Cocktail Porter, Australia’s first premium online cocktail subscription service, launched last week – ready to deliver bartender-designed cocktail kits directly to customers’ front doors.
The service was founded by Cameron Northway, founder and managing director of Sweet&Chilli and co-founder of Bondi’s hatted bar and restaurant, Rocker.
After identifying 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.
“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. With each kit making a minimum of 14 cocktails, subscribers are set to spend less than $10 per drink – roughly half the price of cocktails in bars.