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The pür•spirits cocktail book portraying ladies of spirit in the Bay Area and beyond
The pür•spirits cocktail book portraying ladies of spirit in the Bay Area and beyond
109 backers pledged $16,205 to help bring this project to life.

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pür•spirits, a small women run craft spirits label, is producing a new kind of cocktail book.

Inspired by Art Deco, Tamara DeLempicka, and 1930s Berlin, we are producing a visually stunning publication that conjures a world of glamorous vintage beauty. Featuring recipes by, and portraits of, Bay Area female bartenders, stories of local bars, brands, and products, this is not just a recipe collection or instruction manual, but a visual treasure you’ll want on your coffee table and to give to your friends.

Every dollar raised in this campaign goes directly towards printing costs for the book. Any funds raised above our $15,000 goal will go towards compensating our photographer, Kelly Puleio

Muses Kim, Lucia, and Diana at Flora
Muses Kim, Lucia, and Diana at Flora

This book showcases the love, passion and expertise that goes into pür•spirits, the cocktails, and the ladies that inspire us. It reflects the thoughtfulness, craftsmanship, and desire to create something better. We have a vision of superior quality which we bring to the pür•spirits book of cocktails.

Everything we do at pür•spirits is done with the utmost care. Whether we are selecting the juiciest heirloom pears for distilling our williams liqueur, picking elderflowers at dawn around our distillery, creating cocktail recipes with our products or portraying the gorgeous bar women who inspire us.

Summer-Jane and Jared at 15 Romolo in North Beach, San Francisco
Summer-Jane and Jared at 15 Romolo in North Beach, San Francisco

At pür•spirits, we hand distill classic fruit distillations according to old school principles. Only the best ingredients go into our products, that means when you buy a bottle of our spirits you're paying directly for ingredients. It also means that when we sell a bottle there is no fat margin to spend on billboards, TV or print advertising. Our success relies on word of mouth, on our friends and supporters in the bartending world, and on you.

pür•spirits was envisioned by a team of German and American spirits professionals. Franz Salzgeber who descends from a long line of distillers, produces pür•spirits in his traditional family distillery in rural Bavaria. Kiki Braverman masterminds the brand, Bay Area mixologist Summer-Jane Bell, and creative force Tamara Costa work at the heart of pür•spirits. 

Drinks at the back bar. Bastille, Seattle.
Drinks at the back bar. Bastille, Seattle.

pür•spirits is a craft spirits brand…..That means we use old-fashioned hands-on distillation methods. We go beyond these by working with unusually high-quality raw materials such as heirloom pears, wild growing elderflowers and sloe berries. We believe in artisan craftsmanship and hard work helped by the knowledge and experience that has been handed down to us.

We are bringing back to life traditional distilling methods and recipes. Small-batch spirits distilled with craft methods are an antidote to all the large-production spirits you see advertised. 

Your support gives you the opportunity to get involved in the world of artisan spirits, and allows us to bring our cocktail book to life. We will use all funds raised towards production and printing of the book, but if we don't reach our goal we don't get any of it. To show our appreciation we have lots of great rewards for you!

  • Your name in print! A "PROST" to you on the thank you page of the book
  • A custom pür•spirits deck of cards, designed by Amanda Smith who will also be designing the book, featuring the photography of Kelly Puleio (check out the preview image below!)
  • A copy of the book (so you can show off your name in print!)
  • Your very own custom cocktail created by Summer-Jane Bell and featured in the book!
  • A fine art print of one of Kelly Puleio's photographs
  • Loads of opportunities for hands-on experiences with industry experts, ranging for tasting parties to bartending lessons. 
  • Your very own photoshoot with the extraordinary Kelly Puleio
  • A one-on-one boot camp with pür•spirits founder Kiki Braverman, giving you exclusive insight into all aspects of starting a spirits brand! 
A sneak peak at our custom deck of cards.
A sneak peak at our custom deck of cards.

pür•spirits is about authenticity, personal attention, and love of one's work. We are real - our products are real. Thanks for supporting our vision and helping us spread the word!

Cheers, 

Kiki, Summer-Jane, and Tamara

Kiki and Tamara at work on the Kickstarter campaign.
Kiki and Tamara at work on the Kickstarter campaign.

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We already have a lot of gorgeous photos, and cocktail recipes that are unique in their simplicity, style and taste dimension. We just need the funding to print!

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    A "PROST" in the book: Get your name enshrined on a special Thank You page in the book.
    Plus a set of 100 visually stunning desktop background images from our shoots. We will put together a digital collection of the highlights of our Photography Campaign. You will receive an access code to download the digital images.

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    The best DECK OF PLAYING CARDS ever!

    San Francisco designer Amanda Smith created a gorgeous deck of playing cards featuring the photographs of Kelly Puleio. Get your hands on one before they are gone.

    Plus your name in print.

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    3 posters of our most popular images mailed to you. Plus your name in print.

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    A hard copy of the book. Plus your name in print.

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    1 pür•spirits fine art print mailed to you. An 11x17 archival giclee print, mounted on gator board, ready to frame. Plus your name in print, and a copy of the book.

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    Your very own one-hour pür•spirits style portrait session with photographer Kelly Puleio! Perfect if you're looking for a headshot, or need an updated, gorgeous photo of yourself! We will schedule a day and have you come looking your best for an hour one-on-one with Kelly. Plus your name in print, and a copy of the book.

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    Your very own custom cocktail featured in the book! Name your ingredients, a memory or favorite experience, or some key words and Mixologist Summer-Jane Bell will create a cocktail inspired by and named by or after you. Plus your name in print, and a copy of the book.

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    A 2 hour custom bar tending lesson for you and a friend with Summer-Jane Bell at the New Easy Lounge in Oakland, CA. pür•spirits on us!
    1 pür•spirits fine art print mailed to you
    (11x17 archival giclee print, mounted on gator board). Plus your name in print, and a copy of the book.

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    Do you want to own your own bar? An exclusive opportunity to pick the brains of mixologist Summer-Jane Bell on running a craft cocktail program in the Bay Area. At the New Easy Lounge in Oakland, CA.
    Plus your name in print, and a copy of the book.

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    Learn how make craft cocktail ingredients that pair well with pür•spirits. Bespoke syrups, bitters and tinctures are all the rage. This is a custom hands on workshop with mixologist Summer-Jane Bell where you can take home your own creative ingredients.
    Hosted at the New Easy Kitchen in Oakland CA or in your Bay Area home.
    Plus your name in print, and a copy of the book.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Have your portrait taken pür•spirits style! Do you want to have a set of glamorous & sexy portraits of yourself?
    Get a portrait session with pür•spirits photographer Kelly Puleio the artistic genius behind the Book's fabulous photography. At a San Francisco Bay Area location of your choice. Kelly can make you look your very best.
    Up to 3 hours.
    Plus your name in print, and a copy of the book.

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    SPIRITED DINNER at your house! We will bring a top mixologist and host the bar shaking the finest artisanal cocktails for your guests. We will provide the spirits and ingredients. 2 hours for you and up to 10 guests - Bay Area location only.
    Plus your name in print, and a copy of the book.

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    Exclusive 1 day boot camp with Kiki Braverman the brains behind pür•spirits at the brand's San Francisco area office to learn about starting a spirits brand, guerrilla marketing, trends in the spirits industry, compliance and legal issues, importing, distribution, international shipping, packaging, operations, how to be an entrepreneur and a mother. Avoid costly mistakes and save years of research!
    Plus your name in print, and a copy of the book.

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    An evening of pür•cocktails and sneak preview tastings of unreleased varieties hosted by the pür•spirits team at a cool SF Bay Area location.
    Invite up to 15 friends for a truly special night of exclusive artisanal cocktails. An opportunity to learn from the insiders about all things related to the fascinating world of craft spirits and artisan mixology.
    Plus your name in print, and a copy of the book.

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