Fever-Tree, the world’s leading producer of premium tonics, gingers, and cocktail mixers, will open a new rooftop botanical bar with award-winning Chemist Spirits today in the heart of eclectic downtown Asheville. The rooftop experience will be located at the distillery’s three-story prohibition era-themed bar, Antidote, and represents Fever-Tree’s first such collaboration with a distillery.
The al fresco rooftop bar provides a multi-sensory experience that brings together the sights, sounds, flavors, and fragrances of a private botanical garden escape. Bold florals, verdant live herbs, and beautiful rooftop views serve as the serene backdrop for cocktail fans to enjoy beautifully presented, top-quality hand-crafted mixed drinks from Fever-Tree and Chemist Spirits.
The curated drinks menu brings to life Fever-Tree’s mantra, “if ¾ of your drink is the mixer, mix with the best”, demonstrating the brand’s philosophy of never compromising when it comes to creating the best tasting mixers to enhance the world’s best spirits.
“Asheville is an enchanting city known for its natural beauty, breezy mountain climate and exceptional quality and innovation in food and beverage,” said Amanda Stein, Vice President of Marketing for Fever-Tree. “The founders of Chemist Spirits share Fever-Tree’s commitment to sourcing and creating only the best products that complement and elevate the cocktail experience. Their attention to detail in hand-crafting spirits and designing a highly innovative beverage program match Fever-Tree’s dedication to setting the highest quality standard for exceptionally crafted cocktails.”
Chemist Spirits’ Antidote bar, which is known for its antique interiors, extensive cocktail menu, and charming speakeasy atmosphere, will be home to the colorful Fever-Tree Botanical Bar through fall. The space features a suspended bench swing, ambient lighting, canopied umbrellas and live music during select weekends.
“Fever-Tree is a brand known for going to the ends of the earth for the best ingredients and represents the gold standard for mixers and tonics in serious cocktail culture,” said Word, who founded Chemist Spirits in 2018. “Now more than ever, cocktail fans are seeking out quality ingredients, exceptional experiences, and an engaging atmosphere for enjoying precious leisure time. We are very proud to collaborate with Fever-Tree to create an oasis of floral dreams and exquisite cocktails that match this beautiful botanical setting.”