In these hardscrabble times of ours, nothing will put a man down in the mouth like returning home to a meagerly stocked bar.
Here to save you from another tall glass of vodka and boredom: Powell & Mahoney, Vermont-based makers of handsomely bottled and all-natural cocktail mixers.
They’re tasty. Trust us, we’ve tried them all. Several times.
The idea here is to cut out the hard-to-find ingredients and multi-step prep. For most P&M cocktails, you simply combine a liquor and their mixer in a shaker with ice, then shake and strain into a glass.
- A robust Bloody Mary mix, complete with barrel-aged Worcestershire sauce and concocted from the original 1926 recipe.
- The Old Ballycastle Ginger mixer, great for a spicy Moscow Mule or ginger paloma.
- A Peach Bellini, for your Hemingway moments.
Plus, mixers for more traditional drinks, including margaritas, mojitos and, ahem, cosmopolitans.
Hey, you’re at home. Nobody’s watching.