May 22--Put some spirits in your social-distancing staycation over the long Memorial Day weekend.
While this holiday weekend is typically one for travel or a kick-off to camping and grilling, the Tri-Cities remains in Phase 1 of Washington's stay-home order to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Many Tri-Cities restaurants are offering pre-made cocktails, as well as kits to-go for mixing at home.
Here are four great options:
Twigs with a twist
The extensive drink menu at Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar in Kennewick will tickle the tongue of any martini lover.
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Try the premade lemon drop, blood orange or huckleberry lemon drop martinis in 8- or 16-ounce jars from the restaurant on the south end of Columbia Center mall, 1321 N. Columbia Center Blvd.
If you want to up your game, their new kits -- recently allowed by the state -- is the way to go.
In addition to some of their martinis, Twigs has kits for a mimosa, Moscow Mule, bloody mary or an old fashion.
Some liquor kits must be ordered with a food purchase.
The bloody mary packs for $80, give you enough mix and liquor to make 16 drinks -- and all the accoutrements including candied bacon strips, olives and pickled asparagus spears.
Want your own copper mugs? Twigs has a set of two for $24, and a Moscow Mule bundle for $75 that includes six ginger beers, six limes and a liter of vodka.
Twigs also is selling mixes by the quart without the alcohol.
To see the full cocktail menu, go to twigsbistro.com/cocktail-kits. To view their to-go menu as well as family-size meals to go that can be order as a take-and-bake meal or hot and ready-to-eat. Twigs is open Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 7:30 p.m.
To place cocktail orders, call 509-753-3411.
Canned cocktails at Bradley
Swing by The Bradley in Richland for a canned cocktail.
The Bradley opened its doors in July 2018 at 404 Bradley Blvd. Suite 106. It features tapas with a twist, shared plates and large plates -- and it recently added custom handcrafted cocktails in a can.
After an initial offering of a few drinks, the Bradley has expanded to more a half-dozen canned cocktails.
Options include, Rosemary Daughter's (rosemary lemon vodka drink), a grapefruit mojito, a cucumber gimlet, Five Points (bourbon sour), classic margarita and a "Spicy Rita" made with house infused Hornitos tequila.
For a weekend special is a Cocktail Party Pack of six sells for $60.
Each can is $12 and has two servings. A party pack of six is $60 when available.
While picking up your nightcap to go, you can pick from from a steadfast selection of options from the Bradley's regular menu or rotating daily promotions posted on their Facebook page.
All orders are being accepted from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and must be placed at bit.ly/BradleyCocktails. For more information, call 509-940-5585.
CG Public House and Catering
CG Public House and Catering in Kenenwick will deliver their cocktail kits to your doorstep -- for free.
They also have curbside pickup if you swing by 9221 W. Clearwater Ave.
This weekend the restaurant is offering red, white and blue Jell-O shots with their Memorial Day BBQ Kits. They sell for $3 each, five for $13 or 10 for $25.
From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily you also can order bundles to bring home.
For a morning mix, pick from the mimosa kit, which comes with two bottles of sparkling wine as well as a choice of orange, pineapple, cranberry or grapefruit juice for $35.
Also available are kits for housemade margarita, bloody mary and the Quarantini (a strawberry lemon drop). Those each come with a liter of alcohol, mixes and a recipe.
To place an order, call 509-783-0128.
Fun at Foodies
Foodies Too in The Parkway in Richland added their own jarred masterpieces last week.
Foodies Too at 701 The Parkway is the second Foodies location in Tri-Cities, but the only one featuring drinks, according to their Facebook page.
With the Italian Stallion you'll receive a jar of Foodies bloody mix and vodka along with strips of bacon, asparagus spears and skewers of olives, cheese, artichoke hearts and lime and salt for the rim.
Each kit makes three drinks. Additional skewers available for $4.99.
Picture yourself on a tropical beach with the Mahalo Mai Tai complete with oranges and cherries. With a tropical mix of orange and pineapple juice, as well as coconut and silver rum, you'll quickly be imagining ocean waves.
Foodies throws in an added bonus of a dark rum and hibiscus liqueur float. Extra floats can be purchased for $7.99.
Not Your Mama's Margarita comes with a splash of spice. This cocktail concoction has tequila mixed with orange juice, house made sweet n sour and Grand Marnier.
Drinkers can rim their glass with an orange and cinnamon sugar mix and top with a Tuaca Grand Marnier float.
Each kit makes three drinks, sells for $28.99 and must be purchased with food. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
To place an order, call 509-578-1126.
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