Learn How to Bartend and Make Great Drinks Every Month

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.

Shaker & Spoon Review
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!

Shaker & Spoon Review

What’s in the Box

  • 5 cards: The welcome card  explains the box’s concept, gives  an overview of all of the ingredients, and includes any relevant general notes. The 3 recipe cards  guide you through the process of mixing and garnishing the cocktails. Lastly, the 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!

Learn How to Bartend
My Shaker & Spoon Box

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

The Drinks

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.Rum Old Fashioned

The Rum Smash was delicious. I loved the taste of the cinnamon syrup!Rum Smash Drink

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.Rum Buck Drink

Perfect Gift

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!

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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.

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

  1. Omgosh these sound so amazing!! What a fun subscription box to get!! Especially with summer fast approaching!!

  2. Oh wow, this box sounds like such fun.
    Since the summer is right around the corner that means lots of picnics and parties, what fun it would be to bring this box.

  3. TheRum Buck looks so good! I love subscription boxes, and this one is right up my alley. What a great gift for newlyweds or a housewarming. I can’t wait to try it out myself!

  4. I’m going to have to try the Rum Buck.It sounds like my kind of drink.

  5. These kits would make great wedding gifts. I like the concept and that you can buy a 1 month subscription box.

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