They say you can buy more of anything you like in their shop but when I clicked on their store page there was nothing for sale. I'm hoping this will be up and running soon, although I have a Total Wine and Bev Mo very close to me so it wouldn't be hard to get what more.
This is the fourth collection offered by Julibox.
Like new drinks: This is a great way to try new drinks without buying a full size bottle of alcohol.
Need a gift: You can gift Julibox. What a better way to say thanks than with a cocktail.
Monthly billing: I like that if you sign up for 3 months or longer they still bill you monthly. If you cancel before the end of the subscription term they will charge you $15.00 This seems like a fair deal to me.
The not so good:
Price: The price ends up being $9-$10 per drink which is right around regular bar prices. Now the benefit is you can drink in the comfort of your own home.
This is a real wax seal on this envelope. I thought it looks pretty cool. Inside are the recipe cards and a information about the curator and drinks.
This is how the products are shipped. There is plenty of packing material and each bottle is wrapped in tissue. I didn't take a picture but each drink has it's own color tissue making it easy to identify the ingredients.
This is the front and back of the included recipe cards. They list all the things you will need down the the type of glass and how to mix the drink. The even include a toast and rating area for you to fill out. These are printed on heavy card stock and can be saved for future reference. The also have instructional videos on their website to view.
How great are these treasures!
Cocktail #1 Old Fashioned
(2) 50 ml bottle of Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 Aged Rum. Value = $3.99/ea.
.12.5 oz. Angostura Aromatic Orange Bitters. Value = $0.28 (4 oz. $8.99)
(2) sugar cubes. Value = ??
The total value of this cocktail recipe is $8.26 for two drinks (not including the sugar cubes).
Cocktail #2 Magi Sour
(2) 50 ml bottles of Rhum Barbancourt 5 Star. Value = $2.50/ea.
2 oz. bottle of Royal Rose Tamarind Simple Syrup. Value = $3.00 (8 oz. $12.00)
Lime Perrier. Value = $1.50
.12.5 oz. Angostura Aromatic Bitters. Value = $0.28 (4 oz. $8.99)
The total value of this cocktail recipe is $9.78 for two drinks.
The total value in this box is $18.04. That's about $4.50 per drink and the cost of the box is $9-$10 per drink. I was thinking yikes, that's not a deal at all. Then I thought about it some more. If I wanted to make these drinks at home with these ingredients I would need to go buy them and what would that cost. I would probably have to buy full size bottles of everything and that would cost about $90.00. I have rum in my house, but not these brands of rum and I actually have the tamarind and bitters so to buy the rum and Perrier would still cost me about $60.00. The benefit would be that I would have extra alcohol to make more drinks, the downfall would be if I didn't like the drink and now I had alcohol that I won't drink. So I'm sort of torn on this one. I can see the benefits but I also like getting a deal.
Verdict: Torn. Anyone else have this subscription? What do you think?
**I am not any type of sponsor paid or unpaid for Julibox. I purchase these subscriptions myself