To everyone who came out to the party last night, we want to say thanks for all the support. We especially want to thank the kind volunteers who shared their time, wisdom and energy with us.
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Last Friday night we had a great event for First Fridays at Art in the Age in Philadelphia. This was a sort of soft-launch for our cart, and while there were a few hiccups, we think it made a great showing of itself! Check back later this week and we’ll share some recipes for the cocktails from the event, plus one or two that didn’t make the final cut, but that we think you’ll love.
If you are in Philly and missed the show, follow us on Twitter and Facebook (next time we’ll also remember to promote on here!), and head over to Art in the Age to get yourself some bitters why don’t ya?
Rafael Cohen came to our launch party and got free samples of our bitters, and was struck with inspiration! He sent in this delicious cocktail recipe, and we think you’ll really enjoy it.
The Goldminer’s Daughter
- ½ clementine muddled and strained
- ¼ meyer lemon squeezed + lemon zest
- 1oz Michters Bourbon
- 1oz Jack Daniels Tennesee Honey
- some dashes of Citrus bitters
- splash of soda
Mix ingredients in a rocks glass. Top with soda. Garnish with a twist.
The kind folks at The Meadow invited us to their store in the West Village where they were teaching a class on making your own bitters at home. We had a great time.
The Meadow is a really amazing store. They sell salt, chocolate, flowers and bitters. Mark Bittermen, the co-owner of the shop and author of Salted, is a guy who is incredibly passionate about good flavors. His class invited attendees to add ingredients individually to their bitters so that they could tweak the ratios as they went. People came up with some amazing bitters!
The Meadow has been one of our most enthusiastic supporters from the beginning, and it’s an amazing shop. If you are ever in Portland or New York City we highly recommend you take the time to check it out. We also noticed that they still had a couple bottles of our Sage bitters in stock, which is a flavor we’re no longer doing, so if you want a collectors item, you know where to go!
Hella Bitter just got in to Hot Bread Kitchen Incubates, a program that helps small food businesses get off the ground. This is great news because we’ll be able to ramp up production, improve our quality control, spiff up our packaging, and gracefully make the transition to having our own production facility. HB [hearts] HBK!