It was not clear that the box would not include the alcohol. The box is not worth the price at $50 without it. I could get all full-size ingredients to make many more drinks for less than that price.
Hi Lila, we're so sorry for any confusion! We're very upfront about the fact that our boxes do not contain the alcohol, and this is mentioned in several locations on our website. But we do get this question occasionally, and we definitely understand. What's a cocktail without the alcohol, right?
Well, liquor laws are complicated and shipping can get expensive; we decided that it would be best to send you our unique recipes and cocktail ingredients while allowing you to buy the liquor at your local shop according to your budget and preferred brands.
You can visit our blog to find an in-depth breakdown of why it's better for our subscribers.
We also understand that the price of our boxes may seem a bit steep to some, but...
I bought a 1 year subscription and can't even bring myself to open the monthly boxes anymore. I haven't found 1 drink in the last 3 months that were even drinkable. These drinks are for those who believe the more ingredients you have in a drink the better (on average they require 5 ingredients - ON AVERAGE - some have used as many as 7 per drink). If you like to overcomplicate a process, and think making a drink measuring drops from an eye dropper is fun and reasonable, this subscription is for you.
Hi Donna! We strive to develop unique and balanced cocktails, and thoroughly test each one in the process. We're bummed to hear that the recipes didn't hit the spot for you, but we thank you for trying us out and wish you joy in your continued cocktail adventures!
Was a hodge-podge of strange items with recipes that were unappealing and too difficult to put together quickly. Would have helped to have airplane size bottles of liquor.
Hi Adrienne! At Shaker & Spoon, we do our best to to provide our subscribers with unique, varied, and balanced cocktail experiences—but we know not every box will be for everyone. You're welcome to skip any box that doesn't appeal to you by reaching out to our Customer Support team. Additionally, while we understand the interest in having liquor included in our boxes, there's a number of reasons why we've opted to not include it. You can visit our blog to find an in-depth breakdown (the post titled Why No Alcohol?) of why it's better for our subscribers.
I received two boxes and was not happy with either. I went to my local store and was able to purchase everything in the box for less than half of what I was charge AND that did not include the cost of the liquor I still had to purchase. One box also includes limes which were rock hard -and no they were not frozen. Very disappointed
Hi Connie, Oh no! We're so sorry to hear that our boxes weren't suited to you, but we do thank you for giving us a try! We just wanted to take a moment to address your price concerns. We understand that the cost of our boxes may seem a bit steep to some, but given that we’re a small-batch producer and want to retain the quality of our product, we’ve actually priced them at the lowest point we possibly could while still staying in business. While many ingredients we send can indeed be purchased online and some even at your local store, our bespoke ingredients couldn't have been, as they're created by us specially for our subscribers :) The contents of our boxes are high...
Every single drink tasted like straight tequila and that was it. Absolutely horrible. Wouldn't recommend.
Hi Savy! We strive to develop unique and balanced cocktails, and thoroughly test each one in the process. We're bummed to hear that the recipes didn't hit the spot for you, but we thank you for trying us out and wish you joy in your continued cocktail adventures!