1. The Goldminer’s Daughter

    Rafael Cohen came to our launch party and got free samples of our bitters, and was struck with inspiration! He sent in this delicious cocktail recipe, and we think you’ll really enjoy it.

    The Goldminer’s Daughter

    • ½ clementine muddled and strained
    • ¼ meyer lemon squeezed + lemon zest
    • 1oz Michters Bourbon
    • 1oz Jack Daniels Tennesee Honey
    • some dashes of Citrus bitters
    • splash of soda

    Mix ingredients in a rocks glass. Top with soda. Garnish with a twist.

  2. Launch Party Recipes

    We had a great time at our launch party, and we wanted to share the recipes for the different cocktails with everyone who came.

    Pandorange Punch (Green Drank)
    This is our take on a jungle juice, except less sweet and more complex. To keep it from getting too cloudy we like to strain the juice and remove as much pulp as possible.

    • 1 Liter Belvedere Vodka
    • 2 tbs Hella Bitter Citrus 
    • 1 tsp Hella Bitter Aromatic
    • 1 ¼ cup  Aperol
    • 1 pint  Blue Curacao 
    • ½ gallon OJ
    • 1 pint Pineapple Juice
    • 1 cup Fresh Lemon or Lime Juice

    Start with straining the juice into a large container. Add Vodka, Aperol and Blue Curacao. Stir and taste. This is a good time to adjust sweetness by adding more fresh lemon/lime if too sweet and more pineapple if not sweet enough. Do this to taste. Add bitters. Serve in highball over rocks. Have fun with the garnish. Cocktail umbrellas, slices of pineapple or anything else you think would be festive. 

    Enough for a party of 15. 

    Brooklyn Fish House Punch Ya Mamma
    Inspired by a recipe for Philadelphia Fish-House punch from the great book, Imbibe, by David Wondrich. 

    • 1 Pint Hennessy
    • Oleo-Saccharum Mixture*
    • 2 Pints Cold Water
    • ¾ cup Fresh Lemon
    • Grated nutmeg
    • 1 Tbs Hella Bitter Aromatic 

    *Oleo-Saccharum: 1 cup white sugar and the peels of three lemons (with as little pith as possible) and let those mingle until the sugar becomes glistening with lemon oil (about 2 hours). Take one pint of the water and bring to boiling. Add to sugar and peel mixture and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove lemon peels. Let cool. Add Lemon Juice, booze and and remaining water. Serve over ice. Top with fresh grated nutmeg. 

    This recipe will serve about 8 people.  

    Hella Bitter Gin & Soda
    A classic twist on a pink gin with the addition of some seltzer. Because Gin is such a citrus-rich spirit, it is a natural match for our Citrus bitters. Don’t forget about this one on a hot day in July. 

    • 1 oz Beefeater 24 
    • 5 dashes Hella Bitter Citrus
    • 2 oz Seltzer
    • Grapefruit Twist

    Combine in double rocks glass over ice. Top with soda. Garnish with a grapefruit twist. 

    The Mothership

    • 2 oz Alchemia Infused Ginger
    • .5 oz Scotch Bonnet Syrup*
    • .5 oz Fresh Lime
    • 3 Dashes Hella Bitter Citrus
    • Pinch of cinnamon

    Shake and strain into a highball over ice. Top with 3 oz soda. 

    *Scotch Bonnet Syrup: Make syrup by combining 1 cup sugar to 3 cups water in a pan over low heat. Bring to a simmer. Julienne two scotch bonnet peppers or one habanero.  Remove most seeds. Add to simmering syrup. Cook over low heat until it’s a spicy as you like. We recommend about 10-15 minutes. Strain to remove peppers (unless you want it Hella Spicy, in which case, immersion blender?)

  3. Happy Independence Day!

    Now that there are more than a hundred bottles of Hella Bitter Citrus in circulation, we decided to come up with a cocktail for the Fourth of July. This one’s a heater, and you might want to get started a day early.

    The Brooklyn Independent

    2 oz habañero or jalapeño vodka
    (julienne one habañero or jalapeño into a bottle of your favorite American vodka for two hours or over night if you’re a crazy mofo)
    1.5 oz strained watermelon juice
    1/2 juicy lime
    .5 oz simple syrup/to taste
    3 dashes Hella Bitter Citrus
    Fresh muddled mint (we used lemon balm, but regular mint will do)

    1. Muddle mint in bar glass
    2. Add ice
    3. Add infused vodka, watermelon juice, lime, simple syrup and Hella Bitter
    4. Shake vigorously
    5. Serve up, or on the rocks with a splash soda.
    6. Garnish with a slice of pepper