Those seven days of sadness in lockdown may feel like a bad dream, but the reality for regionally-based Pivotonians is that we’ll be celebrating this Queen’s Birthday weekend with minimal restrictions in place.

If you’re raising a glass to HRH Lizzy, or yourself for surviving another circuit breaker, here’s three of Geelong’s boozy best to get delivered to your door.

1. Mario Karts from Lamby’s

Unfortunately, we won’t be having a classic night out on the G-Town anytime soon, when a delicious pot and parma extends to a late-night dance-off at Lamby’s.

That’s why Geelong’s beloved nightspot is delivering the perfect solution for the long weekend, serving up takeaway bottles of Mario Karts complete with Red Bull Energy Drinks so you can get the celebration started (or finished) right. 

If you are sitting there confused about the definition of a Mario Kart, we may need to confiscate your Geelong citizenship. In all their sweet glory, we don’t know how we would have survived 2020 without a few Mario Karts to keep us zooming along. 

Lamby’s is helping you continue to #neverlambalone in 2021 with bottles of the good stuff for just $35 pick up, or for $45 with delivery to selected suburbs.

2. Espresso Quarantini from Wah Bar

Geelong’s favourite bao bun palace and sophisticated pier hang-out is serving up takeaway feasts complete with signature cocktails. Our pick is the espresso quarantini, the cocktail equivalent of a caffeine injection.

This darkly indulgent mix-up is made up of luxurious manuka honey vodka, layered citrus and vanilla from Licor 43, Little Dripper and Coffee Liquor for the bargain price of $15.

You can also add a Wah Wah Gee two-person takeaway feast for $90 which includes 7 of their most popular dishes. Got more hungry lockdown bubble buddies? Add more for $45 per person. Call Wah Wah Gee + Bah direct or order through Uber Eats and Deliveroo.

3. Green Ant Gin delivered by Hairy Dog

Hairy Dog online is our saviour this World Gin Day, Saturday June 12, with up to 30% off some of their world-class gins, including the award-winning Green Ant Gin created by indigenous Larakia man and AFL great Daniel Motlop.

Seven Season’s Green Ant Gin is made with some of Australia’s oldest flavours with ingredients sourced by local farmers in indigenous communities. 

Green Ant Gin is flavoured with native wattle flowers and green ants, a traditional indigenous ingredient revered for its medicinal qualities.

If you’re stuck on what gintail to make, we recommend mixing up a Green Ant Gin Northern 75, complete with a spoonful of sugar, a touch of lemon and your choice of fizz. 

Hairy Dog is helping Victorians enjoy their long weekend by delivering leftover stock and Australian-made spirits directly to your home. Browse their site to find something that tickles your fancy, or order a bottle or the whole bar for this royal occasion. 

Long may Geelong reign!