I don’t make a secret of the fact that I like drinking a nice glass of wine, and given the opportunity when out I am more than tempted to try a cocktail or two. That being said, I don’t very often deviate away from what I know I like for fear of not enjoying something I have ordered or bought.
Microbarbox.com sell “bar in a box”. Get that Friday feeling anytime with a selection of smaller sized alcoholic drinks to introduce you to different drinks and cocktails. There are a variety of different subscription boxes on offer on the website, but I am reviewing their January 2016 monthly tasting club box. A monthly tasting box will cost you £14 for your first box and then £24 thereafter based on a monthly billing system which you can cancel at any time.
There’s something a little bit fun about receiving a subscription box. You’re never quite sure what’s inside until it arrives and it’s a nice treat when it does.
The monthly tasting club boxes will de different every month. January’s box is focused on getting over Christmas without January being dull. Inside the box are all the ingredients you need to mix some drinks according to the recipe card ideas included. Of course you could just drink them individually, but I think the fun is mixing some new drinks that I haven’t tried before. Who knows what you’ll like until you try it right?
Included as well in the monthly tasting club is a packet of snacks to enjoy with your drinks. This month there are some crispy seaweed thins which is a snack I have never tried before so am looking forward to giving those a go.
As most people are on a diet or attempting to be healthier in January, I liked the information cards including some carefully selected choices that don’t have to be unhealthy as you enjoy a tipple. I didn’t realise a Gin and slimline tonic was only 130 calories for example or that a Bloody Mary is only 125 calories. This is a great touch to enjoy without feeling guilty.
There are 4 different drinks included in the monthly subscription box plus snacks. For the regular price of £24 these prices are on par with pub and restaurant prices but not supermarket prices for the drinks. I believe you are paying for the whole package though not just the drinks, and it’s a fun way of giving a gift or enjoying with friends. As the first box is just £14 I think this is great value for money for what is included in the box.
Disclosure – we received the tasting box free of charge but all opinions are our own