How do they get these interesting recipes, you wonder? Well, ShakeStir is an online community of professional bartenders who offer up their creations and exchange ideas. Each month, they choose a winning recipes to be added to Cocktail Courier's cocktail list. This means that you'll find innovative, seasonal and brilliant new drinks to get hooked on.
The Cost: $39.99/month (or week)
What You Get: Each box is carefully packaged with all necessary ingredients (including garnish and alcohol) for 4-12 absolutely delicious cocktails, accompanied by printed step-by-step instructions on how to make each drink.
My box arrived by stealth. I thought I was going to have to sign for it but apparently the mailman knows me well enough. *cough* I do get a lot of boxes. Poor guy.
Anyway, it was perfect timing because we were about to head out to a party at a friends so I decided to bring it along.
The club soda went in the shaker after it was shook, then swirled. When I poured the drinks, they weren't as pink as the picture but my grapefruit juice wasn't super pink to begin with.
VERDICT: Cocktail Courier was so much fun. It was so easy since everything was provided all in one place. The Paloma Diabla was tasty and there was plenty to go around and even some ingredients left over for more. It also turned out to be the perfect party favor. Everyone was interested and wanting to help so I was surrounded for awhile. Either that or they just wanted an unusual drink as fast as they could get it! :) I'm definitely hooked. I looked at their cocktail list and there's a few I'd like to try. As for the cost, I think it's really reasonably priced and shipping is free which makes it even better. I'm impressed.
Remember that you get to choose your favorite spirits and you can have a box delivered as often as you like. This means you can have a steady supply of award winning cocktail recipes and their ingredients to treat yourself to or impress people with. You can also Skip, Suspend or Cancel your subscription from your account. I always love it when Skip is available.
Cocktail Courier ships everywhere except AL, AR, DE, KY, MS, ND, OK, RI, SD and UT. Oh, and if you don't want to subscribe, you can just buy an a la carte box of your drink choice. Easy peasy.
If you would like to sign up for Cocktail Courier, you can do that here! Use code BITSANDBOXES to get $10 off your first month. That means it'll be $29.99 which is a total deal.
What do you think of a box like this? It used to be that you could mail alcohol in our state (WA) but now that it's legal, this is a great subscription.
*This box was sent complimentary for review purposes. All opinions are mine.