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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 (other than the liquor) -- 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 - You will be able to visit the Intoxicated Intellectual site to view videos showing how to craft each cocktail, with insider tips to help you become a pro. You get to learn 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: 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!


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Q: Do you find out the book ahead of time, and if so, can you skip a box if you don't like the book? Asked by Caitlin B., November 2020

The Intoxicated Intellectual answered...November 2020

Hi Caitlin!
Thank you so much for posting this question. Subscribers can choose to pause their subscription or skip a month at any time, and that is totally fine!
For learning the book ahead of time, we originally did send an email to all subscribers each month with the book selection, but we received feedback from several subscribers that they preferred for the book selections to be a surprise. We currently only send a notification about the month's book to subscribers who have let us know that they would like to know the book ahead of time. If you would like to learn about each month's book and cocktail pick, please feel free to message us! We would be happy to add you to our email...


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Q: If you buy a 3 month subscription, does it automatically renew for another 3 months, or is it only a one-off payment that you don't have to explicitly cancel?Asked by Jean M., November 2020

The Intoxicated Intellectual answered...November 2020

Great question! The default option for a 3 month month subscription is that it will automatically renew after three months. You can absolutely sign up for a 3 month subscription that ends after the 3 months (without having to explicitly cancel) by selecting the "Give as Gift" option on the Intoxicated Intellectual page, selecting a 3 month subscription, and then unchecking the green slider that says "Your Gift will Automatically Renew." This will create a subscription that ends after the 3 months selected.
We hope this helps, and if there is anything else that we can answer, please feel free to reach out!

The Intoxicated Intellectual reviewsReviews

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Happy Reader!

Aug 03, 2019
Emily W.
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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!

First box

Jan 06, 2021
Shantyl B.
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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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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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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 concept, but overpriced.

Dec 27, 2020
Elise A.
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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.

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Not sure if worth the money...

Dec 22, 2020
Fallon W.
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Subscribed for 29 days
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Purchased this as a gift. For $46 I expected way more. Hopefully the next two boxes are better..

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The Intoxicated Intellectual said...Dec 22, 2020

Hi Fallon!
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!
Thank you so much for providing your feedback on our...

Love this box!

Aug 07, 2019
Anne R.
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I love this box! I have been blown away by the quality ingredients and delicious craft cocktails, and the ways that the drinks tie in with the book. I have been trying for a while to read more classic lit, and this makes the whole experience so much more fun.
I knew when I ordered it that there is no alcohol in the boxes, and they sent out an email before I received the box to let me know that the box featured gin, and even gave recommendations for types that would work best for the recipe (The Sherlock Holmes Earl Grey Martini last month).
Regarding the price, it's less than you would spend in a bar for the same number of drinks (not even counting the books and bar tools that are also in the box), but this allows you to learn about the cocktails and enjoy the books wherever you want, without having to find the unusual ingredients which you would have to purchase at a higher cost. To top it off, the whole package is really nicely presented, and overall it feels like a unique experience.

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