cocktail bitters, cooking bitters

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cocktail bitters, cooking bitters



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- CANgostura
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- Orange

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: alcohol, spices, aromatics

Cocktail culture has come back in a big way. Everyone wants to be able to make their own cocktails at home, but to do that you need a variety of different bitters. It isn't enough to use one kind.

We've created some very tasty ones here in the Secret Underground Laboratory of Awesome. Our library has expanded and changed over the years. We no longer make a root beer bitter, but have added a hot (hot, hot, hothothot) pepper bitter that a lot of people are enjoying. Just at the end of 2016, we added a coffee and a lavender bitter as well.

I also list these as a COOKING bitter. If you put your nose to it, these are really intense flavour extracts that lend themselves well in the kitchen for both cooking and baking. We've toned the bitterness down quite a bit to make them more flexible. An extension of the spice cupboard, if you will.

Aromatic Lemon - A very balanced, yet still very lemony bitter. This one is a great blending ingredient.

CANgostura - This is our smoothest, most balanced bitter. It has a wide variety of ingredients and is good in almost all applications. This is the go-to bitter for drinks.

Cherry Vanilla - If you love a good Manhattan, you're going to love this. The cherry notes are very strong, but tempered by the addition of vanilla and lemongrass. It can even tame the harsh notes in a glass of mediocre red wine. Give it a try.

Chocolate - An award-winning chocolatier gave us some of their roasted cocoa beans and we've combined it with the smoothest liquor we could find: a vodka made from milk sugars. This is one delicious combination.

Coffee - We've used a locally roasted, single origin coffee so it is as fresh and clean tasting as it can possibly get. A slow, cold-extraction is then done and the resulting bitter is amazing in bourbon and rum drinks, or just in a cup of hot chocolate or chai tea.

Exotic Lime - I can't believe how well this one turned out. The lime is so very fresh and bright on the nose and comes through very well on the tongue. It is a welcome addition to many different cocktails needing a bright finish.

Ginger - This is a surprisingly useful bitter. It's a balance of strong ginger and other spices to balance it out. Try it in almost any drink and you'll find it a welcome treat.

Hellfire - This is the hot one. Yes, it's made with Ghost Peppers (Jolokia) and it is very, very hot. It makes a really interesting Caesar or Martini. It also makes an interesting addition to a glass of beer or a shot of tequila.

Lavender - It took a long time to find good culinary lavender to make this, but the result is spectacular in gin drinks. Add a dash to a cup of tea or a shortbread recipe and see if it doesn't add just a hint of lovely.

Orange - I ate a lot of oranges to get enough peels to make this bitter. I'm not kidding. Of all three citrus bitters we make, this one stands out. It is just very intensely ... orange.

Each bottle is 118ml (2 oz) and has an orifice reducer to better control the volume of output.

For Ottawa local pickup, you can eliminate the shipping fee with coupon code: OTTAWALOCALPICKUP
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5 out of 5 stars

Stephanie 17 Apr, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely love the bitters!

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Jessie M 30 Jul, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Great experience, the local pickup option was very convenient. We have been giving these as gifts and everyone has really liked them!

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Sheena Teed 25 Feb, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

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Kerry 03 Dec, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Love these! Will make great unique gifts this Christmas. Highly recommend. Service was quick, even with my issue of forgetting to apply a coupon, he graciously fixed it within the hour of me messaging him. I also received all my product very quickly! I will come back and visit what new and unique items he has frequently! With the bitch crystals I would just suggest a little write up in them explaining what they are etc. My girls are gonna love them!

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