Summertime is a thirsty time in the Valley. You can’t get away with not feeling the heat, so when you need a drink, you really need it bad. Sometimes, though, you want that delicious drink to come home with you. Of course, you could go to Chili’s, and no shame in that. However, we have other options to bring your way. Namely, we’ve got a few local names that aren’t afraid to get in the to-go cocktail game. So whatever your pleasure, be it a Manhattan or a vodka soda, there’s an option for you at these local watering holes.
Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour
1 W Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Bitter & Twisted is already known for their drinks, of course. Their beverage craft is some of the strongest game in the Valley, and they know it. That’s why they’ve slapped their name on cans of classic cocktails that you can pick up and leave with, including the Canhattan (yup, the name says it all), a mojito, a gin martini, or even La Chocolat Sazerac. You can order ahead to pick these babies up on your own time, or you can walk in and eat a while first. Whatever you plan to do, your experience will be full of great tastes only Bitter & Twisted can conjure up.
132 S Central Ave 4th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Sinful eats like the Hurricane Umami Fries, Buffalo Cauliflower, and the Carnitas Mac and Cheese make for a great base in your stomach if you plan to take on a few beverages to boot. In fact, while you’re at it, grab some “What Pie” before grabbing one of the canned cocktails or to-go boilermakers that Little Rituals has to offer. In addition to some classics like Crown Whisky’s own Crown & Cola, there are canned spritzes, along with some signature to-go cocktails like Urban Anxiety or Flat Earth Theory. If you’re eyeing those boilermakers, Thirst Trap should easily get your attention, as will Downtowner. You’ve got options, that’s for certain!
495 E Warner Rd Suite 101, Chandler, AZ 85225
They’ve made a name for themselves with beer and bottled spirits, but that’s not the only thing that SanTan does well. They’ve been putting cocktails in a can alongside their hit brews, and guess what? They rock. Whether you’re aching for a vodka soda in multiple flavors like watermelon or cherry-lime, or you want to try the GingerPunk Whiskey Ginger, you’ve come to the right place. Pick up these cocktails during the office hours of the SanTan Gardens distillery, and thank yourself. By all means, don’t stop there, either. Continue down your path with great tastes like the CinnaMaple Whiskey or even SanTan’s SweetPeach Bourbon adding some fun to the liquors you’re used to. SanTan has gotten pretty good at pushing those boundaries with their spirits! All of this is available for order online if you like, so you can do all your browsing before you arrive.
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