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From casual cocktail bars to cosy wine bars and trendy restaurants, Hobart has a place for every type of tipple. If you fancy spending a night at home, it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a professionally made cocktail, from short and strong negronis to extravagant tropical treats. Here are some of the best places in Hobart that will deliver cocktails to your house.
The Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) not only offers one of its exhibits online – a Saturday sunset-to-sunrise light show by Ryoji Ikeda called spectra – but also delivers its bar menu to your living room. Need a drink to go with the entertainment? Mona created Unholy Water, a selection of pre-mixed cocktails to give you a taste of the “Church of David” at home. Choose from the Double Smoted Negroni, Espresso Damnation or the Sinner’s Set containing two of each. The gallery’s online store has a number of games and book packs for sale.
Hobart’s Institut Polaire delivers gin-and-tonic packs from its Tasmanian distillery, Süd Polaire, complete with its speciality Antarctic dry gin paired with StrangeLove tonic. Want something more colourful? How about a selection of negroni, sidecar, vesper martini and cosmopolitan cocktails bottled by hand for your convenience? Chill, shake and serve over ice with your choice of garnish. Süd Polaire recommends an olive twist or orange wedge. It has complete cocktail-mixing kits available for those wanting to become mixologists at home.
A laid-back small bar and kitchen, Rude Boy offers delivery of its popular cocktails, served up with a side of snacks such as fried chicken, vegan burgers and loaded sweet potato fries. The list of available tropical cocktails, classics and other alcoholic beverages is long. Whether it’s a Dark ’n’ Stormy, spiced pineapple highball, rum old fashioned or negroni you fancy, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Let Rude Boy bring the goods, and you’re all set.
Hobart favourite Society Salamanca has your home cocktail essentials sorted. The Tassie bar is delivering custom-made bottled cocktails with serving instructions, and if you have any doubts, it has a bartender on call for support. Available in 500ml and 700ml bottles, you can choose your own adventure with options such as an espresso martini, saffron negroni, raspberry fizz and a whisky old fashioned.
If you’re into classic cocktails, award-winning Lark Distillery is delivering Tasmania’s first single-malt whisky and a selection of gins, such as its Australian Citrus or Winter blends, to your door. Mix up a whisky sour, whisky old fashioned or a simple G&T in the comfort of your own home this weekend. Select same-day delivery, and you’ll be sipping on a glass of its craft whisky before you know it.