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The Intoxicated Intellectual

A monthly subscription box delivering classic books paired with curated literary cocktails

Plans as low as $45.00 / month
Product Overview
  • New orders placed between the 9th-22nd of December will receive the January Box, shipping mid-January. Orders placed between Dec 23rd-Jan 10th will be shipped on Jan 17th. Need a card? Message us to receive an printable holiday gift card for your gift subscription!
  • Only ships within United States
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
Build Your Library and Become a Mixology Pro
The Intoxicated Intellectual, is a monthly subscription service that pairs classic books with classic cocktails, and sends them directly to your door. Each month you'll receive a classic book + everything you need to make a themed drink (Liquor not included) -- all of the syrups, garnishes, bitters, mixers and bar tools and more!
  • Unique Themed Recipes - Well-crafted literature deserves to be savored, like a well-crafted cocktail. Each month you will get a recipe card with instructions on how to make the drink along with background information on how the recipe was inspired by the book, the history of the cocktail, and breakdown of ingredients.
  • Convenience - You receive a full book and cocktail kit, delivered right to your doorstep. No need to run to the store for extra ingredients. Just mix your drink and get to reading.
  • Savings - Your support will enable us to place larger discounted orders with our book and ingredients suppliers, and we pass those savings on to you, and can put more in the boxes! Like many cocktail subscription clubs, we also do not include alcohol in our boxes, which allows our boxes to be delivered without anyone over 21 needing to sign for them when they arrive, and also decreases our shipping cost. (Don't worry, each featured cocktail recipe will only use one type of spirit, and we will let you know what it is ahead of time.)
  • Learn - Discover how to craft each cocktail, with insider tips to help you become a pro. Learn about the history of the cocktails, and get additional information on the featured books and authors with quality reading guides.
  • Share - Post your cocktail creations and book thoughts with #IntoxicatedIntellectual, and we'll be sure to highlight it on our social channels, and enter you in prize drawings and giveaways.

Questions

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Q: I got my first box and I wonder if maybe there was a mix up. I got hunchback of nd with elderflower syrup, seltzer, limes, and a bottle of mint julip mix, and no recipe card. Is that right?Asked by Brian A., January 2021

The Intoxicated Intellectual answered...January 2021

Hi Brian!
Thank you so much for posting! It definitely sounds like there was a mix up on our end. Sometimes the recipe cards slip out of the package during the shipping process, (or don't make it into the box at all on accident), and we sincerely apologize that your box was missing its recipe cards. If you send us your email address (you can reach us by clicking the "contact seller" button) we can email a copy of the cards for the January box. We'll also mail a replacement copy right away!
Thank you for reaching out so that we can fix this! If there is absolutely anything else that we can do for you, please don't hesitate to message us.
Best,
The Intoxicated Intellectual...


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Q: Hello, I loved the December box, but have not received notification for the January box, can you give an update of when these will be shipped out? Thanks!Asked by Shantyl B., January 2021

The Intoxicated Intellectual answered...January 2021

Hi Shantyl!
We are so glad to hear that you loved the December box! We are currently in the process of packing the boxes for the January shipment, and they should be shipping out this Monday. Thank you so much for posting this question, and we look forward to sending you more classic reads and delicious drinks!


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Q: The person whom I offered a subscription was supposed to receive a not by email today and never got it.. How can I make sure the note will be sent? Thanks!Asked by France-alia B., December 2020

The Intoxicated Intellectual answered...December 2020

Hello! Thank you for posting! Usually this happens when the gift email goes to spam, or if we send it to the sender's email instead of the recipient by accident. We just resent the note to your gift recipient, so it should now be securely in their inbox for Christmas. If there is anything else that we can do for you, please feel free to reach out to us!
Have a wonderful holiday!
-The Intoxicated Intellectual Team


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Q: my daughter bought this and put the shipment address of my ex wife inter\ad of mine. how can I change it to my address?Asked by Tom T., December 2020

The Intoxicated Intellectual answered...December 2020

Hi Tom!
Thank you so much for posting this question! We can fix the address one of two ways: the gift sender can log back into the account and change the information for the shipping address, or you can email our team with the gift information, and we can change it on our end for you.
Thank you again for the question, and if there is anything else that we can assist with, please feel free to reach out to us! We hope that you have a wonderful holiday!

The Intoxicated Intellectual reviewsReviews

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Happy Reader!

Aug 03, 2019
Emily W.
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Subscribed for 9 days
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I have been an Intoxicated Intelectual subscriber prior to it's debut on Cratejoy (during the Beta Launch) and have been satisfied with every box I have received.
My July shipment included the stylish box pictured in this review. Each ingredient compliments the book, and is enough to make multiple drinks. You really could not ask for a more reasonable price for how much is included, and I am constantly surprised by how much they pack into the boxes.
The thoughtful presentation, quality ingredients, and overall value of the box make this a subscription I look forward to every month.

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Interesting Reads and Delicious Drinks!

Jun 23, 2019
Morgan S.
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I've been an Intoxicated Intellectual subscriber since the launch, and am so satisfied with the boxes I have received so far! The recipes are creative, and I love reading the extra info that comes in each kit. It has also been a good mix of older and more modern classic books, which I appreciate. Their customer service is also fantastic. Overall, I highly recommend this box!

Fun for cocktail lovers

5 days ago
Laura V.
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Subscribed for 2 months
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This is a very cool box. The specialty cocktail ingredients are things I wouldn’t normally buy and it’s fun that it’s paired with a book each month.

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Lots of fun and much appreciated

Feb 05, 2021
Jean M.
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Subscribed for 3 months
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I bought this box for my sister and also one for my brother-in-law. They have both really liked the boxes. The cocktails are very yummy and not something they would normally attempt making. The books are welcome as well. Both had read Alice in Wonderland before, but said that it was a joy to revisit it.
My only suggestions are 1) don't send an email ahead of time telling the person what they are getting unless the sender chooses to have that done - these were Xmas presents and so they knew well ahead of the day what they were getting and 2) perhaps have a place where people can suggest classics for future boxes (along with a list of previous ones)?

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Christmas gift

Dec 04, 2020
Christina K.
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Subscribed for 26 days
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I bought this as a gift for my daughter. I know she has already read this book but I am not sure if she owns her own copy. Theme of the box was amazing and I loved the ice cube tray. I do think she will love this.

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First box

Jan 06, 2021
Shantyl B.
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Subscribed for 1 month
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Loved my first box!

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Fabulous!

Dec 27, 2020
Deborah K.
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Subscribed for 2 months
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Fun, clever, new, on time, great surprise!

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BEST SUBSCRIPTION BOX EVER!!

Nov 28, 2020
Taitum R.
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Subscribed for 14 days
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This is EASILY the coolest thing I have ever gotten myself! I practically stopped reading books after graduating so subscribing to this box was a good move. It came earlier than expected and the box had so much thought put into it. I even forgot I gave this to myself as a gift and put a cute message in it for me. My boyfriend thinks it super cool too and loved what we got and the other reviews are right about there being more than enough supplies to make multiple drinks. I LOVE this and it was definitely worth the price.

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Yaaas books and cocktails!!!

Nov 05, 2020
Anna K.
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Subscribed for 12 days
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Can’t believe I didn’t write this review yet. Crazy year eh? Got this for my boyfriend and he loved it. Book was “Of Mice and Men” (which happened to be one of his faves) and the cocktail was the Jack Rose, John Steinbeck’s tipple. We are still enjoyinf the cocktails :) Shocked at the value - sentimental and intrinsic - packed into this box. Will get another for us! If you like books and/or cocktail making, this fits the bill!

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Great Gift!!

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Caryn A.
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This is the best gift box ever. When will it return to market?? I want to give it as a gift to a few more people in my life!

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