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180 Drinks Store - Toronto And Ontario

The 180 Drinks store offers carefully curated selections. Our drinks draw inspiration from using the best and freshest ingredients, made with knowledge and care. 

If you are looking for gifts for people who drink you have come to the right place! 

Our drink gifts are great for most occasions, whether you are looking for holiday gift ideas or a great birthday gift idea. 

Our Curated Selections and Experiences

What Kinds Of Items Does Your Drink Gift Box Include?

Liquor

We take care of the heavy lifting to assemble a carefully curated collection of liquor for each drink gift. 

We include all the necessary spirits and any ingredient that is not the base of a drink such as liqueurs, amari, and vermouths. 

Each drink gift includes background information on the liquor used including:

  • Raw materials
  • Production methods
  • History 
  • Geography 

Fresh Fruits And Vegetables

Organic foods often have more beneficial nutrients, such as antioxidants, than their conventionally-grown counterparts. Organic produce contains fewer pesticides.

We include fresh fruits and vegetables locally sourced and organic where possible. 

Fresh Herbs And Spices

Fresh herbs greatly enhance the aroma, taste, and appearance of drinks. 

We include fresh herbs and spices to impart maximum flavor and echo the ingredients of your drink both aromatically and visually.

Fresh Citrus

Once lemons or limes are pressed, the great taste begins to noticeably decline by the second day which makes the juice taste bitter. This is caused by juice oxidation (exposure to air) and reactions from the enzymes. Oxidation especially affects the lemons and limes citrus fruits. 

There is no substitute for fresh pressed citrus. We do not compromise when it comes to our drink quality so all our drink gifts use only fresh citrus. 

Sweeteners

Sweeteners in a drink round of the rough edges from alcohol, and add texture and body. Sweeteners are an essential component to a properly balanced drink. 

If a drink does not get its sweetness from an alcohol ingredient, it usually gets it from a syrup. 

For our drink gifts we use syrups that are free from artificial flavours, colours, preservatives, and sweeteners. 

Bitters For Your Unique Drinking Gifts

Bitters are like your bar spice rack, and function by drawing out and binding unexpected flavors from other drink ingredients. 

Bitters are traditionally an alcoholic preparation flavored with botanical matter so that the end result is characterized by a bitter, sour, or bittersweet flavor. This primary bitter taste helps to balance out a drink, and add a more complete flavor profile.

We include bitters in our drink gifts to help pull out flavors that might be buried, and to help create balance, texture, and aromatics.

Beverage Gift Garnishes

Garnishes can make a drink appear more aesthetically pleasing, but first and foremost should be functional. 

We include garnishes with our drink gifts that enhance the drink either visually or aromatically, and help echo ingredients within the drink. 

Ice For Your Cool Drinking Gifts

Drink ice performs the two key functions of dilution and temperature change. In a shaken drink, ice also helps emulsify the ingredients. 

Most drinks contain around 20 to 25 percent water from melted ice. 

Great ice is cold, dense, clear, dry, and neutral in flavor. 

Our drink gifts where applicable include ice cube trays that make large cubes to help ensure that the ice doesn’t break down quickly in a drink shaker or mixing glass. This reduces over dilution of the drink, and the ice melts slower so flavour from the drink is preserved as you imbibe.

Glassware

We pair our drink gifts with a particular serving piece because:

  • The shape of a glass can impact how quickly and intensely a drink aroma hits your nose
  • Higher volume drinks served over ice and topped with bubbles require a larger glass
  • The overall visual impact of the glass on the drink 
  • Tradition 

This option is great if you are looking for a drinking glass gift idea!

Bar Tools 

We only provide high quality professional barware for our drink gifts. Our curated set of bar tools are selected for building drinks with best practices and durability in mind. 

Each gift illustrates both the art and science of how the tools and ingredients work together to help create high quality drinks.

professional cocktail workshop class tools

Recipes and Instructional Videos

Each drink gift features easy to follow recipe cards and instructional videos where applicable that guide you through the drink building process. 

Our recipes and instructional videos will  help you learn the fundamental skills and knowledge to create tasty, well balanced drinks. 

Food And Drink Gift Sets

Every drink gift includes options for a savory or sweet snack food. For example we may include chocoolate, jerky, freshly popped popcorn, or cotton candy. 

drink gift message

Drink Gift Message

Personalize your drink gift by including a complimentary special message to the giftee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is liquor included in my drink gift?

Sometimes we include liquor optionally in select drink gifts in case customers would like to pair their drink gift with a specific liquor that is not included, or because customers would like to ship our drink gifts to other provinces in Canada or internationally to the US.

 

We always endeavor to accommodate our customers special requests, so for an additional fee we will allow substitutions for a preferred spirit. For a quote for either of these options please contact us.

Can I change the type of liquor included in your drink gift?

Of course! For an additional fee we will gladly make substitutions. Please contact us for a quote. 

Where do you ship or deliver to?

Delivery and shipping options for each drink gift are available at checkout.

 

For drink gifts without liquor, we ship anywhere in Canada and the US. 

 

For drink gifts including liquor we offer next day delivery through our local couriers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and surrounding cities below in Ontario. 

 

  • Ajax
  • Aurora
  • Barrie
  • Brampton 
  • Brant 
  • Brantford 
  • Burlington
  • Caledon
  • Cambridge 
  • Fort Erie
  • Grimsby 
  • Guelph
  • Halton Hills 
  • Hamilton 
  • Ingersoll 
  • King City 
  • Kitchener 
  • Lincoln 
  • London 
  • Markham 
  • Milton 
  • Mississauga 
  • Newmarket 
  • Niagara Falls 
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Oakville
  • Oshawa
  • Pelham
  • Pickering
  • Port Colborne
  • Richmond Hill
  • Schomberg
  • St. Catharines
  • Stratford
  • Thorold
  • Toronto (Downtown Core, East End, East York, Etobicoke, North York, North End, Old Toronto, Scarborough, West End, York)
  • Vaughan
  • Waterloo
  • Stratford
  • Welland
  • Whitby
  • Woodbridge
  • Woodstock

City not listed above? We can also ship your drink gift with alcohol through the mail across Ontario. For this option a signature is required from someone of legal drinking age (19+ years or older).

Do You Ship Drink Gifts With Liquor Outside Ontario?

If you would like to ship our drink gifts including liquor to cities, provinces, or countries not listed in the “Where do you ship or deliver to” FAQ,  for an additional fee we can coordinate liquor delivery through a local merchant. 

 

With this option your drink gift would be sent in two shipments. You would receive the liquor from our partner merchant, while the non-alcohol drink ingredients would be sent directly from 180 Drinks. For this option please contact us for a quote .

How long are the drink gift ingredients good for?

We love fresh, so for each drink gift we aim to package it with the freshest local ingredients. If your drink gift requires refrigeration after delivery, it will clearly state this when placing your order, and we also will display a “keep refrigerated” label on the packaging. 

 

As a general guideline fresh ingredients such as fresh fruit and herbs should be refrigerated on receiving your drink gift, and used as soon as possible as these are perishable. Syrups, bitters, mixes, dried foods, and spirits are shelf stable, and therefore have a longer shelf life. Each individual item in your package will be labeled with expiration dates as applicable.

How many drinks come in each drink gift?

The number of drinks in each drink gift varies by size. For the number of drinks in each gift, please consult with the specific product description. 

Do I need any bar tools and glassware for a drink gift?

Great quality equipment is a prerequisite for great quality drinks. 

 

For each drink gift in the product description we will recommend the best practice tools and glassware to build the drink. This equipment is optionally available for purchase as an upgrade, as we understand that the giftee may already have the correct glassware and bar equipment. 

 

If the bar tool upgrade is not selected with the gift, we will include at no additional cost a measured disposable plastic shot glass, plastic shaker, and drink stirrer.

What are the delivery or shipping costs for drink gifts?

All shipping costs are calculated at the checkout for each order. 

I placed my drink gift order. When will my drink gift delivered or shipped?

Order by 5pm for next day delivery via our local couriers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and select cities  in Ontario (See FAQ  “Where do you ship or deliver to”).

 

For shipped orders via post, orders will be processed for delivery the next business day. The shipping time depends on the shipping method and delivery partner selected. 

 

Our subscription boxes are prepared for shipment or delivery by the first week of each month. We will send you an email with a tracking number for shipments sent via post.

Can I pick up my drink gift?

Absolutely! FREE pick up is available from 9am to 8pm every day at our office at 400 Matheson Blvd E, Unit 20, Mississauga ON L4Z 1N8 

Can you deliver my drink gift to my giftee on a specific date?

Absolutely! When you purchase a drink gift, you can select a preferred delivery date. Well will then schedule your gift for the delivery or ship date desired. 

What is the difference between a one time drink gift and a drink gift subscription?

A one time drink gift is delivered once, whereas a drink gift subscription delivers a new unique drink each month for a selected duration of time. You can purchase a drink gift for 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, or Infinity (Billed Monthly). 

How does a drink subscription work?

After purchase we will send your giftee an email on a date selected by you to notify them of their gift including a personal message from you. At this time they will be prompted to provide their preferred shipping address for their ongoing subscription.

 

Each month your giftee will receive a new unique drink gift delivery for your selected duration of time (e.g. 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, or Infinity (Billed Monthly). 

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