Q: What is the theme for June/July?Asked by Laura C., June 2021
Hi Laura! Our June and July Theme for new subscribers is the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "The Sympathizer," paired with an iced Vietnamese Coffee Cocktail. We also have a few extra boxes from our May Box selection, which contained the novel "Dune," paired with a Blood Orange spiced whiskey sour cocktail called "The Spice." We are happy to send either, if you have a preference! Thank you so much for posting, and if there is anything that we can do for you, please feel free to reach out to us any time!
The Intoxicated Intellectual Team
Q: I have one more box due me on a gift subscription. We move in about two weeks. When I last inquired, I was told the box would ship by March 15, but I have not received notification this has happenedAsked by Miya C., March 2021
Thank you so much for your message! Your third box is on the way, and was packed earlier this week with our March boxes. (It looks like the tracking information has not been updated yet. The tracking information usually updates when the box reaches its first USPS station on its route, and will likely update within the week.) We'll keep monitoring the box's progress on our end to make sure that it reaches its destination safely.
If there is absolutely anything else that we can do for you, please don't hesitate to reach out! We hope that you have a wonderful rest of your day.
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
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.
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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
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!
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.
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!
LOVE this box! Out of all of the boxes I subscribe to, (five in total) this is my favorite and cannot imagine canceling. The pairing of the book to the cocktail is very thoughtfully put together, and then all of the extras each box holds, makes me giddy every time.
I ordered this product had a Christmas gift to my sister who loves to read and enjoys speciality cocktails. She enjoyed the gift so much they will continue the subscription
I love this box. It is thoughtfully curated. I have enjoyed each installment. And I appreciate expanding my cocktail knowledge. Kudos & Cheers.
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.
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)?
Fun, clever, new, on time, great surprise!
It’s okay. I think the price is quite inflated, but am sure that’s due to whatever percentage Crate Joy is taking for showcasing the box on their platform to their massive audience. The box was well put together and well packaged. I received Alice in Wonderland, a bottle of orange bitters, a container of hibiscus flowers in juice, a bottle of lime juice, and two skewers. For $49.95, eh.
Purchased this as a gift. For $46 I expected way more. Hopefully the next two boxes are better..
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your feedback on our most recent box. We try to ensure that each of our boxes is full of thoughtful curation and value, and we sincerely apologize. The good news is that we are so excited for our book and cocktail picks for January and February, and we hope that we can make it up to you!
Additionally, if there was anything missing from your box (it was meant to include a set of stainless steel cocktail picks, Hibiscus flowers in syrup, Raft Orange bitters, Key West Lime Juice, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and three recipe/info cards) please feel free to reach out to us!
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