Bitters Basics

The Art and Craft of Mixing Drinks

Simply put, bitters make it better. Made up of a concentrated liquid extraction of bitter roots, herbs, flowers, and foliage, bitters were traditionally used medicinally to cleanse the body of toxins and to aid in digestion. Bitters can be added to everything from cocktails and seltzer to cookie batter and vinaigrettes. With every drop, shake, or dash, bitters will add complexity and depth, balance sweet and sour, and make a flat drink pop.

Bitter Making 101

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

Learn how to make bitters with one of our favorite local bitters makers, Nolan Stewart of Coastal Root Bitters in Portland, Maine. Participants will learn the art and craft of combining spices, roots, barks and other flavorings to make their own bitters.

Vena's Fizz House Bitters

Crafted by The Bitterest Man in the World

Vena’s Fizz House Small-Batch Bitters are an homage to Vena's past lovers. Some smoldering, some charismatic, some bold. Explore them. Taste them. Tango with them! Coming soon!

Bitters Maker Showcase