It is clear many people are missing their regular trips to cocktail bars with their friends or work colleagues, having not been able to buy their favourite tipple on a night out in over two months.
With lockdown restrictions meaning all pubs, bars and restaurants have to close, many of us have been looking for alternative ways to continue enjoying a Martini on a Friday night or a refreshing Mojito in the hot sunshine.
This includes searching for cocktail delivery services that will leave the drink of your choice at your doorstep. Indeed, party tablewear supplier Event Supplies has revealed Google searches for ‘beer delivery’, ‘cocktail delivery’ and ‘booze delivery’ in Glasgow rose by 53 per cent between March and April, Scotsman Food and Drink reported.
Searches in Edinburgh and Glasgow increased by more than 2,000 per cent year-on-year, which is a huge 400 per cent more than any other city in the UK.
Sheffield, Newcastle and Leeds followed Glasgow and Edinburgh, with online searches for alcoholic deliveries rising by more than 1,000 between April 2019 and April 2020.
Lots of people were craving good-quality beer, with demand for takeaway lager and ale increasing by 2,100 from February to April. However, most of us are missing cocktails more, with delivery searches for these having risen by 5,685.71 per cent over the same period.
Of course, those who don’t have cocktail delivery services in their area needn’t worry as there are ways you can recreate your favourite drink at home until Clapham Junction bars open again.
For a classic Mojito, add lime juice, sugar and mint leaves in a jug and muddle them together, before adding 60 ml of rum into a glass with soda water. Stir in the mixture with a cocktail spoon and garnish with fresh mint.