Scrappy’s Bitters Are In Stock!
The Scrappy’s Gift Boxes are back in stock. If you’re running low on your supply, or you just want to see what all the fuss is about, these sets of 4 flavors are a great addition to your home bar.
Each set includes four .5 oz bottled flavors, plus a bonus recipe card to help get you started. Gift Box 1 (photographed above) contains Lime, Lavender, Celery and Orange bitters, while Gift Box 2 packs Cardamom, Chocolate, Grapefruit and Orange.
Some advice from Scrappy’s:
“Bitters should be bitter or they will never round out a cocktail. A few drops of bitters should add boldness and intensity to a cocktail, not to mention aromatics. A good test would be to make an Old Fashioned or Martinez with bitters using inexpensive whisky or gin; the bitters should make your cocktail smother and add a bit of flavor.
Methods for tasting include, but are not limited to:
On their own – place a couple of drops on the back side of your hand and lick them off. Bitters should be bitter and very strong in flavor.
With soda – add a few drops to 5-8 ounces of soda water.(for enhanced flavor, add a few drops of simple syrup). This simulates alcohol in that the bitters should be present in flavor in the soda alone and similar to a dry soda with the addition of syrup.
For aromatics – place a couple of drops in the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together to warm the bitters and then smell. The bitters should be quite aromatic enveloping your olfactory.”, these sets make perfect gifts for many occasions. Give them to the home bartender or cocktail enthusiast in your life, or introduce the bitters to a hard-to-shop-for host/hostess.