San Francisco Cocktail Bitters are available in 5 fl oz bottles with "dash" control
An unsweetened cocktail flavoring with a profile quite similar to the original Secrestat Bitters, which was created in Bordeaux in the mid 1850s by Jules Secrestat Honoré. Claiming to be the original gentian-based aperitif, Secrestat was promoted as a superior digestive, and its advertising slogan was "Give your best friend a glass of Secrestat." It was later called for in European cocktail recipes of the 1930s, such as the Alfonso Cocktail and the Sacristan Cocktail. The original Secrestat Bitters went out of production prior to World War II.
21 botanical ingredients Introduced Feb 2014
A concentrated, unsweetened cocktail flavoring patterned after Génépi des Alpes, a popular herbal liqueur produced both commercially and in home kitchens since the 19th century throughout the alpine regions of France and Italy. Its availability in the United States is extremely limited. Our Genepi Bitters was formulated with a unique combination of botanicals which replicates the flavor profile of the unavailable génépi herb. It can be used by the mixologist to add a signature European herbal note to cocktails.
11 botanical ingredients Introduced Apr 2017
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
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
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
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