Julibox: March Review

I’ve been eager to try out Julibox, a monthly subscription box that sends you hand-selected cocktails and recipes for $36-40 (depending on your subscription) each month. Additionally each month’s box has a unique theme which is stated along with two drink recipes and enough ingredients (alcohol and mixers) to make two of each – four cocktails total. Keep in mind that if you’re interested in subscribing to this box, you must be 21, as the box clearly contains alcohol.

The Julibox team had some March boxes left over and sent one out for my review. I really loved the packaging and having to dig a little to claim my “prize” (the alcohol), wrapped perfectly. The theme for March’s box was: Delice de Sureau, focusing on springtime in Paris.

St. Germain

3 small bottles of the main ingredient in this month’s cocktail recipes, St. Germain Liquer ($18) were included in the box. Created in France, this drink mixer is very citrus-y and made up of handpicked elderflower blossoms. Having a good mixer in a drink is key, but I wasn’t a huge fan of this particular one. The mixer taste was a little too bitter for me.

Grey Goose La Poire
I’ve had the original Grey Goose but never the French Le Poire (Pear-infused) Grey Goose ($10). Fruity drinks are my favorite and I do love pear, so I was really excited to give these nips a try. And no surprise, I loved them! If this brand hadn’t been included in Julibox I probably never would’ve tried it, so thank you!

Banks Rum
I wasn’t familiar with the Banks Rum ($6) brand, but you can’t go wrong with rum! I also enjoyed reading the back story on it (while reading up online). This rum has ingredients from 5 different islands which is pretty wild if you think about the process to make it. It makes me appreciate the brand a little more – and savor this bottle more than the others!

The two cocktail recipes featured in this Julibox were Pear Flower and Les Deux Magots. Although I wasn’t really a fan of the mixer in this month’s box, I was still able to make new drink recipes with the Banks Rum and Grey Goose, also included. The retail value of March’s Julibox is approximately $34, just a few bucks shy of the $36-40 you’re paying.

I’m not going to lie, I was a little disappointed in the box because of the mixer “fail,” but I still think Julibox is a great monthly subscription to invest in. Why? Because most of you (I’m sure) are just like me and typically stick with the same few alcoholic beverages. Julibox not only provides you some unique drink options to go out of your comfort zone and try. And even if you’re not a fan of one piece of the box, there are still plenty of others to create new concoctions with. Julibox also introduces you to so many new brands of alcohol, which is always exciting. You never know when you’ll find a new favorite!

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