Camber Lay of Parallel 37 (http://parallel37sf NULL.com) in the Ritz Carlton San Francisco uses the Bittermens Citron Sauvage and Bittermens Commonwealth Tonic Liqueur in its opening menu (http://parallel37sf NULL.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Opening-Cocktails-p37 NULL.pdf).
Leslie Pariseau names the Bittermens Citron Sauvage as one of the 2011 Bottles You’ll Want to Try for Esquire Magazine.
Triple sec is one of the most indispensable ingredients in one’s home bar, but a good one makes all the difference. The team behind Xocolatl Mole bitters infused their citrus liqueur with grapefruit and gentian instead of orange, rendering it slightly more floral, a tiny bit bitter, and absolutely perfect in a Collins. $24
Read more: New Alcohol 2011 – New Liquors 2011 – Esquire (http://www NULL.esquire NULL.com/the-side/food-and-drink/best-new-liquor-2011-120211?click=main_sr#fbIndex2).
Recently, Avery and Janet of Bittermens chatted with Damon Boelte about their new line of bitter liqueurs on his radio show The Speakeasy. Listen here: The Speakeasy – Episode 40 – Avery & Janet Glasser of Bittermens (http://www NULL.heritageradionetwork NULL.com/episodes/2040-The-Speakeasy-Episode-40-Avery-and-Janet-Glasser-of-Bittermens)
Insider food and drink guide Find. Eat. Drink. (http://www NULL.findeatdrink NULL.com) featured the Bittermens line of liqueurs in their 2011 Holiday Gift Guide:
Why: A range of liqueurs produced by the team who created Bittermens Bitters (http://www NULL.findeatdrink NULL.com/Index/Drink/Entries/2011/3/22_bittermens NULL.html). Flavors range from bitter orange, gentian root and a tonic cordial. For the season, try the limited addition, cinnamon focused Hiver Amer.
via Find. Eat. Drink. Holiday Gift Guide 2011 – Cocktails (http://www NULL.findeatdrink NULL.com/slideshows/2011_gift_guide_1 NULL.html)
Serious Eats (http://www NULL.seriouseats NULL.com) suggests Bittermens liqueurs as holiday gifts in their Gift Guide for Spirits and Cocktail Lovers:
Brooklyn-based Bittermens, already well-respected for its line of bitters and tinctures, entered the spirits market in 2011 with a line of spirits and liqueurs. Bittermens Spirits are designed to occupy a unique place in the market, with liqueurs based on flavors such as cinnamon and grapefruit, and American amaros, similar to their European ancestors.
via Serious Eats Gift Guide: For Spirits and Cocktail Lovers (http://drinks NULL.seriouseats NULL.com/2011/12/gift-guide-best-presents-for-cocktail-lovers-slideshow NULL.html#show-201069)
Virginia Miller talks about her first taste of our new spirits line at the SF Indy Spirits Expo…
BITTERMENS SPIRITS AMÈRE SAUVAGE
Each November, the Indy Spirits Expo offers excellent small production pours, and even I find a few new surprises every year. This time, a winner was New York’s Bittermens Spirits (yes, of the popular indie bitters line), with a brand new line of five bitter liqueurs ($29.99).
Each is a worthy purchase, whether it be Amère Nouvelle, an Alsatian-style bitter orange liqueur used in classic cocktails like the Amer Biere (pale lager, bitter orange and gentian liqueur), or the limited edition Hiver Amer, a bitter orange-laced cinnamon liqueur, ideal in egg nog or toddies. My favorite at first taste was the Amère Sauvage, an alpine gentian liqueur. Tempering famously bitter gentian root herbs, it is earthy and lush in a White Negroni.
via A spirited winter (http://www NULL.sfbg NULL.com/2011/11/29/spirited-winter).
Camper English (http://www NULL.alcademics NULL.com) includes our new spirits on ShakeStir.com – New Booze: Bittermens Spirits (http://www NULL.shakestir NULL.com/community/id/104/new-booze-bittermens-spirits).
The Tasting Table reviewed Bittermens Spirits in their 11/18/11 newsletter:
But thanks to Janet and Avery Glasser, the husband-and-wife team behind Bittermens, our holiday bartending plan is now clear: We’ll be hinging our cocktails on the company’s just-launched line of spirits ($24 for 375ml). Here, our five-point guide to an easily mixed round.
via Bittermens Spirits answer your holiday drinking questions | Top Shelf – TastingTable (http://tastingtable NULL.com/entry_detail/ts/6233/A_new_family_of_spirits_to_keep_your_family_from_thirst NULL.htm).
Matt Hamlin writes about a trip to Amor y Amargo where he first samples the Commonwealth Tonic Liqueur:
The rise of craft cocktails has been accompanied by micro-distilled spirits, handmade bitters, and flavorful tonic water bottlings, and craft syrups. The goal of these higher-end products is to make better cocktails. Undoubtedly Fever Tree or Fentimen’s tonic waters are superior than Canada Dry-style sugar water. But is tonic all that it can be?
via Bittermens Commonwealth Tonic Cordial « A Jigger of Blog (http://ajiggerofblog NULL.com/2011/11/10/bittermens-commonwealth-tonic-cordial/).
Imbibe Magazine featured Bittermens Spirits in their 2011 Holiday Gift Guide: