When bar and restaurant dining rooms were closed to guests due to COVID-19 last spring, some of those businesses came up with clever ways to bottle their drinks for takeout. To our surprise, the bottles have stuck around, and now are more of an aesthetic trend than a business necessity. Here are three of our favorite bottled concoctions.
from The Royal, 1427 E. Cherry St., Suite B, Springfield
What’s inside: gin, brandy, almond orgeat, blackberry-sage simple syrup, lime juice and soda water
from Sweet Boy’s Neighborhood Bar, 310 South Ave., Springfield
What’s inside: gin, grapefruit juice, raspberry, lime juice and salt
Hotel Nacional for Two
from The Golden Girl Rum Club, 137 Park Central Square, Springfield
What’s inside: pineapple-infused rum blend, apricot juice, lime juice, sugar and bitters