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Jerry Thomas’ Bitters

The Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas Bitters The professor would be proud. Although we`re not sure he would know what smells like cider candies, We don’t know if they had them in 1860s. He might recognize, however, crystallized ginger and the oils of fresh tangerine and almonds slipping through. We`re sure he’d have known that it tastes of dried fruit with a finish of orange peel and a light sprinkling of Angostura bark. This homage is as characterful as its name sake, so join in, get experimental and doff your hat to the man who brought us the first ever published cocktail book.In honor of professor Jerry Thomas, formerly the principal bartender at the Metropolitan Hotel, New York and the Planters House, St. Louis.

The Bitter Truth – Jerry Thomas’ Own Decanter Bitters is based on a recipe by Professor Jerry Thomas (1830-1885), who is considered to be the most important bartender of the 19th century. Of course the original recipe wasn’t copied exactly, but the formula was improved to comply with today’s demands.

Tasting Notes:
Very fruity and very bitter. Citrus and dried fruit aromas unite with the spicy and bitter flavors of cloves, angostura bark and cinnamon.

Product Information:
200ml, 30% Alcohol by Volume

Each Bitter Truth release shows incredible balance and reveals these gentlemen’s passion for a product of utmost integrity. The bitters are not only nuanced and beautifully balanced, they also show respect for a rich bitters history in our cocktail culture. — LeNell Smothers


»The Bitter Truth – Jerry Thomas’ Own Decanter Bitters« basiert auf einem Rezept von »Professor« Jerry Thomas (1830-1885), dem bedeutendsten Bartender des 19. Jahrhunderts. Natürlich wurde die Rezeptur nicht exakt übernommen, sonder so verändert, dass sie den heutigen Ansprüchen genügt.

Geschmacksbeschreibung:
Sehr fruchtig und sehr bitter. Zitrus- und Trockenfrüchtearomen gehen einher mit würzigen Noten von Nelke, Angosturarinde und Zimt.

Produktinformation:
200ml, 30% Vol.


Cocktail Recommendations


Brooklynite Cocktail

60 ml (2 oz) Jamaican Rum

15 ml (1/2 oz) fresh lime juice

15 ml (1/2 oz) Honey

2 dashes The Bitter Truth – Jerry Thomas’ Own Decanter Bitters

Shake with ice & strain into a cocktail glass.

Martinez Cocktail

50 ml (1 1/2 oz) Old Tom Gin

30 ml (1 oz) Sweet Red Vermouth

2-3 dashes Maraschino Liqueur

2 dashes The Bitter Truth – Jerry Thomas’ Own Decanter Bitters

Stir in mixing glass with ice & strain into a cocktail glass.

Monastery Cocktail

40 ml (1 1/3 oz) Sweet Red Vermouth

20 ml (2/3 oz) Benedictine DOM Liqueur

10 ml (1/3 oz) The Bitter Truth – Jerry Thomas’ Own Decanter Bitters

Stir in mixing glass with ice & strain into a cocktail glass.

Pink Gin

50 ml (1 1/2 oz) Gin

2 dashes The Bitter Truth – Jerry Thomas’ Own Decanter Bitters

Stir in mixing glass with ice & strain into a nosing glass. Serve with a glass of cold water.

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