5 New Bitters for Your Bar

Bitters are bigger and better in 2011


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A. B. Smeby Bittering Co.

Definitely not your father’s bitters, the seasonally produced bitters from A. B. Smeby Bittering Co. are handmade in Brooklyn, NY, from locally sourced ingredients, which therefore rules out the many tropical ingredients that tend to dominate traditional bitters. These are inventive flavors that really broaden the selection of elements available to the home bartender. Currently available: Apple Cinnamon with Molasses, Licorice-Nectarine, Highland Heather, Cherry Vanilla, Diesel, Spiced Cranberry, Black and White (as in the cookie), Lemon Verbena, and Hibiscus Rose.

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  • Snooth User: Chris Salvatori
    Hand of Snooth
    93847 123

    Being from Trinidad, I've grown up very exposed to Angostura Bitters. I think I still use Angostura in 1 out of every 3 dishes I make - from adding to the eggs in an omelette to the marinade for meats. So much so, that I always have 3 on hand.
    Adding the orange bitters is a great way to add some more depth to clear soda's (club soda, Sierra Mist, etc).

    Jan 18, 2011 at 1:40 PM

  • Snooth User: wineguy04
    262222 3

    Peychaud's??? A requirement for every bar in New Orleans.

    Jan 25, 2011 at 2:35 PM

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