While it can be fun, making your own cocktail from scratch requires resources – a bar kit, a stocked drinks trolley and a whole lot of patience. So there was no surprise that when Batched launched in 2018, they led an uprise in premium ready-made cocktails.
Equal parts delicious and convenient, New Zealand made Batched offers a handcrafted bar quality cocktail straight from the bottle – with a simple shake and pour.
Launching with the first ready-made Espresso Martini, Batched quickly became a recognisable name often seen at weddings, dinner parties and summer soirees. Fast forward to today, they now have the delicious Strawberry & Rhubarb Gin Sour, Salted Grapefruit Margarita and Whiskey Sour made with American Whiskey.
Their first cocktail – the Espresso Martini – was coined by a local Tauranga couple who came up with the idea after being served a sub-par cocktail and thought they could do better from the comfort of home.
Using a secret ingredient, the duo came up with Batched, a ready-made Espresso Martini that stands apart with its signature foam top achieved with a simple shake and pour.
Handcrafted with a bartender’s sensibility using quality New Zealand Vodka and fair trade coffee beans, the Espresso Martini is a classic enjoyed all year round.
Also in the range of Batched Cocktails is a Gin Strawberry & Rhubarb Sour, an impressive cocktail served simply on ice. The pretty in pink drink is perfectly balanced with strawberry and citrus and a rhubarb sour twist.
Shaking up quieter nights at home, Batched recently welcomed two new cocktails to complete the range – their Salted Grapefruit Margarita and Classic Whiskey Sour.
A refreshing and sophisticated twist on a beloved cocktail, the Salted Grapefruit Margarita has just the right amount of tartness, sweetness, and a quintessential salt on the finish.
And the Whiskey Sour is a silky smooth drop that maintains the perfect balance from start to finish.
“Five years ago premixed, ready-made cocktails weren’t readily available and what was on the shelf was lacklustre in taste, outdated flavours and made with low-quality ingredients.
“Batched Premium Cocktails offers the flavour profile you’d find in a glass at your favourite cocktail bar. Made by mixologists using high-quality, locally sourced ingredients, our innovative technology ensures every glass has the signature cocktail foam top, with a simple shake and pour,” says CMO of Premium Liquor, Kate Smith.
Along with an exceptional taste, Batched stands apart with its clean, modern glass bottle design, a proud addition to any top shelf.