A “night out” at home: A selection of to-go cocktails around Cleveland

The stay-at-home orders under COVID-19 has left many of us missing the basic things that you can take for granted. Just being able to order a mixed drink at your favorite restaurant or local bar is something that's on hold for the time being.
Luckily, if you are sitting in your living room, still wishing for that favorite drink, mixed by a pro, many favorite local Cleveland-area spots are offering to-go cocktails to make your quarantine...a little easier.
This is by no means a complete list, just a couple recommendations to get you started.

Image: Barroco website

When you're in a mojito mood

If you are craving a freshly muddled mint mojito, you can’t go wrong by hitting up one of Barraco‘s locations.

This arepa bar has homes in Lakewood (12906 Madison Ave), Cleveland (12718 Larchmere Blvd) and Westlake (287 Crocker Park Blvd).

Barroco Website

When it's cocktails for two

Create a date night atmosphere with Thyme Table‘s (583 Dover Center Rd, Bay Village) cocktail kits that serve two people.

Choose from such drinks as the “Maker Bayfield”, made up with Makers Mark, Angostura bitters, rich Demerara, orange peel, and a cherry.

Thyme Table Website

Image: Ninja City Facebook

When you want that fruit infusion

Gordon Square’s outre ninja-themed bar Ninja City (6706 Detroit Ave) serves up Asian-American bar fare, along with cocktails that often have a healthy amount of fresh fruit infusions. 

Past offerings have been a make-your own sangria, and a “Selfie Spritz kit” that includes a bottle of sparkling Rose, Aperol, passion fruit, ginger and lime juice.

Ninja City Website

When you want to try your hand at bartending

Society Lounge is known for serving up some of the most sophisticated cocktails in Cleveland. Why not take advantage of your time at home, and learn some of the secrets behind their bar?

Society Lounge (2063 E. 4th) is offering cocktail kits each Wednesday starting at 4pm. Each kit is $25 and will have one pre-made cocktail, and one DIY kit, as well as a small food pairing. At 6pm you can join with one of Society’s bartenders on Facebook Live to try your hand at creating the cocktail, as they walk you step-by-step through the process.

You can learn more about each week’s offerings by following the lounge’s Facebook page, and order the kits directly from info@societycleveland.com on Wednesdays, when they announce the kits are ready for sale.

You can check out a fiery demonstration of Society’s skills in our “Drink This” series visit to this East 4th favorite. 

Society Lounge Facebook

When you want your drink in "frozen novelty" form

The Foundry Concert Club (11729 Detroit Ave, Lakewood) has frozen vodka pops. What, you want more information? They come in several flavors. You know what you’re getting, go check them out.

Foundry Facebook

That's just a couple great options to get you started. Supporting local establishments is important right now, let's all help each other out!