Cocktails to-go? Yes, it’s true! Orange County restaurants can now sell “beer, wine, and pre-mixed drinks or cocktails” for pick-up or delivery as long as they have “a secure lid or cap” and are sold with food.
This is being made possible by Governor Newsome’s emergency order “to support the alcoholic beverage industry in its efforts to assist California in slowing the spread of the virus while assisting the industry in dealing with the economic challenges it is facing as a result.”
Our local restaurants need our support more than ever — that’s why we’ve rounded up a list of the best cocktail to-go in Orange County.
Top 3 Cocktails To-Go
#1: The Ultimate Margarita from El Matador in Costa Mesa served in a Mason Jar as featured in the video below. Is it possible that these margaritas taste even better to-go? We think so!
#2: Mai Tais from Billy’s at the Beach in Newport Beach! Any local will tell you that these Mai Tais are the best in Orange County — if not the entire world. These Mai Tais earn our #2 spot because they taste exactly like they were served at the restaurant. TIP: Ask about their Mai Tai Survival Pack.
#3: SOCIAL in Costa Mesa & Huntington Beach. These cocktails earn our #3 spot because all of their Anti-Social cocktails are doubles + they have cute packaging. TIP: Ask about their ice cubes.
More Cocktails To-Go in OC
Here are more of our favorite restaurants offering wine, beer, and cocktails to-go via pick-up and/or delivery (in no particular order):
Whitestone Restaurant & Bar in Dana Point
Twenty Eight Restaurant and Bar in Irvine
Haven Craft Kitchen + Bar in Orange
Scarlet Kitchen & Lounge in Ladera Ranch
Hendrix Restaurant and Bar in Laguna Niguel
Tempo Kitchen in Anaheim Hills & Brea
Do you have a recommendation? Leave a comment with your recommendation!