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?
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
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
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."
Learn what the press has been saying about batched cocktails...
- Celebuzz'ed Podcast: Cinco De Mayo Celebration Episode
- The Main Course: Swig + Swallow with April Wachtel
- Forbes: The Best Spirits And Cocktails For 2016
- Sharp & Hot: Holiday Cocktails and Singalong with Isaac Gillespie and April Wachtel
- Fox News: Toast the presidential race with these campaign 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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (30 days)