With the revival of the classic cocktail over the last couple years came the rebirth of a time-honored cocktail ingredient – bitters. And not just your run of the mill Aromatic Bitters or Orange Bitters – although these are standards that should never see the back of the shelf – but bitters of every flavor imaginable.
Fee Brothers has been pulling out all the stops. Each year, they’ve been introducing exciting new cocktail bitters flavors – ones I never even dreamed of – which are quickly becoming ones I wouldn’t want to be without. Check these out, from our Fee Brothers Complete Cocktail Bitters Set:
There’s bound to be at least one type of bitters in that list you haven’t yet tasted. And for those of you who think bitters are just a thing of the past, think again. Cocktail bitters aren’t just an extraneous ingredient; they help to impart all flavors in your cocktail, enriching your experience overall.
For the holidays this year, try this update to the classic Manhattan, using Cherry Bitters:
2 oz whiskey or bourbon (I recommend Maker’s Mark)
1 oz sweet vermouth (or less – you don’t want to bruise the alcohol)
2 dashes Fee Brothers Cherry Bitters
Pour ingredients into a shaker over ice. Shake well and strain into a martini or rocks glass. Garnish with a cherry.
Pick up a bottle you’ve never tried, or treat yourself to the entire 8-bottle bitters set for just $44.95.
Your cocktails have never had it so good.
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