I'm a girl that loves cocktails and subscription boxes, so imagine my delight when I came across the Microbar subscription box. The Microbar subscription box* is perfect for those who love a tipple or two and love trying out new cocktails or alcoholic beverages. You can buy a one off boxes or sign up to their monthly tasting club priced at £24pm and you can cancel anytime. The monthly boxes contain original and artisan products and include a small recipe card for you to try making the cocktails yourself. A typical box may include 3 x 50ml spirits or liqueurs, 1 x 187ml of wine, 2 x non-alcoholic mixers and a snack.
When given the option to review a pre-existing box or a surprise November box, I opted for the surprise box so I could really see what it would be like as a monthly subscriber of the Microbar box. I had no idea what my box would contain and I was excited to try it out. I'm only allowed to drink in very small amounts on my current medication so I thought that the Microbar box would be the perfect little treat and a chance to try something new that would be worth drinking.
My November box came with a can of soda water, a Hope Bay bottle of wine, a mixed olive pack, brandy, martini, vodka and a mixer. The cocktails I was able to make with this box were a Vodka Martini, Americano, Apricot Brandy and an Apricot Crush. All the cocktails seemed very autumnal and it was nice to see the classic Vodka Martini in there. I loved the little bottle of wine as I'm partial to a glass on a weekend and the little bottle was the perfect amount for me. I admit that the cocktails weren't really my favourites in this particular box, but that it the chance you take when ordering any surprise subscription boxes. I do like the sound of the Apricot Brandy though and will be making that at Christmas with my mum as she loves brandy.
Overall I really like this box, the price is fair and I think they would make ideal Christmas presents. I'm really intrigued to see what their other boxes are like and once I'm able to drink more again, I will definitely be exploring their other options.
If you would like the chance to win a tasting box of your own, fill out the form below before Christmas Eve 2015. The competition is open to those 18 and over who live in the UK.