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Raise Your Spirits

Cocktails-On-The-Go Pilot Program


“Cocktail of the Month” Cocktail Kit (current)

A Featured Cocktail each month or pick from a variety of other cocktails of the season. Delivered to your doorstep (local area up to 50 miles – if program takes off, then we will expand our coverage)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         in a nice box containing spirits, liqueurs, mixers, garnishes, etc…with no shipping or handling cost.  Tip encouraged. This month’s COM will be revealed within the few days.

Let us know the size of your party, event, or gathering and when you need it. We will deliver when most convenient to you.

Each kit includes not only enough ingredients to share but also the featured recipe, a few classic recipes, preparation instructions, and food pairing ideas so you can both improve your bartending skills and seriously impress your guests.

When each month's kit arrives at your door, it brings with it a chance to explore new modern cocktails. You’ll find unfamiliar/rare spirits and outstanding homemade mixers.

All our cocktail kits are hand-crafted and filled with quality ingredients, from the hard-to-find to the custom-made. And we work with you each month to make sure they match your personal taste, so you won’t be stuck with cocktail supplies you’ll never use.


Gift Service (current)

Looking for a memorable custom gift for a friend or loved one?

Whether it's a birthday present for your friend who loves whiskey, a personalized gift for a special client, or a unique thank you for your groomsmen, we can help you create a cocktail kit perfect for any occasion. 

Give the cocktail-aficionado or bartender in your life a gift you know they’ll love: choose the “Cocktail of the Month” or other cocktails of the season gift box with ingredients or have it prepared for you .  


Prepared Batched Cocktails Program (current)

Pick the “Cocktail of the Month” or other cocktails of the season and have them prepared, mixed, batched, and delivered to your doorstep in a nice 2-gallon mason jar dispenser or transfer from ours to yours. Let us know the size of your party, event, or gathering. You get to keep the leftover ingredients.

Contact Michael at 717.877.2729 or email - mnagy@tailsfromthebarstool.com for more info and to discuss your upcoming event, party, or gathering.

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Raise your Spirits is testing a new program called "Cocktails-On-The-Go"...Basically, you pick the cocktail(s), sangria(s), batched cocktails, mocktails, infusions,etc..., we will shop for the ingredients, i.e. liquor, mixers, fruit, and then deliver to your doorstep with cocktail menu and instructions on how to prepare...It is a personalized service with no shipping and handling cost - just pay a small travel and convenience fee with reimbursement of purchased items...You can also have us infuse liquors and liqueurs and make homemade syrups and mixers (see website for possible infusions and syrups)...There are many national companies doing it, but charge a hefty monthly or yearly fee, charge a shipping fee, and it is shipped in a box..It is becoming a huge trend even for people who just want something nice to drink at home...Shipping outside the area in the near future. Gift packages also available for that special someone...Inquire within!


Just received an awesome gift package from Wigle Distillery in Pittsburgh, PA as a token of appreciation for my insightful coverage of them in Chilled Magazine...Pictured is a small aged-rye #24 .Also, a letter of appreciation...Pretty cool!!! Check back here often for updates.

Thank you ‪#‎SquareOneOrganicSpirits‬gr‪#‎GreenBarCraftDistillery‬am‪#‎KOVALDistillery‬ F‪#‎DelMagueySingleVillageMezcal‬il‪#‎WigleCraftDistillery‬, and ‪#‎123OrganicTequila‬ for all the help and support in the development and execution of a great ground-breaking organic spirits story...Michael ‪#‎mixitup42‬

Stay tuned for a possible TV appearance on the ‪#‎GoodDayPA‬ program appearing weekdays at 12:30 on ‪#‎ABC27News‬ in the near future. I will be either in the kitchen mixing something up for the viewing and studio audience or a studio session with ‪#‎AmyKhem‬. We will be focusing on "Healthy Spirits", farm to table concoctions, infusions, organic ingredients and options for the drinker and non-drinkers, and much more...

Just an FYI - For those interested in booking with RYS for a party or event with or without alcohol, big or small, there are very limited dates available until Fall (I'm happy to announce that every Sat in the summer is booked from here on out, but many weekdays, Fridays and Sundays still available). These are the Fall weekends available - Sept 4, Sept 12, Oct 2, Oct 9, Oct 24, Nov 6, Nov 20, Nov 27. Remember RYS offers consultation services, customized shopping lists, cocktail/mocktail menus without the bartending...We will also create, shop and buy, and prepare batched specialty cocktails/mocktails, sangrias, punches, and coolers for your function, i.e. baby shower, summer picnic, birthday party, book clubs, family get-togethers, etc... We are doing a summer punch for a family going to the beach - Inquire within for a low, affordable nominal cost for a fresh, beautifully-balanced and refreshing beverage that you don't have to shop for, mix, or prepare...

If you want to get in on the action and experience the best bartending service and cocktail planning in the area with a personal touch, just send me an email or give me a call...Did I mention the very affordable rates? Also serving out of area for the right situation...Details under the Bar/Event Services tab


I'm always open to suggestions on blog topics that you would like to learn more about or that hold a special interest to you. The best way to do this is to email me at mnagy@tailsfromthebarstool.com or post on my facebook or twitter page.

Check out Chilled Magazine at http://chilledmagazine.com/ for great information on everything cocktail-related and events going on around the country in the spirit world. I will be writing an article for them in every issue.

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