If you live in New York or L.A., happy hour just got a whole lot more exciting. Thanks to Instapour, a just-launched online drinks-on-demand service, you can now get cocktails delivered straight to your door in an hour or less (yes, you read that correctly). The site specializes in creating cocktail recipes that are not only easily transportable, they can be prepped in minutes. All you need to do is shake one part spirit and one part Instapour mix with ice, pour it into a glass, garnish, and enjoy. (Instapour provides the shaker, jigger, and pre-cut garnishes.)
The genius entertaining idea was borne out of nothing other than a mindless scroll through Instagram. "I stumbled across an account with tons of cocktail images, and everyone in the comments section was asking for the drinks," CEO Paul Steketee tells InStyle. "I wanted to come up with a seamless way to deliver them." Each one of Instapour's cocktail packages, mixed and prepped by N.Y.C. mixologist Warren Hode (of trendy NoHo Japanese eatery BONDST), arrives via Uber or Postmates.
Their seasonal menu boasts eight different cocktails at a time, along with one or two special edition offerings and a few evergreen mainstays, like the strawberry daiquiri (pictured above). Currently, the company only offers rum and tequila-based drinks, but they plan to expand their spirit selection to vodka, gin, bourbon, and whiskey. Geographically, they're aiming to branch out to Chicago and San Francisco by the end of this year. Try one of their go-to recipes below, or visit shop.instapour.com and order the fixings yourself!
Caliche Rum Strawberry Daiquiri
2 oz Caliche Rum ($25; internationalwineshop.com)
1 oz fresh lime juice
3/4 oz cane syrup or simple syrup
2 fresh strawberries
1. In a mixing tin, combine all ingredients, lightly muddle the strawberry (do not shred to pieces).
2. In ice shaker, shake vigorously until well chilled.
3. Strain into an ice filled rocks glass and garnish with a strawberry.