Thursday, June 6, 2013

May Julibox - Clover Club and Gin & Tonic

Julibox is a subscription box for those who like the beverages of the adult variety. Each month Julibox sends out a recipes for two different cocktails and all the ingredients necessary to make them (minus any fresh fruit).  Each cocktail will be enough to serve two people so basically you get four cocktails per box.  Julibox cost $40 if you do a month to month membership and can go as low as $36 a month if you sign up for a 6 month membership.  Shipping is included in all prices.  The nice thing about the 3, 6 or 2 month memberships is they don't bill you in advance they still be you once a month.  I signed up for a 6 month subscription and this is my third box.

They say you can buy more of anything you like in their shop but when I clicked on their store page the only thing for sale were some older boxes which were all sold out.

This subscription only ships in the US and only to certain states that don't have restrictions on alcohol shipments.  The package ships from Brooklyn, New York via UPS and requires adult of 21 years or older to sign. 

The good: 

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.  The benefit is you can drink in the comfort of your own home.

                                               All the fixins for a Clover Club and Gin & Tonic.

A couple of items came about about a week and half before the actual box.

Here is what was in the separate package.

Cocktail #1 Clover Club

(2) 50 ml bottles Bols Genever. Value = $6.99/ea.

2 oz. bottle Royal Rose Raspberry Syrup. Value = $2.75

Dried egg whites. Value = $1.00??

Total value = $17.73 for 2 drinks.

Cocktail #2 Gin & Tonic

(2) 50 ml bottles G'Vine Floraison. Value = $3.00/ea.

200 ml Tomr's Tonic. Value = $10.95

Perrier Natural Sparkling Water. Value = $1.50

Total value = $18.45 for 2 drinks.

The total value in this box is $36.18. This is the first time the value has hit the price paid mark. (I have a 6 month subscription so I pay $36 a month.) I'm not sure why they sent the mixers in the different package. Perhaps it came from a different shipping location. Gin & Tonic is a pretty basic drink I've had but never with these brands. The Clover Club drink looks delicious and perfect for a summer cocktail, I love the color.

Verdict: As you can see I was undecided about this box but I'm sticking with it because I love trying new drinks.

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