State Motto Cocktail Bitters

Resources and Suppliers

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. - Henry Ford

Education and Assistance

I owe great thanks to Benjamin Ahr Harrison, Jeff Savage, and Ryan Heise for sharing some of their drinks and bitters knowledge before and during the creation of State Motto. I owe equal thanks to everyone who has purchased a bottle or who endured me talking about this project for months before starting it.

Additionally, the book Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All by Brad Thomas Parsons, with its cocktail and bitters history, has been a joy to read.

Suppliers & Product


Down to Earth, Brownfield Alberta
Rough Meadow Honey
Raw white honey produced by bees with access to crocuses as well as poplar and willow trees. In the spring bees also have access to a variety of crops, clover, and flowers. The honey extraction process doesn’t go above 104 degrees Fahrenheit so that the honey maintains its natural antioxidants and vitamins.

Maison Terre, North Little Rock, Arkansas
Organic Cornflower Petals
Used in our Earl Grey bitters.

Mountain Rose Herbs, Eugene Oregon
Organic Wormwood (Hungary), Organic Gentian Root (France), and Organic Bitter Orange Peel (Paraguay)
Beginning in 1987, Mountain Rose Herbs is one of the world’s best-regarded suppliers of organic herbs and botanicals. When options in the Edmonton community couldn’t procure Wormwood, Mountain Rose was right there!

The Silk Road Spice Merchant, Edmonton Alberta
Cocoa nibs, juniper berries, grains of paradise, Indonesian cinnamon bark, green cardamom pods, urfa biber, tonka bean, and so much more
Opening in October 2014 in Edmonton, The Silk Road Spice Merchant supports our promise of using no artificial flavors, organic ingredients when possible, and to shop as local as possible. Their location being a block from home base is as local one can get, and their amazing selection of ingredients from around the world combined with the help from their friendly staff will surely influence all our recipes to come.


KegWorks, Kenmore, NY
Fast shipping of an enormous collection of brewing and drink supplies.

Specialty Bottle, Seattle, WA
We’re always trying to find high-quality bottles for both less money and closer to home, shipping out of Washington state, Specialty Bottle is the best we’ve found so far.

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