Made from drying aromatic herbs, tree bark, and fruits, bitters will add complex flavor to cocktails, and Bittercube bitters are some of the highest quality available. The company uses no artificial ingredients in creating their bitters, instead relying on natural herbs and leaves to bring out flavor. The bitters are made by hand in a small Wisconsin brewing facility, and each step of the process is tightly controlled. Brewing can take up to 25 days, ensuring that the deepest flavors are imbued. The natural, slow brewing process has earned Bittercube attention from media such as The New York Times, NPR, and Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food.
Bitters go in a wide variety of cocktail recipes. An Old-Fashioned is the combination of whiskey, bitters, simple syrup, and a splash of club soda. The Sazarac is believed to be the first cocktail ever created and involves rye whiskey or Cognac, sugar, bitters, and absinthe. Try a Manhattan with rye whiskey, bitters, cherry juice and vermouth.