Two colleagues of Chinese medicine have mingled their knowledge of Eastern health with their passion for reviving hand-crafted, old-fashioned libations. Caylie See and Andrew Perzigian’s drinking vinegars are the confluence of East and West.
In Asian cultures, vinegars have been consumed for centuries for longevity, and now this tradition has a San Francisco twist - an infusion of local, seasonal fruits and roots. These restorative spirits combine delicate flavors with the curative qualities in each tonic.
Scot Montagnino has been a chef for many years in San Francisco. Working in the food industry since his arrival in 1999 from his home state of New Hampshire, he has been in love with the farm fresh aspect of the cuisine in California. Sustainability is paramount to the goals of Scot and Yum Yum Tonics. Good health for oneself and one planet is foremost in the makeup of this company. Having bought the company from his long time friend Caylie See, Scot is pressing on to make it his own and grow the company to be a recognizable brand in the new immerging shrub sector.
Caylie See comes from a long lineage of California chocolatiers, and her inspiration for local food production has arisen from this heritage. Her influences harken back to San Francisco’s prohibition-era trade industry, and she strived to bottle this port town nostalgia in Yum Yum Tonics. Caylie loved developing and imbibing concoctions that toast the many influences of San Francisco’s cocktail culture. She is excited to see her fledgling company continue on with her friend Scot at the helm.
Andrew Perzigian is a lawyer turned forager. He drew on his skills at excavating information to delve into the historical and medicinal aspects of plants to carefully select ingredients for Yum Yum Tonics. His remedies instill herbalism into urban elegance.
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has been consumed for more than 5,000 years. From Generals giving it to their troops before battle as an energy booster to Hippocrates giving it to his patients way back in 400 BC, ACV is being rediscovered for it's many benefits. Lower your blood sugar levels, balance your bodies PH, promote weight loss and cleans your liver with our delicious tonic. With Yum Yum Tonics you can acquire these benefits in a delicious drink. Mix with sparkling water and enjoy every day.