Because Texans always need a refreshing way to cool off when the Frio River runs low, our Bitters were born. Creating recipes to take your craft cocktails to the next level, Bitters are an old fashioned tradition using only the finest local ingredients and premium spirits.
The history of adding Bitters to adult libations actually began centuries ago. They are heard about a lot in the liquid world, but many people aren’t exactly sure what they are. It’s worth your time to find out. Bitters can be the difference in whether your drink is a success or fails.
Bitters are flavorings for cocktails and many call them the salt and pepper to cocktails. You probably won’t notice if they’re in your cocktail, but you would if they're not.
Bitters don’t necessarily make a drink taste bitter, even though they might have bitter ingredients. Their flavors run the gamut from spicy to citrusy, herbal, floral and more. They are made to enhance and accentuate the other flavors in a drink by adding some extra zing.
The origin of Bitters dates back three centuries, well before the era of the cocktail when they were used as patent remedies and tonics. Formulated by doctors and pharmacists, bitters were taken for a variety of ills, most notably an upset stomach.
The problem with drinking just bitters is they didn’t taste very good. It was medicine and didn’t taste good. People started mixing bitters with other things to make them more palatable and it wasn’t long before alcohol was the primary mixer and thus the cocktail was born.
Bitters are essential components of the most classic and famous cocktails such as the Manhattan, Old Fashioned and the Sazerac.
How our Bitters are made.
Our secret formulas include a variety of herbs, fruits, spices and roots distilled with premium liquor for exceptional quality and taste. Our Handcrafted, Artisanal Bitters bring out new and exciting qualities to each and every cocktail. Feel free to experiment and make something unique and special.
We are committed to providing you with organic herbs grown here on the farm, aged a minimum of three months, coupled with premium spirits to create flavorful, heady aromas for super tasting cocktails. Explore our exquisite line of Handcrafted, Texas Bitters.
Nanette Watson is an Artisan Farmer based along the Frio River in Concan, TX.
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