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Shaking vs Stirring a Cocktail

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

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

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Savoy Martini prepared by Erik Lorincz

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

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New bitters celebrating 125 years of the SAVOY HOTEL London

Savoy Martini Bitters

THE AMERICAN BAR AT THE SAVOY LAUNCHES BESPOKE, LIMITED EDITION ‘SAVOY MARTINI BITTERS’

The next installment of The Savoy Collection is a limited edition ‘Savoy Martini Bitters’ created in collaboration with The Bitter Truth Range of Bitters and Liqueurs.

250 bottles of ‘Savoy Martini Bitters’ have been produced for sale and to be used in the Martini Cocktail, one of the American Bar’s most popular drinks. The Bitters will also be incorporated into a number of other cocktails featured on a special Anniversary Menu in the American Bar, which launches this week in celebration of The Savoy’s 125th Anniversary on 6 August 2014.

‘Savoy Martini Bitters’ comes in a 200ml bottle and has been created as a bold partner to the Dry Martini Cocktail, using either gin or vodka. As with all The Bitter Truth products, the Bitters have been made with natural ingredients only. Bitter and sweet oranges, lemon, sage, rhubarb and lemon verbena, all backed by gentian and a light touch of angostura bark, all feature in the product.

The Bitters are released as part of The Savoy Collection, one of the most prestigious and unique collections of one-of-a-kind spirits and liquids, launched by The Savoy in 2013.

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The Spice Rack for your Bar

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Meet us in New York City

The Bitter Truth is coming to the U.S. and will make stops in New Haven, Connecticut, Atlantic City, New Jersey and of course New York City. We will be participating in the Manhattan Cocktail Classics which opens may 9th with a posh gala held at the New York Public Library.

On may 10th and may 11th vistors of the Industry Invitational will have the chance to sample The Bitter Truth`s products. Come and swing by for a chat and a sip.

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NEW EXCLUSIVE USA IMPORTER – Vision Wine & Spirits

VISION WINE & SPIRITS, LLC is NEW EXCLUSIVE USA IMPORTER FOR
THE BITTER TRUTH AND BERG & HAUCK

March, 2014; Munich, Germany

vision wine & spirits

Vision Wine & Spirits, LLC is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Haromex Development, the exclusive worldwide distributor for The Bitter Truth and Berg & Hauck, to become the exclusive US importer for the two brands.

In 2006, with the global resurgence of classic cocktails, German mixologists Stephan Berg and Alexander Hauck conceived the idea of producing and selling a range of cocktail bitters. Both of them had already gained a considerable amount of experience in producing handmade cocktail bitters at the bars where they were working. In addition, Stephan owned a large collection of historical bitters, some of which hadn’t been produced for decades. Thus, he knew how the most well known bitters of the world tasted and was considered a specialist in this area.

The result of their collaboration was the birth of The Bitter Truth and Berg & Hauck brands. The Bitter Truth is a line of all-natural potable bitters consisting of Aromatic, Orange, Lemon, Celery, Jerry Thomas, Creole, Chocolate and Grapefruit varieties all sold in 200ml bottles. The … Read more

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