Amaro, which is Italian for "bitter", is an Italian herbal liqueur variety that is commonly employed for its digestive qualities, taken either before or after a meal (aperitivo/digestivo). An amaro has a bitter-sweet flavour. Amari (plural) have been popular for more than a century, famous for their use in the Negroni or Spritz. Alternatively, an amaro can simply be enjoyed straight, or cold on ice with a slice of orange.
This classic Italian liqueur is an infusion of aromatic herbs using an old family recipe. It has distinctive hints of anise, saffron and violet, caramel tones, and an array of other spices. It is both subtly bitter and beautifully balanced.
A digestif liqueur which has been imbibed for over 200 years, Averna Amaro has a full body and smooth taste, with notes of liquorice and citrus combined with chocolate and vanilla. It is produced using an ancient recipe which has been passed down from one generation to another since 1868.
Cynar is an artichoke based bitter liqueur (Cynar is latin for artichoke) known for its versatility and taste. It is pronounced "chee-NAR" and although its name is artichoke, this is not the prevalent flavour in this bitter amaro. Its distinctive flavour is enriched from an infusion of 13 herbs and plants, rich in aroma and unique in flavour.
This spirit is literally the 'Taste of Australia', an amaro with an Australian spin. It just so happens that roughly 90% of all native Australian botanicals are also intensely bitter. One native ingredient with a starring role, the Riberry, has a cranberry-tartness, hints of clove and bark-like bitterness that make this Australian aperitif a stand-out.
The Spritz is a wine-based cocktail commonly served as an aperitif in Italy. This simple Italian cocktail is THE drink of summer. Combining a sparkling wine and bitter apéritif, it has a relatively low alcohol content, so perfect for warm summer afternoons. Best of all, it's easy as 1,2,3 to prepare.The ice goes in first, [...]
If you love Tiki, these new themed Tiki Mugs will make you smile! We have managed to finally get our hands on the Geeki Tiki® range of quality Tiki Mugs. Created and produced under license, they feature a very collectible line-up of pop culture’s most beloved characters with the unique stylisation seen in traditional tiki [...]
Even though you only use a dash or two, floral bitters are a very important and oft-underappreciated cocktail ingredient. They can lift a cocktail to new heights, change an intense sipper to a bright refreshment or turn an unbalanced, cocktail into a perfect well-rounded drink. Cocktail recipes have long included flowers, either through floral liqueurs and [...]
A word about tonic syrups: So different to off-the-shelf tonic, you will not recognise your gin & tonic! These tonic syrups are made with real quinine and natural botanicals and sweeteners, for an extraordinary g&t experience. Dilute with soda water to taste. For a delicious gin & tonic, the general rule is: combine 1 [...]
The Bitter Truth SPECIAL PROMO! To celebrate the Award-Winning products in The Bitter Truth range, we are offering not one, but two, special gift promotions for the month of Nov 2017! Please note, you may be eligible for both gifts! Limited Edition Bitters Spice Rack Limited Edition Wood Bitters Spice Rack - One (empty) Spice Rack FREE with [...]
You know as well we do that crafting a unique cocktail experience is all about the presentation. It’s those little important details, that touch of theatricality, that keep your guests thirsty for more and buzzing long afterwards.What sets you apart from the average host is that you never stop pushing the boundaries of creativity. You [...]
The Yuzu fruit is a culinary wonder, widely used in Japan and now gaining popularity internationally.The Yuzu originated and grows wild in central China and Tibet. It was introduced to Japan and Korea during the Tang Dynasty and it is in these nations that it is cultivated most widely.The yuzu's flavour is tart, closely resembling [...]
Introducing ... Bitter Queens The Bitter Queens Story Bitter Queens are a small-production, San Francisco based bitters business raising the bar through the creation of unique, handcrafted bitters and cocktail accoutrements. What started as a spirited hobby amongst a duo of cocktail enthusiasts quickly evolved into a passionate business endeavor. It became a quest of crafting unique bitters [...]
Simply stated, we love Orange Liqueur, and with all our delicious bitters we know we will make you fall in love too. So let’s get down to the Bitter Truth. No literally The Bitter Truth bitters brand.The first orange bitters, according to The Bitter Truth, were released in the 1880’s as supplements for “stomach bitters.” Once bar tenders realized how much these tasty [...]