Ever wanted to sip on a refreshing drink but didn’t want to go to the bar to do so? Then Shaker & Spoon Cocktail Club is for you. Each month they send subscribers a box filled with everything they’ll need to create three different cocktails — four times over.
Every month the box arrives at your door everything you need— housemade syrups, hard-to-find bitters, garnishes, mixers, citrus— you just add the liquor. Every box is built around one spirit and showcases various styles of cocktail-making. To make it dummy proof each box comes with 5 cards: the welcome card that gives an overview, three recipe cards guide you through mixing and garnishing the cocktails, step by step. And the glossary explains any unfamiliar bartending terms. To take it up a notch they even offer step-by-step videos demonstrating how to make the drinks.
The box we tried was the “Broken Bourbon” box showcasing our favorite spirit in new and unique ways. The first drink recipe was Into the Void, created by our very own Broken Shaker’s Robert Eldridge. It’s a fruity twist on an Old Fashioned with a seasonal berry–sage reduction that includes a summery combo of strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries.
The next drink was the Young Hearts Run Free created by Chicago bartender Scott LoBianco, who currently runs the Broken Shaker Chicago. The light drink features blackberry syrup seasoned with cinnamon and floral bay leaf and perfect for summertime sipping.
The last cocktail included in the package was the Massive Carnage, created by the Broken Shaker LA’s Christine Wiseman. A refreshing take on the Mint Julep, it features a base of bourbon and cold brew coffee, accented by the subtle, vegetal notes of celery cordial and a long-lingering flavor from Miracle Mile’s root-spiced Forbidden Bitters—before being covered in a mound of crushed ice and topped with aromatic lemon wheels and coffee beans.
Want to become your own cocktail master? Subscribe for the kit now for just $40-50 a month and get to sipping.