Australia’s first premium online cocktail subscription service, Cocktail Porter has launched and ready to deliver bartender-designed cocktail kits directly to the front door. The Sydney-born concept is now accepting orders for deliveries right across metro Australia – just in time for summer.
The mere fact when on holidays or when we are feeling a tad thirsty for a cheeky daytime bevoir. We often say out loud “it’s 12 o’clock somewhere in the world” as the reason to be a little bit naughty. But there’s nothing wrong with a morning beverage before noon. You see, day drinking is best served on summer weekends outside with friends.
Founded by Cameron Northway, founder and managing director of drinks experience agency Sweet&Chilli and co-founder of Bondi’s hatted bar and restaurant, Rocker.
Cameron identified a surge in off-premise sales as a result of increased at home entertaining occasions and an uptake in food delivery services, Northway set out to create a modern, on-demand product for those wanting to shake up their drinks game.
With a different cocktail delivered each month, each kit contains the latest trends in cocktails from bars around Australia and the world, along with easy-to-follow recipes, pre-measured premium spirits, tailored mixers and quality ingredients to create simple but delicious tipples. The kits, set to be delivered on the 14th of each month (if purchased via subscription) or within 3-5 working days, will make between 14 to 18 cocktails per box.
Each cocktail kit has been designed and curated by Northway and his team of highly lauded Australian bartenders, including Tim Phillips, former Bartender of the Year and owner of award winning bars Bulletin Place and Dead Ringer.
Cocktail Porter will launch with four signature one off classic cocktail boxes and a limited edition Monthly Membership Box. Each cocktail is tailored to include a unique, bar quality twist. Think an espresso martini with grated dark chocolate, a classic gin martini with your choice of different flavoured vermouths, Treacle Old Fashioned, Bloody Mary with a dash of turmeric vinegar and limited edition Spring Cup Spritzer, a delicious summer spritz packaged with Tanqueray London Dry Gin & Ciroc Ultra-Premium Vodka to create two different flavoured cocktails.
“We have designed these kits so that all you have to do is grab some ice, chill the glass, gather some garnish and pop the cork,” says Northway. “We wanted to create a cocktail concept that saved Aussies from having to run around store to store finding the right bottle of alcohol, the right mixer and appropriate garnish. We are sending the recipe and the bottles. You don’t even need to have a cocktail kit at home to make it – use a mason jar or Tupperware to shake up your cocktail. It’s less prep, more play and bang for your buck.”
Cocktail Porter Monthly Members Boxes are priced at $135 per month. The first 100 customers to sign up will receive 25% off their first box ($99). With each kit making a minimum of 14 cocktails, subscribers are set to spend less than $10 per drink– half the price of cocktails in bars. Flexible subscription options also allow customers to pause or cancel at any time. One-off purchases are available for those wanting to taste test a signature cocktail case, or as the perfect gift for that friend who loves entertaining.