A cocktail flavoring patterned after Boonekamp of Magbitter, which originated in Leidschendam, Flanders in 1815. Aromatic, spicy and mildly licorice-like, it was to become the most popular digestive throughout Holland and Germany. In the saloons of 1890s San Francisco, its use was de rigueur in a "gin and bitters". Our concentrated Boonekamp Bitters can also be used for the preparation of present-day cocktails and shooters popular in Europe, such as Guido's Cocktail, Shot-In-The-Knee, and Meine Rettung (My Salvation).
JAMAICA GINGER BITTERS
A cocktail flavoring with a pungent ginger profile similar to the original Jamaica Ginger Extract which was produced in America from the late 1800s into Prohibition. It was used in the production of "Ginger Jake" during Prohibition, a product which also included a toxic ingredient. This triggered the demise of Jamaica Ginger Extract itself. It was formerly used in such cocktails as the Jamaica Ginger, the Hot Deck, and the Here's How. Alcohol 50% vol.
A cocktail flavoring with a profile similar to Green Chartreuse® Liqueur. A concentrated, economical replacement which is unsweetened, allowing for greater control over the sweetness level in cocktails. One teaspoon Green Carthusian Bitters approximates the unsweetened flavor of one ounce Green Chartreuse® liqueur. Use in classic cocktails like the Emerald, the Green Ghost, the Hague, Champs Elysées, Katinka, and numerous other drinks.
A cocktail flavoring patterned after the original violet-flavored Crème Yvette®, which was first produced in the 1890s in Connecticut. Its name was a tribute to the American popularity of French chanteuse Yvette Guilbert. During the mid 1900s the liqueur was featured in various cocktails, including the popular Blue Moon. Our unsweetened Violette Bitters can be used in various drinks calling for Crème Yvette®.
A concentrated, unsweetened cocktail flavoring patterned after Alkermes di Firenze, which was originally produced at the pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella in Florence at the time of the Medici Family. It was flavored with spices and floral waters. Our Alchermes Bitters can be used to add a typical Italian dessert flavor to after-dinner cocktails. It can also be used to flavor Tuscan style desserts such as Zuppa Inglese, the Italian version of English Trifle. Bitters are red in color.
A concentrated cocktail flavoring with a profile similar to Benedictine® Liqueur. An economical replacement which can be used to prepare classic cocktails like the Cabaret, the Frisco, the Monkey Gland, and the Sterling. To approximate 1 oz Benedictine® Liqueur, use 1 barspoon Benedict Bitters plus 2 barspoons simple syrup plus 1/2 oz brandy.
San Francisco Cocktail Bitters are no longer available for sale