Gave this as a gift and got to try some of the cocktails. The cachaca box was really fun! Really interesting combinations and usually some ingredients leftover for another batch of cocktails.
You will not find recipes like these on Pinterest. I love that I don’t have to curate the obscure ingredients myself. Very happy with this gift!
So here was the coolest thing about this-
These were all alcohol that we wouldn’t normally drink. The only draw back is that the ingredients are so very specialized I can’t just run out to the store and pick them up. Still it was a fun experiment each month.
I enjoy cocktails, but have near-zero experience making them myself, so Shaker & Spoon is perfect. They provide everything but the alcohol, and they provide helpful recommendations for which is best.
Each box is themed. Last month was rye whisky, and included syrup, bitters, a spice mix, and a mixer to create three different cocktails, with four of each type. Perfect gift for a couple.
We did have a broken bottle of syrup in one box, but we contacted Shaker & Spoon and they responded same-day promising a replacement.
Note: Take this review with a grain of salt: I'm writing it while tipsy. 🍹
I got this for my grandson for Christmas last year. He has looked forward to it every single month. I am very pleased with it.
I bought a 6 month subscription for my husband. We tried the recipes in the first two shipments, and they were all gross. Weird flavor combinations and often sickeningly sweet. It’s become a joke in our house to just get ‘em down, like medicine. He hasn’t even bothered to open the last two shipments. Worst gift ever. 😕
We're so sorry to hear that the gift has missed the mark for you, Jamie! And I hope that we can still help :) We understand that everyone's tastes are different, and we want you to be able to tailor the plan to suit your needs. That's why we allow you to skip or switch your box in any given month, and all you'd need to do is write to us directly with that request. If you didn't know this was an option, I hope it'll improve your experience! That said, we also completely understand that the service won't fit everyone, and we thank you so much for giving us a try :) Please don't hesitate to contact our customer experience team if there's any...
A great start with American GIns and the ingredients to fashion a fun cocktail or 4! Look forward to see what is next - great packaging and info/directions - this was a gift from my son and daughter-in-law to celebrate my 65th birthday - a great surprise and I will definitely continue the subscription.
Thank you for your kind review, Mike. We're thrilled that the Begin Again box was right up your alley :) Can't wait to keep sharing more delicious offerings with you!
I love the idea, unfortunately none of the drink ingredients were anything my husband would try with me so we haven’t even tried one drink. For that reason, my money was wasted. The packaging and fun of opening the box was fantastic! I will be trying the drinks, alone.
Thank you for your review, Melissa! It's never our intent to stick you with a box you can't enjoy, but we definitely understand that everyone's preferences may be different. Moving forward, I hope that you won't hesitate to write to us so that our customer experience team can help! We could have assisted you with return information, and allow you to choose something that both of you could savor together :) Hopefully we'll get another opportunity to wow you in the future, and thank you again!
All looks wonderful. We have not used the ingredients yet as we have a planned gathering in a few weeks.
We hope that your gathering was a huge success, Kathi! And we thank you sincerely for taking the time to review :)
The only problem we have had it that some of the bottles are impossible to open! It took several people working hard to open one of the tiny bottles. And one of my spritzers will not spray- but we can live with that. We love the box.
Thank you so much for your review, Joanie! While we're thrilled to know that you loved the box, we're saddened to hear that there may have been some issues. I hope that you won't hesitate to write to our customer experience team anytime so that we can help! We'd have been happy to send you a replacement spritzer, or offer up some tried and true methods of opening any stubborn bottles ;) Your experience is our top priority, and we're always here to make things right.
This box was an awesome gift from my girlfriend. We wnjoyrd the heck out of the tequila drinks we made!.
Thanks for your kind review, Mike! We're thrilled that you both got so much enjoyment from your box :) Hope to see you again for another round.
Always enjoy receiving our box every month! The drink recipes are delicious 👍
Thank you for your kind review, Diana! We hope we'll continue to wow you each month with our new and exciting offerings :) Cheers to the next round together!
This was a gift for my husband. It is a fun way to try new drinks. The customer service has been excellent! I highly recommend this.
Thank you for your kind review, Joanne! Stellar service is what we're all about, and we hope that you'll feel confident gifting us again and again :)
I thought I would never try these drinks, but actually they turned out to be great! I am glad to be exposed something new with each box. I especially love the stories behind the cocktails.
Exposing folks to new spirits and flavors is so important to us, Zsuzsanna! And we're so thrilled that you've enjoyed learning about the inspiration and creativity behind these drinks :) We get so excited about putting all of this together for you, and hope you'll continue to enjoy the cocktail journey.
Wow! I love this box! I’m not much of a cocktail drinker but this really stepped me out of my comfort zone. I was able to make amazing cocktails and share them with my friends and family. I highly recommend this box to anyone!! It’s so much fun and so delicious!
We love to hear about your experience, John! Getting folks to step out of their comfort zones and try new things is what we're all about :) Thank you so much for your kind review, and we hope that you're continuing to impress your loved ones with your cocktail creations.
I got a 3 month subscription as a birthday present for my husband, and we have both loved it. It’s been such fun getting to learn about the different cocktails and make them ourselves. We loved it so much in fact that we have given subscriptions to other people as presents. These boxes do not disappoint!! Highly recommend them.
Thank you so much for gifting us, Gracie! We absolutely love being shared with friends and family alike, and thrilled that you're all having such fun on your cocktail journey. Cheers to the next delicious round!
Loved the variety of recipes and ingredients that came with this box. I have yet to make all of the drinks but the first I tried was easy to follow along and it was really good.
We love that you're enjoying the experience, Cail! We certainly strive to keep things interesting, and it's so nice to hear that the variety is being enjoyed :) Cheers to the next round!
This is our first box. Drinks were delicious and easy to make. Looking forward to our next one.
Thank you so much, Kori! We hope that your following boxes have had the same wow factor :) Here's to the next round together
Great product, good recipes for a couple drinks. Have tried 1 and it was delicious. Shipping was really slow.
We're so glad you've enjoyed your drinks, Jaron! We hope you'll continue to enjoy every sip :) As to our shipping speed, we ship on a regulated schedule with boxes going out the week of the first Monday of the month. That info is shared in our Marketplace listing and on our site, so we're terribly sorry if it went overlooked! If you're ever seeking a quicker shipment, you can always contact our team to honor that request.
I sent this as a gift to my brother-in-law, but there was no information sent with product to let recipient know who the gift was from. He was very confused until I called him to ask how he liked his gift.😪
We do apologize for any confusion, Susan! Only our gift subscriptions will alert your recipient and send info about the gift. It looks like your purchase was for a regular subscription, which doesn't function the same way. Our team is always here to help though, so I hope you'll never hesitate to reach out! And we hope that your brother-in-law loved the cocktail experience :)
Thanks for your review, Deborah! We're so excited to hear that you're loving the experience, and here's to sharing the next round together.
She loves it
Thank you so much, Peter! We love sharing the cocktail experience with our giftees, and thrilled that yours is loving it :) We hope she'll continue to enjoy every sip.
Daughter loves it.
Thank you for sharing our boxes, Nicole! We hope you'll feel confident gifting us again, and we're so excited to hear that your daughter enjoyed her experience.
This is a great box! It leaves you wanting more!!!!
Thanks, Leslie! We hope that we'll get to share many more boxes with you, and that each one will be equally enjoyed :) Happy mixing!