How To Choose the Right Glassware for Your Cocktail – The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess from Small Screen on Vimeo.
There has always been confusion about the right glass picked for the right drink and its time to give simple advice. At Small Screen`s recent video Robert Hess is explaining how to do it right.… Read more
“Who better than bartenders to judge the quality of the spirits that go into your glass?” That was the starting point for Dan Priseman and James Triffo organizing the very first Bartenders Best Awards in London. We are very happy to announce that The Bitter Truth did very well and was crowned with 2 (two!!!) awards for Bartenders Best Bitters 2014 for The Bitter Truth Creole Bitters and for Bartenders Best Liqueur 2014 for The Bitter Truth Golden Falernum at the awards ceremony held in NOLA Bar London last monday. We are absolutely thrilled and grateful to get such an amazing recognition by UK`s finest behind the stick. Thank you!
The process of judging involved over 80 full-time bartender from the UK and included industry legends such as Alex Kratena from London`s Artisian Bar at The Langham, Erik Lorincz of The Savoy Hotel, Marian Beke of Nightjar & Ryan Chetiyawardana from White Lyan among many others. See full list of judges here.
Here`s the list of the 9 Category Winners
Fortified Wine: Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
Bitters: The Bitter Truth Creole Bitters
Liqueur: The Bitter Truth Golden Falernum
Vodka: Belvedere Unfiltered
Gin: Geranium 55
Cognac: Pierre Ferrand 1840
Rum: … Read more
When to Shake and When to Stir a Cocktail is a question quite often asked. Robert Hess gives advice in this little video from Small Screen on Vimeo making 2 versions of a Manhattan Cocktail. The answer is relativly simply as cocktails based on clear ingredients should be stirred, while cocktails using already cloudy ingredients or ingredients that are thick should be shaken. Learn how its made the right way!
…and for those want to try at home here`s the recipe for a tasty Manhattan Cocktail
2 oz (60 ml) American whiskey (rye or bourbon)
3/4 oz (30 ml) sweet vermouth
1-2 dashes The Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters
Instructions: Stir with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry, lemon or orange zest.… Read more
The Savoy Hotel in London is one of the most prestigious hotels in the world and celebrated its 125th anniversary in august 2014. With the Dry Martini Cocktail being the hotels best selling cocktail, headbartender Erik Lorincz created together with his team of the American Bar the Savoy Martini, a tasty mixture of dry gin, dry vermouth and bitters.
The Bitter Truth produced a limited number of 250 bottles of a Savoy Martini Bitters for the Savoy Martini which is used alongside a special bottling of a rare Cocchi dry vermouth and house dry gin. The Savoy Martini Bitters are used at the American Bar and are available for sale solely at the Savoy at a price of 30 GBP.
THE SAVOY MARTINI COCKTAIL
3 parts Dry Gin
1 part Cocchi Dry Vermouth
1-2 dashes The Bitter Truth Savoy Martini Bitters
Stir ingredients over cold ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass and add a zest of bergamot peel relasing the essential oils of the peel.… Read more