering its own lineup of speciality cocktails for you to make and enjoy at home. There’s a little something for every imbiber – Manhattans and Moscow Mules, Punches, Spritzs and Old Fashioneds. Sangrias! Margaritas! What drink(s) will you choose?
Find offerings from each restaurant at cameronmitchell.com/cocktail-kits-for-two.
Condado’s house margaritas can now be your house margaritas. The taco chain is offering margs with booze, and margarita kits so you can add your favorite tequila at home.
Order at condadotacos.com.
Flavor 91 Bistro
Variety is the name of the game as Flavor 91 offers all its classic cocktails, local drafts and wine selections for carry-out.
Find the menu at flavor91.com.
For stay-at-home fine-dining, G. Michael’s is including a lineup of cocktails on its to-go menu. Manhattan? Cosmopolitan? And more! Or choose from an extensive selection of wine – including sparkling wine and champagne.
Find the day’s menu at gmichaelsbistroandbar.com.
Grandview Cafe is slinging cocktails to-go. Grab your drink and add ice at home. Cheers! (Or grab a bottle of wine, 6-pack or growler!)
More info at bargrandview.com.
High Bank Distillery
High Bank Distillery cocktails: some assembly required. The local distiller is offering cocktail mixers and selling its spirits so you can mix your own at home. Need a drink ASAP? High Bank is also slinging consumption-ready cocktails.
Find options at highbankco.com.
Oh so many cocktails to choose from! Law Bird is offering a festive lineup of at-home booze – don’t forget the eggnog! If wine is more your style, the bar offers an extensive bottle selection.
Order online at lawbirdbar.com.
Sip on a selection of seasonal cocktails, like Brown Butter Brandy, Spiced Cranberry and Winter Traveler’s Punch, or opt for classics with a twist with to-go drinks from Lindey’s.
Check out the menu here.
Blood Orange or Cucumber Watermelon? Local Cantina has a menu of margaritas to booze up your order.
Order at localcantina.com.
Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza / Music Hall & Kitchen
Natalie’s is ensuring the proper cocktail experience with a line-up of festive cocktails along with glassware and garnishing instruction. Put those quarantine-developed drink pouring skills to use!
Find the menu at nataliescoalfiredpizza.com.
Northstar’s House Margarita or a Ginger Mojito or a Bloody Mary? Which will you choose to add to your Northstar order?
Order at thenorthstarcafe.olo.com.
Press Grill / Press Pub on 5th
Beer, wine or cocktails – both Press locations have it all! Take your pick for your carry-out order.
Details at presscolumbus.com.
Fine-dining Indian eatery ROOH built its cocktail list based on Indian medicine and six unique flavor profiles: sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent. Take your pick(s) to enjoy at-home.
Details at roohcolumbus.com.
Complete the carry-out meal with Service Bar cocktails featuring Middle West’s own spirits. One even comes in a reusable glass flask!
Check out the menu at servicebarcolumbus.com.
Third + Hollywood
Which classic cocktail will you choose from Third + Hollywood? Daiquiri? Margarita? Old Fashioned? Manhattan?
Find the menu at thirdandhollywood.com.
Tiger + Lily
Tiger + Lily is slinging its best-selling cocktails – theZombie, MaiTai, and Green Tea Mojito – as well as its normal menu of drinks for your to-go consumption.
Details at tigerandlilybistro.com.
The Bottle Shop
Grab-and-go cocktails? Yes, please. The Bottle Shop has a slew of seasonal offerings for your holiday celebrations. Or, explore outside of the mixed drink realm with curated wine boxes, curated beer packs, plus cider, sake and mead.
View the menu at bottleshopcolumbus.com.
The Goat offers the trifecta of carry out beer, wine and cocktails, with a lineup of liquor drinks for just $5. For the DIY-er there’s a mimosa kit and other at-home food and booze packages to enjoy!
Order at lcgoat.com/order.
Wolf’s Ridge Brewing
Not only does Wolf’s Ridge have to-go beer, but cocktails are now on the table. Select from a handful of signature cocktails and start sipping!
Order at wolfsridgebrewing.com.
These are just some of the local spots making quarantine more spiritous. As things continue to change day by day and many spots will have holiday hours, check a restaurant’s website or social media pages before ordering (and your other favorite spots for details on their plans). More to add? Drop them in the comments below!
Editor’s Note: This to-go cocktail list was originally published on April 16, 2020 and updated as of December 22, 2020.