Meet the New Ficks
Introducing Ficks, a revolution for the home bar just in time for the holidays! Ficks Premium Cocktail Mix is a line of all natural, vitamin and electrolyte infused cocktail mixers that makes it easy to mix up your favorite cocktail at home by just adding your favorite spirit. Our three mixers - Moscow Mule, Margarita and Lemondrop - launched this summer in San Francisco, but we need your help to produce shipping-friendly "mini bottles" so you can send your friends, family or yourself ;-) cocktails for the holidays nationwide!
It's cocktail(s) hour(s)
Traditional cocktail mixers get a bad wrap, and they've earned it. Packed with sugar, preservatives and calories, most existing mixers make masking the flavor of alcohol the priority rather than emphasizing quality and nutrition. At Ficks, we've used homegrown Silicon Valley thinking to put quality and nutrition first, delivering a guilt-free craft cocktail with ease every time you mix it up. This isn't a high volume mix designed to make your alcohol palatable. This is a bottled craft cocktail mixed with care.
Each of our three mixers - Moscow Mule, Margarita and Lemondrop - are made in small batches in California's Bay Area using all natural ingredients. And since they're nonalcoholic, you just add any of your favorite spirits to easily be the best mixologist at the party, or at home!
Make Craft Cocktails with Ease
Ficks currently comes in three flavors, with each packing the quality ingredients and flavor you'd expect from your favorite bar.
Polish off that copper mug, because our mule packs a serious kick. Traditionally made with ginger beer, lime juice and vodka, our mule ups the anti by serving what we believe is the best tasting mule this side of Moscow. The secret to our mule’s signature spicy kick is our locally sourced organic ginger juice, made from fresh raw organic ginger rhizomes in Northern California, that is spicier, significantly lower in calories, and doesn't go flat like ginger beer. We pair this with organic lime juice to give you an easy, outstanding, and heat filled mule with every pour.
The classic kick back and relax cocktail made with the highest quality ingredients. Our margarita is made with 100% organic Mexican limes, and sweetened with organic agave nectar, giving this mix an authentic taste of Cabo wherever you are. With hints of lemon and orange, this guilt free mixer pairs perfectly with your favorite tequila.
Pucker up, because this mix of organic lemon juice, cane sugar and natural flavors makes for a refreshing version of this fun drink. Best served shaken with vodka, our lemondrop makes for a light martini with ease.
Getting into the Holiday Spirits, Guaranteed by Christmas
Our line of Ficks Premium Cocktail Mix has received amazing reviews around the Bay Area since it launched this summer, but we wanted to create an easy way for people to share these craft mixers nationwide for the holiday season. I mean, who wouldn't love getting some awesome cocktails under the tree? So, honey, we've shrunk the bottles.
By bottling our Moscow Mule, Margarita and Lemondrop in 8oz bottles, it will allow us to ship them easily in a custom gift pack anywhere in the United States! With each bottle making two cocktails, the lucky recipient will have six craft cocktails to keep them warm this winter. Even better, with our quick turnaround time following the campaign ending we're able to guarantee your bottles arrive in time for Christmas.
But we can't start this without you! The funds raised through this campaign will allow us to meet the minimum order quantities for the 8oz glass bottles, as well as the custom gift pack box, which are the last things needed to get these produced.
Fun & Functional
Traditionally found in sports drinks, each bottle of Ficks is infused with vitamins and electrolytes known to help you stay hydrated, while being undetectable by taste. In fact, Ficks has over 50% more B-Vitamins per ounce than a typical Vitaminwater, and the same electrolytes found in your favorite sports drink. We put these into your cocktail to keep it balanced, so you don't have to sacrifice your active lifestyle for a little fun.
We pair these functional vitamins and electrolytes with the other all natural ingredients we've painstakingly sourced in our quest to make Ficks cocktails the best you've ever had. In addition to providing exceptional taste comparable to a craft cocktail at the darkest of speakeasies, using these quality ingredients also keeps Ficks low in sugar, calories and preservative free.
With this idea, in 2013 the Ficks team launched their first test product – Ficks Cocktail Fortifier. The Cocktail Fortifier ultimately made the store shelves of Nordstrom, HomeGoods, and other major retailers around the United States and the United Kingdom, introducing the world to functional cocktails for the first time.
After successfully testing the market with the Cocktail Fortifier, the Ficks team knew functional beverages had their place at the bar. It was time to go full mixer, so they began the development of Ficks Premium Cocktail Mix. Working in concert with natural food veterans at Venus Research and Development, and brand development veterans at Liquid Agency, Ficks Premium Cocktail Mix was released on May 1st, 2016.
We hope you'll join us in helping get these "mini bottles" off the ground and into your hands! If you'd like to contribute, we're offering the rewards below to say "thanks", and "cheers"!
The Ficks Holiday Variety Pack - $25 (Free Shipping)
At this level, you'll receive the very thing you helped us create! Your holiday gift pack will ship in the custom gift box pictured in our video, including:
(1) Bottle of Moscow Mule
(1) Bottle of Margarita
(1) Bottle of Lemondrop
Each bottle is 8oz in volume, and makes two drinks for a total of 6 different cocktails to mix and match.
Choose the $30 reward level to have this arrive in a gift bag with festive tissue!
The Moscow Mule Gift Set - $50 (Free Shipping)
Try all flavors of Ficks, while also getting an additional gift for that Moscow Mule lover in your life. In addition to the variety pack included in the $25 reward level, you'll also receive:
(2) Hammered copper mugs to mix up your mule
The spicy ginger used in the Moscow Mule gives it an amazing kick that you'll feel as you drink it. Pairs great with any vodka for the Moscow Mule enthusiast, or blend up with some tequila or bourbon for completely different flavor profiles!
Risks and challenges
This isn't our team's first crowdfunding rodeo. In October 2013, we successfully launched a crowdfunding campaign for our first product - Ficks Cocktail Fortifier - to resounding reviews, shipping bottles to over 700 supporters in 13 different countries! Three years later, we're even more prepared to begin production of these "mini bottles" as soon as we meet our funding goal, so they'll be guaranteed to arrive to you by the third week of December.
Since we're currently producing our Moscow Mule, Margarita and Lemondrop in 32oz bottles for our retailers in California, we already have all ingredients needed at our production facility ready for batching. Funds raised through this campaign will allow us to meet the minimum purchase order for the 8oz glass bottles, as well as the custom gift box, which we'll be able to have at our facility within two days of meeting our goal. So the faster we reach our goal, the quicker we can get you your bottles!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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