Bitters – Part I

16 May

Before our Christmas party last year, Abe stocked our bar with pretty much every kind of alcohol possible.  The goal was to be able to make any drink any guest requested.  (This turned into a party game, as you can imagine.  And our couch broke in half, but anyway.) The one thing that was missing from our fully-stocked bar, however, was a set of bitters, which we realized early in the night when guests started requesting drinks that, if made properly, called for various bitters, in addition to whatever else.

For Christmas that same year, I found a local company, Bittercube, that makes handmade bitters in beautiful flavors and painstaking detail.  I love the antique looking labels and colorful bottles. 

I bought a set as a last minute stocking-stuffer for Abe and shipped them out to Montana, where we spent Christmas.

I felt very clever for finding this little gift.  The packaging and presentation are so thoughtful and special.  These would make a perfect housewarming or thank you gift if you have stayed the night at someone’s house.  Only 15 drops and you have a Gin Gin Pony!  No idea what that is but I like anything with the word “pony” in it!

2 Responses to “Bitters – Part I”

  1. Kathryn May 17, 2011 at 8:08 am #

    My friend who used to work at the Violet Hour said that Bittercube’s bitters were his favorite (aside from the housemade bitters at the VH, of course). You should feel clever- I’ll definitely be buying these as a gift in the future, great idea!

  2. Arianne May 17, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

    Gin Gin pony sounds like a good one. I think it’s definitely the “pony” thing.

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