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
RUM RUM RUDOLPH
Every month we send you all the ingredients to make 3 different recipes x 4 cocktails each. That's 12 cocktails total!
*Sigh*, why must there be so many mediocre cocktails, ones that fail to please my most sensitive and discerning palette? Ah, but what’s this? This libation here is quite pleasing to the eye; such a contrast of colors! And its bouquet is quite intoxicating! I simply must...
There are a few sure-fire ways to cure the chills of the first month of cold weather. A sweater may help, but that’s never as enjoyable as wrapping your hands around a hot mug and taking warming sips from a steaming drink inside. And if that drink happens to...
When the clock approaches midnight, there are always two options; start getting ready for bed or start getting ready to party. This cocktail is meant to steer you towards the latter option because everyone knows parties are always more fun after...
This Month's spirit
aged caribbean rum
This month’s box, Rum Rum Rudolph, was created using Mount Gay Eclipse Rum. The prestigious Mount Gay distillery is found in Barbados, an iconic Caribbeanisland with a storied history and rich culture. The production of rum at thisdistillery has remained relatively unchanged since the distillery’s foundationin 1703, drawing its water from the original well and using only cane sugar andmolasses from Barbados, never importing from elsewhere. Eclipse is an idealcocktail rum, as its relatively low age produces a rum that is smooth, brightand not overpowering, while still possessing a complex profile featuring notesof apricot, banana, vanilla and smoked wood.Learn More →
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Booze is the easiest ingredient for you to pick up (usually discounted) at your local liquor store and the hardest element for us to ship. If we included the alcohol, the cost per bottle & shipping costs would be unappealing 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 obscure ingredients like charred cedar bitters or a kalamansi limes isn’t a lot of fun. You grab the bottle of booze from the liquor store in your neighborhood and we’ll do the rest!
As is the case with any fine craft, having the right tools for the job is very important. At the very least we recommend having a proper cocktail shaker, a 1 & 2oz jigger, a muddling stick, a fine mesh strainer and a hawthorne strainer. We have complete bar tool kits available for purchase in our shop + section. Our longer term subscriptions and gift subs come with a free bar tool kit!
Our subscription 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 subscription box on your doorstep in 1-3 days after we ship. Our No-commitment & past boxes are available immediately to 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 on the 15th of each month. 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 15th. 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 on the 15th of each new month.
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 your 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 Shop + section 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. You can cancel your subscription anytime from your customer account and 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 single box or a subscription 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 or past cocktail box 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.