Take Your Bitters Traveling

Shelf Talker The Bitter Truth Bitters Travel Set

Chris Chamberlain is cheering about The Bitter Truth Bitters Travel Set over at the NASHVILLE SCENE….

“Luckily, the folks at The Bitter Truth have come up with a perfect solution to expanding your repertoire of bitters with their handyTraveler’s Set. This little box of fun contains five different varieties packaged in 20 milliliter bottles. This means that not only are they TSA-compliant in case you want to mix a proper cocktail on your next flight, but you can experiment with various flavors without investing in big bottles.” ” You can find these products in Nashville at many local retailers including Maryland Farms Wine and Spirits, Woodland Wine Merchant, Midtown Wine and Spirits and The Bottle Shop at McEwen. Pick yourself up a pack and give them a try.”

It`s time to visit Nashville!

…and for those from other areas check out with more or less nationwide shipping in the USA or here.

Bronze Medal at The San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2013

The Bitter Truth - Pink Gin wins bronze medal at The San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Traditional Pink Gin Cocktail

60 ml (2 oz) The Bitter Truth Pink Gin
20 ml (3/4 oz) non sparkling Water

Pour all ingredients in a glass & stir until it has the right dilution. Strain into cocktail glass.

Pink Gin & Tonic

60 ml (2 oz) The Bitter Truth Pink Gin
120 ml (4 oz) bottled Tonic Water
Lemon Zest

Build in a longdrink glass on ice & stir.

The Bitter Truth Violet Liqueur at Ultimate Spirits Competition NYC 2013

Aviation Cocktail

60 ml (2 oz) Gin
20 ml (2/3 oz) fresh Lemon Juice
5 ml (1/6 oz) Maraschino Liqueur
5 ml (1/6 oz) The Bitter Truth Violet Liqueur

Shake with ice & strain into a cocktail glass.

Violet Fizz

50 ml (1 1/2 oz) Gin
20 ml (2/3 oz) The Bitter Truth Violet Liqueur
20 ml (2/3 oz) fresh Lemon Juice
10 ml (1/3 oz) Sugar Syrup
Soda Water

Shake with ice & strain into a long drink glass filled with ice. Put soda water on top & stir carefully.

Tales of the Toddy – Winning Recipe

The annual “Tales of the Toddy” event celebrates the best bartenders, restaurants and local vendors of New Orleans all under the same roof. Held once again at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, the city’s best mixologists were shaking up hot and cold holiday cocktails while chefs from the city’s most renowned restaurants served up their own brand of holiday cheer. We are proud to be part of the winning recipe and send congratulations towards NOLA!

Christmas In Hollis

Created by: T. Cole Newton/12 Mile Limit

30 ml (1 oz) Benedictine DOM Liqueur
15 ml (1/2 oz) Green Chartreuse
15 ml (1/2 oz) Buffalo Trace Bourbon Whiskey
30 ml (1 oz) fresh Lemon Juice
1 dash The Bitter Truth Chocolate Bitters
60 ml (2 oz) Orange Crush (or similar orange soda)

Build in glass. Add ice. Stir.

Upgrading your Gin & Tonic

Gin & Tonic

50 ml (1 1/2 oz) Dry Gin
1 lime wedge
2 dashes The Bitter Truth Tonic Bitters
Tonic Water

Build in long drink glass over ice, fill up with tonic water and stir gently.

Celebrating Tales of the Cocktail 10th Anniversary

Berg & Hauck 10th Aniversary Tales of the Cocktail Creole Bitters

Without bitters there would be no cocktails.

Without cocktails there would be no Tales of the Cocktail.

Commemorate the 10th Anniversary Tales of the Cocktail with this limited edition bottle of Berg & Hauck’s New Orleans Creole Bitters. Proceeds benefit the New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society.
When attending this years 10th anniversary of TOTC in New Orleans you can do something good for New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society and buy yourself a special edition of Berg & Haucks Creole Bitters produced to celebrate the craft of bartending and cocktail culture.
This edition is limited to 500 bottles only. All bottles are individually numbered and can be purchased at the Octavia Book shop to be found in the lobby of the HOTEL MONTELEONE.

About Tales of the Cocktail®
Tales of the Cocktail® is the world’s premier cocktail festival, bringing together the most respected minds on mixology for five days of cocktails, cuisine and culture. Held annually in New Orleans, this international event has something for cocktail professionals and enthusiasts alike with a spirited schedule of seminars, dinners, competitions and tasting rooms where brands showcase their latest products. Tales of the Cocktail® returns in 2012 for a historic milestone—its 10th Anniversary of rocking the cocktail world. Join the celebration July 25-29, 2012 and see how Tales of the Cocktail® only gets better with age.

About the New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society
The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society (NOCCPS) is a non-profit organization committed to preserving the unique culture of cocktails and cuisine in New Orleans and beyond. Since it’s founding in 2006 the NOCCPS has supported members of the hospitality industry through programs like the new Apprentice Aid Fund, providing financial assistance to former apprentices in times of medical need, the Cocktail Apprentice Scholarship Program and the Flo Woodward Memorial Scholarship as well as the production of events like Tales of the Cocktail®.

Julien Escot wins International Havana Club Competition

WEST INDIES Cocktail by Julien Escot

Big applause to Julien Escot from famed Papa Doble Bar in Montpellier/France as he just won this years International Cocktail Competition run by Havana Club Rum. Our friend Camper English over at ALCADEMICS covered the comp in detail here… So we appreciate that Julien used a bunch of our products to stand out against 40 participants from around the world.


50 ml (1 1/2 oz) Havana Club Rum 3 years
20 ml (2/3 oz) fresh Lime Juice
20 ml (2/3 oz) Cinnamon and Vanilla Homemade Syrup
5 ml (1/6 oz) The Bitter Truth Pimento Dram
2 dashes The Bitter Truth Creole bitters
Half an egg white
grated nutmeg

Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass. Add the garnish.



80 ml (2 3/4 oz) Havana Club Rum 7 years
10/12 fresh mint leaves (hierba Buena)
5 ml (1/6 oz) The Bitter Truth Pimento Dram
20 ml (2/3 oz) homemade Falernum
mint sprig, candied orange zests, crushed spices

Muddle Mint with the Velvet Falernum in base of the julep tin. Add some crushed ice and the rest of the ingredients. Churn (stir) the drink with the crushed ice using a bar spoon. Top up the cup with more crushed ice and Churn again. Add the garnish.

(images copyright Caleb Krivoshey / Havana Club)

Going East – Shanghai first

Calling all bartenders!! The Bitter Truth Masterclass with the creators of the brand, Stephan Berg and Alexander Hauck, this coming Monday in Shanghai. The Bitter Truth Masterclass will give insight in the brands history and product portfolio, and the tradition of using bitters in cocktails. Book your places now!

The Bitter Truth Elixier awarded Best in Class at IWSC International Wine and Spirits Challenge

Another great award for The Bitter Truth!

Already voted “Exellent, highly recommended” earlier this year at Paul Pacults Ultimate Spirits Challenge in New York City, we just recieved word that we rocked the bitters category and won the BEST IN CLASS award at this years IWSC International Wine and Spirits Challenge with The Bitter Truth Elixier, known stateside as E**X**R.

Tasting Notes by IWSC Judges:

Very dark with green tinged rim. Complex nose with combination of anise, gentian and wide herbal range. Hints of clove, ginger and liquorice. Rich and full in the mouth with sweet, syrupy flow. Initially soothing until you register the chilli content which sets up a burning sensation the lifts all the bitter, sweet characters. The chilli burn stays forever !

See how Robert Hess enjoyes mixing a Elixier & Ginger at Small Screen Network…

The Bitters Man Branches Out

The Bitter Truth Pimento Dram Liqueur

Jack Robertiello from Nightclub & Bar recently knocked at our door for an interview and we`re happy to share.

If you`re looking for the brand new Pimento Dram in the U.S. check out DrinkUpNY.