The 16-ounce pouches at CAVA Mezze in Rockville (which are big enough for about three drinks) can make Zoom happy hours or evenings by the firepit a lot more fun. And the cocktails—old-fashioneds, Moscow mules, mojitos and more—are just as tasty as the ones you’d get at the bar. Pouches range from $20 to $30; they’re two for $40 on Tuesdays.
Founding Farmers in Park Potomac has always had a way with mixed drinks, and its “Booze to Go” list includes a creative mix of bottled cocktails, all $20 for 16 ounces. Among the bestsellers this past fall: the “Cucumber Delight,” made with Founding Spirits vodka (produced at Founding Farmers’ own D.C. distillery), domaine de canton, lemon, cucumber and cantaloupe; “The Constitution,” soda water and Founding Spirits dry gin with flavors of ginger, blueberry, lemon and chamomile; the “Farmer Jon,” a mix of bourbon, orange curacao and lemon.
And we can’t forget the ever-popular frosé—dry rosé wine, vodka, strawberry puree and fresh lemon—which you can take home in 16-, 32- or 64-ounce jugs from Millie’s in D.C.’s Spring Valley. They won’t pour it till you get there, so it’ll probably still be frozen when you get home. Cheers.