Cocktail Courier | Be a Bartender at home

Updated: May 31, 2018

I LOOOOVE me a cocktail, my drink of choice; a Dirty Martini, mainly because I get to eat olives while I drink.

However, I'm a creature of habit. I don't like to venture out and try something new, because cocktails aren't cheap and I'm super picky; I don't want anything too sweet, and I don't like anything brown - weird, I know.

So when I was scrolling through Cratejoy (the best place to discover new subscription services) and saw Cocktail Courier, I thought why not figure out what I like at home so when I'm out a bar, I can be a little more adventurous.

What I really like about Cocktail Courier (CC) is that they take the time to figure out what you actually want before shipping your first box. This means I don't have to worry about any super sweet or brown-like cocktails. My liquors of choice are Gin, Vodka, and Tequila.

What's more is you can skip whenever you like, and before they ship out your box, if you don't like the sound of the cocktail, you can choose from a variety of others. Also, each drink is designed by a different drink aficionado, bringing you something different each time.

Before committing to CC, I researched other subscription boxes, and this seemed to be the best value. For $49.99 a month (remember you can skip) you receive a generous amount of fresh, quality ingredients to make cocktails for you and your friends!

My first cocktail, 'Flower Power,' described as "Bright bergamot and cooling mint meet delicate elderflower to create this refreshing floral iced tea cocktail! Makes a perfect midday pick-me-up or brunch cocktail!"

I'm not too sure about the 'midday pick-me-up,' I like to drink, but I don't compare alcohol to a caffeine fix, lol.

Make note, if you want to achieve a quality cocktail, invest in some bar tools; CC offers their own as an add-on option, but Amazon was a much cheaper option.

In the box, you receive a decent size bottle of Gin as well as Earl Grey Simple Syrup mix, Tonic Water, Lemons and Dehydrated Flowers.

With that, you also receive instructions on how to make the cocktail.

I'll say this (which may only apply to the way I like to learn), I would have liked visual instructions, I had no idea what I was doing, so my first go was a bit of a dud.

Once I got the hang of it though, this drink is delicious!

For $50, (with each cocktail on average) about $12, you can make 8, giving you a saving of over $20.

I've skipped this month, but I'll be picking up from where I left off come June.

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