Crude Bitters and Sodas is North Carolina’s first cocktail bitters company and is based in Raleigh, NC. Craig Rudewicz, owner of Crude Bitters and Sodas, will trace the history of cocktail bitters from their medicinal origins to a critical cocktail ingredient. While learning the origins of bitters and their impact, we will discuss cocktail history, the Prohibition-era, and sample old fashioned cocktails with a variety of bitters. Combinations like Lindsay (Pecan, Magnolia, and Habanero), Apothecary (Sweet Basil and Thyme), Sycophant (Orange and Fig) and Big Bear (Coffee and Cocoa). YUM!