BAR KEEP Bitters are a unique collaboration between Greenbar Distillery and some of the most talented bartenders in the U.S. Our collection of renowned aromatic bitters represents the return of a lost craft in bartending, adding complexity and the finishing touch to many drinks
“They are the bit players that with just a few drops bring out the various flavors of an average cocktail. Loved old classics like the Manhattan, the whiskey sour, the old fashioned, the zombie or even something as simple as Scotch and soda take on a new vibrancy with just a few drops — creating not so much a change in flavor but a volume-up of the flavors already there. One publication declared them the salt and pepper on the cocktail table.”
How to use BAR KEEP Bitters:Try adding one, two, or three drops to a cocktail then stirring. A great way to test bitters is to place a drop on the back of your hand and lick. Alternatively, add a drop or two to soda water to fully release the flavor and understand the power (some say: water with bitters is a delicious drink on its own too 🙂 )
Adam Stemmler & Dustin Haarstad’s BAR KEEP Fennel Bitters, with a touch of white spice, lend a green note and savory finish to cocktails. A counterpoint to bright and fruity profiles
Bitter Green Craft Cocktail
2 oz. IXÁ Silver Tequila, 0.75 oz. fresh lime juice, 0.5 oz. honey syrup, 2 dashes BAR KEEP Fennel Bitters
Combine with ice and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lime wheel
SEASONING FOR COCKTAILS
Bitters Fact: Bitters were originally all medicines… until old timey bartenders got ahold of them and used them to add depth, flavor, and a touch of magic to cocktails and soft drinks.
BECOME A BITTER EXPERT
New to bitters? Try adding a dash or two to your favorite cocktail and see how it changes the flavors. Or for a clean taste trial, add a splash to sparkling water to learn how much flavor they bring to the party.
IT'S IN THE NAME
Why are they called bitters? Traditionally, these concentrated flavors were bitter because of the nature of the medicinal ingredients. Nowadays, you can find bitter, sour and even sweet versions but one thing’s for sure – a dash, spray or drip is often enough!