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“Liquor of the gods,” “the water of life,” and “the drink of heroes” are just a few of the laudatory nicknames given to brandy over the years—and this month we too loudly proclaimed that Brandy, She’s So Fine, and predicted that a sampling of these show-stopping drinks would have you joining the chorus. You can leave your classy set of snifters in storage, because our Brandy, She’s So Fine Box gave the spirit a star turn in intriguing, innovative formats.
The holiday season was fast approaching, and we were so brimming with excitement that we concocted a trio of tasty delights that couldn't be contained within a single shaker or serving. It was time to get your ice molds in order and dig out that ornate bowl and ladle for your next party, because there’s a VIP guest that should definitely be on the list: punch!
With rum as your guide, there’s no telling which fantastic locales you’ll end up in. This time there was no packing or extensive booking required, as the Rums of Origin Box full of adventure was able to journey right to you!
The Book Box: The First Gineration was one assignment worth getting excited for. We asked that you ready your supplies and don’t be late for this tasty gin-led tour of three great cocktail books currently flying off the shelves!
Since its day of triumph on September 16, 1810, Mexico has adapted international influences from its past while developing a rich and proud culture all its own. This of course includes the production and distillation of mezcal, a native spirit tightly intertwined with its country’s history and identity, whose versatility has captured the hearts of bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts around the world. We marked the occasion with our Celebrate Mezcal Box!
"What, really?!" we sense you pondering. "Scotch cocktails in the summer?" That's right! We explored the lighter, summerier side of Scotch that may not be as well known as its brooding counterpart.
We brought out the best in bourbon with our Broken Bourbon Box, featuring 3 diverse recipes that fit the season and spirit like an ornate derby hat placed atop a well-coiffed hairdo—just in time for all the festivities! We turned to representatives from 3 outposts of award-winning bar and cocktail lounge Broken Shaker—spanning thousands of miles from Miami, to Chicago, and finally Los Angeles—giving them a chance to tip their cap to the beloved Kentucky icon.
Where there is rum, it’s safe to say that fun cannot be too far behind—and the cocktails found in our Rum Wild Box delivered on the festivities while inspiring idyllic thoughts of surf, sand, and sun.
Just in time for St. Paddy's Day, this box thoroughly explored Irish whiskey with drinks that ran the gamut from light and refreshing to heavier and smokier. Newcomers to Ireland’s “water of life” and connoisseurs were both likely to have their expectations upended by these recipes. Sláinte agus táinte!
The Death By Gin Box offered three contemporary spins on cocktail classics: featuring Russell Davis and Danny Ronen's modern Gibson, Trevor Frye's gimlet with a twist, and Tyler Hudgens's winter-spiced sour!
Our Rye Oh My! Box offered three updated classics that highlighted the accessibility of rye whiskey: Cari Hah's unique spin on a mule, Spencer Warren's spicy and savory sour, and Brenda Terry's seasonal old fashioned with a twist.