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We are looking to create unique craft bitters for classic and modern cocktails from recipes we've been working on for the last year

We have been hard at work for almost a year creating recipes for unique hand crafted Cocktail Bitters and we are ready to take our project to the next level!

These will not be your average Cocktail Bitters, we have put together some great flavor profiles which we feel have yet to be represented in the cocktail world.  All of our Bitters will be hand crafted in San Diego and designed to enhance the flavor profiles of Classic and Modern Cocktails alike.  Our three main flavors will be a Aromatic with a hint of citrus, Cherry Apple, and an old fashioned style Sarsaparilla.

FIRST LINEUP
FIRST LINEUP

WHAT DO WE NEED?

In order to fine tune our recipes and create larger batches we will need large volumes of Base Spirit, Raw Ingredients, Barrels to infuse the Bitters, Charred Oak Finishing Casks, Bottles, and Labels.  Once we have all the materials and equipment we can begin to produce our RX Bitters on a larger scale which will enable us to fully explore this project.

WHAT DO WE HAVE?   

We have done small batch experiments with the 3 initial flavors with great success! Now it's time to take it to the next level! We've also had an amazing logo and label designed by the very talented Milena Gavala, a local graphic designer. www.milenavgavala.com

In Addition To Our Initial Three Flavors We Want to Expand What's Possible In Cocktails By Introducing Smoked Bitters!

Smoke is a very powerful and pleasant flavor sensation in foods such as BBQ, charcuterie, and other smoked meats. It is also making it's way into cocktails through unique spirits such as Islay Scotch Whisky and Mezcal. We want to create a naturally smoked line of bitters that combine the flavors of fruit with the smokiness of different types of wood. We will need to purchase a large smoker, different types of wood for experimentation and of course the raw ingredients and base alcohol.

Our Final Stretch Goal Is To Create Barrel Aged Bitters To Further Extend The Possibilities That Bitters Can Bring To Your Palate

There's no denying that age improves all and bitters are no exception! We want to experiment and create bitters designed to be barrel aged. Much like spirits that improve and mature in Oak barrels we want to design a line of both wine and whiskey barrel aged bitters. The aging process helps to accentuate certain flavors and round out the overall flavor profile. We plan on aging these bitters in different used wine and whiskey barrels which will contribute additional flavors left over from the original contents. We will need to purchase multiple used 3 and 5 gallon whiskey and wine barrels in order to achieve the desired flavors.

New Photos By Mike Newton!!! Thanks Bud!!
New Photos By Mike Newton!!! Thanks Bud!!

With over 26 years of Bartending experience in some of the nations top bar programs we are in the perfect position to make a thoughtful addition to the cocktail world through our RX Bitters.

Cheers!

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While any project like ours has it's challenges we have been hard at work for almost a year on ours and we have already faced many of the hurdles along the way. However, some challenges certainly lie ahead. Our main obstacles will be working with batches of spirits and raw ingredients on a larger scale and fine tuning the recipes.

There will be a bit of trial and error as we experiment with what flavors work in cocktails and which ones don't. This of course will take some time and patience but we're so excited to start this project that we're looking forward to it!

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    DIGITAL COCKTAIL RECIPE CARDS OF CLASSIC AND MODERN COCKTAILS FEATURING BITTERS! A Collection of vintage and modern cocktail recipes featuring various types of bitters so you can craft your own cocktails at home!

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    PRINTED COCKTAIL RECIPE CARDS FEATURING RX BITTERS AND A RX BITTERS STICKER! A nice collection of drink recipes both classic and modern in a nice printed format to compliment your home bar and an awesome RX Bitters sticker to slap on your car, your local bar bathroom, or anywhere else!!

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    1 BOTTLE FOR SAN DIEGO!! One bottle of your choice bitters for all local San Diegans!! We'll setup a time and location locally in San Diego and you can pick up your own bottle! Choose between any available flavor!

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    INVITE TO OUR LAUNCH AND TASTING PARTY FOR YOU AND A GUEST! 2 Tickets to our launch party in San Diego with AN OPEN HOSTED BAR WITH CLASSIC AND MODERN COCKTAILS FEATURING RX BITTERS!! All backers will go home with a hand numbered bottle of RX Bitters!

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    3 BOTTLES OF BITTERS, RX BITTERS T-SHIRT, STICKER, AND RECIPE CARDS!! 3 Bottles of your choice bitters, an awesome RX Bitters T-shirt to wear on your way to the bar, a sticker to slap on the mirror and recipe cards to make drinks at home when the lights go up and you gotta go home!

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    5 BOTTLES OF BITTERS, RX BITTERS HOODIE, STICKER, AND RECIPE CARDS!! 5 Bottles of your choice bitters, an awesome RX Bitters hooded sweatshirt to keep you warm on your way to the bar, a sticker to slap on the mirror and recipe cards to make drinks at home when the lights go up and you gotta go home!

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    ALL THE ABOVE REWARDS PLUS YOU GET TO HELP US CREATE A CUSTOM FLAVOR!! All backers will receive 5 Bottles of RX Bitters, Tickets to the VIP launch party in San Diego, a T-shirt, Hooded Sweatshirt, Stickers, Recipe Cards and all backers will participate in the creation of a unique batch of bitters with 1 bottle shipped to all backers!

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    HOSTED COCKTAIL EDUCATION PARTY AT YOUR HOUSE!! All backers of this level will receive a Party at your house for up to 12 people (within 1.5 hrs of San Diego) You provide the alcohol and we'll bring all the other ingredients (syrups, citrus, fruit, tinctures, ice, glassware, and of course RX Bitters!! We'll setup a bar at your house and lead a 2 hour cocktail class and teach you and your friends the basics of making cocktails and the histories behind some of the most famous drinks on the planet!!

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