Staying at home is easier with a cocktail in hand.
While we miss sitting at a bar with our friends, the reality is, it make take several weeks or months for bars to feel anything like they did five months ago. Thankfully, many bars and restaurants now offer their signature libations to-go.
Check out their margaritas in a variety of flavors and sizes. Our favorite is their jalapeño-cilantro version.
For more information, call (520) 777-5962 or visit calletepa.com.
Charro Steak slings out their Cazadores and Prickly Pear margaritas in to-go pouches that you can fit in your fanny pack, underneath your baseball cap, or wherever else you like to sneak your portable alcohol.
For more information, call (520) 485-1922 or visit charrosteak.com.
While this neighborhood offers a variety of drinks to-go, the real gem is their signature house Tucson Water with
with Sprite, pineapple, Tajín, saladitos, citrus, and "extra love."
For more information, call (520) 623-2088 or visit cheslounge.com.
Hotel Congress features their signature cocktails at the front desk and lobby bar. Choose from a $7 signature cocktail or a daily $5 cocktail special. The classic Sazerac is the $5 special on Fridays.
For more information, call (520) 798-1618 or visit hotelcongress.com.
The Dutch features their bright cocktails to go; go for the Mango Habanero Mule if you dig the sweet-and-spicy combo.
For more information, call (520) 792-6684 or visit thedutchtucson.com.
El Charro's signature margarita is available to-go for $8.
For more information, visit elcharrocafe.com.
An industry late-night favorite, Elliott's now offers their signature infused vodkas. You can a bottle of that for $20 or even a gallon of Mexican Candy Shots for $75.
For more information, call (520) 622-5500 or visit elliottsoncongress.com.
Get your brunch on with one of Ghini's berry sangria, mimosas, and bloody mary cocktails to-go.
For more information, call (520) 326-9095 or visit ghiniscafe.com.
At Good Oak, you have the option to get a pre-made cocktail or a kit so you can combine everything at home. Their Smoky Negroni is a Tucson staple. Delivery is available via Onda Guey.
For more information, call (520) 882-2007 or visit goodoakbar.com.
HighWire is selling their signature shots and cocktails with the purchase of food from Johnny Gibson's Downtown Market.
For more information, call (520) 449-8673. Keep up with HighWire Lounge on Facebook.
With the purchase of food, you can order double portions of The Horseshoe Grill's house margarita, bloody mary, and mule.
For more information, call (520) 838-0404 or visit thehorseshoetucson.com.
Enjoy Peruvian's classic Pisco Sour or the Pisco Sunrise, which features pisco with orange juice and grenadine.
For more information, call (520) 299-1405 or visit incasperuviancuisine.com.
If you have a favorite cocktail at Jeff's, chances are they will happily whip it up for you to-go.
For more information, call (520) 886-1001. Keep up with Jeff's Pub on Facebook.
This local favorite offers their signature scorpion to ago alongside their Polynesian cuisine.
For more information, call (520) 323-7193 or visit kontikitucson.com.
Louie's signature Lick My Chili shots, scorpion bowls, and michelada mix are all available for curbside pickup.
For more information, call (520) 623-9937. Keep up with Louie's Pub on Facebook.
The Neighborhood offers their kooky cocktails via curbside pickup and free delivery.
For more information, call (520) 207-4004 or visit The Neighborhood on Facebook.
The Parish's cocktails are served as a double in a mason jar to-go. While the current options are all exceptionally refreshing for hot weather, the Dutch Water with house-infused cucumber gin is a favorite.
For more information, call (520) 797-1233 or visit theparishtucson.com.
Prep & Pastry offers their brunchy booze to-go. The guajillo and garlic-infused vodka in their house bloody mary make it my personal favorite in town.
For more information, visit prepandpastry.com.
The Red Light Lounge changes their to-go specials weekly; keep up with their social media for the current selection.
For more information, call (520) 623-3163 or visit downtowntucsonhotel.com.
Reformer offers their variety of mimosas, mules, margaritas and margarita growlers to-go.
For more information, call (520) 867-4134 or visit reformatucson.com.
The Royal Room sells their signature cocktails in 16-ounce jars. Mi Rey is one of their most refreshing house cocktails with its strawberry mezcal and rhubarb amaro.
For more information, call (520) 347-7023 or visit theroyalroomtucson.com.
This southeast side favorite is selling their bloody marys and margaritas in to-go mason jars.
For more information, call (520) 886-2020 or visit saguarocorners.com.
While the bottled negroni with garnishes is already a classy gift, you can also get cocktails by the quart.
For more information, call (520) 795-1819 or visit barsidecar.com.
Sky Bar is offering both cocktails and cocktail kits. Their whiskey ginger has a potent ginger kick and has been my go-to drink there for the past decade.
For more information, call (520) 622-4300 or visit skybartucson.com.
Order one of Westbounds draft cocktails by the mason jar to-go or for delivery. The Caribeño combines gin, pineapple rum, coconut water, and lime for a crisp, refreshing cocktail.
For more information, call (520) 867-8308 or visit westboundtucson.com.
Zona 78 joined the cocktail pouch game with their Zona Mojito and Desert Daiquiri.
For more information, call (520) 296-7878 or visit zona78.com.
Jackie Tran is a Tucson-based food writer, photographer, culinary educator, and owner-chef of the food truck Tran's Fats. Although he...