Yes you have landed in the right place… you have surfed to Recipes4Cocktails.com… an informal guide to bitters and cocktail culture from the good people at Morningstar Artisan Foods.
We are Brokers of Artisan Foods from around the world along with being a premiere source of Bitters and Mixology Supplies in the country. There’s all sorts of information on this site about all manner of gourmet foods and as my old beach bum pal Big Charlie Adams used to say… “more recipes than the law allows” for both for food and drink.
Some of the Makers actually get their own pages that showcase their collection of recipes. If you like a Dirty Martini now and then you definitely want to check out our Dirty Sue content. World Class Barman and Brand Ambassador “ET”, Eric Tecosky will show you how to make it the right way. He’ll also also introduce you to some riffs that use his Premium Olive Juice and Garnishes in other cocktails.
Look for the banners like Dale DeGroff’s that will allow you access into the mind of a genius.
The links below will take you to recipes based on you favorite spirits and our favorite makers of Bitters and other essential ingredients. There are a number Bar Tips that will help get you over any rough spots in the road. Plus a listing of shops where you can access the cocktail gear of your dreams. Enjoy!
Anders Erickson is one of my favorite YouTube barmen… This video will show you how to stir and shake cocktails. Best of all he does a really good demo of how to use a Cup & Can which is way better than the 3 piece or Cobbler shaker… Click Here to Visit his YouTube Page for more great recipes and advice…
If you’re a Rum Drinker this recipe is a humdinger!
BG Reynolds Syrups give the Home or Professional Barman or Lady a lot of quality tools to make a wide range of cocktails. For all of you at home I encourage you to experiment with Bitters, Syrups and other Modifiers. If you see a recipe on line that calls for an Orange Infused Bitters with ingredients you will never find in your local grocery store… just make it with your favorite orange bitters.. Here are some good examples of Riffs you might like!
This is a pretty good Riff and it is quit nice with either the Honey or Demerara Syrup. BG Reynolds Honey Syrup in made with orange blossom honey so it has orange floral note to it. It blends nicely with the PF Dry Curacao and the MB Negroni Bitters (which is distinct and one of the better orange bitters on the market).
12 years ago well-known LA Barman and Brand Ambassador Eric Tecosky (ET) was in the middle of a late night rush of Dirty Martinis when he ran out of Olive Juice… While he was draining the juice from a gallon sized jar of olives a light went on in his head and he asked the fellow working with him… “how come no one bottles olive juice?”
Traveling to Andalusia, Spain the world’s top origin for olive and olive oil production he learned how Olives take the journey Farm to Bar. Soon after Dirty Sue Premium Olive Juice was born. Today it is the preferred choice of Professional Barmen and Home Mixologists across the country. Click Here or on any of the Dirty Sue Images to View the Recipes.
This is a small sampling of what you will find on…
Dale’s Page… Click Here or on Image Above.
If you are into the Classic Old Fashioned try a riff with 2 dashes of Dale’s Pimento Bitters instead of Angostura Bitters.
If you’d to become a master of cocktails in your own home we suggest shopping with these great retailers. Not only do the have a great selection of Bitters, Barware and Glassware they can give you good advice.
Bar Keeper Los Angeles
614 N Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA 90004 (323)-669-1675
Vena’s Fizz House 345 Fore St.
Portland, ME 04101 (207) – 747-4901
158 Main Street Jerome, Arizona 86331 (928)-.639.9463
The Austin Shaker
1199 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78702 (512)-524-0754
Pogo’s Wine and Spirits
5360 W Lovers Ln # 200, Dallas, TX 75209 (214)-350-8989
The Liquor Store of Jackson Hole
115 Buffalo Way, Jackson, WY 83001 (307)-733-4466
The Boston Shaker
69 Holland Street Somerville, MA 02144 (617)-718-2999
Happy Hour Collection
530 Euclid Avenue Suite 11 Cleveland, OH 44115 (216) 563-1166
Collins & Coupe
2876 El Cajon Boulevard, Suite #100, San Diego 92104 (619) 727- 4971
Cocktail Emporium 3 Locations in Toronto Ontario Canada
972 Queen St West 647-727-3804
20 Kensington Ave 647-729-9986
Union Station 416-964-8535
Shocking as it may sound most liquor stores are stuck in the dark ages when it comes to mixology supplies… They just want to take the easy way out and there are few liquor stores where you get a good explanation of what is on the shelf.
In terms of Bitters we are not saying that the classics like Angostura, Regan’s and Peychaud’s have lost their place as we use them with regularity ourselves and we recommend them in a variety of cocktails showcased in our recipe pages. However modern barmen have spurred a new interest in cocktail culture. As a result we think you will find that better makers of Bitters and Syrups have reinvented products lost in Prohibition and created new flavor enhancers that are delightful additions to spirits, cocktails and food.
If you don’t live near one of the great retailers mentioned above Just CLICK HERE or on the Image Below and we’ll be happy to ship you everything you need to make great cocktails at home. In addition we offer a large variety of gourmet foods and the World’s Best Chocolate from almost 50 Bean to Bar Makers.
Experimentation is the key… Mister Bitters’ Grapefruit and Agave Bitters is a good example of how you can use bitters to unify or stretch the of the flavor profile and mouthfeel of your favorite cocktails (that don’t call for bitters) in a pleasant direction. If you enjoy Tequila or Mezcal, Grapefruit and Agave are natural elements to play with.
For Retailers taking a peek at the site this is an example of what some of our Shelf Talkers look like…
Okay so you’re interested but don’t know where to start…
Try Bittermilk Cocktail Compounds… these are Advanced Bar Syrups! In other words all the hard work has been done for you by total savants. All you do is add booze and in some recipes club soda.
Perfection is always a good place to start and it will give you a perspective on what Craft Cocktails are all about.
If you like you enjoy a more spirits forward cocktail simply cut back on the bittermilk a bit. Remember a little Bittermilk goes a long way!
Click Here or on any of the Bittermilk images in this cluster to view all the Bittermilk recipe videos.