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Cocktails to go in Tempe

Where to get easy cocktails and cocktail kits to-go in Tempe, Arizona. 

We’re sure you’ve ordered a lot of takeout over the past few months to help support our local Tempe restaurants. That means you’re awesome! But, how do you make a takeout meal just a bit more interesting? Pair it with a cocktail to-go. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Arizona restaurants are allowed to sell alcoholic drinks or cocktail kits to accompany to-go food orders. This won’t last forever, but it is providing an opportunity for a little more revenue for our friends in the restaurant industry.  

Below are some of our favorite places to get cocktails to bring home. Check with each restaurant for specific details, but in general, cocktails can only be ordered when accompanied by food and a valid ID must be shown when you pick up your order.   

Visit our blog post to find even more Tempe restaurants with delivery and curbside pick-up. If you’re more of a beer fan than a cocktail lover, don’t forget that breweries like Four Peaks Brewing CompanyPedal Haus Brewery and The Shop Beer Co. are offering beer and growlers to go. Check with websites and social media for more information. 

Barrio Queen Casa Margarita Kit
Barrio Queen Casa Margarita Kit

Barrio Queen at Tempe Marketplace 

31 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 912-4052 
Tempe Marketplace is hot spot in Tempe that we enjoy not only for the shopping and incredible art and murals, but their food selection is off the charts! Barrio Queen is no exception. They have a beautiful restaurant with charming décor and a great outdoor patio. I’ve got to say, nothing pairs better with their guacamole than their Casa Margarita (House Margarita)! And what pairs best with that? Enjoying both from the comfort of your home.  

Pair up their regional authentic Mexican cuisine, featuring iconic family recipes, with their margarita cocktail kits at home. The very large, heavy box comes with 750mL of Maestro Dobel Silver Tequila (YUM), 750mL of Tres Agaves Organic Agave Nectar, 1/2 gallon of lime juice, 3 limes, a container of salt (to salt that rim) and of course the recipe card to build your cocktail. It literally only took me two minutes to make my cocktail and honestly, I could make it faster now, now that I know what to expect. I think I’m going to be the new bartender at our next Taco Tuesday because I’ve got THE best cocktail kit ready to go! 

Barrio Queen Margarita Kits start at $45. The Casa Margarita Kit makes 17 margaritas so invite your friends or family over for the best fiesta. The Tempe Marketplace location is also open for dine-in service.  

Cotton & Copper 

1006 E. Warner Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 629-4270 
This south Tempe, cocktail forward restaurant is helping us get through the summer with their take-out offerings each Friday and Saturday evening. Their food and cocktail menus change each week. Check their Instagram page for details. Chef Tamara Stanger offers up everything from banana leaf-wrapped chicken and rice served with tortillas, hearty dinner pies and homemade desserts from chocolate peanut butter cheesecake to homemade ice cream in flavor combos that you never knew you needed in your life until now.  

Pair their inventive cuisine with your choice of refreshing cocktails. We tried the East Side, a mix of gin, lime, mint and cucumber. Served over ice in a copper mug, it was a perfect end to a warm Friday evening. And, it paired perfectly with their chicken tacos. Next on our list of cocktails to try will be the pineapple lover’s dream with a touch of mezcal, Nita’s Hideaway.  

Their cocktails each week range from $5.50 to $24 for either 2 or 4 servings.  

East Side Cocktail to-go from Cotton & Copper
East Side Cocktail to-go from Cotton & Copper
Gin Buck kit from CaskWeks Distilling Co.
Gin Buck kit from CaskWeks Distilling Co.

CaskWerks Distilling Co. 

1920 E. University Dr., Ste. 105, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 247-2825 
Tempe’s first licensed craft distillery, CaskWerks Distilling Co. is a local favorite for cocktail fans who are looking for more than just your average spirits. CaskWerks makes vodka, award-winning gin, CW Tea (a tea-infused gin) and apple pie liqueur.  

To help us get through the pandemic (at least that’s how we like to see it), the CaskWerks team is now offering bottles of their spirits and cocktail kits to-go. Each kit serves approximately 17 drinks. You have lots of choices here: 

Buck Cocktail Kits: choice of any CaskWerks spirit (Gin, Tea-infused Gin, or Vodka), 6-pack of Gosling’s ginger beer, and limes for $35 
Apple Pie Cocktail Kit: CaskWerks Apple Pie Liqueur and a 6-pack of Gosling’s ginger beer for $35 
“Pricky Rickey” Cocktail Kit: Iconic Cocktail Co.’s Prickly Pear Sour, CaskWerks Gin, and limes for $50 
Bloody Mary Cocktail Kit: Zorroz Bloody Mary Mix (a local Arizona fave!), CaskWerks Vodka, and celery sticks for $35 
Shrub Lovers Cocktail Kit: choice of Shrubwell shrub (Cucumber + Ginger + Rose or Orange + Carrot + Ginger), and choice of CaskWerks spirit (gin, tea gin, or vodka) for $50. In case you’re not familiar, shrubs are sweet, vinegar-based cocktail mixers.  

CaskWerks is offering curbside pickup of bottles of their spirits and cocktail kits. Just call them to place your order and then call when you arrive. They are open Thurs.-Sat. from 3-7 p.m.  

Pedal Haus Brewery  

730 S. Mill Ave. #102, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 314-2337
This locally owned brewpub brings together European-style crafted beers and cocktails. Starting now, you can enjoy any Pedal Haus drink from your own house! For ready to-go drinks, choose between the Watermelon Margarita ($14) or the Haus Margarita ($12). Each margarita comes with two servings, so they really pack a punch! We recommend trying the Watermelon Margarita as it is made with 100% blue webber agave tequila, Haus made sweet & sour, orange liqueur and fresh watermelon juice. This is the perfect summer treat to sip poolside! We also had to grab a Moscow Mule to-go. The bartender did his magic behind the bar and mixed up the Tito’s Vodka, fresh lime and ginger beer and sealed the to-go cup with tape, so it can make it safe and sound to its destination (also imperative for open container laws). For those that may have already guessed it, you can also order your favorite craft brews to-go, too! Pedal Haus has 64 oz growlers and 16 oz cans of your favorites. 

Pair your cocktail or crafted beer with their take-out menu and enjoy 25% off if you order online. If you wish to dine-in, there are specials for you as well! Dine-in at the Tempe location and receive $2 off select Haus beers, well drinks, margaritas and all starters and $6 select wine by the glass Mon-Sat from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. If you want big savings, we recommend going to Pedal Haus on Sunday, as there are specials for just about everything, all day long. 

Watermelon and Haus margarita to-go from Pedal Haus
Watermelon Margarita and Moscow Mule to-go from Pedal Haus
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Lavender Dog cocktail kit from House of Tricks

House of Tricks 

114 E. 7th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-1114 
For over 30 years, House of Tricks has been part of Tempe’s great history. Tucked in Downtown Tempe’s urban landscape, it is the oasis you need after a long day (or year), even if you are just stopping by to pick up your food.  

Support this local business by ordering take out and one of their cocktail kits. Each of the kits serves four people and comes with everything you’ll ever need to make the perfect concoction.  

Try their ‘Sangria De La Casa’ which comes with Brandy, Fruit Lab Orange Liqueur, mango puree, apples and strawberries, choice of red or white wine, splash of soda OR their “Lavender Dog”’ kit which includes Tito’s Vodka, Pomplemousse Grapefruit Liqueur, Wadman & Co. Fennel Bitters, fresh lemon juice, and simple syrup. You might need to add “bartender” to your resumé after making a kit, but no worries, it comes with easy-to-follow instructions! 

Be sure to call ahead, as the kits are made to order. Check out their five cocktail kits. Wines by the bottle are also available.  

House of Tricks is also open for limited dine-in service on their beautiful patio on Monday-Saturday evenings. Reservations are recommended. Enjoy happy hour at their outdoor bar from 4-5 p.m. Dinner is served from 5-9 p.m. 

Loco Patron

222 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 699-0922 
If you would rather have a quick marg to-go, no assembly required, then head on over to Loco Parton, located on the north end of Mill Avebue in Downtown Tempe. They offer 11 flavors of freshly squeezed margaritas all available to take home. From Skinny Prickly Pear to Mango Habanero, they got you covered on all your to-go needs. And while you’re at it, grab a Shrimp Ceviche or their famous Mahi Mahi Tacos. 

Order online or pick up in store. Visit their Instagram page and website for additional details. They are open for limited dine-in service. Happy Hour is Mon.-Fri. 2:30-6:30 p.m. and Sunday all day! 

Postino Annex 

615 S. College Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 927-1111 
No matter how hard you may try, you can’t replicate bruschetta boards like how Postino does it. Postino has always been the home for sharing boards and bottles with lots of your friends, but since we can’t invite our entire crew these days, why not take their delicious food and drinks home with you (no sharing required!) Their “happiest” hours run until 5 p.m. every day with $5 glasses of wine and pitchers of beer. The Board and Bottle deal is still up and running with bottle of wine and a bruschetta board all for $25, Monday through Tuesday after 8 p.m. 

And if that doesn’t make you want to grab your phone and order online, they are now offering Spritz Kits ($45) which includes a bottle of Cocchi Rosa Aperitivo, Bonneli Sparkling Rosé, San Pellegrino Sparkling Water, fresh grapefruit, a recipe card, AND an adorable reusable tote! It’s the right amount of fruity and sweetness, perfect to enjoy by the poolside, if you’re one of the lucky ones with a backyard pool. They also just added a 4-pack of seasonal rosé wines for $55 to their to-go menu and it’s just the best summer drink. 

Postino Annex offers socially-distancing dine-in, takeout, delivery, and curbside options. Check out the to-go menu and special deals

Postino Spritz Kit to-go
Postino Spritz Kit to-go

U.S. Egg  

131 E. Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 831-007
To upgrade your next brunch, Valley breakfast and lunch eatery, U.S. Egg, is now offering an expanded list of to-go cocktails including a mimosa kit, Bloody Marys and vodka-based cocktails.  

Highlights of the expanded menu include:  
Takeout Mimosas Kit: The kit includes a bottle of Prosecco with a half-gallon juice of choice for $21.95  

Bloody Marys: Guests can choose between the Traditional with pickles and olives or the Eye Opener with jalapenos witch Cholula sauce for $7.95, or opt for the Tailgate with two slices of bacon for $9.95 

Vodka + Juice: Vodka with guest’s choice of mixer to create U.S. Egg’s signature Sun Devil Screwdriver, a Cape Cod, Screwdriver or Greyhound 

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Toni Smith
Written Toni Smith

An Arizona native, Toni Smith loves to dine out, conquer hiking trails, go to concerts and survive hot yoga classes. She has also never met a dog she didn’t love instantly. She lives in Tempe with her husband and daughter.

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