The Bartenders Box: Drinks Delivered to Your Door

Craft cocktails had become a signature drink in Utah—we all knew what orgeat was, expected fresh-squeezed juice, learned to love obscure and local liquors. Even a two-ingredient classic—like gin and tonic—required artisanal tonic and locally made gin. No more Gordon’s and Canada Dry. Speaking of dry, that’s what happened when COVID hit. Except for a few of us who know someone (and here I should give a shoutout to my nephew Adrian Duran) we were back to the basics. Craft cocktails involve a lot of work that goes on before the bartender starts slinging your drink together. So as COVID convinced more people to stay at home and entertain less, locally-lauded barmaster and owner of Top Shelf bartending services Casey Metzger came up with a better idea: The Bartenders Box.

Delivered to your door, the box holds everything you need for a true craft cocktail: fresh-squeezed juices, specially made elixirs, infusions and garnishes (all protected by insulation and a coldpack), a recipe card and even a little easel to put it on while you shake it up so you can hold forth like a real pro. Scan the QR code and watch the video to learn how to get that wrist-snap just right. Each kit is based on a specific liquor—gin, rum, tequila, etc.—and makes at least eight cocktails. Obviously—this is Utah—you provide the booze. A great gift, a great party for two or four, and a great tasting cocktail (cheap at the price) in the comfort of your own home.

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Mary Brown Malouf
Mary Brown Malouf
Mary Brown Malouf is the late Executive Editor of Salt Lake magazine and Utah's expert on local food and dining. She still does not, however, know how to make a decent cup of coffee.

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