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Meet The Founders: Tilden

Meet Mariah and Vanessa, the founders of Tilden.

Vanessa quit drinking alcohol in 2020 and was disappointed by the lack of sophisticated non-alcoholic drink options at bars, restaurants, and dinner parties. She wanted something flavorful, low in sugar, and devoid of mind-altering ingredients. Vanessa voiced her frustrations and pitched her vision to classmates at Harvard Business School and found a kindred spirit in Mariah, a lifelong teetotaler from Las Vegas.

Mariah came to the team with a passion for all things food, beverage, and supply chain, as well as a deep love for hosting.

Together they set out to create non-alcoholic social beverages that would change the way society thinks about celebrating. Prototypes, concocted by hand in Mariah’s kitchen, were tasted, tested, sold, and refined until the team perfected the elements of a true social beverage – something to be sipped, swirled, and savored. With careful attention to aroma, mouthfeel, and flavors, each of Tilden’s non-alcoholic cocktails delivers a flavorful experience with a beginning, middle, and finish. 

Vanessa and Mariah are passionate about fostering deeper, more authentic social moments. Cheers to that!

These non-alcoholic cocktails were crafted as ready-to-serve. Simply pour over ice and garnish – no mixers or measuring required. Free of mind and mood-altering ingredients, Tilden’s social beverages are appropriate for any and all sipping occasions. Try Tandem, zesty and savory thanks to tart cherry, American oak, bitter orange, and lapsang. Ginger and cayenne deliver a strong kick.

Or try Lacewing fresh and herbaceous with aromatic cucumber, basil, and lychee built on a juniper berry base. Szechuan adds a unique mouthfeel and cayenne delivers a light bite at the finish.