Kaylee Nedley & Matt Farrow
Kaylee Nedley and Matt Farrow run their business with “heaps of passion and optimism.” That might be because they’d always wanted to own their own bar, but ended up doing something else they love--making and selling their craft cocktail mixers.They started out running a cocktail catering company, but it only took one bartending gig before they realized they were onto something with their handcrafted mixers. “Matt would take the time to carefully craft each component,” explains Kaylee. “Our host asked if we had any sort of giveaway for their attendees and we thought, Hey, what if we bottled this syrup and gave them the recipe to recreate this cocktail at home? And that's when we realized we had something special and we could share our love for craft cocktails with our community.”
The couple spent the end of 2015 creating seasonal flavors and developing their signature Ginga Syrup and Spiced Honey. They made and sold about 100 bottles from home that Christmas, and realized that it was just the beginning. As they grew their business, they moved to a commercial kitchen in Phoenix, AZ, but everything they make is still produced in small batches and their bottles are filled, sealed, and labeled by hand. “We take whole fresh ingredients and turn them into delicious and simple cocktail mixers,” says Kaylee. “We pride our company on supporting local and keeping things real.” They still want to open a bar someday, but for now they’re busy imagining new flavors and producing fresh batches of their classics with the help of their “small but mighty” team.