San Francisco Cocktail Bitters are available in 5 fl oz bottles with "dash" control
PLANTATION BITTERS
A cocktail flavoring with a profile nearly identical to the original Plantation Bitters, one of the more successful brands produced during the patent medicine era. Developed in 1860 by Patrick Henry Drake, it was "a wonderful vegetable restorative containing a mixture of herbs laced with St. Croix rum". Its distinctive bottle featured log cabin sides with a tiered roof. Use our Plantation Bitters to add a unique note to rum based cocktails.
17 botanical ingredients     Introduced Jun 2016
HOSTETTER'S BITTERS
An unsweetened  cocktail flavoring with a profile nearly identical to Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, which was introduced in the 1850s. Hostetter's was advertised everywhere - on bridges, barns, fences, trees, large boulders, even on the sides of farm animals! It was destined to become the most successful bitters of the patent medicine era. It was also one of the first bitters to be used in cocktails. This is a must-have item for any mixologist seeking to complete his collection of defunct bitters.
16 botanical ingredients     Introduced Oct 2013
BALSAMIC BITTERS
A cocktail flavoring patterned after the "Balsam of Herbs" created in the year 1786 by pharmacist Abraham Kunzes in Riga, Latvia. It is still made today, as Riga Black Balsam. Our Latvian Balsamic Bitters is concentrated and unsweetened. Its complex herbal character, remarkably similar to the original, is heavy and balsamic, with hints of berry. A unique ingredient for the inventive mixologist.
33 botanical ingredients      Introduced Feb 2014
KOLA BITTERS
A concentrated, unsweetened cocktail flavoring patterned after Toni-Kola, a bittersweet wine-based aperitif which was produced in the early 20th century in France by the makers of Secrestat Bitters. Its main ingredient was the nut of the kola tree, shipped from Conakri, French Guinea. It was advertised as "the family aperitif which assures strength and health". Our Kola Bitters will find use as a unique ingredient for the advanced mixologist.              
18 botanical ingredients     Introduced June 2013

BENEDICT BITTERS
A concentrated, unsweetened cocktail flavoring with a profile similar to Benedictine® Liqueur. A handy and economical replacement, which can be used to prepare vintage cocktails such as the Cabaret, the Frisco, the Monkey Gland, the Sterling and the Mule Hind Leg. To approximate one ounce Benedictine® Liqueur, use 6 dashes Benedict Bitters plus 2 teaspoons simple syrup plus 1/2 oz brandy.         
35 botanical ingredients      Introduced Nov 2013

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SERAGLIO BITTERS
Throughout the 19th century there were a number of liqueurs produced in France with fanciful, Middle Eastern flavors and names. Among these were Oued-Allah, Eau de la Sultane and Secret du Sérail. Our Seraglio Bitters is patterned after Secret du Sérail, perhaps the most complex and exotic of them all. Its ingredients include figs, dates, sultanas, jujubes, carob bean, grains of paradise, ambrette seed, numerous spices, vanilla bean, and floral  extracts. A rare flavor medley from a distant era, and a sophisticated and unique addition to original cocktails.
15 botanical ingredients        Introduced Apr 2017