7 Minutes in Heaven Superstar, Best Looking in a Mullet ...: Get to-go 80s cocktails.

We finally bid adieu to 2020, and although the beginning of 2021 will also look like a lot of stay-at-home, socially distanced activities, at least you can enjoy them with an expertly-prepared cocktail from your favorite restaurant or bar.

That’s right — as of Dec. 21, you can now get cocktails to go for a limited time, per an executive order signed by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper. The order allows for the delivery and carry-out of mixed beverages with alcohol. While you could already order cans of beer to take home, this gives you another option to add some fun to New Year’s Eve at home.

Here’s the catch: The order is temporary, set to run through Jan. 31, 2021, and sales are limited to one drink per person. Drinks must be in a sealed container during transit (both for delivery and pickup).

Some Charlotte bars and restaurants have already launched their to-go cocktail programs, offering everything from signature mixed drinks to winter menu specials.

Bardo

1508 S. Mint St.

Cocktails to go:

  • Cooling Effect: Lunazul reposado tequila, Arbol, guajillo, aloe, agave, lime ($16)

  • Sage Advice: George Dickel Rye whiskey, sage, maple, lemon ($13)

  • Stay Golden: Muddy River Distillery rum, Krupnikas, golden milk, lime ($13)

  • Walking in Wilmore: Copper Dog Scotch, cinnamon, allspice, green apple ($14)

Order: Call Bardo at 980-585-2433 or order online.

Billy Sunday

1115 N. Brevard St., UNIT 1

Cocktails to go:

  • Margarita ($13)

  • Online Shopper: Bourbon, passionfruit, lime, tiki spices ($13)

  • Gibson: Martini with house pickled onions ($13)

  • Turnt Signal: Bourbon, raspberry, lemon, sparkling wine ($13)

  • Penicillin: Scotch, spiced honey, lemon, ginger, Amaro ($13)

  • Billy Old Fashioned ($13)

Order: Online or in-person to-go

The Crunkleton

1957 E. 7th St.

You can order any of The Crunkleton’s signature cocktails, or ask for the bartender’s choice.
You can order any of The Crunkleton’s signature cocktails, or ask for the bartender’s choice.

Cocktails to go:

  • A Dusty Cactus: Tequila reposado, fresh-squeezed lime, habanero shrub, champagne, Mole bitters ($16)

  • A Mezcal Sour: Mezcal, ginger, sugar, egg whites, Mole bitters, fresh-squeezed lime ($15)

  • Bee’s Knees: Tanqueray gin, honey, fresh lemon ($13)

  • Bourbon Bramble: high-proof bourbon, orange blossom, Marasca cherry paste, fresh-squeezed lemon ($14)

  • Caipirinha: Cachaca, sugar, fresh-squeezed lime ($14)

  • Dark & Stormy: Plantation O.F.T.D high-proof rum, ginger, fresh lime, Demerara ($14)

  • Elderflower Sour: London dry gin, ginger, elderflower, fresh-squeezed lime ($13)

  • Hemingray Daiquiri: aged rum, fresh lime, fresh grapefruit, Luxardo Maraschino, Demerara ($14)

  • Paper Plane: high-proof bourbon, Aperol, fresh lemon, Amaro Nonino ($13)

  • Penicillin: Blended scotch whiskey, Islay whiskey, ginger, honey, fresh-squeezed lemon ($14)

  • Sazerac: Rye whiskey, sugar, Peychuad’s bitters, Pernod, lemon peel ($14)

  • Spanish Gin & Tonic: Mahon gin, Fentimans tonic, herbs and spices ($13)

  • The Gin Gin Mule: gin, ginger, mint, Angostura bitters, fresh-squeezed lime ($14)

  • The Old Fashioned Cocktail: high-proof bourbon, sugar, bitters, orange peel swath ($14)

  • The Painkiller Cocktail: aged rum, Overproof rum, coconut cream, fresh-squeezed orange, pineapple, lime, nutmeg ($14)

Details: You can also order bartenders’ choice cocktails if you’re seeking something off-menu. There is a $1 upcharge fee for to-go cocktail service to cover additional packing fees. Each cocktail includes garnish and a hand-carved ice cube or crushed ice when applicable.

Order: Call 704-919-0104 and either pick up your order inside or via curbside pickup.

Dogwood Southern Table & Bar

4905 Ashley Park Lane

Dogwood Southern Table & Bar is offering both its regular cocktail menu and a special winter menu from mixologist Eli Privette.
Dogwood Southern Table & Bar is offering both its regular cocktail menu and a special winter menu from mixologist Eli Privette.

Cocktails to go:

  • Chasing Fire: Johnnie Walker Black, smoked tea, banana, pecans ($14)

  • Fire on the Mountain: George Dickel rye whiskey, smoked sweet potato, winter-spiced vermouth, Benedictine, hickory bitters ($14)

  • Steambox: Don Julio Blanco, roasted beet and red pepper, burnt honey, citrus ($16)

  • Vapors: Ketel One vodka, grilled grapefruit, lavender, sparkling mineral water ($14)

Details: Dogwood is offering its entire cocktail menu to-go, including bar manager Eli Privette’s winter “Smoke and Fire” cocktail lineup (detailed above).

Order: Online

Elsewhere

101 W. Worthington St., Suite 140

Cocktails to go:

  • Moscow Midnight: Tito’s Vodka, rosemary mint syrup, lime juice, ginger beer ($10 for 8-ounce can)

  • Southend Paloma: Lunazul blanco tequila, lime juice, Jarrito’s grapefruit soda, Peychaud’s bitters ($10 for 8-ounce can)

  • Painkiller: Pusser’s rum, Blackstrap rum, coconut syrup, pineapple juice, orange juice, lime juice ($11 for 187 mL bottle)

  • Society’s Lies: Elijah Craig bourbon, toasted pecan syrup, Blackstrap bitters ($25 for 187 mL bottle)

  • Limoncello: Tito’s vodka, citrus, sugar ($35 for 357 mL bottle)

Order: Stop by during business hours or email kelli@elsewhereclt.com to reserve in advance for pickup during business hours.

Fin & Fino

135 Levine Avenue of the Arts, #100

Fin & Fino is offering a unique lineup of to-go cocktails with ‘80s yearbook-themes.
Fin & Fino is offering a unique lineup of to-go cocktails with ‘80s yearbook-themes.

Cocktails to go:

  • 7 Minutes in Heaven Superstar: Tequila, vermouth, chartreuse, sage, citrus

  • Behind the Bleachers: Rum, juices, bitters, sorcery, citrus

  • Best Couples Skate Partner: Mezcal, luxardo, cynar, citrus

  • Best Dancer: Coconut-washed rum, Cocchi Americano, grapefruit liqueur, lemon

  • Best Looking in a Mullet & a Mustang: Gin, 23-year rum, amontillado sherry, chartreuse, vanilla

  • Biggest Bull$hitter: Bourbon, banana liquor, lemon, vanilla

  • Cutest Couple That Never Was: Gin, rose, vermouth, cynar, sherry, citrus

  • Most Likely to Be a Cougar: Spiced navy-strength gin, Amaro, Licor 43, lemon, vanilla

  • Zombie Apocalypse Team: Gin, mezcal, yellow chartreuse, Martini & Rossi Liqueur Bitter

Order: Online

The Goodyear House

3032 N. Davidson St.

Cocktails to go:

  • Highland Park Mill: Elijah Craig small batch, Demerara, orange bitters, Angostura bitters ($13)

  • Spicy Margarita: Reposado tequila, citrus, jalapeno reduction ($13)

Order: Online

Haberdish

3106 N. Davidson St.

Mixologist Colleen Hughes will be offering punches to go from Haberdish — just add ice.
Mixologist Colleen Hughes will be offering punches to go from Haberdish — just add ice.

Cocktails to go:

  • Christmas Freaking Magic: vodka with cranberries, lemon, ginger beer and magic

  • Happy Go Lucky Champagne Punch: champagne, gin, vodka, lime juice, grapefruit and blood orange tea syrup

  • Pineapple Spiced Rum Punch: Muddy River Distillery coconut rum, jalapeno rum, falernum, pineapple, lime juice (contains nuts)

  • What’s the Tea Blackberry Punch: vodka, Krupnikas, cardamaro, lemon, grapefruit, blackberry, soda, thyme and Earl Grey tea syrup

Details: Cocktails are between $26-$28 and are 16 ounces each. All options are ready-to-serve punches, just pour over ice.

Order: Online or at Haberdish

Something Classic

1860 Lindbergh St.

Cocktails to go:

  • Andrew’s Famous Spicy Bloody Mary: Tito’s vodka, horseradish, spices ($15, serves 2)

  • Autumn Bourbon Sangria: apples soaked in bourbon and brown sugar, spiced apple cider, sparkling wine ($15, serves 2)

  • Fireball Cider Cocktail: local apple cider, Fireball whiskey, star anise ($15, serves 2)

  • Frosty the Snowman Cocktail: Cathead vodka, Muddy River Distillery coconut rum, blue curacao, pineapple juice ($15, serves 2)

  • Holiday Sparkler: Cathead vodka, cranberry pomegranate sage simple syrup, prosecco ($16, serves 2)

  • Hot Buttered Rum: Dark rum toddy mixed with brown sugar and honey ($15, serves 2)

  • Italian Negroni: gin, vermouth, Campari ($15, serves 2)

  • Santa’s Little Helper: Old Soul bourbon, brown sugar, apple cider, rosemary garnish ($15, serves 2)

  • Spiked Bourbon Eggnog: eggnog spiked with bourbon ($15, serves 2-3)

  • Solstice Sangria: Malbec, pomegranate juice, brandy, pomegranate seeds, orange slice, cloves ($15, serves 2)

  • The French 75 Cocktail: Bombay Sapphire gin, Meyer lemon simple syrup, chilled champagne ($16, serves 2)

  • White Christmas Mojito: White rum, coconut rum, coconut milk, lime, sugar, fresh mint, pomegranate ($15, serves 2)

Order: Online. Free delivery within Charlotte-metro area with two-day’s notice

Stroke

1318 Pecan Ave., Suite 101

Stroke is offering cocktails to-go, including the Texas Wedge, with tequila, grapefruit, lime, chili pepper syrup and a spicy salt rim.
Stroke is offering cocktails to-go, including the Texas Wedge, with tequila, grapefruit, lime, chili pepper syrup and a spicy salt rim.

Cocktails to go:

  • 9 Wood: George Dickel rye, Amaro Montenegro, date-demerara syrup ($14)

  • John’s Daily Tee: Ketel One vodka, Earl Grey Tea, lemon ($13 for single cocktail. $24 for pitcher)

  • Oaxacan Winter: Ilegal Mezcal, Mexicali syrup, Angostura cocoa bitters, pulverized pretzel rim ($15)

  • Our World-Famous Texas Wedge: Lunazul reposado tequila, grapefruit, lime, chili pepper syrup, spicy salt rim ($13)

Details: Garnishes for each cocktail will be provided with your order to make the experience the same at home as it is in the lounge. The cocktail selection will be expanded upon receiving packaging to maintain the longevity of to-go cocktails.

Order: Online or in-house

VANA

1440 S. Tryon St., Suite 100

Cocktails to go:

  • Hot Child in the City: Bulleit bourbon, seasonal marmalade, jalapeno-infused honey, lemon ($12)

  • Keep it Spicy: Real Montelobos mezcal or Lunazul reposado, Campari, passionfruit, triple spice, lime ($12)

  • Redeye to Tulum: Sombra mezcal, Plantation pineapple rum, coconut milk, cinnamon, Enderly Coffee Co. espresso, grapefruit ($15)

Order: Call VANA at 980-819-5913



Coming soon: Look for cocktails to go at other Charlotte spots, including:

Dot Dot Dot

Earl’s Grocery

Leah & Louise

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