Many of us have sat at a bar on a busy night, watching in fascination as the bartender twists and turns, stirs and muddles, pours and shakes, chats and laughs, putting out a constant stream of cocktails without hesitation. It is always fun to watch, and even more fun to imagine yourself in their position. While turning your kitchen into a place where cocktails flow freely can be a challenge, a curated box from Crafty Cocktails makes this transformation easy.
Searching for recipes, running around grabbing unusual ingredients, worrying if you are shaking the drink correctly or using the right amount of lemon juice… by the end, you barely enjoy the drink you went through so much effort to create. We at Crafty Cocktails had been through this too many times and were inspired to make it easier for everyone to enjoy a craft cocktail in the comfort of their own home. Our carefully curated boxes are full of exciting drink recipes using fun and unique ingredients, and give comprehensive, step-by-step instructions from the pros to make sure your cocktail comes out perfectly. Have a quiet night at home with a loved one, invite a couple friends over for a night of casual fun or plan a crazy cocktail extravaganza, there’s no wrong way to enjoy a Crafty Cocktail box. Just make sure to have fun while you do it! So what are you waiting for? This weekend, Make A Night In, A Night Out!
3 Easy Steps To Enjoy
• Sign up •
Each month we'll send you all the ingredients you need, except the booze, to mix three featured recipes.
That's 12 cocktails!No booze? →
• Get ready •
To prepare, we'll let you know what 26oz bottle of booze you need, as well as some suggestions for tools.
Get excited!Useful tools →
This Month's Box
SHAKEN NOT STIRRED
Every month we send you all the ingredients to make 3 different recipes x 4 cocktails each. That's 12 cocktails total!
Lychee compares to very few flavors, making it a distinctive and delightful addition to cocktails. Its characteristics seem to contradict each other, being both sweet and sour while possessing a subtle earthy nut flavor, but the end result is...
While not often taken seriously, a good dessert cocktail can be the perfect end to a night of food and fun with friends. Filling the dual roles of dessert and nightcap, a well-concocted dessert-style drink can be extremely pleasant as well as...
Because a good weekend always starts with a good drink, we’ve created a martini that will amp you up for whatever your night has in store. Starting with a spicy, fiery base of Apothecary Spitfire Cherry Cedar bitters and Spice and Tea Exchange’s Firecracker ...
This Month's spirit
This month’s curated cocktail box, Shaken, not Stirred, was created using Absolut Vodka. The epitome of straightforward vodka, which is perfect for mixing cocktails, features a recipe and distillation process which has remained unchanged since the 18th century. Drawing from a single water source near Ahus, Sweden, and only using winter wheat in its fermentation, this vodka features a clean but distinct flavor profile with a dry palette backed up by hints of dried fruit and citrus. Although it is one of the larger vodka brands in the world, unlike its competitors, it has avoided using added sugars, even in its flavored offerings, which keep the natural flavors of the vodka intact. Its subtle nuances are a perfect complement to the bold flavors found within this month’s box, and provide an excellent canvas for these drinks to show their potential.Learn More →
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Booze is the easiest ingredient for you to pick up at your local liquor store and the hardest element for us to ship. If we included the alcohol, the shipping costs would be astronomical and someone of legal drinking age would have to be home to sign for the package. We instead chose to focus on the harder to find, more exotic ingredients. Trust us, spending your Friday evening looking for charred cedar bitters or a kalamansi lime isn’t a lot of fun. You grab the 26oz bottle of our featured spirit and we’ll do the rest!
At the very least we recommend having a proper cocktail shaker, a 1 & 2oz jigger, a muddling stick, a fine strainer and a citrus squeezer. We have starter and premium bar tool kits in our Odds & Ends section.
Our boxes ship out on the first Monday of each month. Our recipes and feature spirit change monthly so we need time to source our new ingredients and curate our next box offering. Typically, you will see your Crafty box on your doorstep in 1-3 days after we ship.
Not a problem! Since we don’t include the booze our boxes don’t require a signature. Your Crafty box will be on your doorstep, anxiously awaiting your arrival.
All of our subscription packages are pre-paid and will auto-renew at the end of the chosen term. For example, if you ordered a 3-month subscription on June 5th, you would receive our July, August & September boxes and your subscription would renew on September 5th. If you are on a month to month plan, we will send you our new box on the first Monday of each month and you will be billed every 30 days from your initial signup date.
Sure! Skipping a box is easy. You have full control of this in your customer account. Just log in an pause, skip or cancel as you see fit. Your subscription will not auto-renew until all of the boxes on your purchased subscription package have shipped. We do urge customers to give each of our featured boxes a chance. a Crafty Cocktails box subscription is all about education in the world of cocktail creation, and it is very hard to learn new things if you don’t step outside your comfort zone. We strongly encourage you to make your cocktails with the recommended spirit for the month, even if you think you don’t like it. If a recipe is well balanced and acutely aware of the flavor profile of its given base spirit, the result can surprise even the most discerning of palettes. Let us show how something you thought you disliked, can become something you absolutely love.
We love working with fresh ingredients! We try and include them in our recipes whenever possible and hand select the freshest and healthiest looking produce we can find. These ingredients should remain useable for up to 10 days after you receive you box. Occasionally some fresh fruit or herbs might get a little janky on route so please use your best judgement and always remember to wash your fruit before use.
Absolutely! You can order past boxes in our Odds & Ends shop while supplies last. These boxes will not include fresh ingredients, but we will make sure to list what you need to pick up. Usually just a few small items like a couple limes and a ginger root.
Baby come back! We will be devastated to see you go, but totally understand life happens and therefore have made it easy to cancel. Just send us a quick email and we will cancel your subscription so there will be no further auto-renewals. Please note this will not affect your previously purchased packages so you will still receive the boxes you initially purchased.
Is there anything more unique and fun than gifting a friend or loved one delicious cocktails? Gifting a box is easy. All you need is your giftees email, shipping address and the date you want us to send them their gift notification email. Birthday or anniversary coming up…just celebrating a friend? We will deliver the gift email on any date you like. Gift subscriptions do not auto-renew.
No worries. Shoot us a quick email and if it’s something easy for you to pick up, we will refund the cost of the item. If it’s a hard to find ingredient we will ship you out a new one asap.