In the Kitchen with Box on the Rocks

The age of the virtual happy hour might be coming to a close, but entertaining at home is just coming back. As vaccinations rise and things begin to reopen, it’s also time to get together safely and celebrate.

However you prefer to socialize this summer, you’ll find something to celebrate with exclusive recipes, kitchen hacks, and more straight from the experts and entrepreneurs behind Cratejoy’s foodie faves.

Learn how to make a delicious Hibiscus Cosmo with today’s recipe, directly from Kim Gouch at Box on the Rocks!

Check out the recipe, and learn more about Box on the Rocks, below.


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Behind the Box: Box on the Rocks

As food and beverage marketers with twenty years of experience, Kim and her cofounder Celia knew in March 2020 that they would have to get creative. “[O]ur restaurant clients needed carryout solutions to help keep their businesses alive,” Kim explains. So the team came up with “a series of cocktail kits that could be sold out of a restaurant along with a bottle of booze.”

Unsurprisingly, the kits were a hit. And that meant opportunity. Luckily, as longtime marketers, Kim and her team had contacts throughout the industry that could help as they conducted market research, ran focus groups, and sourced premium products for ingredients and barware. “We want our recipients to have fun, learn a bit, and feel empowered by the fact that they too can make a classic cocktail with a bit of spin,” Kim says, “just like their neighborhood bartenders––maybe even better.”

Each Box on the Rocks features a classic with a twist, plus an innovative second drink and a mocktail to boot. Plus, every month delivers a bonus bar tool to build your collection––and no two months are alike.

Don your bartender’s apron and mix up delicious drinks each month here!


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Hibiscus Cosmo

Mixing Method: Shaken
Type of Glass: Martini
Servings: 10+ cocktails

This Cosmopolitan introduces the hibiscus flower, which symbolizes beauty, fame, glory, and perfection. Let’s start slingin’... and “drink outside the box”!

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Ketel One Citroen vodka

  • 0.75 oz. Cointreau orange liqueur

  • 0.75 oz. Ocean Spray cranberry juice

  • 0.25 oz. Monin hibiscus syrup

  • 0.25 oz. ReaLime lime juice

  • 1 edible hibiscus flower in syrup from Wild Hibiscus Flower Co.

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice.

  2. Shake 8 times, then strain into a chilled martini glass.

  3. Using a cocktail pick or toothpick, garnish with the hibiscus flower.

  4. Celebrate!