At the Copa, Copacabana, it’s said that music and passion are always the fashion, but did you know that the drinks are top-notch, too? We're talking about the coastal neighborhood within Rio de Janeiro, a land of samba, sunshine, and ice-cold cachaça cocktails. What better time than July to soak in such radiance? Join us for some much needed R&R (reveling and refreshment)! It's time to chill with three awesome cocktails that’ll bring the beach within reach.
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Q: I want to send my husband a box for Valentine's Day. Do you have boxes that are available to ship around Valentine's Day? And what alcohol boxes would you suggest? I just want one for now for VdayAsked by Melissa L., January 2021
Thanks for considering gifting S&S! We're happy to help you out with selecting a Valentine's gift for your husband. Please email us via the CONTACT page on our website and our support team will get back to you shortly. Cheers!
Q: Is there a reason this box doesn’t have the “gorge as a gift” subscription option?Asked by Jenny D., December 2019
Our gift subscriptions are set up differently from the ones offered on the
Cratejoy Marketplace, so they are only available on our site, because the
Marketplace is not able to offer them at this time.
The way our gift system works is that we send your giftee an email—on
whatever day you wish—to notify them of your gift (with a personal message
from you), and then they'll be prompted to claim their gift, creating their
account and providing their preferred shipping address.
We do things this way for a few important reasons. Firstly, our boxes are
perishable and need to be refrigerated on the day that they arrive, so we
want the people receiving our boxes to know to expect them. And secondly,
people are sometimes quite particular about the liquor they want and don't
Q: If I can’t find Pisco what can I useAsked by Malena K., September 2019
Grappa is the most comparable thing to pisco flavor-wise! Just make sure
it's around 40% ABV.
Copper & Kings and a few other domestic distilleries also have some unaged
grape distillate (sometimes places will call it "white brandy") that will
You could try white tequila or grappa. We had to ask our liquor store to order it for us since they don’t normally carry it. We’d never heard of Pisco before receiving our S&S box. It’s a smooth and pleasant liquor. Really glad we tried it, we ended up buying another bottle.
I asked the same question! I was told to go with an aged rum.
Aged something like 5–8 years. :)
Q: I want to send one box for a friends bday. Do you do only one box and can you have it arrive on her bday?Asked by Lisa G., June 2021
Our son gave us a gift subscription and then renewed it when we said how much we enjoyed it. We have recommended the monthly box to so many people and intend to give subscriptions as gifts to friends. Not only are the boxes well crafted and details, but the company has amazing customer service. We have done an awful lot of subscription boxes ranging from wine, clothes, and personal items to snacks and bespoke gifts. This is the first one that we have wanted to stick with!
Thanks for the wonderful review, and for sharing the love about Shaker & Spoon, Marta! We're so happy to hear about your positive experience with our boxes. Cheers!
These boxes are very well done! I love that there are a lot of unique ingredients that aren’t something I can just go buy at my local store. I’ve learned of a lot of cool new drinks and products! I highly recommend it.
I love this box. I look forward to trying new crafted drinks every month. Customer service is great and fast at fixing any issues.
Thanks for the review, Lisa. Cheers!
Wow. This is not an inexpensive box but it is worth every penny. Fabulous recipes. Every drink is so good. 12 drinks per box. It has made us look for extra special liquors such as locally crafted vodka or gin. I can’t express how much we enjoy this box. We also save boxes for special RV trips.
Directions are super easy. I’ve purchased really decent glasses to match what is recommended. Some things obviously are not included, such as egg whites or fresh lime juice or heavy cream. These can’t be sent and that is not a problem. Packaging is very careful. All in all it’s a very lovely crate and we look forward to it every month
I was given a 3-month subscription to Shaker & Spoon as a Christmas present. Before that, I had a couple of go-to mixed drinks that I enjoyed, but I was interested in getting to know a broader range of liquors and cocktails. Every box I got was excellent and highlighted different ways to bring out the unique qualities of each liquor with different flavors and textures in the cocktail ingredients.
There were two times I had a problem with a shipment (one bottle arrived broken and one shipment left out the recipe cards), and each time I reached out to customer service, they responded in a friendly and courteous way and expedited replacements to me at no cost.
This is a prime example of a well-run business that pours their soul into their craft and strives to make the customer satisfied.
We are so excited to hear that our boxes have expanded your cocktail horizons! Thank you for the kind words. Cheers!
It was exactly as described, fast shipping, and excellent packaging. It was a gift and he is thrilled with all the little ingredients. Tasty drinks and an excellent choice!
What a great box! Love the creativity. You’re getting top-shelf cocktail ingredients. Highly recommend.
I was sad at first because my package of rose sugar was not sealed and it spilled out, was leaking out of the bottom and all over the products. I emailed the seller and they sent me a new package of the sugar. Very impressed and pleased!
The selection of cocktails never disappoints me. I usually find one I really like and buy the ingredients from the store.
So glad to hear that you're enjoying the subscription. Cheers to many delicious cocktails to come!
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