Remember me telling you about one of my favorite subscription boxes, Doorstep Desserts? Well, I have stumbled upon another favorite… Shaker & Spoon. If you enjoy learning how to create new drinks then this is the perfect box for you! I can’t even begin to tell you how much I absolutely love this box. It’s amazing!
With the Shaker & Spoon box they actually teach you how to bartend! Every month you subscribe, they will expose you to new flavors and combinations, inspiring you to see your same old liquor cabinet in a whole new way. You will be able to re-envision the classics and discover new favorites with Shaker & Spoon.
Once you subscribe, you’ll receive a box every month via priority mail with 3 recipes for 12 drinks and everything you need to make them besides the alcohol. Before your box arrives you’ll receive an email with suggestions for a bottle that will work well and bar tools to have on hand. Once your box arrives, open it to find step-by-step original recipes and specialty ingredients. Mix and enjoy!
What’s in the Box
- Welcome card – explains the box’s concept, gives an overview of all of the ingredients, and includes any relevant general notes.
- 3 recipe cards – guide you through the process of mixing and garnishing the cocktails
- Glossary – explains any unfamiliar bartending terms. Each box’s glossary is specific to that month’s recipes, while a complete glossary is always available on our website.
- All ingredients needed minus the alcohol
I love how each box is built around one variety of liquor. For example, the box I reviewed was built around rum. Rum is one of my absolute favorite liquors! Each of the 3 different recipes included cover a different style of cocktail-making.
I shook. I stirred. I learned how to muddle. And, of course, taste tested every recipe!
I love how the box teaches me how drinks work and what makes each of them taste good. They make beautifully crafted recipes easy for me to re-create in our home!
My box included everything mentioned above as far as the welcome card, recipe cards and glossary. It also included:
- 1 bottle ginger beer
- 1 bottle pure spearmint extract
- 1 bottle Angostura bitters
- 1 bottle orange bitters
- 1 bottle black pepper-ginger syrup
- 1 bottle cinnamon syrup
- 1 bottle hibiscus syrup
- 3 lemons
- 4 limes
- 8 kaffir lime leaves
Since I received the rum box to review, every drink included rum and a variety of other ingredients. I received recipe cards for the following drinks: Rum Buck, Rum Smash and the Rum Old Fashioned.
The Rum Old Fashioned was very strong but still amazing! It called for a lemon swatch which I was a bit confused on.
The Rum Smash was delicious. I loved the taste of the cinnamon syrup!
The Rum Buck was my absolute favorite! I mixed as many drinks of it as I had ingredients. The hibiscus syrup it called for was so delicious and made it the perfect amount of sweet.
Shaker & Spoon makes the perfect gift for anyone who loves to try new drinks or entertain. Be sure to order gifts from their Gift Subscription page and schedule the gift email to send to your giftee on the day of your choice!
The Shaker & Spoon is one of our favorite subscription boxes to date! It is amazing and highly recommended!
Would you like to learn how to make great drinks? Comment below and share with us your favorite liquor or what you’d like to learn how to make.