Cocktail Hour: Cocktails by Lollipop

For my latest post in the ongoingcocktail hour series, I’m switching things up a bit. If you’ve been following along with a few of my recipes then you’ll know that recently I shared my Whiskey Sour and Spiced Mojito recipes. But this time instead of sharing a cocktail recipe of my own, I want to introduce you to a new cocktail delivery service (I know, pretty cool right?) Cocktails by Lollipop. This post includes items that were gifted to me. All opinions are my own.

3 bottles of cocktails from Lollipop; Sunny Sangria, Punchy Funhouse and The Paloma.

Lollipop

Who are Lollipop? They’re a hospitality group known for their amazing immersive cocktail experiences. Lollipop are based in Chelsea, London, where they have multiple bars and restaurants including The Bletchley (Personalised WW2 Cocktail Bar) and ABQ London (a “Cook Your Own” Drinks Bar).

Given the current circumstances, the hospitality industry has suffered closures meaning that so many businesses are having to change their usual ways of trading. Although Lollipop aren’t able to keep their bars and restaurants open at the moment, they were determined to keep bringing their wonderful experiences to their customers! Which is what brings me to their new venture, Cocktails by Lollipop.

3 bottles of cocktails from Lollipop; CRT, Punchy Funhouse and The Paloma.

Cocktails by Lollipop

Cocktails by Lollipop is a new online service bringing you cocktails straight to your door. Their bar staff hand make every cocktail, following safety measures, bottle the drinks up in their Chelsea location, and then deliver them all over the UK. Each cocktail comes with its own sachet of garnishes, and the idea is to get bar quality drinks at home!

3 bottles of cocktails from Lollipop; Sunny Sangria, Punchy Funhouse and The Paloma.

On their website they have all sorts of boxes and cocktails to choose from, whether it be a one off box of 6 or 12, a monthly mix and match or a monthly box of 6 or 12.  You can also choose what sizes of each drink you’d like. They come in 200ml or 500ml bottles, ready to drink with garnishes included. Each individual cocktail is £6.90 (for 200ml), with one off 6-packs and 12-packs currently on sale for £36 and £72. Or you can sign up for monthly subscription boxes of 6 or 12 bottles for £30 and £60.

What stood out to me about Lollipop’s cocktails was that they promise bar standard drinks. Whenever I’ve thought about pre-made cocktails I definitely worried that they’d be watered down and a bit juice-like. But that isn’t the case with their range at all. I was kindly sent a box of 6 of their cocktails to try at home. So I thought I’d go through each of the six drinks with you and give a little review of each of them.

Sunny Sangria

Red Wine, Brandy and Triple Sec. 

I decided to kick off my little tasting with their Sunny Sangria. If you’ve read any of my travel posts then you’ll know about my love of Spain…and for a lovely Sangria. And Lollipop’s Sunny Sangria really made me feel like I was back in Spain.

A bottle of Sunny Sangria by cocktail delivery company, Lollipop.

Personally I love a really cold Sangria so I served mine with plenty of ice and with the dried fruit that they provided alongside the drink. And with my Sangria in hand I set myself up in the garden on what was a particularly sunny day here in Liverpool. It was the perfect way to enjoy a Saturday afternoon.

A glass of Sunny Sangria by Lollipop

Punchy Funhouse

Brandy, Rum, Peach and Tea.

Let me just say that it’s clear why they call this one punchy! As I did with every drink, I gave this a quick sniff before trying. After smelling it I was convinced it would be a really light drink but oh my was I wrong! The first sip blew my head off! (in the best way of course). It definitely packed a punch.

What I remember so distinctly about this drink was tasting every flavour individually. You could really taste every ingredient! The sweetness of the peach and then the kick of brandy, it was really something else!

A glass of the Punchy Funhouse cocktail by Lollipop.

I may have also already started drinking this one before I took the picture…

CRT

Gin, Elderflower, Cucumber and Mint.

This is the ultimate afternoon drink. The elderflower flavour reminded me of my favourite St Germain Spritz cocktail, which I discovered on my birthday last year (check out that recipe here). But it was the garnish that really made this for me – cucumber and dried jalapeño! It added such a lovely kick and zing to the sweetness of the elderflower. Absolutely stunning!

A bottle of the CRT. cocktail by Lollipop.

If you’re a fan of a G&T then I’m certain that you’ll love the CRT. It’s the perfect level of light, sweetness but the addition of the jalapeño makes it unlike anything you’ve tried before.

I actually went on to add some dried jalapeño into my St Germain Spritz and oh my god it’s a must try.

The Paloma

Tequila, Ting and Grapefruit.

Looking at the pink bottle I had no idea what this was going to be. After a quick browse on the Lollipop website I saw that they recommended serving the drink with salt, which instantly made me think (and hope!) that it was going to be similar to a margarita. And it was!

Margaritas are one of my favourite cocktails, I even recently learnt how to make my own one (which I’ll be sharing soon enough on here). So I was really excited to try this one. It was absolutely lovely and incredibly drinkable (dangerous!). This was a real bitter-sweet drink that’s ideal for a Saturday night-in.

Espresso Martini

Vodka, Espresso and Coffee Liquor.

Espresso Martini’s are one of those drinks that I only ever get when I’m out. I’ve never made them myself. And I think that’s mostly likely because they’re a vodka-based drink. I’m not a vodka drinker at all. I think the only time I ever have it is in an Espresso Martini. So I never have it in stock at home.

Since I never make them for myself, this was the drink that I was most looking forward to trying. Especially as they’ve developed a special frothing formula that’s activated when you shake the cocktail. After chilling it in the fridge, it was time to see how the froth would work out. A quick, but vigorous, shake later and like magic, froth!

I was so impressed with this drink – it really felt like a night-out drink in my own home. And it tasted dreamy too!

Flat White Bro.

Dark Roasted Espresso, Coffee Liquor and Vegan Bailey’s.

Like the Espresso Martini, The Flat White Bro. was one that had the amazing frothing feature. This was much lighter than the Espresso Martini, which would make it ideal for those of you who aren’t huge coffee fanatics. There was definitely more of a creamy and chocolatey flavour to it, which came from the chocolate powder topping and the vegan Bailey’s. But it still had a lovely coffee taste too.

My Thoughts

As a whole concept, bar-quality cocktails at home is something that I absolutely love. They’re such a great gift for not only yourself but to others too. With so many people celebrating birthdays during lockdown, it’s a lovely idea to be able to send a loved one a box. You can even choose which cocktails you want to put in your box. If you or the person you’re sending the drinks to loves a specific drink, at the checkout you can just pop in your preferences and they’ll adjust the box accordingly.

If I had to choose my favourites they’d be the CRT (I can’t believe I haven’t been putting jalapeños in my drinks, honestly such a game-changer), The Paloma and Espresso Martini. But I have to say I really did love all 6 of them.

Have you tried any alcohol subscription services before? What are your thoughts on Lollipop’s new cocktail delivery service? And what drink do you think you’d like the most?

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Female Original

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62 Comments

  1. Lauren Kenny
    May 2, 2020

    Wow these look amazing! I want to try a punchy fun house now😍 I have just posted a blog about how to make some of my favourite cocktails at home 🙂 xx

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      May 3, 2020

      I loved the Punchy Funhouse! It was nothing like I expected but in the best way haha x

      Reply
  2. Mehsi
    May 2, 2020

    These look soo good, I also love how colourful they are. I would definitely like to try it, sadly I live in the Netherlands. But maybe my country/someone near me has something like this. I wouldn’t mind trying out some yummy cocktails. Thanks for sharing and I had fun reading what you thought of the drinks. 🙂

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 3, 2020

      They were all absolutely lovely! Oh that’s a shame – I’m sure there’ll be something similar available where you live. It’s such a great idea 🙂 x

      Reply
  3. Lucy
    May 2, 2020

    Oh I love the look of these! I love cocktails and these sound right up my street! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 4, 2020

      They were all really delicious! It was a great way to try out a few new cocktails that I’d never had before as well 🙂 x

      Reply
  4. Kate
    May 2, 2020

    Wow,this all sounds so delicious. I have a real sweet tooth and know I’d love to try brand! Thanks for sharing x

    Kate | thelittlecrunch.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 4, 2020

      There are a few lovely sweet drinks on their website so there’s bound to be one that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth! 🙂 x

      Reply
  5. Rachael
    May 2, 2020

    These drinks look amazing! I definitely need some sunny sangria in my life! X

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 2, 2020

      It was such a lovely afternoon drink! 🙂 x

      Reply
  6. Sarah Mark
    May 2, 2020

    This is such a great idea! I love the idea that you could sign up and get different cocktails every month, they all look delicious I don’t know which ones I would pick! Also, I love your photos!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 4, 2020

      Thank you so much! It’s great that you can let them know which cocktails you’d prefer in your box as well 🙂 x

      Reply
  7. Casey Anne
    May 2, 2020

    These look and sound delicious! I love fun things like these! I definitely need some of these for summertime 🙂

    Casey Anne

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 4, 2020

      They were delicious! You should definitely treat yourself to some when you can 🙂 x

      Reply
  8. Nancy
    May 3, 2020

    Oooh I love the twist that you have shared with cocktails! Lollipop’s cocktail bottles look great. I need to give this a try. The different flavors sound delicious. The prices are really good too. Thanks for sharing the creations you have made with them!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 4, 2020

      So glad you liked it! I love making my own cocktails but it’s always nice to have drinks made for you too 🙂 x

      Reply
  9. Chloe Chats
    May 3, 2020

    I love the idea of getting cocktails sent through the post to me hehe, I would probably love the Sangria one as like you, I love going to Spain and its pretty much all I drink when I go! My boyfriend would definitely love the coffee ones, I also like that they give you the little things to add to it as well like the dried fruit.

    Chloe xx
    http://www.chloechats.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 4, 2020

      It’s such a fun idea! The sangria definitely made me feel like I was back in Spain so I’m sure you’d love that one 🙂 x

      Reply
  10. Jenny in Neverland
    May 3, 2020

    A cocktail delivery service? That sounds incredible! I’ve never heard of something like that before! I love the packaging of these cocktails. I used to love Sangria!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 4, 2020

      It’s a really cool concept isn’t it! 🙂 x

      Reply
  11. Steff
    May 3, 2020

    A cocktail delivery service is a fantastic idea! I love the fact that they’re all handmade too! Love the detail you’ve gone into as well, fab post! x

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 3, 2020

      It’s a great concept and the drinks are lovely! Thank you 🙂 x

      Reply
  12. Bexa
    May 3, 2020

    This sounds like such a cool idea – a delivery of pre-made cocktails straight to your door! I love the sound of the gin and elderflower mix – that sounds perfect for a sunny afternoon in the garden. Thanks for sharing Faye, it sounds like a wonderful service that brings some happiness during lockdown! ❤ xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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  13. Jordan K
    May 3, 2020

    These look absolutely lush. What an awesome Sunday read! Have a great week.

    Jordan | His Habitat
    http://www.hishabitat.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 3, 2020

      They’re so delicious! Thank you x

      Reply
  14. Aimsy
    May 3, 2020

    What a great idea! I love that they are like what you would get in a bar, than that from the pre-made cans etc! I think my favourites would be the CRT and espresso martini! Will be checking these out to get my cocktail fix!

    Aimsy xoxo
    https://www.aimsysantics.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 5, 2020

      The standard of the drinks were incredible! The CRT was definitely a favourite of mine – I’d 100% recommend trying it if you do order yourself some 🙂 x

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  15. Jodie Paterson
    May 3, 2020

    The CRT sounds delicious! I adore Elderflower 🍹

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 5, 2020

      It was so lovely – especially with the kick of the jalapeño! x

      Reply
  16. Michelle
    May 3, 2020

    I never heard the name of the brand before but I really want to try the Paloma drink since the color is super cute and I like margaritas.

    Cheers!
    Michelle| brokebutflawless.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 5, 2020

      It was a really lovely take on a margarita! x

      Reply
  17. Daisy
    May 3, 2020

    These sound amazing especially the Elderflower one! I haven’t really had cocktails but they sound really yummy! I might have to look into these!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 7, 2020

      The CRT was amazing! Such a lovely Spring/Summer drink 🙂 x

      Reply
  18. Sophie Wentworth
    May 3, 2020

    Sign me up ASAP. This is a genius idea given the current climate and I love that they’re actually bar quality too because I totally agree that the others basically taste like juice. I thought the CRT sounded amazing as I was scrolling through, great to know you loved that one too. This would make such a great lockdown birthday celebration drink x

    Sophie

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 4, 2020

      Haha love it! The fact that they’re all bar quality drinks was something that I thought was amazing too – there’s nothing worse than a super weak cocktail! The CRT was delicious, especially with the added jalapeño 🙂 x

      Reply
  19. Nikki - Notes of Life
    May 3, 2020

    What a great idea! I just fancy sitting in the garden in the sun and sipping a cocktail 🙂

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 7, 2020

      It’s really cool isn’t! Sitting in the garden sipping on their cocktails is a vibe I can 100% recommend haha x

      Reply
  20. Jupiter Hadley
    May 4, 2020

    These look lovely! I have heard of beer subscription boxes, but I am not a bear drinker. I am a cocktail drinker though and have been missing the easy of going out. These sound perfect.

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 4, 2020

      It’s definitely a unique concept! They really do create ‘going out’ vibe when you’re drinking them 🙂 x

      Reply
  21. Kat
    May 5, 2020

    Loved this post! The pictures and description’s are wonderful! The assortment of cocktails you highlighted look DELICIOUS!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 7, 2020

      Thank you! I loved trying them out – they were all lovely 🙂 x

      Reply
  22. Hannah
    May 5, 2020

    These sound absolutely devine! I am a huge cocktail lover but have never tried a subscription box for them definitely going to look into it!

    – Hannah | http://www.savingmovingmummy.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 7, 2020

      I’d never come across a cocktail delivery service until Lollipop! The drinks are really lovely 🙂 x

      Reply
  23. Anup Kaulgud
    May 5, 2020

    Colorful and delicious post!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 7, 2020

      Thank you! x

      Reply
  24. Kelly
    May 5, 2020

    A cocktail subscription service, oh my, that’s right up my street! They all look so good! x

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 7, 2020

      It’s so cool isn’t it! They were all fab x

      Reply
  25. Cassie
    May 5, 2020

    What a fun service!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 12, 2020

      It’s such a cool concept! 🙂 x

      Reply
  26. Bri Cruz
    May 5, 2020

    This is such an amazing concept and they’re really cute! I’m thinking now I may have to treat myself — I wonder if they ship to the U.S? If so, I’d definitely try the espresso martini. That looks like a night on the town from the comfort of my home; I’m curious to see what it’s like from a bottle also.
    Great post love, it seems like you’re making the best of this crazy time!
    ,Stay safe
    xo Bri

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 12, 2020

      It’s really cool isn’t it! The Espresso Martini was lovely. Glad you enjoyed reading! x

      Reply
  27. Jules
    May 5, 2020

    They look delicious!!

    https://julesonthemoon.com/

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 12, 2020

      They were! x

      Reply
  28. Emily Wells
    May 6, 2020

    Mmmm I love cocktails! This is such a fun idea. I love how they are all handmade. This sounds like the perfect summer treat and probably would make a fantastic give idea! They are so bright and colourful, I need that in my life right now! Thank you for sharing!

    Em x

    https://loveemblog.blogspot.com/2020/05/7-things-all-new-bloggers-will.html

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 12, 2020

      They really all did taste like bar standard drinks which was amazing! It’s lovely to have a bar experience at home during the current circumstances x

      Reply
  29. A Capone Connection
    May 6, 2020

    I love everything about this. The garnish… What?!? How awesome is that? I doubt that they have something like this for delivery where I live but I will definitely look into it. The one question I had was, what is the alcohol content for each of the drinks? Here it is usually printed right on the front of each bottle but I didn’t see it on your label. Just curious. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 7, 2020

      The garnish was such a nice touch! The bottles didn’t have the alcohol content written on them but the drinks themselves were amazing. You could tell they were made with the proper ratios of alcohol because I could taste every ingredient of each drink 🙂 x

      Reply
  30. Charity
    May 7, 2020

    Oh wow. These look so tasty! I think I need some in my life right now. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Meaghan
    May 8, 2020

    Oh my gosh, these look absolutely amazing! Wish they delivered where I live! 😛

    I would love to try The Paloma, looks so tasty!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 13, 2020

      The Paloma was amazing! Thanks for reading 🙂 x

      Reply
  32. Georgie Minter-Brown
    May 8, 2020

    This is such a clever idea! I have friends who are celebrating birthdays this month and I think you’ve just solved their present idea for me!

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      May 13, 2020

      Oooh they’d be perfect for sending to friends for their birthdays! x

      Reply

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