Ardent drinkers know that a dash of bitters can transform a cocktail from mundane to magical. But what does a cocktail aficionado like yourself do when on the road – perhaps cooped up in a hotel room or tippling on the airplane? Having planned ahead, he simply opens his traveler’s pack of bitters.
The Bitter Truth Cocktail Bitters Traveler’s Set ($20) includes five of the company’s most popular bitters – Celery, Orange, Creole, Old Time Aromatic and Jerry Thomas’ Decanter Bitters in an easy to stow pack. And the small size of each makes them an airline-friendly addition to your carry-on bag.
Tasty and complex, with a hit of lemongrass among the dominant celery, these bitters make a perfect addition to your morning Bloody Mary.
Add two dashes to your martini for a zesty orange note that enhances the tried-and-true combo of gin and dry vermouth.
Cardamom and spice lead the way with a subtle, floral finish.
Jerry Thomas’ Decanter Bitters
Dedicated to 19th century barman Professor Jerry Thomas, these bitters reveal citrus and dried fruit aromas, plus the spicy flavors of cinnamon, angostura bark and cloves.