Uber has already attempted to stake a claim in the lunchtime delivery sector with UberEATS, and now it wants to celebrate the holiday season by putting the "spirit" in Christmas spirit. UberEATS is partnering with Grain to deliver cocktail kits throughout Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead this Thursday and Friday.
The two available kits are named after gifts children received in Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker — were kids getting boozed up back in the day in Imperial Russia? The Harlequin & Columbine kit includes spiced Christmas pear with lemon, cherry bark, and vanilla, and the Vivandiere & Soldier kit features a baked apple old fashioned base with vadouvan curry, baking spice, Grain house bitters blend, and orange oil. Both kits come with mason jars, make two cocktails, and cost $7. Unfortunately, neither come with the most important ingredient: liquor. Grain suggests vodka or aged rum with the former and rye or bourbon with the latter.
Grain is apparently the first local restaurant to sell cocktail kits through UberEATS. Delivery is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. UberEATS launched in Atlanta in September, promising hungry business types would no longer "have to settle for a quick meal or boring lunch at work just because they don't have the time to make it to one of their favorite restaurants on their break." The service is available in nine other U.S. cities — Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and D.C. — along with Toronto and Paris.