We are Megan & Bill, co-founders of Crescent Simples! We met while we were both bartending in New Orleans. This is a picture of us in front of our home there, which was not even two blocks from Bourbon Street! We have always loved entertaining, cooking and making cocktails together. In those days, it was common for friends and bartenders to walk by our house on their way home from work and stop in for a delicious cocktail made with one of our homemade syrups. We always had multiple flavors in the fridge featuring fresh fruit and herbs.
In early 2019 Megan suffered a life-changing back injury and we made the difficult decision to move to Virginia to be closer to family. Unable to walk or stand for much more than 30 minutes at a time, Megan was going stir crazy on the couch and spent her time reading books about cocktails and dreaming of new simple syrup flavors. As she slowly recovered, friends and family suggested selling the delicious homemade syrup at the local farmer's market. We both found the options for cocktail products on the market to be lacking, and we knew we could do it in a way that would appeal to both the home bar hobbyist and the serious career bartender. We decided on our core flavors and agreed on our company mission: to elevate the experience of the home bartender by creating accessible, high quality cocktail products using only fresh ingredients. We hope you enjoy using them as much as we do!