Bittermilk LLC

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MariElena & Joe Raya, owners of Bittermilk cocktail mixers


Bittermilk handcrafted cocktail mixers are designed for the modern day cocktail enthusiast. Husband and wife team MariElena and Joe Raya developed Bittermilk to simplify the process of making craft cocktails at home. The bartender and chef duo opened their craft cocktail bar, The gin joint in 2010 and shortly realized the desire that people had to replicate craft cocktail making in their homes. 
They started experimenting with making mixers and so Bittermilk began in 2013. Bittermilk mixers are made and bottled by hand in a small production in Charleston, South Carolina. The products are sourced with all-natural, organic whenever possible and unique ingredients. Bittermilk allows the customer to mix up unique, quality cocktails following a simple ratio recipe of Bittermilk to spirit. Each of the products use a bittering agent, a sweetener, and an acid to achieve a balanced cocktail. Bittermilk highlights the ingredients that bring bitterness to the cocktail, an important part of a balanced cocktail, hence the name Bittermilk.

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