The Artisan Azalea
The ethos of Artisan Craft Cocktails.
A symbol of equality, friendship, fortune and devotion.
Artisan Craft Cocktails was born in Huntington Beach, California during the COVID-19 pandemic. Like countless others in the United States, I became one of the millions furloughed in March 2020. Our family of five was severely impacted when much of the state of California was placed under quarantine.
Out of my deep appreciation for whiskey and bourbon, the first recipes I created were bold and boozy. Eventually, the bolder whiskey drinks slowly transitioned into smarter, sweeter, smoother dessert-style cocktails that we could enjoy together, at the table.
Later I began crafting cocktail recipes around stories, each ingredient playing a key role. I based the stories on places I had been, films that inspired me, nostalgic childhood experiences that brought back fond memories. These recipes were written in a small grey book, and shared with friends and family, at the table...