18 Places to Get Cocktail Kits in Calgary

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Making your kitchen, deck, or patio your bar this summer just got a whole lot easier with cocktail kits to go. Many Calgary restaurants, pubs, and distilleries have crafted and curated convenient boxes to help you create your perfect drink as your own mixologist.

Together these spots offer a large variety of sipping choices from the good old-fashioned (like an Old Fashioned, for example) favourites, to the new and exciting concoctions that you can’t get anywhere else.

Proof

 

Proof’s specialty are their cocktails. And you can now take them home in specially wrapped boxes- ready to make and shake! Choose from the Martini, Old Fashioned, Manhattan, or Negroni boxes for a taste 0of something familiar. Or go out of the box a bit with Proof’s Laura Palmer, Katana’s Handshake, or Metamosa boxes.

Proof YYC: 1302 1 St SW

Phone: (403) 246-2414

Cost: $95-$140 (serves 4)

MARKET Calgary

The summer-ready cocktail kits at the MARKET’s online store come in four refreshing options. Start with something new like their Grapefruit Mule, made with grapefruit juice, cardamom syrup, and vodka; or their delicious Black Lemonade made with lemon juice, activated charcoal, ginger, and vodka. But for something a little less daring, you can always stick to the summer classics like Pina Colada or G & T.

Market Calgary: 718 17th Ave.

Phone: (403) 474-4414

Cost: $29 (serves 3)

Burwood Distillery

Make yourself the perfect backyard Caesar this summer with Burwood’s Garlic Caesar Kit. Your box includes all local ingredients like Burwood’s own vodka or gin, their own pickled garlic cloves, and Lucky’s Speed Sauce packets and Caesar Rimmer. With two bottles of Motts Clamato, you can make about 4-6 garlic-y Caesars! Stay tuned to their website and Instagram for upcoming availability of other cocktail kits.

Burwood Distillery: 4127 6th St NE

Phone: (403) 276-8410

Cost: $45.99 (serves 4-6)

Sugar Water

The two tasty cocktail kits curated by Sugar Water Popup Events (including local goodies) are two unique ways to sip over the summer. They offer a Red With Envy Box which includes Sugar Water Raspberry Sea Buckthorn Syrup, Yukon Spirits Concepts: Ambrosial Gin, Blue Mountain Brut, and two Ol’Beautiful Pegasus Pale Ales. Coming soon as well is their 6 Feet Apart Box, with Sugar Water Butterfly Pandan Syrup, Confluence Manchester Gin, and Lambrusc.

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Contact: hello@sugarwater.bar

 

Calavera Cantina

Celebrate taco Tuesday any day of the week! Calavera Cantina can pair your food with a large selection of Mexican beers to go, and their take-home Margarita Kits. These kits come in a variety of classic and new margarita flavours like lime, citrus watermelon, spicy pineapple, as well as a virgin kit. And if you combine two drink kits you can save a bit of money and receive extra ice.

Calavera Cantina: 4307 130th Ave. SE

Phone: (403) 719-8226

Cost: $10-$50 (serves 1-5)

Last Best Distilling

Last Best can help you to set up the ultimate at-home bar experience with take-home food, bar snacks, pre-batch cocktails, and cocktail kits. The bar snacks include shareables like chips, pickle chips, fries, nuts, and olives. And for their take-home cocktail kits, choose from either a large or small Bellini kit- perfect for an outdoor bar at home.

Last Best Distilling: 607 11th Avenue SW, Calgary

Phone: 587-353-7387

Cost: $12-$29 (serves 1-5)
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Cannibale

Are you ready for the Best Damn Daquiri of your life? All it takes it rum, cold pressed lime juice, Gome syrup, and citrus rounds to garnish. Cannibale offers all of this to go, as well as a Negroni, a Caesar, a Mojito, an Old Fashioned, and a Margarita kit.

Cannibale: 813 1st Avenue NE, Calgary

Phone: (403) 454-5808

Cost: $40-$70 (serves 4-6)

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Saltlik

Feeling risky? You may need to complement your weekend then with Saltlik’s Whiskey Business Cocktail Kit. This original is part Lot 40 rye whiskey, part Cinzano red, and part organic cane syrup. Finish it off with bourbon cherries and Angostura bitters. Saltlik offer a variety of other cocktails-to-go as well like their Negroni, Margarita, Aperol Spritz, Mule, and Martini kits.

Saltlik: 101 8 Ave. SW,

Phone: (403) 537-1160

Cost: $47-$131 (serves 12-24)

Calgary Heritage Roasting Company

These local roasters are usually focused on the beans. But in their online store, you can find a specially curated cocktail kit filled with their coffee. Through the Northern Heritage Espresso Martini Kit, you can get your martini to go with a little bit of kick. The box includes Northern Keep Vodka, Kahlua, Espresso Syrup, recipe cards, branded swag, CHRC Coffee Bag (Burnt Timber flavour), AND a complementary drink ticket that can be redeemed for a Camp Cocktail of your choiced.

Calgary Hertiage Roasting Co.: 2020 11 St SE

Phone: (403) 455-2472

Cost: $90

 

Native Tongues Taqueria

It is Margarita season! Native Tongues is ready for you with their ‘All the fixin’s Margarita Kits’ which include Espolon Blanco tequila and Cointreau. But if margaritas aren’t your jam, this taqueria probably has something that is your jam: try a Mexcalgarita, Paloma, or Michelada kit. No matter what you choose, your cocktails are likely to pair well with Native Tongues’ tacos and burritos.

Native Tongues: 235 12th Ave. SW

Phone: (403) 263-9444

Cost: $75.99-$105.99 (serves 16 drinks)
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Bridgette Bar

The Bridgette Bar cocktail kits are all of the familiar drinks, but with a little added flavour. Their Negroni is flavoured with white peach, their their hard iced tea is flavoured with pear and cardamom, and their Old-Fashioned offers maple-walnut notes. You can also take home their Rolling Canoe cocktail, a mixture of rye, port, ginger syrup, and lemon juice.

Bridgette Bar: 739 10 Ave. SW

Phone: (403) 700-0191

Cost: $25-$79 (serves 2-4)

Tropical on 17th

Along with tacos, nachos, and a variety of other Mexican street foods, Trpoical can also satisfy your thirst. You’ll especially want these kits for the summer, as they come in the most refreshing cocktail varities: Pina Coladas and Margaritas.

Tropical on 17th: 1424 17 Ave SW

Phone: (403) 453-1214

Cost: $12-$85

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LOCAL on 8th

The off-sale markets from LOCAL are big. You can get wine, canned or bottled beer, garnish fruits, and spirits. LOCAL also offers five different cocktails if you feel like something shaken or stirred. Try an Aperol Spritz, Moscow Mule, or a Sassy Sangria.

LOCAL on 8th: 310 8 Ave SW

Phone: (403) 264-7808

Cost: $25-$50

Cactus Club Café

Happy hour can now occur in the comfort of your own home. Let Cactus Club provide the drinks and the food for your perfect after work drink! These cocktails are also just in time for summer- get a frozen Sangria for home, Frosé, or a Bellini Kit (on sale during May Long Weekend). Don’t forget to check out their Healthcare Hero Combos, too! Healthcare workers can enjoy a discounted meal, cookie, and nonalcoholic drink.

Cactus Club Cafe: 7010 Macleod Trail SE, (403) 255-1088

178 – 317 7th Avenue Southwest Stephen Ave, (403) 454-9399

2612 39 Ave NE, (403) 250-1120

Cost: $20-$27.50
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State & Main

The uber refreshing cocktails you can create from the State & Main kits are perfect for summer sipping. Try a Mason Jar Margarita flavoured with their house-blend of lemon-lime margarita mix; or create the perfect minty mojito flavoured with cucumber, and peach Schnapps. Their third cocktail kit gives you the option to make either a Manhattan or an Old Fashioned.

State & Main: Nolan Hill: #300 8 Nolan Hill Gate NW, (403) 454-6246

Mahogany: #470 7 Mahogany Plaza SE, (403) 452-0802

Cost: $42-$52
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Trolley 5

Your ‘community brew pub’ is selling everything you need to create their lovely drinks at home. Mix yourself a traditional favourite like an Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Moscow Mule, or Aperol Spritz. Your kits come with the liquor, the garnish, and the drinking glass- truly all you need,

Trolley 5: 728 17 Ave SW

Phone: (403) 454-3731

Cost: $30-$55

JOEY Restaurants

Enjoy fabulous JOEY cocktails to go from any one of their four Edmonton locations. These kits include the more beloved classics like Aperol Spritz, Peach Bellini and Margarita, as well awesome JOEY originals. Try a Joey Coffee Cocktail with Bailey’s and Cold Brew Coffee, or a Red Delicious with Absolut Apple, Disarrono, and cranberry juice.

JOEY Restaurants: Various Restaurants

Cost:$33-$93

The Living Room

You can order your premade cocktails from The Living Room as singles or as four-packs, and in a few really fun flavours. Choose from the coffee-flavoured Shaft, a Watermelon Gin-er-ita, the LR Plum Sour, or a Spicy Coconut Margarita.

The Living Room: 514 17th Ave SW

Cost: $-8-$29 (serves 1-4)

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