SaloonBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 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!
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box 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 based on two May celebrations – Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby!
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 Strawberry Mint Julep and the Muay Thai Margarita.
These are the non-alcoholic ingredients that were included this month. Aside from these, I had to purchase some strawberries, a serrano pepper, and a lime. SaloonBox cannot include fresh ingredients, unfortunately.
This is another non-alcoholic ingredient, Bangkok Betty Thai Spice Bitters made by Bitter Queens.
This is the bourbon that was included. Old Forester is the only bourbon distillery in the US that has been in production since before Prohibition!
I was happy to see a familiar bottle in this box; I am already a fan of Herradura tequila.
This month I shared my cocktails with my husband. These are the Strawberry Mint Juleps. In retrospect, these cocktails would have looked nicer with a slice of strawberry for garnish, but we both love strawberries so I knew we would eat them. I don’t have the proper bar tool for muddling, I don’t think, so I muddled the strawberries with a wooden spoon. They turned out great! The mint syrup was divine, and I’m so pleased to have some leftover for mojitos later.
These are our Muay Thai Margaritas. This is my new favorite cocktail! I am a big fan of jalapeno margaritas, but these have a more subtle, deeper burn. They were so good! The recipe didn’t call for salted rims, but that’s almost my favorite part of drinking a margarita. So, I leveled up the craftiness of this cocktail by rimming the glasses with agave nectar and pink Himalayan sea salt. Bam! Magic.
Verdict: This month’s cocktails from SaloonBox were just as delicious as last month’s, and maybe even more so. My husband preferred the Strawberry Mint Julep, but I loved the Muay Thai Margaritas. I think the cocktails were a little more labor intensive this month, but they were both still very easy to prepare. I am really enjoying my subscription to SaloonBox, and learning a lot about how to prepare different drinks. A little cocktail hour on a Sunday evening is such a nice treat!
What do you think of SaloonBox?