SaloonBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2016
SaloonBox is a craft cocktail subscription that sends everything you need to make two different drinks for two (four drinks total). Or four drinks for one! The drinks are curated by experienced bartenders and the recipes are created by well-known mixologists.
SaloonBox sent us this box to review. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: SaloonBox
The Cost: $37.50 + $12.99 shipping = $50.49 per month (tax for CA residents also applies)
COUPON: Save 20% off your first box with code MSA2016
The Products: Everything you need to make two craft cocktails for two people (four drinks total)
Ships to: Currently ships everywhere in the US *except* AK, AL, AR, DE, HI, KY, MS, ND, NH, OK, PA, RI, SD and UT
Good to Know: When you sign up, make sure to use a shipping address where someone over 21 will be available to sign for your package!
Check out the Drinks Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add SaloonBox to your subscription list or wishlist!
This is the letter that came with my package, describing their curation for this month and the supplies that are included. This month’s cocktail selections are both tea-based.
This card was included, showing exactly what ingredients were included in my box this month, and which ingredients would be needed for which drink.
These are the recipes that were included. This month’s drinks are the Sweet Pup and the Gold Rush.
These are the non-alcoholic ingredients that were included this month. The honey was exceptional! Before my shipment arrived, I received an email letting me know that I would need to purchase a lemon beforehand. SaloonBox cannot include fresh ingredients, unfortunately. Other than the lemon, the only things I needed were a shaker, some ice, and a long cocktail spoon.
This is another non-alcoholic ingredient, a sweet tea mixer called Pink & Black from Owl’s Brew. Owl’s Brew makes small-batch sweet tea mixers specifically crafted for cocktails. Pink and Black includes hibiscus, lemon juice, lemon peel, and strawberry with black tea. Doesn’t that sound amazing?
What a cute little gin bottle! There were actually two of these little bottles included, but I only located one during photography time.
This is the bourbon that was included. I don’t know much about bourbon because it’s not exactly my cup of tea. I do know, however, that a really well mixed craft cocktail can make even the most painful spirits go down smoothly and cheerfully!
I invited my best friend over to share these drinks with me, and we agreed. The Sweet Pup is one of the best cocktails we have ever tasted. It’s not too sweet and the tea flavor is mild and refreshing. The salt also adds a wonderful depth to the flavor. This cocktail is one of my new favorites!
The Gold Rush was our second favorite drink of the two. I was spot on with my prediction about how bourbon would taste in a well crafted cocktail – it was delicious! This one was actually made with brewed tea which we then combined with the honey to make a syrup. It was a bit more involved making these, but it was well worth it. Imagine a hot toddy with bitters and more well-balanced flavors served ice cold, and that’s basically a Gold Rush. Awesome!
This extra recipe card was included with directions for making a Bramble Brew with our extra Pink & Black. Don’t worry! We made one of those, too! Delicious!
Verdict: This was a super fun box from SaloonBox! Both cocktails were delicious, and I was impressed that we were able to make such complex drinks so easily. I asked my best friend if we would ever spend $50 on four craft cocktails, and we agreed that after tip the total could easily come to over $50, so the cost of this subscription doesn’t bother me at all. Having the knowledge to make these in the future has its own value, and next time it will obviously cost less to make these at home. If you enjoy craft cocktails and would like to learn how to make them yourself, I think SaloonBox is a fantastic idea.
What do you think of SaloonBox?