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For Bitter For Worse

For Bitter For Worse makes complex cocktails with love, not alcohol. We inspire full-hearted gatherings by bottling non-alcoholic cocktails that are healthful, inclusive, and mind-bendingly delicious.

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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!

Nonalcoholic Drinks A Fad Or Future? Shelley Elkovich Of For Bitter For Worse Shares Insights On This Hot Category

Our Values True Connection Does Not Require Alcohol

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.

FBFW makes a splash at Coachella Our pals at The New Bar are making Coachella history by sponsoring the first nonalcoholic bars at the legendary music festival. We’re thrilled to announce that Eva’s Spritz will join the fun!
What's NOT in the Bottle You know we’re passionate about quality, flavor, and inclusive socializing. We talk a lot about values, and we talk a bit about our ingredients. But it’s time to speak up about what’s NOT in bottles of For Bitter For Worse. Below is information on additives that we believe have no place in a premium drink.
Ingredient Spotlight: Dandelion Join us in celebrating the lowly dandelion. This ubiquitous golden flower that dots suburban yards has a long health-promoting history.

Our drinks come from real plants Our drinks value labor Our drinks are for those who want to get real Our drinks are for those who haven’t had a place at the table Our drinks invite you to be free Our drinks are for those who are building a new table Our drinks are your drinks Come sit at our table

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For Bitter For Worse - A fizzy bottle of Eva’s Spritz belongs on every sober brunch table, with earthy beet powder and bitter gentian root balancing out the pep and zing of rhubarb juice and sweet orange peel.

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Hollywood’s New Party Drink of Choice: Nonalcoholic Cocktails Another recent libation launch came from Portland in the form of ready-to-drink nonalcoholic cocktail brand For Bitter for Worse, whose concoctions include its sparkling Eva’s Spritz aperitif.
Pleasantly Bitter and Thoroughly Grown-Up, No Alcohol Needed A new crop of booze-free beverages brings dimension and depth to the genre.
Complex cocktails made with 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕖, not alcohol. 🥇winner, New York Times BEST drinks Inclusion. Celebration. Portland, OR
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