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The cocktail party now comes in a box! Delicious, fresh mixers for the most iconic craft cocktails for enlightened entertainers.
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Craft Cocktails for a Crowd

Swig + Swallow delivers craft cocktail mixers to your doorstep. Designed by cocktail experts for the discerning imbiber, Swig + Swallow provides the craft cocktail experience, no measuring, juicing, or specialty tools required. Just add your base spirit of choice, shake, chill and serve. Taking credit for everyone's perfect cocktail is optional.

Swig + Swallow is launching with mixers for six iconic cocktails: 

The Margarita, Cosmopolitan, Gimlet, Mojito, Moscow Mule, and the Sour. Add the suggested spirit, or mix it up with what you have at home.

What’s in the Box?

Explore cocktail classics at home
Explore cocktail classics at home

The Swig + Swallow team carefully crafts each batch of mixers and ships them to your door. You get delicious, fresh squeezed juices and custom syrups perfectly proportioned, with no added preservatives, artificial flavors or colors. Our mixers are designed to make the best classics you've had outside of a craft cocktail bar...without requiring you to add multiple spirits or liqueurs. 

Serving a mixed crowd? Swig + Swallow's mixers are great on their own, and make a classy complement to sparkling water, tea or any other non-alcoholic addition. 

Delivered to Your Door

Boxes are shipped to your doorstep though a national carrier. Each bottle makes about ten 3 oz cocktails, perfect for your next party. All you have to do is add your base spirit, shake, and serve. Swig + Swallow's unopened and refrigerated mixers will keep fresh for up to 60 days.

Foolproof Craft Cocktails

Add your base spirit, shake and serve.
Add your base spirit, shake and serve.

Swig + Swallow's ready-to-mix bottles are delivered with the right amount of room to add your spirit. Each box is comes with step-by-step instructions, ideas for variations, and how-to videos. Need garnishes and tools? We can help you source those too!

Swig + Swallow Specialty Cocktails

Swig + Swallow Classic Cocktails

The Swig + Swallow Team

Gates and April on location at Fox
Gates and April on location at Fox

Co-founders April Wachtel and Gates Otsuji bring a combined experience of over four decades of bartending and cocktail development expertise to Swig + Swallow. They met in 2014, when April was a spirits brand ambassador and Gates was helming the beverage program at the world-renowned Standard Highline. In 2015, April began developing the concept and business model for Swig + Swallow. Gates joined as a co-founder and flavor expert in 2016. They are excited to launch Swig + Swallow to Kickstarter, and bring their shared passion for cocktails to their backers!  

April, on the idea behind Swig + Swallow: "I think about the concept, how we can deliver a new way to drink cocktails that is exciting, fun, easy to use and difficult to mess up. Gates is able to use his creative wizardry to bring that to life and make that concept into a delicious, accessible, and enjoyable beverage."

Gates, on bringing Swig + Swallow to Kickstarter: "For me, the challenge isn't in constructing one delicious drink," he says, "rather, it's about how to make that experience happen for thousands and thousands of people, one drink at a time."

Press

Want more on Swig + Swallow? Visit our website: SwigandSwallow.com

Learn what the press has been saying about batched cocktails...

Risks and challenges

We are hospitality people. Our specialty is troubleshooting people problems. As with any ingredient-driven delivery service, sourcing and shipping are the two major elements of our project. Your backing will allow Swig + Swallow to purchase and process in larger batches, and secure the packaging and shipping at more cost-effective rates. Our biggest variable is the shipping costs, which are estimated and a part of the reward package pricing. We expect our backers will be all over the country, so we’ve calculated an industry average to ensure we can deliver on your rewards.

At the completion of a successful campaign, we will be launching Swig + Swallow to the public. Delivering Kickstarter backer rewards will be the first phase of a larger product line, but we will also be fulfilling our first retail orders. We promise to deliver on your orders as soon as possible, and have created a timeline that reflects this commitment. Should you experience any delay, we will be in touch with a revised estimate of when you’ll have your rewards.

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    COCKTAIL RINGTONE
    Exclusive project updates, 'It's Cocktail Time!" cocktail shaker ringtone, and your name immortalized on the backer page on the Swig + Swallow website.

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    DIGITAL RECIPE CARDS
    Digital recipe cards for cocktail variations you can make using Swig + Swallow’s mixers, plus the rewards listed above.

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    1 BOTTLE SPECIALTY COCKTAIL: CHAMPAGNE MILLIONAIRE
    1 bottle of S+S's "baller cocktail," Champagne Millionaire + your name immortalized on the backer page on the Swig + Swallow website!

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    EARLY BIRD: 4-BOTTLE VARIETY PACK
    4-bottle variety pack (Margarita, Cosmopolitan, Mojito, Sour) + your name immortalized on the backer page on the Swig + Swallow website!

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    EARLY BIRD: 6-BOTTLE VARIETY PACK
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    COCKTAIL CLASS IN NYC
    Two tickets to a 2-hour cocktail class in NYC lead by one of the Swig + Swallow founders. You’ll learn how to make 4 seasonal cocktails, and the class will cover elements of history, production, and cocktail best practices. Classes will be scheduled summer/fall of 2016. [Multiple dates will be offered].

    This reward also includes a 4-bottle variety pack (Margarita, Cosmopolitan, Mojito, Sour) to be picked up in class.

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    TASTING SESSION + COCKTAIL CURATION
    Sit in on our tasting session in NYC and help us choose specialty cocktails to feature for the coming season. Taste 5-10 cocktail mixers and share your feedback. Snacks will be provided. We'll thank you specially on our website and on social media!

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    PRIVATE COCKTAIL CLASS FOR 4
    One of the Swig + Swallow founders will conduct a 2 hour private cocktail class for up to 4 people at your residence in New York City. We will design a custom curriculum for your group, and feature and make 4 cocktails of your choosing.

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