Liqueurs and Bitters

Collection of handmade bitters, mixers and liqueurs.At our house, the bar isn’t stocked with every liqueur imaginable. If a friend has a favorite (like Sambuco or Amaretto — you know who you are!), we’ll keep a bottle on hand to make him smile. Otherwise, here are the ones we mix up frequently:

Orange

Orange flavored and sweet liqueurs come in handy to brighten up all sorts of drinks, from Journalists to Margaritas. I just peeked behind the bar, and this is what we have:

  • Triple sec (homemade Triple sec in the refrigerator)
  • Cointreau (sometimes it’s Grand Marnier, depending on what’s on sale)
  • Curacao

Minty

A bottle of white creme de menthe or peppermint schnapps will provide
you with some interesting flavors for those inspired moments of
mixology during the winter months.

Chocolatey

Great for dessert drinks and guests who have a sweet tooth:

Bitters

Bitters adds complexity — both to the flavor and scent — to mixed drinks. One of our favorite drinks, The Journalist, has a a couple dashes of bitters. We have three kinds of bitters in our bar (one in the refrigerator):

You can get bitters at BevMo or even order it from Amazon.