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Community Highlights: Meet Nicolette Skerratt of Twisted Craft Cocktails

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nicolette Skerratt. 

Hi Nicolette, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
Hello! I am Nicolette Skerratt, the Owner of Twisted Craft Cocktails, LLC., located in DeWitt, MI. I started my craft cocktail business journey in November 2020 after going a bit stir crazy while virtually schooling my children. I decided to give creating craft cocktail jars a try for a local fundraiser. They were extremely successful and that is when I decided to start my own business. I wanted to create something distinctive, yet delicious that would lift spirits during this stressful time we are living in. Another goal of mine was to ensure my prices were just as refreshing as my cocktails, making them available for all to enjoy! 

Our growth has been amazing because of word-of-mouth advertising that we now wholesale our cocktails in over 100 other stores in 25 states. We are so thankful for the support we have received! Due to the high demand, we outgrew our initial location and in August of 2021, we purchased a commercial location at 126 E Main Street in DeWitt, MI. In addition to giving us a lot of growing room, we now have a retail storefront! Not only selling our Twisted Craft Cocktails, but also many other items for your entertaining needs. Come out and visit us when you are in town, I look forward to bringing some excitement to those that are looking for a way to lift their spirits! 

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? 
We have faced some supply chain obstacles, but we worked hard to find alternate methods & were successful. I have also learned that if you are determined, you can achieve anything. Before this I had never started a business, done product photography, designed packaging, perfected cocktail recipes, obtained licensing and so much more. Although, if you set your mind to it, you can do anything!

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Twisted Craft Cocktails LLC?
Twisted Crafted Cocktails is a new take on the ever-expanding home cocktail experience. The cocktail jars that I create are handcrafted, filled with homemade dried ingredients, and citrus-infused cane sugar. The jars are later filled with spirits and refrigerated for 3 days while the flavors infuse. Once infused just shake well and strain. The drinks can then be enjoyed by adding a mixer or sipping as is. Each 16oz jar makes 8-10 cocktails! All eight flavors and our sangria we offer are delicious and can even be infused a second time for maximize value. We also offer instant cocktail jars too that don’t need to be infused! 

My product is a unique gift idea for any occasion, and more times than not, customers come back to purchase gifts again after they decide to keep it for themselves instead. Twisted Craft Cocktails also offers shipping to expand your gift-giving to loved ones nationwide. Whether it is for birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays, we offer customizable gifts enclosed with personalized messages. Our cocktail jars are also the perfect party favor, offering the perfect touch to weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, or any event that comes your way! 

How do you define success?
I would define success as doing something that you love to do. If you love what you do, you are already successful. 

Pricing:

  • 16oz Cocktail Jars – $15.00
  • 32oz Sangria Jars – $25.00
  • 4oz Instant Cocktail Jars – $12.00
  • Cocktail Flight Gift Set – $35.00
  • Cocktail Dispenser – $85.00

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Jennifer McKinstry

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