Goodly is a small business that’s 100% women-owned, and many of the vendors we work with are in the same boat! We also try to stay local (meaning the Central Coast of California) when we can, because supporting local businesses just feels great. Full disclosure, though: The reality is that going local tends to make certain things easier! Like shipping, and communication in general. It’s nice when we don’t have to figure out who’s in what time zone or anything.
While not all our vendors are so close at hand, this month we’d like to introduce you to some of our favorite neighbors. Root Elixirs and Yes Cocktail are both based in California’s Central Coast, and both are dedicated to elevating your cocktail experience!
Getting together with friends can be even more enjoyable when you throw in a fun craft cocktail. Bring the bar to your kitchen or backyard with Root Elixirs! This 100% woman-owned company from San Luis Obispo makes innovative sparkling drink mixers that are intentionally crafted to elevate your cocktail (or mocktail)! With the perfect combination of the freshest ingredients, these mixers can be enjoyed on their own, or with your favorite spirit.
Owner Dominique Gonzales has been in the cocktail business for more than 12 years! Her background in mixology and passion for hospitality combine wonderfully, helping everyone create the perfect home bar experience.
As if that’s not enough, you can find fantastic and innovative recipes on their website! Those look yummy, and we can’t wait to make some at our next Goodly happy hour for our own team!
You don’t need to go to the bar tonight, thanks to Paso Robles-based Yes Cocktail! They’re on a mission to empower home mixologists worldwide with their fabulous mixers, syrups, bitters cubes and garnishes!
Yes Cocktail’s founding husband and wife team of Brandon Alpert and Lauren Butler got their start in mixology in an unusual way: an international children’s theater tour! You see, when they weren’t performing or working all over the world, they made it their mission to enjoy the best bars and cocktails they could find.
When Lauren and Brandon eventually returned home to Paso Robles, California, they were disappointed at just how difficult it was to recreate some of those drinks on their own. Most mixers and syrups they purchased were full of artificial ingredients, preservatives and high fructose corn syrup. So they took the logical step and began crafting their own concoctions.
They believe the best cocktails start with the best ingredients, and we agree! Their fruits, herbs, botanicals and spices are all locally sourced and 100% natural, and designed with craft spirits in mind. Say yes to new ideas, flavors and experiences with Yes Cocktail!
Those are just two of our new vendors! Make sure to check back to our blog often. We now offer much more than socks — everything from fun and games to home goods and more — and we’re proud to feature other fun and exciting Goodly vendors every month.