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 flavors of superb quality destined for cocktail dens, home bartenders, and imaginative chefs. Progress continues as the boys spread their bitter love to the world.
Bitter Queens Bangkok Betty Thai Spice Bitters
Bangkok Betty is like riding an elephant through a flavour jungle of citrusy Thai flavours like Kaffir lime, lemongrass, chile, and ginger.
Bitter Queens Marie Laveau Tobacco Bitters
This cocktail charmer evokes savoury tobacco notes that coalesce with smoked tea, clove, and vanilla.
Bitter Queens Norcal Nancy Eucalyptus Bitters
Like a spring hike through Golden Gate Park, NorCal Nancy is perfumed with verdant aromas of eucalyptus, sage, and California laurel.
Bitter Queens Sassy Sally Sarsaparilla Bitters
Sassy Sally fires off root beer-like aromas of sarsaparilla, and liquorice root that buck alongside cinnamon, citrus, and a kiss of mint.
Bitter Queens Shanghai Shirley 5-Spice Bitters
Like a flying kick to the senses, Shanghai Shirley is redolent of spicy pepper, star anise, and warm spice with a bitter backbone.
1.5 oz Gin
.75 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Simple Syrup
3 dashes Bitter Queens Bangkok Betty Thai Spice Bitters
Garnish: Curled Lemon Zest
Shake all ingredients except sparkling wine over ice and strain into champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine and add garnish.
1 oz Blanco Tequila
1 oz Mezcal
.5 oz Honey Syrup and 4 Blackberries
3 dashes Bitter Queens Marie Laveau Tobacco Bitters
Garnish: Spanked Sage Leaf
Muddle blackberries. Add ice and other ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake. Double strain into an old fashioned glass. Add garnish.