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Shrubs: Their Dirty Little Secret

Shurbs. Delicious, flavor boosting shrubs. Adding shrubs to your drinks, as we’ve seen here, increases flavor and overall enjoyment of the drink. It’s no secret that shrubs are the perfect addition to every cocktail. So what are shrubs dirty little secret? Well…**SPOILER ALERT** they can be used in more than just drinks! Thanks right, shrubs are perfect for cooking/ baking with!We all [...]

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Let’s Talk Bittermens: Tonic Syrup

If you are looking for a top of the line Tonic Syrup look no further. Bittermens knows just how hard it is to find a well-made, delicious, light tonic in a world full of synthetic tonic waters. So they created the Bittermens Common Wealth Tonic Liqueur.With a 21% alcohol content in each 375 mL, and real all natural quinine, you can be [...]

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Tonic Syrup: What Is It?

Tonic Syrup, traditionally, is a quinine based bitter drink. Quinine, for those who don’t know (which is just about everyone) comes from the bark of the Chinchona tree. Found only in South America, this quinine or “bark” enhances flavors, making it perfect for tonic syrups.Many bartenders use plain old tonic water when making drinks, as it is made from high-fructose corn [...]

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Bitters: More Than Just Cocktails

Do you love a good cocktail? Would you go anywhere to get the perfect mix or flavor for your drink? Everybody has that favorite bar tender who seems to know just how to make your drink perfect. Well we will tell you a secret… the specific bitter they use is what makes your drink so good.Bitters may just be the [...]

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The Many Faces of Bitters

Bittersare to a barman as spices are to a chef. Bitters are the final piece of that cocktail puzzle that makes your drink to die for. Many bitters started out as medical tonics back in the day but they are now used mainly to add concentrated flavor stimulants to your drinks. They are the perfect mix of sweet and [...]

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Shrubs: Your Drink Has Never Tasted So Good

Easy to drink, smooth, delicious. What are we describing you ask? A cocktail of course. And a cocktail would be a tasty drink without Shrubs.Don’t worry we don’t mean the bush, we mean the deliciously tart, intense fruity flavoring that gets put into your cocktails. Also known as drinking vinegars, shrubs originate from early methods of fruit preservation in the [...]

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Introducing Mister Bitters, Australia's first bitters company!

Mister Bitters is here!Stirring Things UpManhattans call for a dash of bitters, so do Sazeracs, Old Fashioneds, and countless other cocktails that yourfavourite bartender may have whipped up. But the real question is, what are bitters and why do they add that littlesomething extra? The guys behind Lily Blacks cocktail bar, a well-­‐known favourite [...]

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'SHRUBS - The Secret Ingredient' e-Book - Just released! Limited time FREE offer

'SHRUBS - The Secret Ingredient' e-Book - Just released!Limited time FREE offerWelcome to the wonderful world of Shrubs and their many uses!. What are Shrubs?Shrubs, also known as drinking vinegars, derive from the original methods of fruit preservation in colonial era U.S. They have now been reinvented to offer lively combinations of intense fruit essence and [...]

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Just In... Introducing exciting new additions to the Only Bitters range

Just In... Introducing exciting new additions to the Only Bitters rangeDashfireHand-crafted blends that can be used by everyone who appreciates a quality cocktail, with inspiration drawn from the classic cocktails of days gone by.Brandy Old Fashioned, Mr.Lee's Ancient Chinese Secret, Vintage Orange No. 1E. Smith MercantileFrom the pantry of E. Smith Mercantile from Seattle, WashingtonSmoke, [...]

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New: Browse Bitters and Shrubs by flavour... be inspired!

With over 250 bitters, shrubs, syrups and drinking vinegars, we admit that it has become a little tricky to navigate our product selection if you're looking for a specific flavour profile or ingredient.  Even if you are happy to browse, we now offer the option of browsing by flavour, rather than just by brand alone. We [...]

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