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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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!
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.
The curation was thoughtful, and the shipping timely. However, the name of the subscription is a bit misleading. It gives the impression that alcohol is included in the box. It is not. Only the other ingredients used in the cocktail are included. Totaling up the average prices for the items included in the box, there is not a lot of value for money. I would suggest lowering the price of the box by about $15 and including a bold disclaimer that alcohol is not included.
Thank you highlighting our thoughtful curation and fast shipping in your review! We also appreciate the feedback that we should make it more clear that there are no alcoholic products in our boxes. (This is mostly due to laws against shipping alcohol to certain states.) We will work to be more clear about this feature of our box for future subscribers.
We would also love for you to reach out to us is there was anything missing from your box. We strive to give each of our boxes a retail value over $50 (+discounted shipping), and hope that you will let us know if we forgot to put any items in the box that you received. Our July box included a 750ml bottle of Monin honey...
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.
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.
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!
I liked this box a lot! The book was not one of my favorites but hubby and I loved the cocktail and are looking forward to next month!