Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Bitters trial pack

A keen cocktail maker? going to stay with one? this collection of small bottles of bitters will make a difference to all the drinks you mix.

They are

Celery Bitters,
A lost ingredient. Defunct for decades. Now revived to please the most discriminating palate.
Celery Bitters are the first celery bitters to be offered commercially in decades. This cocktail ingredient, which had already existed in the 19th century, enriches cocktails with unusual flavors. It’s ideal for traditional corpse-reviver cocktails such as the Bloody Mary, Bullshot and Prairie Oyster, as well as Martini Cocktails and the Gin & Tonic. 

Celery Martini Cocktail

50 ml Gin or Vodka
20 ml Dry Vermouth
2 dashes The Bitter Truth – Original Celery Bitters
Stir in mixing glass with ice & strain into a cocktail glass.

Aromatic Bitters,
Old Time Aromatic Bitters are excellently suited for Whisky and Rum drinks and also add structure and complexity to fruity cocktails.

Pisco Sour

50 ml Pisco
20 ml fresh Lemon Juice
10 ml Sugar Syrup Egg White
1 dash The Bitter Truth – Old Time Aromatic Bitters
Shake with ice & strain into a sour glass. Put bitters on top.

Orange Bitters,
Orange Bitters are a combination of bitter orange peel and several herbs and spices that are macerated in alcohol. The first orange bitters were released in the 1880s, a time when many classic cocktails such as the Martinez and Manhattan were created. Today they are still essential for the preparation of a Classic Martini Cocktail. The Bitter Truth – Orange Bitters can be combined with all kinds of spirits such as Whisk(e)y, Rum, Vodka and Gin.

Atlantic Coast Cocktail

30 ml Cognac
30 ml Ginger Wine
1 dash Absinthe 1 dash The Bitter Truth – Orange Bitters
Stir in mixing glass with ice & strain into a cocktail glass.

Creole Bitters,
Creole Bitters are reminiscent of a style of bitters dating back to an era before cocktails even existed. Back then, bitters were made by doctors and apothecaries, primarily for the use in liquid tonics and then eventually as an ingredient in alcoholic beverages. The Bitter Truth – Creole Bitters reflect the Creole way of life with all its beautiful complexity and spiciness. The beautiful metallic red label houses a fiery anise tinged cherry red colored liquid. Try it in your favorite Manhattan.  

Pendennis Cocktail

50 ml Gin
25 ml Apricot Brandy
2-3 dashes The Bitter Truth – Creole Bitters
15 ml Fresh Lime Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Jerry Thomas Bitters
In honor of professor Jerry Thomas, formerly the principal bartender at the Metropolitan Hotel, New York and the Planters House, St. Louis.
The Bitter Truth – Jerry Thomas’ Own Decanter Bitters is based on a recipe by Professor Jerry Thomas (1830-1885), who is considered to be the most important bartender of the 19th century. Of course the original recipe wasn’t copied exactly, but the formula was improved to comply with today’s demands.

Monastery Cocktail

40 ml Sweet Red Vermouth
20 ml Benedictine DOM Liqueur
10 ml The Bitter Truth – Jerry Thomas’ Own Decanter Bitters
Stir in mixing glass with ice & strain into a cocktail glass.

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