Canada / Ottawa

Enjoy Shaking Up Cocktails At Home With Bar From Afar

This speakeasy is so easy to find; it is right at your front door. The next time you are searching for something fun to do at home, you should try out Bar From Afar in Ottawa.

How it works is they have several different themed kits to pick from, and they come with everything you need to create delicious cocktails at home. If you are anything like me, while I love cocktails, I never make them at home.

The reason is they usually take tons of different ingredients that I don’t keep on hand. But Bar From Afar includes everything you need in their packages except the glassware. In each box, you’ll get the alcohol, garnishes, ice, juices, seasonings and super easy-to-follow instructions on how to make it.

Prices & Kit Options

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Currently, there is a long list of kits to pick from, including whiskey, vodka, gin, spiced rum, tequila, and bourbon. Or you can opt for the Date Night Kit, where you can pick any four cocktails.

Prices start at $60 and have four cocktails (so it is perfect for two people).

When ordering, you can also let them know if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, and they will do their best to accommodate.

Bar From Afar Seasonal Spiced Rum Kit Review

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I had the pleasure of trying the seasonal spiced rum kit, which has a festive Christmas theme. Upon opening the package, I was highly impressed by the well-labelled and diverse range of products inside. 

There so many fun ingredients like gingerbread Irish cream, caramel coconut nog or Kahlua espresso, candy cane dust, a mini umbrella, and much more.

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To start, you scan the QR code with your phone to go to a website with all the recipes. 

The 4 Cocktails:

Are Ya Thirsty for More?! – A tiki-inspired cocktail with peppermint and grapefruit, and candy cane dust, it was a surprising flavour combination that I loved.

Santa’s Little Helper – It tastes like a gingerbread cookie and comes with a mini gingerbread man as a garnish.

Tipsy & Toasty – Fans of egg nog will enjoy this boozy beverage with a caramel coconut nog, cinnamon and Kahlua for an adult twist on a holiday classic.

I Triple Dog Dare ya?! – Cranberries, sage, and ginger; the ingredient list might sound like what you’ll use for a Christmas turkey dinner, but this berry beverage is an easy sipper.

Final Thoughts

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I loved how this at-home experience is like taking a cocktail mixing class for two. It would be ideal for an effortless date night that is sure to impress. It is a fun spin on the classic going out for cocktails, as you can learn something too.

As a visual learner, I was also delighted to discover the step-by-step Youtube videos. While the instructions are straightforward, watching the video made shaking up cocktails even easier as you could follow along. 

My kit came with a diverse range of ingredients I’d never have at home, and I loved not only the taste of each but the beautiful garnishes like cranberries and umbrellas too.

Another perk about this experience is I got to try cocktails I’d never order at a bar, but discovered I loved. 

Honestly, I can’t find a single thing about this experience that I would change.

How To Order

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You can order online, and a Bar From Afar offers delivery in the Ottawa area. If you are searching for something fun to do over the holidays, the Seasonal Spiced Rum Kit is sure to be a hit.

I know I’m eager to try some of the other kits, as I’m eager to learn how to craft more cocktails from my living room.

Place your order from a Bar From Afar.