The last few years have seen a phenomenal surge of interest in what was previously a lost category: cocktail bitters are intensely concentrated concoctions designed so that just a few drops can hugely enhance the flavour of the libation to which they are added. This is now a thriving category with new products appearing constantly.
A pickle inspired shrub with its feet firmly planted in the Lower East Side of New York City. A mixture of vinegar, alcohol, celery, ginger, apple and more, concentrated ready for adding to cocktails by the drop.
A classically inspired vinegar based shrub, fortified with alcohol, infused with habenero chillis and spices, and then concentrated so that it can be used like bitters - one drop at a time. The perfect way to spice up a cocktail without ruining its balance.
Bar Keep Bitters are produced through a collaboration between Greenbar Distillery and American bartenders. These are their aromatic Chinese bitters, their take on five-spice to add a warming character to brown sprit-based cocktails.
Bar Keep Bitters are produced through a collaboration between Greenbar Distillery and American bartenders. These are their aromatic Swedish herb bitters, made using over 12 ingredients and inspired by a 16th century medical remedy.
A grapefruit bitters with a twist - playing on the grapefruity nature of many hop varieties, this has high alpha-acid (the bitter bit) hop and grapefruit peel as part of the mix to give a big vegetal bitterness.
An interesting mix of hibiscus, açai berry and long pepper, Bittermen's Burlesque bitters is excellent with white spirit based drinks - genever, pisco, gin. They suggest that it spices up a negroni rather well...
An interesting take on the idea of orangey drinks additives, shunning their usual bitter take on things to make a creamy orange tincture fortified with citric acid to make a sweet and sour cocktail flavouring with lots of fresh orange flavour.
Bitter End's Memphis Barbeque deliver hit of the smoky south, with allspice, black pepper, cumin, coffee and dried chipotle chilli peppers. Perfect for adding a hint of rich, smoky depth to your Old Fashioneds.