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Transform Ordinary Alcohol Into Extraordinary Infused Spirits, Cocktails, and Bitters With Ease.
Transform Ordinary Alcohol Into Extraordinary Infused Spirits, Cocktails, and Bitters With Ease.
Transform Ordinary Alcohol Into Extraordinary Infused Spirits, Cocktails, and Bitters With Ease.
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Meet Alkemista. And say hello to custom-crafted spirits.

Alkemista is all-in-one spirits infusion vessel that enables anyone to craft and serve fresh, custom infused cocktails at home or in a bar — using fresh fruit, spices, herbs and botanicals.

We began with a quest to craft a better cocktail and discovered that fresh spirits infusions were the key to creating remarkable cocktails and bitters. So we set out to design a bar tool that would simplify the process of spirits infusions. By marrying the timeless design of the classic spirits bottle with the beautiful simplicity of Japanese teapots, Alkemista makes the art of infusion easy.

TIMELESS DESIGN. LAB-GRADE QUALITY. REMARKABLE INFUSED SPIRITS.

The Alkemista infusion vessel combines the timeless design of a classic spirits bottle with the simple technology of fine Japanese teapots - making it easy to create custom spirits at home or in a bar. 

Alkemista's lab-grade borosilicate glass bottle was designed to look and feel like a traditional spirits bottle and is large enough to hold a full 750ml of spirits, plus plenty of infusion ingredients. The elegant design is highly-durable and feels as good in the hand as it looks on the counter or back bar.

The removable ultra-fine infusion filter allows you to seamlessly infuse, pour, serve and store your custom creation without the need for separate filters, funnels or bottles. It was cleverly designed to introduce the delicate flavors and aromas of fresh fruits, spices, and botanicals into your spirit while preventing the unwanted particles and bitter elements from escaping into the liquid. The result: remarkable infused spirits.

 

 

SIMPLE USER EXPERIENCE

 

STEP 1. Place ingredients like fruits, spices, roots or botanicals into Alkemista’s stainless steel infusion filter, and then add a base alcohol like whiskey, gin, vodka or tequila.

STEP 2. Allow flavors and aromas to mingle with the alcohol (for a few hours, days or weeks, depending on your preference).

STEP 3. Pour and serve the infused spirit directly from the Alkemista, or mix with other elements to create fresh, premium cocktails.

Alkemista at a glance.

ELEGANT AND EASY. No need for separate (and clumsy) infusion jars, funnels or filters. Alkemista’s simple “all-in-one” design features an integrated, infusion filter that gently steeps your spirits like fine tea—and once removed, transforms the bottle into an elegant serving vessel.

ENDURING CRAFTSMANSHIP. The Alkemista infusion vessel is made of high-quality borosilicate glass and features a leak-proof stainless steel bottom lid and food-grade silicone stopper. The infusion filter is forged from stainless steel and is large enough to hold full pieces of fruit and up to 200ml of infusion ingredients.

FRESH INGREDIENTS. NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS. Virtually all flavored whiskeys and vodkas are made with added sugar and fake flavors concocted in a lab—not grown in a garden. Alkemista lets you craft superior-tasting spirits with fresh ingredients that are free of artificial ingredients, unwanted dyes, chemicals or added sugar.

Just add fresh fruits, spices, herbs or botanicals to Alkemista’s ultra-fine infusion filter, allow the flavors and aromas to mingle into your favorite spirit, then serve directly from the bottle.

Modern mixology made simple.

Alkemista is designed to simplify the spirits infusion process for professional and amateur drink-makers everywhere. The result is a perfectly balanced craft spirit that is ready to sip or mix into your cocktail creations.

ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES. With Alkemista, anyone can become a DIY mixologist – creating infused spirits, cocktails, tinctures, and bitters with ingredients like fresh fruits, spices, roots and exotic botanicals.

Be inspired by a farmer's market, the spice aisle at your local store, or even you own garden, and create unique combinations like Bacon-Sage Infused Whiskey, Lavender & Cucumber Gin, Cacao & Clove Bitters. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination!

 

 

 

For Home Bar or Back Bar

BE A SHOW OFF. Alkemista will be the center of attention of your next cocktail party…or the star behind your cocktail bar.

FORM + FUNCTION. We eliminated all the clunky aspects of infusing spirits, resulting in an elegant form that functions perfectly.

INFUSE + SERVE. Go from infusion to serving in one simple step! 

Recipe Book - Now Included!

We've received several requests for a recipe book to help you recreate the infusions and cocktails we've shared on Instagram. So, as a special THANK YOU for getting us this far, I am happy to announce that every Alkemista will automatically include a FREE infusion recipe book.

Stretch Goals Announced

We've designed the stretch goals below help push our campaign past the funding goal and beyond. But each bonus will only be unlocked if we reach the respective stretch goal. This ensures that we will have enough resources to deliver our stretch goals without compromising our original promises.

The Ethan+Ashe Alkemista Team

Ethan+Ashe was forged out of a passion for great spirits, fine cigars, perfect coffee, artisanal food and a lust for life shared with good friends. Founded by Jason Carignan and based in Southern California, Ethan+Ashe is a passionate team of designers, creators, independent thinkers and foodies dedicated to bringing new home and bar tools to life.

Craft and serve custom infused spirits at home or in a bar. 

If our Kickstarter Campaign is funded, the Alkemista will go to production. Upon delivery, the art of transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary will be in your hands.

We invite you to get inspired to create, excited to indulge, and be a part of bringing this product and amazing craft cocktails to your bar or home.

Help back Alkemista today.

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Risks and challenges

We’ve spent the past year perfecting our design and working with our team and manufacturing partners to create a flawless design. But…we also know that things seldom go exactly according to plan. So we PROMISE to always be transparent with our community about challenges, including:

Ship date. We have built in ample time for the manufacturing process and plan to ship by the projected dates, but there is always a chance that things will take longer than expected.

Product changes. As we refine Alkemista based on further product testing and community insights, slight design changes may result. We’ll always keep you posted if changes are necessary.

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - The VIP

    One (1) ALKEMISTA Infusion Vessel

    This pledge includes the all-in-one design borosilicate glass bottle and infusion filter. All you need to create custom crafted spirits at home or in a bar!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - The Soloist

    One (1) ALKEMISTA Infusion Vessel

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    ONE (1) ALKEMISTA

    One (1) ALKEMISTA Infusion Vessel

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - The Perfect Pairing

    TWO (2) ALKEMISTA Infusion Vessels

    This pledge includes the all-in-one design borosilicate glass bottle and infusion filter. For the DIY bartender who has a few ideas up his/her sleeve. Or, keep one and gift one.

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    TWO (2) ALKEMISTAS

    TWO (2) ALKEMISTA Infusion Vessels

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    THREE (3) ALKEMISTA Infusion Vessels

    This pledge includes the all-in-one design borosilicate glass bottle and infusion filter. All you need to infuse (3) spirits at once, and have options to serve friends who call, and those who just drop by.

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    THREE (3) ALKEMISTAS

    THREE (3) ALKEMISTA Infusion Vessels

    This pledge includes the all-in-one design borosilicate glass bottle and infusion filter. All you need to infuse (3) spirits at once, and have options to serve friends who call, and those who just drop by.

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    FOUR (4) ALKEMISTA Infusion Vessels

    This pledge includes the all-in-one design borosilicate glass bottle and infusion filter. For the inspired entertainer who likes to experiment with unique combinations of ingredients and spirits.

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    Home Mixologist Edition

    Six (6) ALKEMISTA Infusion Vessels

    This pledge includes the all-in-one design borosilicate glass bottle and infusion filter. All you need to entertain guests and show off your creative bartending talents by creating a range craft cocktails on request.

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    Bartender Edition

    Ten (10) ALKEMISTA Infusion Vessels

    This pledge includes the all-in-one design borosilicate glass bottle and infusion filter. Put your bar on the map by outfitting it with Alkemistas to create a range of custom-crafted spirits, bitters, and cocktails.

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    Modern Mixology + Distillery Tour

    Modern Mixology + Loft & Bear Distillery Tour

    A very special evening for (4) people who will learn the "art of infusion" and cocktail creation with master mixologist, Karl Steuck. The evening will include food pairings and a personal tour of the Loft & Bear Distillery, one of Los Angeles' rising craft vodka distillers. Each person will receive their own custom-engraved Alkemista along with other swag to commemorate the event.

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Funding period

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