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!