Follow the sounds of the crashing waves and steel drums, and your nose to the fantastic aromas that come from this colossal of the Caribbean. Devoted rum lovers know this part of the world well. But even if a trek to Kingston isn’t in your future, this box will deliver a tasty tour and some righteous smiles right to your door. Get yourself a funky and fiery finale to summer fun!
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Q: There is no alcohol included, correct? Is there an option to get alcohol?Asked by Terry M., December 2022
Our boxes do not include alcohol for a host of reasons, and if you're interested we'd love for you to read our blog post found on our site titled "Why No Alcohol?" We get this question a lot, and we do understand! The short answer is that liquor laws are complicated and vary by state, and shipping would become quite expensive. We thought it'd be better to share our unique recipes and ingredients while allowing folks to purchase the liquor locally according to their budget and preferred brands. It also tends to be the easiest ingredient to find, and usually, only one bottle is needed :) This also helps you expand your home bar, so you can impress all your guests with your mixology skills!
Q: I know June is Vodka what are the next few months of alcohol? Is there a place we can go look and check out?Asked by Patty R., May 2022
There actually isn't a place to learn this ahead of time, and that's by design! We like to keep an air of mystery surrounding our boxes until it's time for the big reveal. Where's the fun without a little intrigue, right? :) But we will announce our boxes one at a time, and the announcement will occur several weeks before the box is due to ship. So this should give you plenty of time to prepare, and also to decide if you'd rather skip the box!
Q: Is anything perishable? This is a Christmas present, and I want to know if I can put it under the tree or need to stick it in the fridgeAsked by Grace A., December 2021
Some boxes include fresh lemons or limes, so be sure to remove those before putting it under the tree!
Q: Can you get a 3-4 month subscription? Or say 4 x a year?Asked by Lynn H., November 2021
We don't offer this kind of subscription, but we do offer a month-to-month, 3, 6, and 12-month subscription term length. And the great thing about all of our plans is that you remain in total control of your experience! You can always elect to skip any boxes that you'd rather not receive, and that way can space out your shipments however you see fit. Since each box revolves around a different spirit, we find it works best to tailor your preferences based on the boxes as they're revealed, rather than being set to arrive in particular months of the year.
A great start with American GIns and the ingredients to fashion a fun cocktail or 4! Look forward to see what is next - great packaging and info/directions - this was a gift from my son and daughter-in-law to celebrate my 65th birthday - a great surprise and I will definitely continue the subscription.
Thank you for your kind review, Mike. We're thrilled that the Begin Again box was right up your alley :) Can't wait to keep sharing more delicious offerings with you!
I enjoy cocktails, but have near-zero experience making them myself, so Shaker & Spoon is perfect. They provide everything but the alcohol, and they provide helpful recommendations for which is best.
Each box is themed. Last month was rye whisky, and included syrup, bitters, a spice mix, and a mixer to create three different cocktails, with four of each type. Perfect gift for a couple.
We did have a broken bottle of syrup in one box, but we contacted Shaker & Spoon and they responded same-day promising a replacement.
Note: Take this review with a grain of salt: I'm writing it while tipsy. 🍹
Thank you for your lovely review, Luca! You're exactly why we love doing what we do - exposing folks to the wide world of mixology, and how to use these spirits in fun and interesting ways :) We hope that you'll continue enjoying the journey, and do keep us in mind for any gifting needs!
You will not find recipes like these on Pinterest. I love that I don’t have to curate the obscure ingredients myself. Very happy with this gift!
Thank you for your lovely review, Kate! We curate these cocktails specifically for our customers, with the help of world-class bartenders at the top of their game. It's so nice to hear that this effort is being noticed, as we strive for a unique experience :) I hope you'll continue to enjoy every sip, and thank you again!
loved this subscription!
Gave this as a gift and got to try some of the cocktails. The cachaca box was really fun! Really interesting combinations and usually some ingredients leftover for another batch of cocktails.
Thank you for your kind review, Leyna! We're so thrilled that you decided to gift us (and got to sample the drinks yourself!). We always strive for a truly unique experience, and love knowing that we got to share some fun and cheer with you. Please keep us in mind for the future, and hope to see you again soon :)
So here was the coolest thing about this-
These were all alcohol that we wouldn’t normally drink. The only draw back is that the ingredients are so very specialized I can’t just run out to the store and pick them up. Still it was a fun experiment each month.
Hi Allen - thank you so much for your kind review! We're thrilled to hear that while the boxes featured spirits you may not ordinarily drink, you still had fun with the experience. That's precisely why we do what we do :) I also wanted to share that while our house-made ingredients are rather boutique, you can absolutely purchase more of them by visiting the Make More Store found on our website. Hopefully that'll be a great resource for you!
I got this for my grandson for Christmas last year. He has looked forward to it every single month. I am very pleased with it.
Thanks so much for your kind review, Ellen! We are so thrilled that you decided to gift us, and hoping your grandson will continue to love each of his boxes :)
All looks wonderful. We have not used the ingredients yet as we have a planned gathering in a few weeks.
We hope that your gathering was a huge success, Kathi! And we thank you sincerely for taking the time to review :)
This box was an awesome gift from my girlfriend. We wnjoyrd the heck out of the tequila drinks we made!.
Thanks for your kind review, Mike! We're thrilled that you both got so much enjoyment from your box :) Hope to see you again for another round.
Always enjoy receiving our box every month! The drink recipes are delicious 👍
Thank you for your kind review, Diana! We hope we'll continue to wow you each month with our new and exciting offerings :) Cheers to the next round together!
Though its versatility allows for year-round enjoyment, gin’s profile of natural flavors has a special way of complementing the cold with woodsy roots, spices, and barks, bright citrus peels, and, most fittingly, piney juniper. We’ve got drinks to welcome you in from the inhospitable outdoors and ones that’ll make you thrilled to not have left in the first place. Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, your home is about to shine brightest with this box!
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We're welcoming spring and the rebirth of creativity with the Steeped in Vodka 2 Box, our tribute to this versatile spirit. In this sequel we bring back a not-so-secret weapon that makes the spirit’s vigorous voice truly sing: tea! Whether by infusion, syrup, or bitters, a spot of tea graces these three vibrant vodka cocktails (a much-beloved re-release and two fresh faces) with earthy citrus or floral notes for a daring but quite darling springtime soiree.
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We’re bringing nuanced Scotch to a beachside bash with dazzling drinks from three super-talented women. Come along with us on this Summer Scotch 2 journey as we skip over to a bright place where all stripes of Scotch lover can throw on shades and crack a smile. Let's kick back and beat the coming heat by plucking this colossal spirit straight out of Caledonia!
This sequel to our original 2019 Negroni Box is primed to join the ranks of valiant variations on the much-loved Negroni formula. The gin and Campari–based cocktails in the Negroni 2 Box (no vermouth required for these recipes), from three Shaker & Spoon star alumni, get to the very heart of the cocktail by either exploring Italian inspirations or intrepidly spanning the globe from there!
Lurking around the shadow-laden Oaxacan fields is a sensational spirit that showcases the earthy taste of agave with a devilishly roasted, smoky edge, and it’s ready to pounce during your upcoming month of thrilling, chilling cocktail glass–filling. Sign up today (if you dare!) and a delivery of wicked mezcal-themed goodness will arrive at your door. No tricks, just tasty, spirited treats!
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Set out the What’ll It Be? Whisk(e)y Box with your favorite style of whisk(e)y and ask yourself the all-important questions: Is a winter warmer what I’m after, or is a more customary and cooling sipper going to suit the night? And thanks to our three bartenders, not one but two riveting and seasonable recipes are coming your way for each cocktail. The choice is yours between three styles of whisk(e)y as a base, and two different builds (either hot or cold)!
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