Bartisans began with our family’s love for cocktails. It was lockdown and we had pulled out all our duty-free booze to keep our spirits high (pun intended).

Jordan, a trained mixologist, was back home from his internship at the Grosvenor House Dubai and decided to make his cocktail-loving parents, Jovita and Carl, his guinea pigs. His practice sessions were quite a hit in our house and friends were a tad bit jealous (no lies, we promise). So was born the idea of delivering DIY cocktail kits to other cocktail lovers staying safe at home. The love these kits got was incredibly motivating. 

Soon we went from our little home kitchen to a tiny commercial kitchen and got mixing. After multiple trials, we perfected 8 unique recipes for bottled cocktail mixers that were still all natural (we like mixers but not harmful mix-ins). This marked the birth of our little black bottles. 

Eight unique flavours that expanded to 13 over the course of one year. Again, the love our mixers got was encouraging. We went to food festivals and events, met all of our incredible customers and learnt so much about what you liked and what you wanted us to change. We heard and we implemented. 

In November 2022 we launched Bartisans in a new avatar. We improved on our packing (those cocktail shaker shaped bottles that you see were Jordan's idea), we lowered our sugar levels and made the mixers better for you. We made them ready-to-pour and all of this while still using only real ingredients to manufacture our mixers. Soon we expanded to 18 flavours!

We believe that cocktails bring people together but make for great company themselves. They are always part of a larger experience, a bigger story. 

"Each of our flavours is born out of our stories, our experiences."

If you read them, you'll see that you've had experiences that have evoked the same feelings! What you drink is often a part of your personality. (You know, the Gin-lover, The Whisky-or-nothing or the 'I need my ale' guy!)

We want to encourage you to explore, experiment and experience the fascinating world of cocktails with flavours you hadn’t considered before, find new favourites and have a happy hour all along!

When you have cocktails with our mixers, we encourage you to look around the room, admire the place, the people, the conversations, and then #TakeASip.