Spotlight: Scrappy’s Bitters

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Scrappy’s Bitters was founded by Seattle bartender Miles Thomas. In his search for a better bitters, he dove headfirst into research and development, immersing himself in the world of herbs and methods of extraction. He learned to pair flavors in order to intensify the taste he was seeking, and he came to understand that there were not only many ways to extract flavor from the same source, but that each yielded a different flavor. His journey proved fruitful: After years of experiments Scrappy’s officially launched in 2008, and a small, but dedicated team has been making handcrafted bitters in Seattle, WA ever since.

The team at Scrappy’s believes in living well through the senses—and part of living well is drinking well. They want you to taste, smell, and savor their commitment to excellence one cocktail at a time. They take great pleasure in enlivening your senses through rich and heady aromatics or the intense punch of lime or grapefruit. Every flavor and every component of Scrappy’s bitters has been thoroughly considered and developed by hand. Their goal is simple: make every drink better.

Keep scrolling to see the full line of Scrappy’s Bitters that we carry here at KegWorks. We’ve provided a quick breakdown of each flavor, the booze it pairs best with, and an official cocktail recommended by Scrappy’s themselves (in fact, all the cocktail photos are taken by their talented team).

Scrappy's Firewater Cocktail Bitters

Scrappy’s Firewater Cocktail Bitters

Flavor Profile: Spicy with a kick of habanero heat
Pairs Best With: Gin, Tequila, Bloody Marys
Official Scrappy’s Cocktail Recipe:

The Bollinger
2 OZ GIN
1 SLICE MUDDLED CUCUMBER
2 LEMON WEDGES MUDDLED
1/2 OZ YELLOW CHARTREUSE
SIMPLE SYRUP TO TASTE
1 DASH SCRAPPY’S FIREWATER TINCTURE BITTERS
SHAKE AND STRAIN OVER ICE.

Firewater-Bollinger

The Bollinger

Scrappy's Aromatic Cocktail Bitters

Scrappy’s Aromatic Cocktail Bitters

Flavor Profile: Classic and balanced aromatic spice
Pairs Best With: Traditional cocktails (use in place of Angostura)
Official Scrappy’s Cocktail Recipe:

Old Fashioned
2 OZ RYE WHISKEY
1/2 OZ SIMPLE SYRUP
3-4 DASHES SCRAPPY’S AROMATIC BITTERS
STIR AND SERVE ON THE ROCKS WITH A LEMON TWIST.

Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned

Scrappy's Lime Cocktail Bitters

Scrappy’s Lime Cocktail Bitters

Flavor Profile: Fresh citrus
Pairs Best With: Gin, Vodka
Official Scrappy’s Cocktail Recipe:

Frog Leg

2 OZ RYE
1/2 OZ CYNAR
1/4 OZ AMARO NININO
1/2 OZ DRY VERMOUTH
3-4 DASHES SCRAPPY’S LIME BITTERS
FLOAT 3-4 DASHES OF SCRAPPY’S LIME BITTERS ON TOP OF THE DRINK. 

Scrappy's Celery Cocktail Bitters

Scrappy’s Celery Cocktail Bitters

Flavor Profile: Celery seed and citrus
Pairs Best With: Bloody Marys, Gin
Official Scrappy’s Cocktail Recipe:

Green Glass
2 OZ GIN
1/2 OZ DRY VERMOUTH
1/2 OZ ST. GERMAIN
1-2 DASHES SCRAPPY’S CELERY BITTERS
SQUEEZE ONE LIME WEDGE. STIR OVER ICE AND SERVE UP WITH
 A LEMON TWIST.

Green Glass

Green Glass

Scrappy's Chocolate Cocktail Bitters

Scrappy’s Chocolate Cocktail Bitters

Flavor Profile: Rich, roasted cacao nibs with hints of spice and oak
Pairs Best With: Vodka, Coffee drinks, Whiskey
Official Scrappy’s Cocktail Recipe:

Perfect
2 OZ RUSSIAN VODKA
1⁄2 OZ DRY VERMOUTH
1⁄2 OZ SWEET VERMOUTH
1⁄4 OZ LICOR 43
2-3 DASHES SCRAPPY’S CHOCOLATE BITTERS
STIR OVER ICE AND SERVE UP WITH
A LEMON TWIST.

Perfect

Perfect

Scrappy's Cardamom Cocktail Bitters

Scrappy’s Cardamom Cocktail Bitters

Flavor Profile: Intensely aromatic and resinous with notes of cool mint
Pairs Best With: Rum, Hot Toddys
Official Scrappy’s Cocktail Recipe:

The Elegant Spice
1 1/2 OZ WHITE RUM
2 1/2 OZ FRESH GRAPEFRUIT JUICE
1/2 OZ COINTREAU
1/2 OZ DRY VERMOUTH
1-2 DASHES SCRAPPY’S CARDAMOM BITTERS
SQUEEZE OF LIME
. SHAKE AND SERVE IN A TALL GLASS WITH ICE.

The Elegant Spice

The Elegant Spice

Scrappy's Orange Cocktail Bitters

Scrappy’s Orange Cocktail Bitters

Flavor Profile: Bright, fresh orange
Pairs Best With: Whiskey, Vodka, Tequila
Official Scrappy’s Cocktail Recipe:

Martinez
2 3/4 OZ OLD TOM GIN
1/4 OZ SWEET VERMOUTH
1/4 OZ MARASKA MARASCHINO
3-4 DASHES SCRAPPY’S ORANGE BITTERS
STIR AND SERVE UP WITH A ORANGE TWIST

Martinez

Martinez

Scrappy's Grapefruit Cocktail Bitters

Scrappy’s Grapefruit Cocktail Bitters

Flavor Profile: Bitter grapefruit zest mingled with gentian root (the main ingredient in Angostura)
Pairs Best With: Tequila, Gin
Official Scrappy’s Cocktail Recipe:

San Pedro
2 OZ SILVER TEQUILA
1/2 OZ DRY VERMOUTH
1/ 8 OZ COINTREAU
3 – 4 DASHES SCRAPPY’S GRAPEFRUIT BITTERS
STIR AND SERVE UP
 WITH A LIME TWIST.

San Pedro

San Pedro

Scrappy's Lavender Cocktail Bitters

Scrappy’s Lavender Cocktail Bitters

Flavor Profile: Bright, sweet, well-rounded like “spring in a glass”
Pairs Best With: Gin
Official Scrappy’s Cocktail Recipe:

The Lusty Lady

2 OZ GIN
1/2 OZ LIME JUICE
1/2 OZ SIMPLE SYRUP
1/8 OZ CRANBERRY JUICE
1 EGG WHITE
2-3 DASHES SCRAPPY’S LAVENDER BITTERS
SHAKE UNTIL FROTHY AND SERVE UP WITH BRANDIED CHERRIES.

Lavender-Lusty-21

The Lusty Lady

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