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The makers of Caged Heat™ cocktail syrup are proud to announce THREE NEW COCKTAIL SYRUPS!
The makers of Caged Heat™ cocktail syrup are proud to announce THREE NEW COCKTAIL SYRUPS!
346 backers pledged $30,458 to help bring this project to life.

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Three years ago, we launched Caged Heat's Kickstarter campaign. We hit our goal in seven days (100% funded on Day 7, 136% of our goal when the campaign closed), and two months later we made good and sent out our first bottles of Caged Heat. 

That's right - EVERYONE received their backer reward after our first Kickstarter!

Now you can order Caged Heat from San Francisco to Maine! We need your support once again as we expand. 

Jared & Absinthia posing for the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Food Section
Jared & Absinthia posing for the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Food Section

Each day, we are greeted by cocktail connoisseurs, praising our product and begging us to reveal what's next. Often, they share their unique experiences with Caged Heat. You know that feeling when you introduce someone to something new and exciting? Relationships deepen when you share your passions with the uninitiated.  Shortly after, those in the know share this rare gift with their friends, and the gift continues to give.

Caged Heat cocktail
Caged Heat cocktail

And now, we are finally answering your requests. We present to you THREE NEW FLAVORS. Jared Hirsch, award winning mixologist, and his business partner, Absinthia Vermut, are sharing their latest tantalizing, seductive, and inspiring new flavors. Help us bring them to market and co-create the next wave of exquisite cocktail experiences. Follow the recipes on the label, or invent your own.

Are you ready?

CRIMSON SMOKE, ingredients subject to change
CRIMSON SMOKE, ingredients subject to change

Crimson Smoke: Cranberry, Honey, and Lapsang Souchong

TANTALIZING & SMOKY

After harnessing the smoked quality of Lapsang Souchong tea, we pair it with tart and festive cranberry, then wrap it in a blanket of comforting honey. It's like the first night home for the holidays sitting in front of the fire with family you haven't started fighting with. You can mix it with the spirit of your choice, or try our recipe with tequila and fresh lime juice for a delightfully romantic cocktail. 

CHERRY BOMB, ingredients subject to change
CHERRY BOMB, ingredients subject to change

Cherry Bomb: Cherry, Cacao, and Coffee 

SCRUMPTIOUS & RICH

Dark roasted coffee, bittersweet cacao, and luscious sour cherry. 

Cherry Bomb is a bit of a trickster. It sounds like it's going to be sweet, but like all of our syrups - it's draped in sophistication. The coffee is dark roasted, the cacao bittersweet, the cherry tart. It's layered, complex and delicious.

We look forward to hearing about how you use it, but try it first mixed with rye and fresh lemon juice for a cozy cocktail that will delight and surprise your tastebuds.

FAIRY DUST, ingredients subject to change
FAIRY DUST, ingredients subject to change

Fairy Dust: Fennel, Anise, and Wormwood 

HERBACEOUS & LOVELY

Like the fairy herself, this syrup calls upon a trinity of alpine herbs. Infused with the medicinal herbs of the alps, we follow in the footsteps of the great French and Swiss masters of the Belle Epoch. Those creative and hedonistic inventors of art and whimsy fueled their inspiration with absinthe. So do we. We wondered what would happen when you subtract the alcohol and just focus on the flavors? 

This is an experience like a beautiful dream that once you wake from, you want to dive back into. Follow the green fairy! She thinks you're smart and pretty. Pair it with your favorite special spirits, or follow our recipe with gin and lemon juice for a glimmering green treat.

Let us know what recipes you create with our syrups!

Just a few ways you can use award winning Caged Heat™ cocktail syrup!
Just a few ways you can use award winning Caged Heat™ cocktail syrup!

CAGED HEAT LABEL REDESIGN

CAGED HEAT
CAGED HEAT

Since we're growing from one flavor to four, it's time to redesign the label of our flagship syrup, Caged Heat, integrating it into our new line. We will be uniting all of our syrups under our company name, Nickel Dime Cocktail Syrups. Cute, huh?

WHY DO WE NEED YOUR HELP? SCIENCE!

We have big aspirations. We're asking for your help to grow. Three years ago we asked for $10K to launch our first syrupand many of you helped us meet that goal. Now we're asking for $30K for three new syrups. When we first produced Caged Heat, we were making it ourselves in a commercial kitchen set up for small producers. One of the growing pains we experienced was scaling production to meet demand. That meant hiring a food technologist to convert our kitchen recipe into a "manufacturer's recipe." We needed to produce a shelf-stable product and to source consistent ingredients. We put several months worth of our profits into funding that transition. Now that we have a successful product, it's like having a wedding: the prices go up. We are no longer a tiny company, we're are now a moderately successful one with even bigger plans. The money we are raising now will go directly into the next steps of our growth. We will be hiring a food scientist will help us source esoteric ingredients like Lapsang Souchong and wormwood and formulate a recipe from the ground up that is shelf-stable, repeatable, and scalable. We will use it to pay for the industrial kitchen and to pay for the bottles, labels, and ingredients. We will be paying our amazing graphic designer, Jenya Chernoff, and our splendiferous videographer Eddie of Shoots Cuts Flicks. It will help us lay the groundwork of growth. It will go towards SCIENCE. It will go towards BETTER COCKTAILS.

BACKER REWARDS

THANK YOU! $5

ONE BOTTLE YOUR CHOICE $20

One 375ml bottle of our delicious, non-alcoholic syrup. Just let us know later which flavor you would like. Also, exclusive, behind-the-scenes updates and your name on the website.

EARLY BACKER FOUR PACK $55

Four 375ml bottles of our delicious, non-alcoholic syrup. Each four pack includes one of each of our delicious flavors. Also, exclusive, behind-the-scenes updates and your name on the website.

FOUR PACK - ONE OF EACH! $60

One of each 375ml bottles of our delicious, non-alcoholic syrup. Each four pack includes one of each of our delicious flavors. Also, exclusive, behind-the-scenes updates and your name on the website.

MIXED TWEVE PACK CASE, $180 

Three of each 375ml bottles of our delicious, non-alcoholic syrup. Also, exclusive, behind-the-scenes updates and your name on the website.

ONE CASE OF EACH FLAVOR, $720

Three of each 375ml bottles of our delicious, non-alcoholic syrup. Also, exclusive, behind-the-scenes updates and your name on the website.

ABSINTHIA OR JARED AS YOUR GUEST BARTENDER! $1,000

You provide the party and all its accoutrements. Absinthia or Jared will come and be your guest bartender! Choose wisely! Bay Area only (well okay, an all inclusive amazing destination will be considered). Also, exclusive, behind-the-scenes updates and your name on the website.

YOUR NAME ON A LABEL! $2,500!

LIMITED REWARD! Only four chances to see your name on our first run of labels! Each bottle will feature ONE BACKERS NAME! Make it yours! Contact us ASAP to reserve the label of your choice. Includes ONE TWELVE PACK CASE of the syrup with your name on the label. Add $200 to this perk for each additional twelve pack case you would like to receive. Also, exclusive, behind-the-scenes updates and your name on the website.

STRETCH GOAL!

$50,000 - CAGED HEAT HOODIES!

Although our products are NON GMO, the certification process is lengthy and expensive. There are a number of markets that will only carry our syrups if they are Non-GMO CERTIFIED. This certification is expensive, even more expensive than the R&D it takes to produce these new flavors. If you help us reach $50,000, we will be able to fund the certification process! When we do, we will add a new perk to the campaign, one that many of you have clamored for - Caged Heat hoodies!

Caged Heat hoodies!!!
Caged Heat hoodies!!!

$100,000 - NICKELDIME RECIPE BOOK!

Many of you have asked for more ways to use our syrups. Many of you have sent in delicious ways that you have used our syrups! If we hit $100,000, we will design and produce a recipe book for you. Everyone who chooses the four pack of syrups or a higher value reward will receive a printed NickelDime recipe book at no extra cost!

TIMELINE

March: Kickstarter 

April: Hire food tech & begin work on adapting recipes 

May: Bring in production partner and produce new recipe samples 

June: Production run and Kickstarter fulfillment

AWARDS & TESTIMONIALS

Our original product, Caged Heat™ cocktail syrup, has won several impressive awards and received glowing reviews!

Multiple Award winning syrup!
Multiple Award winning syrup!

Winner Entrepreneur Of The Year Nightclub & Bar Show, 2016

Gold & Consumer's Choice SIP Awards, 2016 & 2017

Winner Four Roses Bourbon Charity Cocktail Challenge at Tales of the Cocktail, 2017 

Silver San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017

Five Star Amazon Reviews
Five Star Amazon Reviews
More Rave Reviews!
More Rave Reviews!

Risks and challenges

As we did with Caged Heat, the final recipe is subject to change pending the development of the manufacturer recipes. This Kickstarter will allow us to hire a food scientist to work with us to develop the manufacturer recipe. Flavors and /or ingredients may and most likely will change slightly.

Thus far, we have made these new flavors in very small batches, however, we know that the final scaled products are going to taste amazing!

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