Eat, Drink And Be indie: Tasty Recipes, Inspiring Maker Stories & Exclusives Served Daily

Tempus Fugit Spirits

Peter Schaf and John Troia first met over 25 years ago and quickly discovered that they were both avid collectors of antique bottles, especially bitters bottles. Fast forward to 2007 when absinthe was legalized in the USA, they founded Tempus Fugit as an absinthe importer.

They  realized there many of the liqueurs that were essential ingredients in classic, pre-Prohibition era cocktails had become watered-down versions of themselves or disappeared entirely. They began seeking out high quality versions, and making some of what they couldn't source. Today, they're a go-to source for hard-to-find specialty liqueurs.

Maker Website:

Article index

  • Tattly

    Tina Roth Eisenberg, founder of Brooklyn-based Tattly (we’re neighbors!), was tired of putting poorly designed temporary tattoos on her daughter,...

    Read more
  • New Grounds Food

      Johnny Farad and Ali Kothari were both freshmen in the business school at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, when...

    Read more
  • Cherith Valley Gardens

     CHeRiTH VaLLeY gardens is a family-operated business, committed to creating the finest unique products using the best local produce.  In...

    Read more
  • Harper Macaw

    Is chocolate that’s environmentally sustainable, socially responsible and eye-rollingly delicious too good to be true? Not when a chocolate maker...

    Read more
  • Next