All The Essentials For A Stay-At-Home Happy Hour

Elizabeth Buxton

When the weather warms, the clock nears 5 p.m., and the sun gives her best glow, we know what time it is: happy hour. It's the official season of this most looked forward to time of day involving cocktails, snacks, and good vibes only — usually enjoyed outside amongst pals. But, this year our usual libation-celebration style has been cramped amidst the current COVID-19 shutdown. And since we can't pop out to our favorite martini bar or margarita spot with our crew, we're going to have to get crafty at home instead.

Whether you just want to crack open a cold one, uncork a bottle of rosé, or go all out bartender-style and mix up a fresh batch of cocktails, we've got all the essentials you'll need (plus a few Cinco De Mayo deals) to make it happen ahead. Think everything from unbreakable drink vessels perfect for socially-distant strolls to actually delicious non-alcoholic elixirs and grow-your-own botanical bar kits.

Click on to make your own happy hour magic happen — from rooftop to fire escape, back decks, front lawns, or wherever you happen to be quarantined.

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<h2>Kin Euhporics Non-Alcoholic Spritz</h2> <br>An ice-cold spritz is <em>the</em> drink of the warm-weather season — but, it doesn't always have to include booze. Kin's canned spritzes are the perfect refreshment for non-drinkers — crafted with a sparkling blend of adaptogens, nootropics, and botanics, citrus, and ginger. <br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://www.kineuphorics.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kin Euphorics" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Kin Euphorics</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>Kin Euphorics</strong> Kin Spritz (4-pack), $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.kineuphorics.com%2Fproducts%2Fkin-spritz" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kin Euphorics" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Kin Euphorics</a><br><br><br>

Kin Euhporics Non-Alcoholic Spritz


An ice-cold spritz is the drink of the warm-weather season — but, it doesn't always have to include booze. Kin's canned spritzes are the perfect refreshment for non-drinkers — crafted with a sparkling blend of adaptogens, nootropics, and botanics, citrus, and ginger.

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Kin Euphorics Kin Spritz (4-pack), $, available at Kin Euphorics


<h2>Modern Sprout Cocktail Live Well Gift Set</h2> <br>This sweet little set wields big craft-cocktail potential for your at-home happy hour arsenal. Each kit comes packaged with organic mint seeds, a hydroponic system for growing them, and even a muddler plus pinch dish and stainless-steel jigger for shaking up mint juleps with. <br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://www.verishop.com/brand/modern-sprout" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Modern Sprout" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Modern Sprout</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>Modern Sprout</strong> Cocktail Live Well Gift Set, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.verishop.com%2Fmodern-sprout%2Fgardening-kit%2Fcocktail-live-well-gift-set%2Fp4397223411735" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Verishop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Verishop</a><br><br><br>

Modern Sprout Cocktail Live Well Gift Set


This sweet little set wields big craft-cocktail potential for your at-home happy hour arsenal. Each kit comes packaged with organic mint seeds, a hydroponic system for growing them, and even a muddler plus pinch dish and stainless-steel jigger for shaking up mint juleps with.

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Modern Sprout Cocktail Live Well Gift Set, $, available at Verishop


<h2>Drizly</h2> <br>If your bar cart is in need of stocking, then Drizly has your favorite wine and spirits on tap for delivery in an hour or less from local shops. Plus, in celebration of Cinco De Mayo, the site is currently offering new customers a <a href="https://drizly.com/liquor/liqueur/citrus-triple-sec-liqueur/cointreau/p2757" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:$5-off discount on orders of Cointreau" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">$5-off discount on orders of Cointreau</a> (with code <strong>COINTREAU</strong>) for mixing up at-home margaritas. <br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://drizly.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Drizly" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Drizly</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>Cointreau</strong> Cointreau, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fdrizly.com%2Fliquor%2Fliqueur%2Fcitrus-triple-sec-liqueur%2Fcointreau%2Fp2757" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Drizly" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Drizly</a><br><br><br>

Drizly


If your bar cart is in need of stocking, then Drizly has your favorite wine and spirits on tap for delivery in an hour or less from local shops. Plus, in celebration of Cinco De Mayo, the site is currently offering new customers a $5-off discount on orders of Cointreau (with code COINTREAU) for mixing up at-home margaritas.

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Cointreau Cointreau, $, available at Drizly


<h2>Mouth Mixmaster Mama Cocktail Kit</h2> <br>This one is pricey but will provide you with all the mixins and fixins you'll need to whip up an at-home cocktail spread fit for a happy-hour queen — from unbreakable rocks glasses to U.S.-made craft mixers, syrups, and tropical-themed cocktail napkins.<br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://www.mouth.com/collections/cocktail-kits" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mouth" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mouth</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>Mouth</strong> Mixmaster Mama, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mouth.com%2Fcollections%2Fcocktail-kits%2Fproducts%2Fmixmaster-mama-mothers-day-cocktail-gift%23variant%3D15999462080546" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mouth" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mouth</a><br><br><br>

Mouth Mixmaster Mama Cocktail Kit


This one is pricey but will provide you with all the mixins and fixins you'll need to whip up an at-home cocktail spread fit for a happy-hour queen — from unbreakable rocks glasses to U.S.-made craft mixers, syrups, and tropical-themed cocktail napkins.

Shop Mouth

Mouth Mixmaster Mama, $, available at Mouth


<h2>W&P Cocktail Syrups</h2> <br>Your favorite bartender's spicy marg to Moscow mule or old fashioned is just one shake from this little trio of small-batch, craft cocktail syrups away. <br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://needsupply.com/life/brands/wp" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:W&P" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">W&P</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>WP</strong> Cocktail Syrups, Set of 3, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fneedsupply.com%2Fcocktail-syrups-set-of-3%2FL500358.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Need Supply" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Need Supply</a><br><br><br>

W&P Cocktail Syrups


Your favorite bartender's spicy marg to Moscow mule or old fashioned is just one shake from this little trio of small-batch, craft cocktail syrups away.

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WP Cocktail Syrups, Set of 3, $, available at Need Supply


<h2>BrüMate Margtini Stainless-Steel Travel Tumbler</h2> <br>Turn your happy hour into a socially-distanced stroll with these cocktail-shaped travel tumblers from BrüMate's impressive collection of vacuum-insulated, stainless-steel drinkware collection.<br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/stores/Br%C3%BCMate/page/D7ACA44C-84AC-428F-8FFF-65E04271D91E" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:BrüMate" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">BrüMate</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>BrüMate</strong> MargTini 10oz Martini Margarita Tumbler, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/2WsBR8I" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a><br><br><br>

BrüMate Margtini Stainless-Steel Travel Tumbler


Turn your happy hour into a socially-distanced stroll with these cocktail-shaped travel tumblers from BrüMate's impressive collection of vacuum-insulated, stainless-steel drinkware collection.

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BrüMate MargTini 10oz Martini Margarita Tumbler, $, available at Amazon


<h2>Six Barrel Soda Co. Classic Tonic Variety Pack</h2> <br>Instead of regular old tonic, add a splash of this organic trio infused with everything from celery to rosemary and cucumber to really elevate your next happy-hour refreshment. <br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://food52.com/shop/merchants/aarke/six-barrel-soda-co" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Six Barrel Soda Co." class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Six Barrel Soda Co.</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>Six Barrel Soda Co.</strong> Classic Tonic Variety Pack (Set of 3), $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffood52.com%2Fshop%2Fproducts%2F7265-classic-tonic-set-of-3" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Food52" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Food52</a><br><br><br>

Six Barrel Soda Co. Classic Tonic Variety Pack


Instead of regular old tonic, add a splash of this organic trio infused with everything from celery to rosemary and cucumber to really elevate your next happy-hour refreshment.

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Six Barrel Soda Co. Classic Tonic Variety Pack (Set of 3), $, available at Food52


<h2>Sandy Leaf Farm Ultimate Gin Maker's Kit</h2> <br>Serious gin enthusiasts in search of a stay-at-home activity hit the motherlode with this DIY distilling kit that's packed full of freshly dried whole juniper berries, botanical spice blends, filter papers, bottle tags, and more.<br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/SandyLeafFarm" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sandy Leaf Farm" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Sandy Leaf Farm</a></strong></em> <br><br><strong>SandyLeafFarm</strong> Ultimate Gin Maker's Kit, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F732236412%2Fultimate-gin-makers-kit" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a><br><br><br>

Sandy Leaf Farm Ultimate Gin Maker's Kit


Serious gin enthusiasts in search of a stay-at-home activity hit the motherlode with this DIY distilling kit that's packed full of freshly dried whole juniper berries, botanical spice blends, filter papers, bottle tags, and more.

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SandyLeafFarm Ultimate Gin Maker's Kit, $, available at Etsy


<h2>Aged & Infused Infuse & Pour Alcohol Kit</h2> <br>Channel your inner bespoke mixologist with this curated kit that provides everything you'll need to infuse your favorite spirits with straight-from-the-farm dehydrated fruits and spices. <br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://www.uncommongoods.com/kitchen-bar/food-drink/drink-cocktail-kits" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Uncommon Goods" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Uncommon Goods</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>Aged & Infused</strong> Infuse & Pour Alcohol Kit, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.uncommongoods.com%2Fproduct%2Finfuse-pour-alcohol-kit" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Uncommon Goods" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Uncommon Goods</a><br><br><br>

Aged & Infused Infuse & Pour Alcohol Kit


Channel your inner bespoke mixologist with this curated kit that provides everything you'll need to infuse your favorite spirits with straight-from-the-farm dehydrated fruits and spices.

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Aged & Infused Infuse & Pour Alcohol Kit, $, available at Uncommon Goods


<h2>Brooklyn Brew Shop Sparkling Rosé Kit</h2> <br>Sure, you could order a few bottles of rosé for your next happy-hour occasion. Or, you could make your own. This curated kit from Brooklyn Brew Shop is packed with everything you'll need to be sipping the pink sparkling stuff from a glass in no time — including rosé grape juice, sparkling wine yeast, a glass fermentation jug, hydrometer, racking cane, tubing, clamp, stopper, and corks. <br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://farmsteady.com/shop" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Farm Steady" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Farm Steady</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>Brooklyn Brew Shop</strong> Sparkling Rosé Kit, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffarmsteady.com%2Fshop%2Fsparkling-rose-kit" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Farm Steady" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Farm Steady</a><br><br><br>

Brooklyn Brew Shop Sparkling Rosé Kit


Sure, you could order a few bottles of rosé for your next happy-hour occasion. Or, you could make your own. This curated kit from Brooklyn Brew Shop is packed with everything you'll need to be sipping the pink sparkling stuff from a glass in no time — including rosé grape juice, sparkling wine yeast, a glass fermentation jug, hydrometer, racking cane, tubing, clamp, stopper, and corks.

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Brooklyn Brew Shop Sparkling Rosé Kit, $, available at Farm Steady


<h2>Usual Wines Rosé</h2> <br>And if you don't want to DIY your way through rosé season, then Usual Wines has your sipping needs covered with its six to 24-packs of individually sized glass bottles filled with a crisp blend from Santa Barbara.<br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://usualwines.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Usual Wines" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Usual Wines</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>Usual Wines</strong> Rosé Wine, 6-Pack, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fusualwines.com%2Fproducts%2Frose-wine" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Usual Wines" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Usual Wines</a><br><br><br>

Usual Wines Rosé


And if you don't want to DIY your way through rosé season, then Usual Wines has your sipping needs covered with its six to 24-packs of individually sized glass bottles filled with a crisp blend from Santa Barbara.

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Usual Wines Rosé Wine, 6-Pack, $, available at Usual Wines


<h2>Bed Bath & Beyond 7-Piece Stainless Steel Bar Tool Set</h2> <br>Every at-home mixologist needs the right bar tools — so make sure you're stocked with a full set, like this streamlined stainless-steel assortment packed with seven cocktail mastering essentials. <br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/s/bar-tool-set" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bed Bath & Beyond" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bed Bath & Beyond</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>Bed Bath and Beyond</strong> 7-Piece Stainless Steel Bar Tool Set, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bedbathandbeyond.com%2Fstore%2Fproduct%2F7-piece-stainless-steel-bar-tool-set%2F5223379" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bed Bath and Beyond" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bed Bath and Beyond</a><br><br><br>

Bed Bath & Beyond 7-Piece Stainless Steel Bar Tool Set


Every at-home mixologist needs the right bar tools — so make sure you're stocked with a full set, like this streamlined stainless-steel assortment packed with seven cocktail mastering essentials.

Shop Bed Bath & Beyond

Bed Bath and Beyond 7-Piece Stainless Steel Bar Tool Set, $, available at Bed Bath and Beyond


<h2>1800 Silver Margarita Kit</h2> <br>If you're big into margaritas but lack the expertise to cobble one together at home, then this all-encompassing recipe kit is here to make it super simple for you. And in celebration of Cinco De Mayo, ReserveBar is also offering <strong>free shipping </strong>on <a href="https://www.reservebar.com/search?q=yave+tequila" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:YaVe Tequila" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">YaVe Tequila </a>orders with code <strong>UNLOCK</strong>.<br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://www.reservebar.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ReserveBar" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ReserveBar</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>1800</strong> 1800® Silver Margarita Kit, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reservebar.com%2Fproducts%2F1800-silver-margarita-kit%23" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ReserveBar" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ReserveBar</a><br><br><br>

1800 Silver Margarita Kit


If you're big into margaritas but lack the expertise to cobble one together at home, then this all-encompassing recipe kit is here to make it super simple for you. And in celebration of Cinco De Mayo, ReserveBar is also offering free shipping on YaVe Tequila orders with code UNLOCK.

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1800 1800® Silver Margarita Kit, $, available at ReserveBar


<h2>Seedlip Non-Alcoholic Spirits</h2> <br>Another non-alcoholic brand that is giving regular craft spirits a run for their money: Seedlip's herbal mixers are crafted in England from a sugar-free blend of allspice, cardamom, oak, lemon, and grapefruit — and are, "inspired by the remedies of 17th century apothecaries." Splash a little in everything from your favorite tea to mixers for a unique booze-free sip. <br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://www.shopterrain.com/categories/kitchen-pantry" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Terrain" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Terrain</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>Seedlip</strong> Spice Non-Alcoholic Spirits, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.shopterrain.com%2Fproducts%2Fseedlip-spice-non-alcoholic-spirits" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Terrain" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Terrain</a><br><br><br>

Seedlip Non-Alcoholic Spirits


Another non-alcoholic brand that is giving regular craft spirits a run for their money: Seedlip's herbal mixers are crafted in England from a sugar-free blend of allspice, cardamom, oak, lemon, and grapefruit — and are, "inspired by the remedies of 17th century apothecaries." Splash a little in everything from your favorite tea to mixers for a unique booze-free sip.

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Seedlip Spice Non-Alcoholic Spirits, $, available at Terrain


<h2>GrowlerWerks uKeg Go<br></h2> <br>You may not be able to swing by your favorite brewery for a happy hour pint, but you can still enjoy an on-tap brew at home with this insulated stainless-steel growler that will keep a half-gallon of beer just as carbonated, fresh, and cold as the brewers could. <br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://huckberry.com/store/growlerwerks" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:GrowlerWerks" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">GrowlerWerks</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>GrowlerWerks</strong> uKeg Go, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fhuckberry.com%2Fstore%2Fgrowlerwerks%2Fcategory%2Fp%2F63259-ukeg-go" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Huckberry" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Huckberry</a><br><br><br>

GrowlerWerks uKeg Go


You may not be able to swing by your favorite brewery for a happy hour pint, but you can still enjoy an on-tap brew at home with this insulated stainless-steel growler that will keep a half-gallon of beer just as carbonated, fresh, and cold as the brewers could.

Shop GrowlerWerks

GrowlerWerks uKeg Go, $, available at Huckberry


<h2>TÖST Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Beverage</h2> <br>Enjoy this non-alcoholic sparkling blend of white tea, white cranberry, and ginger as is or use it as a mixer for crafting your own specialty batch of bubbly cocktails. <br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://food52.com/shop/merchants/tost" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:TÖST" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">TÖST</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>TÖST</strong> Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Beverage (12-Pack), $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffood52.com%2Fshop%2Fproducts%2F4997-tost-non-alcoholic-sparkling-beverage-6-or-12-pack" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Food52" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Food52</a><br><br><br>

TÖST Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Beverage


Enjoy this non-alcoholic sparkling blend of white tea, white cranberry, and ginger as is or use it as a mixer for crafting your own specialty batch of bubbly cocktails.

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TÖST Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Beverage (12-Pack), $, available at Food52


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