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Cocktail party at home

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As the saying goes, “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!” Although bars and restaurants have slowly started bringing back happy hour — especially now that warmer weather has made its way back to many parts of the country — if the pandemic has taught us anything it’s that we can do more for ourselves at home than we ever thought we could before. That said, why not add becoming an amateur mixologist to the list of pandemic skills you’ve picked up?

What’s great about the monthly subscription boxes below is that whether you plan on treating yourself here and there to a cocktail after a long day of work, will be entertaining intimate groups of friends and family over nice meals, or pre-gaming before a full-on bar crawls, you won’t feel intimidated by the top-quality alcohol that’ll be sent to you from the brands below as you craft their fun and easy cocktail suggestions.

Read up on the five noteworthy cocktail-inspired subscription boxes below and have fun mixing!



If you’re unfamiliar with aperitifs, Haus notes that the category of spirits consists of “complex flavors that typically come from fruits, herbs, roots, and botanicals.” Their flavor profiles can range anywhere from on the bitter side to very sweet and/or quite fruity. Generally, the spirits are low-ABV, which means they have less alcohol than whiskey but more than wine. Overall, aperitifs are perfect for enjoying anytime of the day or night — on the rocks or with simple mixers like soda or tonic.

With an abundance of intriguing and delicious flavor combinations like Citrus Flower, Yuzu Ginger, Peach Passionfruit, Rose Rosé, Spiced Cherry, and Grapefruit Jalapeno, a monthly subscription starts at $35.

If you’re not sure which flavor you’re most interested in trying, find their Sampler Kit here.

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