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Ira Koplowitz

Milwaukee, WI
Ira Koplowitz worked for more than two years at the Violet Hour in Chicago where he developed a number of house-made syrups, tonics and bitters and contributed cocktails to more than a year's worth of seasonal cocktail menus. Beyond bartending, Koplowitz has traveled extensively, eating and drinking his way across more than forty countries, spanning five continents.  In 2009, Koplowitz founded Bittercube along with partner Nicholas Kosevich.  Today, Bittercube Bitters are distributed in more than 25 states.  Beyond bitters, Bittercube consults with a number of restaurants and bars, creating unique cocktail programs throughout the country.  Bittercube has been featured in Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food, Playboy, Imbibe Magazine, Timeout, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, GO – AirTran Inflight Magazine, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, NPR, and Daily Candy, among other publications.

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