Friday, October 26, 2012

{friday cocktail: julibox giveaway!!!}




First of all, sorry for my little absence from blogging this week as things have been a bit busy around here,  but I am going to make it up to you right this moment with an awesome giveaway for two lucky readers from Julibox!  I first discovered Julibox when an amazing reader emailed me to alert me to this great monthly cocktail service figuring it was something I might be into (yup. obviously!).  I couldn't believe I hadn't heard of this before!  Julibox is basically like Birchbox, but instead of getting little make up samples you get the unique recipes and quality ingredients to make two different cocktail recipes every month!  Let me repeat myself....what we are talking about here is cocktails delivered to your door- there is no way this isn't going to be great.

This month's Julibox includes a recipe for a Bramble 75 (which is a fun Fall inspired update on the classic French 75 champagne cocktail) and an Autumn Sling (another seasonal take on a classic cocktail, a Singapore Sling).  These two cocktails proved to be almost like a "his & hers" recipe pairing for Chris and I- as he went for the sling and I obviously took a liking to the champagne cocktail!


{image via Julibox}


These boxes come beautifully packaged (which I am total sucker for) with pretty tissue paper and great graphic design which wins me over every.  single.  time.  The recipes, which are curated by these fine gentlemen and lady who have some serious industry resumes, are printed on nice thick cardstock complete with a little background on the cocktail and even a suggested toast to accompany your cocktails.  I personally loved the toast that came with the Bramble 75 which said "may all your joys be pure joys, and your pain champagne."  These little recipe cards are a perfect accessory for keeping handy on your bar (or fancy bar-cart) for the next time you want to whip up one of these tasty libations.

Julibox is fit for both the seasoned cocktail enthusiast as the recipes are certainly not your run of the mill old fashioned as well as those who are just getting into the art of making a great cocktail since you can play around with ingredients you may not have stocked in your bar yet.  At $40 a pop, a Julibox subscription would also be an amazing and affordable gift to keep in mind with the holidays right around the corner!


{bramble 75 & autumn sling made to our liking}





GIVEAWAY RULES:

Today I am giving away one Julibox (the October edition pictured here) to two lucky readers!! Simply comment on this post (make sure your email is included in the comment form) for one entry.  For a bonus entry you can either "like" Julibox Cocktails on Facebook right here or follow @discoverjulibox on twitter then come back here and leave one additional comment telling me which one you have done! That's two chances to win!

Because this Julibox includes tasty alcoholic beverages you must be 21 years of age or older to enter.  Those who reside in Texas, Massachusetts, Nevada or West Virginia are not eligible for this giveaway because of alcohol shipping restrictions in your state.  If you live in one of those states you are welcome to enter this giveaway and "gift" your winnings to a friend in a state that does qualify.

Giveaway ends on THURSDAY November 1st at 11:59pm.  Winner will be chosen at random and I will announce the winner on Friday November 2nd.



**Julibox has sent me a courtesy cocktail box to review for this post, but no other compensation has been received and all opinions are my own. I just love cocktails! You know this. 

184 comments:

  1. This is way better than Birchbox! I've never made either of these cocktails but I would definitely be able to try it if I won this. What a neat giveaway.

    Thanks Natalie!



    Erica

    greer.erica@gmail.com

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  2. This is way better than Birchbox! I've never made either of these cocktails but I would definitely be able to try it if I won this. What a neat giveaway.

    Thanks Natalie!



    Erica

    greer.erica@gmail.com

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  3. And now I'm following them on twitter, via @EricaNorthman. :)

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  4. cocktails AND pretty mini-sized bottles!
    Love this.

    Emma Smith
    emma0smith@gmail.com

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  5. I'm now following them on twitter @emsmith5

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  6. Oooh cocktails at my door! Cut's out the driving to the liquor store! Love it!
    Sarah Huynh
    slanhuynh@gmail.com

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  7. I am following them on facebook! What are great idea!!!

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  8. My fiance & I would make great use of this!

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  9. I've also now liked them on facebook!

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  10. Oh my gosh - this would be a perfect Christmas gift for my boyfriend!! Too cute!!

    subURBANlivingblog@gmail.com

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  11. This is so fantastic! My husband and I are always trying out new cocktails! What a perfect way to make it even better! metjeerdsma@gmail.com (also following on Twitter!)

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  12. What a fantastic idea and super adorable!!!

    ccugal@gmail.com

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  13. Such a great idea!

    brittanymolly@gmail.com

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  14. And now following them on twitter as well!

    @brittanymolly

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  15. This is such a fun concept! I'm always interested in trying new cocktails and how convenient for the ingrediants to come to your door in one box!

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  16. Sounds wonderful!
    kellyoko@gmail.com

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  17. Wow this is a giveaway right up my alley! Love love love! (julipmade@gmail.com)

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  18. And just liked them on facebook (Julie E.)!

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  19. What an excellent idea!! This is great! I will definitely be gifting this to friends and family (and myself at some point)!

    Fab giveaway! This is so fitting!

    chuck refreshed at gmail dot com

    Thank you!!!

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  20. And a twitter follower!!
    (via @AshleyCrowl)

    chuck refreshed at gmail dot com

    Thank you again!!!!

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  21. This would be an amazing Christmas gift to send! Love it.

    dmc0014@gmail.com

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  22. Kind of reminds me of my box-of-goodies post today http://www.undeclaredpanache.com/2012/10/its-friday-im-in-love_26.html Thanks for the giveaway!

    Lauren
    lauren.mi.walsh@gmail.com

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  23. I also liked them on FB! :)

    Thanks!

    dmc0014@gmail.com

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  24. Ohmygod I want that Autumn Sling right now. TGIF.

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    1. BTW, my email is trinetterkaiser@gmail.com :)

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  25. who wouldn't want a gift box of cocktails every month??
    semilligan@gmail.com

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  26. This sounds amazing! You're right, it would be a great gift! I think you would also like Brit Kits (little DIY boxes). I followed Julibox on twitter!

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  27. I think I just found my sister and brother-in-law's Christmas gift! This is great!
    kilburn.robyn@gmail.com

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  28. I love to try new cocktails! I think I just found my Christmas gift to me!

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    1. Oops! Here is my email address: aimee.metcalf@gmail.com

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  29. Just followed on Twitter!
    kilburn.robyn@gmail.com

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  30. Oh, my gracious, how could I not have known about this! So much fun. I'd love to try it!

    gthorton@gmail.com

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  31. Just started following them on Twitter as well!

    gthorton@gmail.com

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  32. This is the greatest thing ever! Over the past few weeks you have inspired me to collect items to slowly make a little bar like yours. This would be perfect inspiration for new cocktail ideas! :)

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  33. I also just like Julibox on facebook! So excited about this! Thanks for the opportunity! :)

    My email is alinedved@gmail.com

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  34. This is so cool! I gotta say, I live in Old Town and used to work in Evanston - welcome to Chicago! You guys seem like such a cool couple, and I really enjoy your blog. AND I enjoy a great cocktail. greta.dohse@gmail.com

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  35. I just liked Julibox on Facebook! I'm so excited for this new subscription box! It's so unique! Thank you for the opportunity to win one!

    My email is angelamiller27@hotmail.com.

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  36. What an awesome giveaway and great gift idea!
    lcamarella@gmail.com

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  37. And I am now following @DiscoverJulibox on twitter!
    lcamarella@gmail.com
    @lctweets

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  38. That is amazing, like Birchbox but with cocktails!

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  39. I would love to get cocktails delivered to my door! I followed them on Twitter. @mar_elliott

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  40. I know what I'm asking for for Christmas! linsey.a.smith@gmail.com

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  41. I also "Liked" them on facebook! linsey.a.smith@gmail.com

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  42. love this idea!!! alexandra.yavorsky@gmail.com

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  43. i liked them on facebook! alexandra.yavorsky@gmail.com

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  44. This is such a fab idea! Thanks Natalie :)

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  45. I liked on facebook & followed on twitter too :) @nycdavis

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  46. Woohoo, we just left Texas so I am eligible!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  47. I like them on facebook as well!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  48. I love this idea!

    klstephenson89@gmail.com

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  49. So Awesome!!! We just made a little bar in our house... this would be a perfect way to celebrate! And I liked them on Facebook as well!
    rachel.jass@gmail.com

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  50. so fun! katy . fuoco @ gmail.com

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  51. I have never seen anything like this before, this is fantastic!

    andi768@gmail.com

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  52. Have enjoyed this Julibox already but I've got room for a second!

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  53. SUCH a great idea!!

    -Sarah
    sarah.rachmiel@gmail.com

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  54. Thank you for this amazing giveaway! I'm excited to try Julibox! I'm not much of a drinker, only because I don't know what I'd like. This would give me the perfect opportunity to try new things and find my favorites!

    nikki.powley@gmail.com

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  55. I liked Julibox on Facebook (Nikki Towler Powley) and on Twitter! (@NikkiPowley)

    Thanks again!

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  56. This is great!
    I liked on facebook as well.
    Megan Davies
    meganashlidavies@gmail.com

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  57. Sounds like the perfect pairing for my husband and I as well. campmic7@yahoo.com

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  58. Don't you just hate it when someone thinks of an amazing idea that's right under your nose? Man! Love your blog!!!

    tracyknguyen@hotmail.com

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  59. I'm now also following Julibox on Twitter. Cheers!

    tracyknguyen@hotmail.com

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  60. this looks fabulous and yummy! are canadians able to enter?

    thanks! liana

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  61. Eep! Sign me up! withlovelupita@ymail.com

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  62. Now this is what I need in my life. Kids can have the wonderbox, but mama wants cocktails! michellethornton3@gmail.com

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  63. I also liked the Fb page. Love your blog too. michellethornton3@gmail.com

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  64. Wonderful! pilotlg@hotmail.com

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  65. What a wonderful product! I love trying new cocktails but I don't always want to buy a big bottle of liquor for just a drink or two so this is perfect!

    ereine11@gmail.com

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  66. Likewise I would have chosen the champagne cocktail. This is perfect because I always love bubbles or bourbon but the bf will only share the bourbon with me, and a whole bottle of champagne is too much (most nights!)

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  67. And following on twitter, excited to hear more

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  68. What a great idea! You've inspired me to start getting creative with my cooking and start trying new cocktails - what better way to begin that Julibox! Thank you so much for all your inspiration with your parties, crafts, and even your outfit choices on Instagram!

    <3

    jennyfoose@gmail.com

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  69. love this!
    meghantoumey(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. This is an awesome idea! hoyle.caroline(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. Also now following on Twitter!

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  72. This is an amazing find! I would LOVE to try it! What a great Christmas idea or housewarming party gift!

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  73. oh my gosh how have i NEVER heard of them!? even if i dont win, ill probably sign myself up! :) awesome giveaway natalie!!

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  74. How lovely! I've never heard of them but they pretty much sound like the best "monthly club" yet :)

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  75. What a great find and an even more amazing giveaway!

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  76. This sounds absolutely incredible, I would love to win!

    stgermain.nicole@gmail.com

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  77. And I have liked Julibox on facebook :)

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  78. Such an awesome service! I might have to start giving this as gifts!

    melissa.graveline@gmail.com

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  79. And followed them on Twitter!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  80. What a cool company! Love it!

    mollybeckert@gmail.com

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  81. And followed them on Twitter! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  82. What a great idea. Maria X

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  83. Sounds like a awesome product! Cheers! :)

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  84. I absolutely love this idea! Thank you so much for not only offering such a fun giveaway, but also for introducing me to Julibox.

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  85. I 'like' Julibox on Facebook and also follow them on Twitter.

    Facebook: Cindy Aiton
    Twitter: @normawatson
    Email: clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  86. This is awesome! Not leaving the house for alcohol is such a winner and not having to google drink recipes makes me sooooo happy!

    tiffanydclarke@gmail.comm

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  87. liked julibox on fb!
    tiffanydclarke@gmail.com

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  88. Julibox sounds like such a fun idea!

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  89. I'm in love with this idea! marissaggarcia@gmail.com

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  90. I (Marissa Garcia) liked Julibox on Facebook.

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  91. Omg I didn't even know that these existed! Such a great concept and I definitely agree, perfect for a gift! Thanks for sharing!

    leah.hart1@gmail.com

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  92. Looks delicious!!! What a neat concept. clara.abello@gmail.com

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  93. What a wonderful idea thanks for doing this! Hope I win! :]

    sarahrose.patterson@gmail.com

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  94. After midterms.....this sounds like heaven. Everything looks amazing - awesome giveaway, thanks! x

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  95. Love this! Following on Twitter.

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  96. Love this! Following on Twitter.

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  97. I'd love to be entered :) info@babs-the-red.com

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  98. This is such a great idea -- so glad you introduced me to it!
    kvangeldern@gmail.com

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  99. Stuck inside for Hurricane Sandy, this would have been wonderful to have on hand! email : npatel28@gmail.com

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  100. Following on twitter as well. :) npatel28@gmail.com

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  101. omg, love this giveaway! always excited for new & exciting cocktail recipes + amazing packaging..what could be better!?

    -laura
    lauramerton@gmail.com

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  102. also "liked" on FB!

    -laura
    lauramerton@gmail.com

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  103. Always love a good cocktail :)

    -chelsey
    chelseyallendesign@gmail.com

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  104. Liked their FB, as well

    -chelsey
    chelseyallendesign@gmail.com

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  105. guessing this couldnt be sent to Aus. oh well :( does anyone know of if there is an Australian version of this out there?

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  106. Awesome! Couldn't agree more!
    megan
    megostay@gmail.com

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  107. What a cool giveaway

    Liked their FB as well!

    -Yanina
    yanina_lr_yockel@yahoo.com

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  108. This looks like a super fun new box.

    Liked on Facebook and Twitter (@fridaypeach)

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  109. This is fabulous!!!
    Liked on Facebook as well...

    Julia
    julia@jc2.net

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  110. Oooo love this! Cocktails are always a great accessory to a fabulous party!
    Eve
    iaywaz@gmail.com

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  111. Would love to win this - awesome package!
    ydtheriot@gmail.com

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  112. Great idea for a monthly box subscription.

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  113. LOVE SO FUN!
    sktanner@comcast.net

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  114. and I also liked them on Facebook!
    sktanner@comcast.net.Katie tanner

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  115. this is great. pretty broke right now so i hope i win!
    wrong.hometown@gmail.com Dan Braun

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  116. So excited! After this terrible week, this would be just the thing to turn it around!

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  117. Also followed on Twitter. Thanks!

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  118. Very cool! I'm definitely giving this as a gift this holiday season. kaelinbuATgmail.com

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  119. Following Julibox on twitter- wahoo!

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  120. Hi

    what a great giveaway! and it led me to your ubercool site!
    now a follower and soon-to-be sharer!
    never tried either drink, look forward to doing so.

    thanks,
    leigh
    leighckozak@aol.com

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  121. A Julibox would make my month <3
    sarahcareyconley@gmail.com

    I've been a facebook fan of theirs for a month

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  122. What a great idea for a subscription box! Liked on facebook!

    - Rae
    heyrachael[at]gmail.com

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  123. I've been lusting over Julibox since this summer! A Julibox would be a great anniversary surprise for me and my boyfriend! I've been a fan of them on facebook for a while, and I just followed them on twitter.

    -Meredith
    mcelysium@gmail.com

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  124. julibox is amazing! the cocktails are killer!

    cheers,
    judy slater
    jhuongtran5@gmail.com

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  125. This is the cutest thing ever! Hello Christmas presents for my besties! kmdame(at)gmail(dot)com

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  126. I liked the Facebook page :-) kmdame(at)gmail(dot)com

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  127. Love love love this idea. i first started following them when they featured St. Germain the other month

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  128. Yay! I already *liked* Julibox on facebook last month, as soon as I heard about it, so I can't re-like it.
    Such a great idea ~ I love discovering new cocktails and also, like you, am a sucker for thoughtful packaging.

    ncaciola@gmail.com

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  129. This is 10 times better than a Birchbox subscription. Love!

    abona19@gmail.com

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  130. And I'm not following them on twitter!

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  131. I have Liked them on Facebook and acutally wish there was a Love button for Facebook for them!! :)
    dianabelle

    oliver@dianabelle.com

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  132. This box will certainly come in handy and bring me much joy as I hibernate in the house for winter. Love this idea! misssharae1@Hotmail.com

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  133. I also now follow julibox on twitter and fb! :)
    misssharae1@Hotmail.com

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  134. Just liked them on Facebook too!

    Thanks!
    claire.hite@gmail.com

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  135. I do love a good champagne cocktail! claire.hite@gmail.com

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  136. I just heard about Julibox and it's right up my overworked, stressed out alley. I might have to order 3 or 4 boxes every month.

    hl.sibley@yahoo.com

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  137. Liked on FB

    hl.sibley@yahoo.com

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  138. Swoon! Looks like I've found all my Christmas presents!
    SweetLibationsDesserts@gmail.com

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  139. Also following on twitter @sweetlibations sweetLibationsdesserts@gmail.com

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  140. What a fun gift idea!! Thanks for always sharing great things :)

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  141. I've "liked" Julibox Cocktails on Facebook

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  142. wooo hooo! binder.allison@gmail.com

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  143. also liked julibox on FB! binder.allison@gmail.com

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  144. Fingers crossed! brittany.hyland86@gmail.com

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  145. I also followed julibox on twitter! brittany.hyland86@gmail.com

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  146. Hello! I have been following your blog for quite some time now- I also religiously follow your Pinterest because you always have the best cocktail recipes! I would love to win this box so I could try out the subscription to see if it's worth investing in getting a subscription for me and as a Christmas gift to my sister (who is also a cocktail lover :). My email is hope4u1488@yahoo.com. Thanks for your blog!

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  147. Hello again! I also just followed julibox on twitter and liked them on facebook! My email is hope4u1488@yahoo.com. Thanks Natalie!

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  148. love your blog, so cute!

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  149. This giveaway is amazing!
    Stephenie.tiedens@gmail.com

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  150. Love this!!! Thank you for hosting this giveaway! :-) (Oh, and I "liked" Julibox on FB)

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  151. Hello! Ok I have to admit, I found your blog on Pinterest and I am officially obsessed. Where has this blog been all my life!? I went and like Julibox on FB. Such a fun concept! Thanks so much! - B

    bre.maris@yahoo.com

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  152. Great Great! Gilt is having a deal on Julibox right now. 3 months for $79. I want to get it for everyone for the holidays!

    dclapierre@gmail.com

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  153. I just signed up for this, and therefore missed out on what looks to be a FABULOUS October box! Fingers crossed to get to try it :)

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  154. Also just followed them on Twitter. Thanks again for the giveaway!

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  155. This is fabulous! I love trying new cocktails so this is perfect!

    (kdfrancia@gmail.com)

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  156. Also following them on Facebook!

    (kdfrancia@gmail.com)

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  157. This is brilliant! Certainly on my Christmas list, both to give and get. Liked on Facebook.

    I love your blog and all of the yummy and pretty food and drinks you share!

    ~Laura (lauraashel@gmail.com)

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  158. I just stumbled across your blog today and obsessed in an understatement. I've spent the majority of my day at work reading it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  159. Well I have made and drank French 75 and Bramble 75 sounds like a delicious treat! Eatinoakland@gmail.com would love to make, drink and share with their followers! We have all enjoyed the blogs and St. Germain is one of my favorite additives to most any champagne or vodka concoction! We look forward to your future blogs and giveaways and hopefully a trip to Oakland California would be a consideration. We have great connects!

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  160. This is such an amazing idea for a gift! Unique, delicious and boozy.
    Love it!

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  161. This is such an amazing idea for a gift! Unique, delicious and boozy.
    Love it! akleger [at] gmail.com

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  162. This is amazing!!!As my fiance and working on building our bar.... this would be the perfect package to receive each month and try new cocktails. Such an awesome idea, plus I am a sucker for packaging too, and this one doesn't disappoint!

    schultensashlee@aol.com

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  163. This is such a great idea! I wonder if they alter the selections to go with the season...

    jalaundon@yahoo.com

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  164. What a fantastic idea!!!!

    mrsrjdean@gmail.com

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  165. I'm following on Twitter and Facebook!!!

    mrsrjdean@gmail.com

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  166. WAY better than the wine of the month club!
    dc.jackie@gmail.com

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