Uncap A Classic
Tending bar is a talent you’ve become quite skilled at since you reached the legal age of 21 (wink, wink), but on those occasions when you’d rather spend time mixing it up with your guests than stuck behind the bar mixing drinks, The Handmade Cocktail Company has you covered. Their delectable line of pre-mixed and pre-made vintage cocktails feature all the tried and true favorites, like the Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Gin Martini, and Negroni, as well as some libations you may not have experienced, like the Vesper, a favorite of one 007, which is a delightful concoction of gin, vodka, vermouth and Lillet Blanc. There’s also the World’s Best, a drink that was first invented at a famous New Orleans coffee house, featuring a 50:50 mix of rye-rich bourbon and VSOP Cognac, plus a dash of Peychaud’s bitters and a hint of Absinthe (the Handmade Cocktail Company’s version took home a Silver at the International Wine & Spirit Competition) and many more. All you have to do is stir, strain (if it requires ice) and add garnish. Which brings to mind another added bonus—no need to try and measure anything while intoxicated. Score.