Augusta Happy Hour (From Your Couch)
Quarantini, anyone? Luckily while you are quarantined we have Netflix, Hulu, and craft cocktails to complete your perfect at-home happy hour after a long day of homeschooling. Grab your spouse for a bartender and a few Augusta essentials and whip up the perfect way to end each day. Something to keep in mind: All local breweries, restaurants, and taprooms have closed their dining facilities to the public but remain open for curbside pickup and delivery services. Check out our complete list of local businesses and how you can support here.
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Stock-Up on Augusta Beverage Essentials
Drinking AND supporting our local businesses? We're all in. With taprooms and breweries closed, we're compiling a list with the best ways to stock-up on all your adult beverage essentials from local breweries and distilleries.
Grab the Gin: 2nd City Distilling Co. may have temporarily closed its doors, but no need to fear, you can still order all your mixing needs and pickup curbside. Choose from their selection of vodka, gin, rum and whiskey for your adult beverage needs. P.S. They'll bring your order out for curbside pick-up!
Wine Night: Pinot noir on the couch? Yes, please! Be sure to grab a few extra bottles from Bodega Ultima or swing through the drive-thru at Frog & the Hen for all your wining and dining needs.
Brews To-Go: Fill up your growler or be sure to grab a six-pack of local brews from Savannah River Brewing Co. or Riverwatch Brewery (or both). ProTip: These local favs will deliver your order curbside to you AND load your car!
One Stop Shop: Want to grab a little of everything all from the convenience of a drive-thru? Swing by White Horse Wine & Spirits located in Surrey Center and grab all your local favorites to-go.
ProTip: All the restaurants and breweries listed above provide curbside pickup!
We have the BEST recipe for your at-home happy hour needs, with a splash of citrus because we know you need that Vitamin C boost right now!
- 1½ to 2 ounces of a not-necessarily-sweet base spirit. We suggest vodka or gin from 2nd City Distilling Co. or Fruitland Vodka.
- ¾ ounce of citrus (such as lemon or lime juice), whose vitamin C is great for immunity
- ½ to ¾ ounce of simple syrup to sweeten things up. (Simple syrup, as its name suggests, is simple to make. Just boil equal parts sugar and water until they liquify together.)