MicroBarBox – April 2018: Cocktail Club Box

MicroBarBox – April 2018: Cocktail Club Box

If you enjoy trying out cocktails, or perhaps simply like entertaining guests at home, MicroBarBox offers a fun drinks subscription box for everyone to indulge in!

Every month, MicroBarBox will send you a large box that’s packed full of premium spirits and mixers, with enough to make around 4-6 cocktails, so there’s plenty to share and try. I really enjoy opening these boxes as I love the mini bottles, and I think the presentation is spot on, so it would make a lovely gift or treat for yourself.

To keep subscribers engaged and interested, MicroBarBox changes its cocktail menu every month so you’ll never get bored! The contents and drinks are always a surprise selection and they’re often themed which again is something that I really like to see. The menu shows how easy it is to make the cocktails as well, with most requiring you to pour the contents into a glass or a shaker, and the variety of drinks shown is always interesting – I can’t wait to make them!

April’s MicroBarBox is themed around the tastes from popular big cities to enjoy on your Spring break, so there’s a cool mix of classic and new cocktails to make this month.

Inside the box, I found all of the following products:-

  • 1 x Folkington’s Lemonade
  • 1 x Bramley & Gage Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 x Campari
  • 1 x Jack Daniels Whiskey
  • 1 x Cointreau Liqueur
  • 1 x Whitley Neill Dry Gin
  • 1 x Fokington’s Tonic Water
  • 1 x Lemon
  • 1 x Taking The Pea in Wacky Wasabi (extra snack product)

On the menu, I found five delicious cocktails to make:-

Cocktail No 1: Negroni

Many a bartender’s favourite cocktail, this Negroni called for 1/2 Sweet Vermouth, 1/Campari and 1/2 Whitley Neill Gin, casually mixed together and served on the rocks in a short glass. This is a mighty strong one and a lovely drink to sip.

Cocktail No.2: Chelsea Sidecar

The elegant Chelsea Sidecar the second cocktail that I made and I simply added 1/2 Cointreau Liqueur, 1/2 Whitley Neill Gin, 1 tbsp of Lemon and some ice to a cocktail shaker, then strained it into a chilled glass. Delicious!

Cocktail No. 3: Jackhatten 

This twist on the classic is a called a Jackhatten and uses 1/2 Jack Daniels Whiskey, 1/2 Sweet Vermouth, and ice, which is all shaken and then strained into a chilled glass. You can add a cherry or two as an extra garnishing finish if desired. This was another strong one!

Cocktail No.4: Lynchberg Lemonade

Next up, I made a Lynchberg Lemonade which was composed of 1/2 Cointreau Liqueur, 1/2 Jack Daniels Whiskey, the can of Folkingotn’s Lemonade and plenty of ice, all poured into a tall glass. I really liked this one – it’s perfect for the upcoming Summer months when you fancy something different.

Cocktail No. 5: Campari Tonic 

The fifth and final cocktail this month is perhaps my favourite of the lot as I love a Gin and Tonic, and this is quite similar but uses Campari instead of Gin. I’ve never had Campari with Tonic Water before, but the two are a match made in heaven and I’ll definitely be making this again!

Special Reader Discount Code!All Subscription Boxes readers can use the discount code ASB5x3 to receive £5 off your first three MicroBarBoxes  – enjoy!

Our score: 9.6/ 10

I loved this month's selection of mostly classic cocktails - it was a great way to try out these spirits and get myself in the mood for warmer months ahead!

  • Quality of products10
  • Originality9
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money9
  • Selection of products10

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