The holiday season can still be a time for celebration, even if it's spent mostly at home. So, take your home-bound parties and e-numans up a notch with these local brands that sell bottled cocktails!
Just remember: Always drink responsibly, moderately, and abide by all quarantine regulations in your area. Cheers!
Sangria de Verano (SDV) serves fresh sangria inspired by Spanish summers. Their blends are prepared a night before delivery date to allow the fruits to infuse their full flavors for that fresh and strong sangria taste.
SDV has 3 items on their menu – the red wine-based Tio and Tia uses oranges, lemons, and apples, with the Tia being a sweeter take. Their latest release is Prima, a white sangria with peach extract, strawberries, apples, and lemon chunks.
SDV’s sangrias are best served cold with soda water. The 3 flavors come in solo (P300 for 350mL) or familia (P820 for 1L).
Deliveries are every Thursday and Saturday from Quezon City or Makati. Orders can be placed through the form on their Instagram.
Sebastiao Cocktails started as mobile bar in 2017 run by a group of chefs, selling freshly-made, high-quality cocktails. Because of the pandemic, Sebastiao took on the challenge of serving up the same premium drink experience with their bottled mixed drinks.
One of their best-sellers is a spin on the classic margarita, which uses vodka instead of tequila. Their Dalandan Vodka Margarita (P399) is a mix of Cointreau, Absolut vodka, and a squeeze of fresh dalandan. Sebastiao Cocktails’s newest launch is their Refreshing Lychee Sake (P649) cocktail that combines a Japanese dry sake with sweet lychee syrup that's been infused for 7 days. Sebastiao Cocktails has other drinks too, like a Fresh Mango Daiquiri (P399) and a Negroni (P399).
Sebastiao Cocktails is based in Taguig and delivers around Metro Manila and nearby cities. Place orders through their website.
Taguig restaurant Mimi & Bros, a favorite among BGC dwellers for after-work drinks and dinner, shifted online when the pandemic hit. They released Happy Boxes in September – package deals of several crowd-favorites.
One box is called The New Vacay (P1,500), containing 5 bottles of choice Mimi & Bros cocktails (which can also be purchased individually), like the Mango Martini (P250), Mimi’s Hanging Garden (P250), Calamancello Margarita (P300), Sexy Cappuccino (P350), and the Red or White Summer Sangria (P400).
Mimi & Bros is on GrabFood, Foodpanda, Facebook, and Instagram. The restaurant is also open for dine-in and pick-up from 10am to 11pm.
Mintini Cocktails began as a drink-mixing hobby of two college roommates, which eventually grew into their own small business.
Currently, Mintini offers 4 flavors of freshly-bottled sangria: Red Sangria (P370), White Sangria (P370), Rosé Sangria, (P400), and Green Beau-tea Sangria (P400) in 500mL bottles. While their best-sellers are the White Sangria and the Rosé Sangria, their Green Beau-tea Sangria is a unique green tea-based drink rich with antioxidants and an alcoholic kick at 6% ABV, perfect for a mid-afternoon drink.
If you’re looking for a fun spin on regular cocktails, check out Barista MNL. This Taguig-based brand serves two bottled alcoholic drinks alongside their cold brew in 250 mL bottles.
Their Basic Boba Sour (P350) is their take on the Amaretto Sour, made with a lemon and lime mix. The tangy Asian Flush Boba (P250) is a soju-based and Yakult combination with lemon flavors and soda. Both drinks have chewy boba at the bottom, so shake well!
La Tía Manilenya delivers bottles of the famous La Tita Sangria or Lolea Sangria from Spain straight to your doorstep. This shop has the La Tita Sangria in Classic Red (P350), Sparkling Red (P350), Sparkling Sangria Blanca (P350), and the Lolea Red and White Sangrias (P650). La Tía also has other red and white wines on their drinks list.
With their adorable packaging and witty cocktail names, Mood Cocktails was born out of a love for high-quality, premium cocktails.
Mood Cocktails has 5 flavors inspired by the owners’ favorite drinks. The Seoul Good is a take on the Korean Highball cocktail, which mixes whiskey, soju, peach, lime, and black tea. The Sangrita is a white wine sangria with rum, golden kiwi, and apple. Hot Mess is a margarita with tequila, flamed orange, and tahitian lime.
Sake, soju, and gin are the alcoholic bases for the Rising Sun, which also has mango and passion fruit. For pina colada lovers, the Tropicolada is a mix of rum, strawberry, pineapple juice, and coconut.
University hub Katipunan Avenue was once a lively drinking scene before the pandemic, so when 19P opened in early February, no one could have predicted that they would soon be selling their cocktails by the bottle.
19P has 3 cocktails on their 19P At Home menu. Their Midori Sour is a mix of midori liquor, cherry, and lemon. The Weng-Weng 2.0 is their take on the local cocktail with a mix of rum, grenadine, and Campari. Bramble is 19P’s gin-based, tangy, and strong cocktail that has lemon and blackberry liquor (also called Creme de Mure).
Bank Bar, a BGC nightlife staple and The Moment Group’s speakeasy bar, delivers their signature food and drinks even during quarantine.
The Bank Bar’s drink list includes house staples like the Mariang Bastos (P1,750), a mix of local liqueurs like Don Papa and Don Papa 10 rums, with Orgeat, and Cointreau. The Pink Slip (P995) combines Olmeca Altos Blanco and Barrel-aged Apple Cider topped with raspberry and sea salt.
Undue Diligence (P1,950), described as a “twisted classic cocktail”, has H by Hine VSOP, Mancino Rosso Amaranto, La Maison Fontaine Chocolat, and Angostura and Creole Bitters. For those who want to stick to the familiars, Bank Bar also offers a Negroni (P1,350) and a Gin Martini (P1,295). All of their bottled drinks serve up to 4 people.
The Bank Bar delivers daily from 10am to 7pm. Order online at momentfood.com or via 09190845451.
Unlike other brands on this list, 35cl Cocktail Co. releases collections twice a year, meaning the specially curated cocktails have limited runs. The creative team behind 35cl Cocktail Co. took inspiration from the specialty coffee industry and wanted to turn their passion project for crafting complex and unique cocktail flavors into an immersive experience for customers.
Their 4th collection takes inspiration from holiday staples. The drinks are named CE011: Red, CE012: Gingerbread, and CE012: Barley. Red takes inspiration from fruit punches and has notes of peppercorn, grape, and passionfruit. Gingerbread, as the name suggests, has nutty flavors and warm spices inspired by the beloved Christmas cookie. Barley is 35cl’s take on the Hot Toddy and “takes cues from Korean grain tea,” perfect for sharing with loved ones on colder December nights.
Zoe Andin is a Rappler intern