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The Roots
Five by Five Tonics developed out of my training as an acupuncturist and herbalist. After years of creating medicinal herbal formulas for patients, I developed a keen sense for the blending of herbs. I began to see each botanical as having its own “personality.” I had always been a cocktail enthusiast. At one point I looked at a bottle of bitters at a local bar and realized I recognized all of the ingredients. That’s when the light went on and I realized I could create a bitters with unparalleled complexity and quality. 5 by 5 Tonics was born!

Style and Purpose
The goal of 5 by 5 bitters is balance. The name 5 by 5 is derived from the five elements and the five flavors of traditional Chinese medicine. These elements are the guidelines that allow a formula to be perfectly balanced for an individual or a purpose. 5 by 5 products are no different. We strive to create bold and unique flavors that blend well with modern spirits and cocktails.

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Flavor and Innovation
The hallmark of a well made bitters formula is complexity. The flavor of these bitters is bold to say the least. When tasted alone they should feel a bit overwhelming, yet inviting. This is a delicate balance. I take pride in using different and unusual flavors that aren’t readily found in most cocktail settings. This is a challenge that has always produced the greatest reward!

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Quality
These products are entirely handmade. This includes the sourcing and inspecting of raw ingredients, combining and processing each ingredient as well as bottling and packaging. I strive to use the highest quality organic or wild-crafted botanicals as well as clean and pure base spirits and water. All of these products are made on-site at our location in Chico, CA.