Subscription Price: $100-200/month
This cocktail kit includes all the bells and whistles. The company offers three options to choose from: mixers, monthly, or premium, priced at $100, $150 and $200, respectively. The monthly kit includes full-sized, hand-selected spirits, unique mixers not easily found in your local liquor or grocery store, and special accoutrements to jazz up your cocktail. A recent kit included Macchu Pisco Quebranta, Tippleman’s Double Spiced Falernum, Wild Hibiscus Flower Co. B’lure Butterfly Pea Flower Extract, gold dust, cocktail picks and napkins. Also included: a clever infographic on exactly how to make the featured cocktail as well as food pairing suggestions.
Crafted Taste is brainchild of restaurant-critic-turned-founder Kat Rudberg, who wanted to share her favorite pastime of trying out cocktails at bars across the country with the world. The company taps bartenders like Gaby Mlynarczyk (Birch, Los Angeles, CA), Megan Deschaine (492, Charleston, SC) and Jimmy Hillegas (Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails, Seattle, WA) to share their favorite recipes. “You get a certain feeling when you sip a good cocktail…what the place and time was like,” Ruberg says. “There’s a sense of nostalgia.” And there’s no place like home for a good strong pour of nostalgia.