L and I are massive cocktail fans, we’ve spent many years sampling them on nights out and making up our own (check out are cocktail series from when the blog first started here!) so this was a box we were interested in receiving through the post.
Taste cocktails offer a subscription service where you get a box a month or you can order one off boxes. This means you can test it out to see if it’s something you want or gift them as presents. With fathers day just around the corner I think they’d be great. Had we not already got my dad a bottle of whiskey I’d have ordered him the gin box but I think two alcohol gifts may not go down too well.
As soon as the box arrived I loved the packaging. It just feels like something a bit different. Sometimes simple is all you need and the brown packaging with the stamp of the logo fits this well. Everything is well protected to help prevent any breakages in transit.
Inside the box comes a recipe card explaining the background behind the spirits. I like this touch as I love to know random bits of information. You never know when it may pop up on a pub quiz! The recipes are simple and easy to follow and you get enough of the spirits to make about 4 cocktails (2 of each). The box comes with all you need except the lime juice and grapefruit peel.
I love the little glass bottles. I’ve kept them and like to put single flowers in them. I love the slightly vintage feel to the presentation of these.
I am gutted my martini glasses are currently in storage so we had to use wine glass which don’t look quite as good. L and I had a film night last week and got stuck into the cocktails. If we’re honest the box wasn’t to our taste as we aren’t Chartreuse fans but the recipes were quick and easy to follow and the we’re eyeing up the other boxes. The Daiquiri and Gin box we could see ourselves loving.
What are your thoughts on a cocktail subscription box? Would you like to receive it as a present? You can see all of the different boxes here.