When i moved to my village I was told no one delivered food as it was so far out. Now having been here for over a year i have found a reasonable Chinese, Indian and Pizza restaurant that will. The demand is obviously there.
But how times have changed. Along with restaurants we now have a number of supermarkets all vying for our custom. This has become a time that with a simple internet connection and good plumbing, you need never leave the house again.
So when Nik Butler @loudmouthman introduced me to Sam Wilson’s Cocktail in a Box idea where she supplies through the mail, all the ingredients, tools and recipes needed to make a cocktail.. I wasn’t at all surprised.. Well not until I saw the standard to which she was actually doing it.
When the box arrived I left it till the evening (a more conducive time for me to drink) and it gave me quite something to look forward too.
I am primarily a wine and spirits drinker, then it’s real ales and finally cocktails. Not because I like them the least. Far from it. Cocktails incorporate all the drinks I enjoy the most, it’s just that i never seem to have all the ingredients to hand when I fancy. And who really remembers to shop for the little bits that are the finishing touches.
So when I finally opened the box containing my ‘Cocktail in a box’ ‘Cosmopolitan‘ I was not only impressed by the quality of the ingredients, but the way they were displayed immediately made me think of people who I would like to treat.
It is really an indulgence and I love the whole ritual around making and shaking, then sharing and drinking. If you watch the video you will see i am impressed by the fact there is enough for two good sized cocktails. I am thinking that perhaps I too should have been sharing and not hogging the goodness all to myself..
Next time i will.
If you do plan on having a cocktail party without the hassle of shopping for all the ingredients.. Don’t forget me. 😉
I tried resisting posting this reply – I really did – but in the end the temptation proved too great. As soon as I saw the title of this post I couldn’t help free-associating it with this deplorable little vid from Saturday Night Live – . You can shoot me now.
. . . and I hasten to add that it might have even been inspiration for the name of the company – Cocktail in a Box.
Jason Hayes says
I recently recieved A Cocktail In A Box as a birthday present and now I know what Im buying every one for christmas……