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Bitters: A Spirited History Book & Bitters Gift Set - Includes 3 Bottles of Classic Bitters

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Achieve bartending greatness with this bitters drink set. It includes an excellent how-to guide and three top-of-the-line bitters bottles.


    This gift set elevates the skill level of any bartender. First, you can learn everything you need to know about cocktail bitters from an expert. This includes a guide on how to make bitters, over 70 bitters recipes, bitters history, and cooking with bitters. Then, put the knowledge to use with three of the best bitters you can find.

    Cocktail bitters are spirits infused with flavors, typically from plants, fruits, or spices. They date as far back as the early 1800's, originally used to assist with digestion and cure stomach aches. Infusing your cocktail recipes with just a few drops of bitters will give them an additional level of flavor depth. Many bitters are also renowned for their ability to cure hangovers.

    Angostura aromatic bitters are the classic style of the drink enhancers, originally developed back in 1824 in Angostura, Venezuela as a medical elixir for improving appetite and well-being of soldiers. Angostura bitters are still used today in classic cocktail recipes, such as the Old Fashioned, Manhattan, and Mai Tai.

    Regan’s Orange Bitters are based on a historic recipe developed back in the early 1900’s. This celebrated concoction is comprised of orange zest, cardamom, cinchona, caraway, coriander, cinnamon, clove, gentian, and quassia. It adds delightful complexity and rounds out the edge for a wide range of spirits and liqueurs.

    Peychaud’s bitters are another classic. The signature blend of New Orleans, it was developed in 1838 as a medicinal tonic. These aromatic bitters are slightly sweeter than angostura with lots of Christmas spices, and essential to iconic cocktails such as the Sazerac.

    The hardcover bitters recipe book is written by Brad Thomas Parsons, who brings his unique comic relief style, while also keeping readers informed. A writer, blogger, and food and cocktail enthusiast, Parsons truly masters the world of bitters in an easy-to-digest (pun intended) format. With over 70 recipes, homemade bitters, and an interesting history of the storied elixir, you’ll learn to appreciate cocktail bitters like never before.

    • Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All
      • Written by Brad Thomas Parsons
      • Hardcover
      • Published by Ten Speed Press
      • Part recipe book, part project guide, part barman’s manifesto, Bitters is a celebration of good cocktails made well, and of the once-forgotten but blessedly rediscovered virtues of bitters
      • The author traces the history of the world’s most storied elixir, from its earliest "snake oil" days to its near evaporation after Prohibition to its ascension as a beloved ingredient on the contemporary bar scene
      • Parsons writes from the front lines of the bitters boom, where he has access to the best and boldest new brands and flavors, the most innovative artisanal producers, and insider knowledge of the bitters-making process
      • Whether you’re a professional or just a DIY-type interested in homemade potables, this book has a dozen recipes for customized blends
      • Tips on sourcing ingredients and step-by-step instructions fit for amateur and seasoned food crafters alike
      • More than seventy cocktail recipes are included that showcase bitters’ diversity and versatility
      • Full chapter on cooking with bitters, with a dozen recipes for sweet and savory bitters-infused dishes
    • Angostura Aromatic Cocktail Bitters
      • Great for flavoring numerous classic and modern cocktails
      • Made using a secret recipe from 1824
      • Originally developed in Angostura, Venezuela
      • Contains a blend of more than 40 spices and botanicals
      • Have become the quintessential aromatic bitters used by the bartending community
      • Essential to many classic cocktails like the Old Fashioned and Mai Tai
      • Comes in a paper-wrapped glass bottle with bright yellow screw-top cap and dasher insert
      • Made in Trinidad
    • Regan's Orange Cocktail Bitters No. 6
      • Recipe based on one from Charles Baker's 1930s cocktail guide The Gentleman's Companion
      • Made with orange zest, cardamom, cinchona, caraway, coriander, cinnamon, clove, gentian, and quassia
      • Complements dark and clear spirits and liqueurs
      • Brings smoothness and depth to cocktails
      • Packaged in glass bottle with dasher-style top
    • Peychaud's Aromatic Cocktail Bitters
      • The classic New Orleans bitters
      • Formulated in 1838 as a medicinal tonic
      • Quickly became a favorite of 19th century bartenders
      • One of only two brands of bitters to survive Prohibition unscathed
      • Boast a telltale bright red color
      • Slightly sweeter than Angostura with lots of Christmas spices
      • Essential to the Sazerac cocktail

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    • Book Size: 240 pages
    • Book Dimensions: 6.8"L x 1.2"W x 9.3"H
    • Angostura Bitters Size: 4 oz Bottle
    • Regan's Bitters Size: 5 oz Bottle
    • Peychaud's Aromatic Bitters Size: 5 oz
    • (1) Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All Hardcover Book
    • (1) Bottle of Angostura Aromatic Bitters
    • (1) Bottle of Regan's Orange Bitters No. 6
    • (1) Bottle of Peychaud's Aromatic Bitters
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    I was planning on buying all of these items separately. Bundled, it was an easy buy. The book is great and gives history and uses for all the different bitters.
    February 19, 2019
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