the to-go alcohol must-haves for your restaurant menu

Many states have amended regulations allowing restaurants to deliver alcohol beverages. That gave birth to the to-go alcohol and cocktails trend, liquor made on-site by a licensed operator. As of May 2021, 20 states continue to allow to-go cocktails and alcohol delivery. Some states require restaurants to use tamper-evident labels & packing supplies to seal alcoholic beverages in accordance with state laws and regulations. Dot It provides SecureIt™ alcohol to-go labels that safely secure alcoholic beverages and cocktails for takeout and delivery orders in accordance with state alcohol laws. Take a look at the most popular to-go cocktail and alcoholic drinks to include on your restaurant’s menu. 

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1- Margarita

Margarita is still a crowd-favorite to-go cocktail. This popular mixture of sour mix, tequila, lime juice, and orange liquor (with or without salt) is a must-have for your menu. Add a twist to the classic margarita by topping it with raspberries or strawberries puree.

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2- Mexican Beer

Beer is currently the most consumed alcoholic drink in the US. The emergence of new flavors and brands accounts for the market value projection of 146 billion dollars by 2025.That’s where Mexican beer comes in. They pack a wealth of flavors, such as Modelo Negra’s dark fruits and nuts flavors or the Dos Equis Lager and Bohemia Oscura with their caramel blends. That’s not even mentioning Modelo Special’s orange blossom honey aroma.

3- Mango Mojito

This refreshing drink adds a mango flavor to the classic citrusy original and includes ingredients like white rum, fresh lime juice, mint, soda water, and sugar. It is a popular to-go cocktail menu must-have, especially in the summer.

4- Cabernet Sauvignon

US wine market sales were up 16.8% in 2021, with cabernet sauvignon one of the most popular red wine varieties. Nearly every major wine-producing country grows this red grape variety. A well-balanced cabernet will add a complex depth of flavor to any meal. You must include a Cabernet in your alcohol delivery and pickup inventory.

5- Prosecco

Prosecco is an affordable sparkling wine that hails from Veneto, Italy. Its primary flavors include honeydew melon, green apple, pear, cream, and honeysuckle.These ingredients make for a bubbly fruity flavor that pairs well with most dishes, making it a must-have in your alcohol delivery and pickup inventory. 

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6- Throwback classic cocktails

Instead of straight-up drinking an alcohol ic beverage as it is, cocktails offer a welcome fun twist to proceedings. These drinks mix spirits with other ingredients such as cream, syrup, tonic water, or fruit juice. But you can go one up by offering classic throwback cocktails. These are bound to provide a tinge of nostalgia to cocktail lovers, transporting them to the good old times. Some popular to-go throwback classic cocktails to include on your menu are espresso martini, mimosa, pina colada, classic snowball, blue lagoon, gin sling, cosmopolitans, and classic sidecar. You could shake it up a little bit by tweaking the recipes.

Since you will be transporting the to-go cocktails, build consumer trust by sealing them using tamper-evident labels. The tamper-evident labels assure clients of tamper-free drinks.

7- Low-ABV and Alcohol-free Beverages

Low-ABV drinks are great because they don’t dehydrate users like their full-strength alternatives. Because they are so light, you can partake in low-ABV beverages during the day. Your menu should cater to everyone, including teetotalers. A Nielsen IQ study found that 22% of Americans reported cutting back on alcoholic drinks in favor of non-alcoholic options. Mocktails capture the essence of a classic to-go cocktail without the alcoholic buzz.

8- Hard seltzers

This popular alcohol-lite drink offers a fun alternative to hard liquor or calorie-ridden to-go cocktails. Seltzers appeal more to people who do not like the taste of alcohol and who love the effect of a refreshing drink on a hot day. 

To-Go alcoholic drinks are here to stay

As the alcohol industry is worth $261.10 billion, target this market by including alcoholic beverages and to-go cocktails on your restaurant’s menu. Dot It can help you design and create your drinks menu and all other marketing materials to increase your Togo drinks sales. Get your alcohol to-go labels customized with your branding, logo, and messaging. To learn more, email or call 1-800-642-3687