Today I’m here to talk about my second experience with the monthly tasting club, MicroBarBox. Some of you may not know, but I shared an unboxing of the MicroBarBox over on YouTube. I’ve added it into this post and then below you will find my thoughts on each of the products in the box. Each photo is slightly different because I tried everything out over the last two weeks and took a quick snap before knocking them back.
As a quick reminder, MicroBarBox is a monthly subscription service. Each month a beautifully packaged box will arrive at your door filled with cocktails, wine, mixers and snacks. You can find out more about the brand in my previous post.
So, in this month’s box I found:
– Funkin Mixer – Cosmopolitan
– Standing Stones vodka
– Licor 43
– Paulita Sauvignon Blanc
– Bombay Saphire
– Belvoir Elderflower Presse
– Baru Chocolate Wrapped Cloud
Ever since the first MicroBarBox I’ve repurchased Funkin Mixers on numerous occasions. It was nice to finally get the chance to try the Cosmopolitan Cocktail. I think these cocktail mixers are very handy to keen in the house for when friends are visiting. It’s not easy to have the ingredients for a bunch of different cocktails to hand but picking up a few packs of Funkin Mixer means you can offer up a wide selection of cocktails.
The Cosmopolitan mix simply needs to be spiked with a shot of vodka and some ice cubes. This is a citrus based drink with a good sweet kick to it. Carrie Bradshaw would be proud.
MicroBarBox are always good at working with small UK based companies. This month I was very pleased to find Stepping Stones vodka (which I mixed with the Cosmo) from Spirit of The Lakes Ltd. This company was founded in 2008 with the aim of creating the first gin made with Lake District spring water. The vodka is the newest addition to the Spirit of The Lakes brand.
Over the weekend I tried out Licor 43. It’s a Spanish liqueur made with citrus fruit and has a sweet flavour of vanilla, caramel and honey. I mixed it with coffee and ice. I actually found it a little too sweet with the coffee. However, I really enjoyed using it in the batch of homemade chocolates I made the other evening!
Towards the end of last week this cold, crisp glass of Sauvignon Blanc was very much needed. This is probably the most delicious wine I’ve had in a while. The Dormen Wasabi Peanuts went down pretty quickly too. If you’re a fan of wasabi then you’ll love these.
Here we have the classic Bombay Saphire but instead of teaming it with tonic water I used the can of Belvoir Elderflower Pressé. This made a refreshing and slightly sweeter change to normal G&T. It’s also suggested that you try the Elderflower with white wine, I’ll have to stock up and try that another evening.
Finally we have Baru’s Chocolate Wrapped Cloud. I opened this up straight after filming my unboxing. Thinking about it now, I should have done that on camera. Anyway, this little bundle of marshmallow joy is wonderful. The chocolate starts to melt with the carmel and the marshmallow is light and fluffy. I’ve already spotted these in Waitrose and will be picking up a box next time I need to treat a friend.
After trying the MicroBarBoxe twice I can assure you that they’re a lot of fun. If you don’t want to commit to a full subscription you could always just treat yourself to one. I think these single month boxes are an excellent birthday treat for someone special. You can even go for one of the many themed boxes, I’d pick chocolate or gin.
Fancy trying out the MicroBarBox? Simply pop in PGT12OFF1STBOX when you sign up to any subscription and enjoy £12 off.