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WE'RE SHELLEY & JEFF

For Bitter For Worse is inspired by our long, sparky marriage and love for celebration. 

A whale-watching trip on the Salish Sea led to an obscure neurological malady with a fantastic French name…As a result of this health challenge, Shelley broke up with booze. She’s our Taste Maven. She drew from years of experience as a cocktail enthusiast to create her own nuanced non-alc recipes. Jeff’s our Reverse Bootlegger. He invented our patent-pending process and converted Shelley’s recipes to scalable formulas. For Bitter For Worse has been starting parties since 2020!

OUR VALUES

For sober folks and those who are simply cutting back on booze, For Bitter For Worse embraces occasion and community, inviting opportunity for richer relationships. We aim to create a healthier, more inclusive culture.

REVERSE BOOTLEGGING

For Bitter For Worse drinks are in direct response to the too-sweet mocktail. We craft cocktails for the sophisticated adult palate.

1. INGREDIENT EXTRACTION

We macerate a proprietary blend of herbs and botanicals in neutral alcohol and water to extract the flavors.

2.  ALCOHOL REMOVAL 

Using a still, we remove the alcohol using our patent-pending “reverse bootlegging” process. This creates our robust, bitter spirit base.

3. LAYERS

We mix our spirit base with decoctions, juices, and syrups made from Pacific Northwest ingredients.

Our drinks contain no added flavors—“natural” or otherwise—and they’re low carb, sweetened with pure monk fruit, wine grape nectar, or maple syrup. Simply put, they’re delicious AF.

Do your drinks contain nootropics?

No. While nootropics and other synthetic supplements are interesting, they aren’t suitable for every body, and may not be appropriate for pregnant people. We’re aiming for our drinks to be as inclusive as possible, so we’re leaving those additives out.

Does For Bitter For Worse contain adaptogens?

We don’t use any ingredients that you’d want to know how many milligrams you’re ingesting to ensure efficacy. Also, adaptogens (such as ashwagandha) are cool, but they aren’t suitable for everyone, such as people who are pregnant.

WHAT ARE YOUR DRINKS MADE WITH?

Our drinks are vegan, gluten-free, contain no lab-derived ingredients: no natural flavors, no creepy hidden additives, and no preservatives.

INGREDIENTS

Eva's Spritz

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INGREDIENTS: filtered water, organic rhubarb juice, organic white grape concentrate, organic sweet orange peel, organic bitter orange peel, organic beet juice powder, organic gentian root, organic rhubarb root, organic hibiscus, organic monk fruit, organic spices, non-GMO citric acid, organic dandelion root 

Contains less than 0.5% alcohol by volume, 25 calories per 4 oz serving

Contains 35% juice

Contains no milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, fish, crustacean shellfish, or soybeans

A woman holds a bottle of Eva's Spritz, a non-alcoholic cocktail from For Bitter For Worse, in front of a fountain.

The Saskatoon

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INGREDIENTS: filtered water, organic white grape concentrate, saskatoon juice concentrate, organic cherry juice concentrate, organic apple cider vinegar, organic sweet orange peel, organic hibiscus, organic spices, organic gentian root, organic bitter orange peel, organic rhubarb root, non-GMO citric acid, organic dragon fruit powder, organic dandelion root, organic dried chamomile flowers, foraged douglas fir needles, organic monk fruit

Contains less than 0.5% alcohol by volume, 35 calories per 4 oz serving

Contains 34% juice

Contains no milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, fish, crustacean shellfish, or soybeans

Smoky No.56

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INGREDIENTS: filtered water, organic maple syrup, organic apple cider vinegar, organic fig concentrate, organic sweet orange peel, organic lapsang souchong black tea,** sea salt, organic spices, organic gentian root, organic decaffeinated black tea, organic dandelion root, organic bitter orange peel, non-GMO citric acid, organic monk fruit, vanilla

** 0.7 oz caffeinated black tea per 4 oz serving. 

Contains less than 0.5% alcohol by volume, 0.7 oz caffeinated black tea, 30 calories per 4 oz serving

Contains 5% juice

Contains no milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, fish, crustacean shellfish, or soybeans

Rose City Fizz

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INGREDIENTS: filtered water, organic strawberry juice concentrate, organic white grape concentrate, orange juice concentrate, saskatoon juice concentrate, organic cherry juice concentrate, organic apple cider vinegar, organic sweet orange peel, organic spices, organic hibiscus, organic rhubarb root, organic gentian root, organic bitter orange peel, non-GMO citric acid, organic dried chamomile flowers, foraged douglas fir needles, organic dragon fruit powder, organic dandelion root, organic monk frui

Contains 57% juice

Contains less than 0.5% alcohol by volume and 45 calories, 10g sugar, 12g carbohydrate per 6oz can Contains no milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, fish, crustacean shellfish, or soybeans

DO YOU SELL WHOLESALE?

We do! You can place wholesale orders at our shop on Faire.com. To learn about our distribution partners or to order direct, email hello@forbitterforworse.com.

How is shipping calculated?

We offer free UPS ground for orders of $60 or more. For orders under $60, we subsidize most of the shipping cost and charge a small fee based on location. Rush shipping is available at UPS rates. Special winter shipping rates may apply.

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