Why not bring the bar to you? Here are the best alcohol delivery services in London
By Abbie Schofield
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, alcohol delivery services have never been more appreciated. Even though lockdown restrictions have eased and bars have opened back up, not everyone’s comfortable with going back to their usual watering holes. Whether you want to unwind with a glass of red or treat yourself to a cocktail, here’s how to get drinks delivered to your door.
Best Alcohol Delivery Services in London
Cocktail Porter’s excellent home cocktail kits are carefully designed for budding bartenders to stir and shake the perfect cocktail at home. We love the Negroni kit, comprised of bottles of Tanqueray, Campari and Sweet Vermouth with dried orange to garnish, which allowed us to show off our excellent cocktail-making skills with ease. Straightforward instructions and high class ingredients make for a winning combo.
With a mission to make natural wine and craft beer accessible to all, Rebellious Goods’ expertly curated collection of everything from fruity English rosé to aromatic orange wine can be delivered to London homes within one hour, or 24 hours nationwide. With bottles from £17, they won’t break the bank either.
Wineapp can deliver wine straight to your London home within 30 minutes. There are 500 specialist wines to choose from and you can also purchase delicious cheeses and charcuterie to go with your chosen bottle for the perfect night in. Plus, take advantage of special deals and browse other customers’ reviews so you can discover new favourites.
Bevy can deliver all sorts to London homes in zones 1 and 2, from rum and gin to bottled cocktails, mixers, beers and even snacks and cigarettes. Most of Bevy’s orders arrive within 45 minutes, and you can track your Bevy Butler on their journey.
For many of us, Deliveroo is the go-to food delivery service, but they also deliver drinks from supermarkets, corner shops and takeaway restaurants. Deliveroo have now introduced contact free delivery, where they drop the packages at your door and step back at least one metre for you to collect it.
Winebuyers allows members to choose from 30,000 bottles of fine wine and champagne selected by their team of experts, and have it delivered to your door. Sommelier and buyer Sam Tyson recommends the 2017 Mchenry Hohnen 3 Amigos Red (£15.90) as his top pick. Hailing from the Margaret River in Western Australia, it has notes of blood orange, black pepper and raspberry.
Berry Bros & Rudd
Berry Bros. & Rudd is Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant, having traded from the same shop since 1698. Today the company also has offices in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong, a Wine School and an exclusive fine wine and dining venue in St James’s. They are temporarily closed, but Berry Bros & Rudd are still offering deliveries. Deliveries are free with orders over £200 and they now have a contact free option.
The Drinks Drop
If it’s good quality cocktails you’re after, The Drinks Drop have your evening covered. This newly-launched company has curated a collection of 20 ready-mixed cocktails in collaboration with 20 iconic bars, using only the finest quality ingredients. From a margarita to a Tanqueray gimlet, these delicious concoctions arrive in small pouches making them pretty portable too.
Hedonism Wines is a fine wine & spirits boutique in Mayfair whose world-class buyers have sourced around 6,500 wines and 3,000 spirits. They are currently offering free UK delivery for orders of more than six bottles of wine so you can stock up on your favourites.
Like this? Check out these easy cocktail recipes