18.21 Bitters

Crafting a Better Cocktail

Extra Extra Read All About It! PROHIBITION IS OVER! 18.21 Bitters was created to craft a better cocktail. We may no longer need to disguise our smuggled libations but it sure is fun to pretend! Scroll through our products to see the finest in premium, small batch, handcrafted cocktail bitters, tinctures, shrubs, syrups and tonic, ginger beer and pre-mixed craft cocktails. Throw on your top hat, grab a bottle and have a roaring good time!

 

Holiday Drinking

The Holidays are in full swing and that means Holiday parties, dinners and maybe even a post shopping cocktail to reward yourself for getting gifts for everyone on your list!

Our Holiday Syrup, Rosemary Sage Syrup and Barrel Aged Old Fashioned Mix all make excellent hostess gifts and easy holiday cocktails.  Check out a few recipes!

Holiday Martini: 

Add 2oz Vodka & 1/2oz 18.21 Holiday Syrup to a shaker.  Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.  Garnish with fresh cranberries and a sugar rim. Fun, festive and perfect for the holidays!

 

Christmas Cheer Champagne:

Add a Tablespoon of our 18.21 Rosemary Sage Syrup to a champagne glass and allow your guests to fill with champagne when they arrive!  This is a great holiday treat!

 

By the Fire Old Fashioned:

Stir 2oz Bourbon with 1/2oz 18.21 Barrel Aged Old Fashioned Mix and garnish with an expressed orange peel.  It feels like sipping good bourbon by the fire!

It's Hot Out There!

Summer is upon us with full force so we thought a nice twist on one of our favorite winter drinks is in order!

An iced Irish coffee!

Recipe:

Add

1/2oz 18.21 Bitters Coffee, Vanilla, Cacao Syrup

1/2oz Cold Brew Coffee

2oz Irish Whiskey

to shaker and shake with ice

Add to Irish Coffee Mug with one large ice cube and top with Whipped Cream and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Enjoy!!!

 

Oldie But Goodie

Looking for a new twist on a classic?  Try a Solbeso/18.21 Bitters Old Fashioned as featured here in Vanity Fair.

Just add 2oz of Solbeso, 1 teaspoon of demerara sugar, and 4 dashes of 18.21 Bitters Black Currant and Cacao Tincture to a mixing glass and stir.  Serve in a rocks glass over a large ice cube and garnish with a luxardo cherry and an expressed orange peel.

 

Next Week In Vegas

Next week brings the annual Nightclub and Bar Show to Vegas, one of our favorite for the industry!

Monday night, we are hosting a cocktail party at the Daylight Beach Club starting at 7pm and we invite you to join us for complimentary 18.21 Bitters/Beam Devil's Cut and Effen Vodka cocktails served by the models of Ashley Avery Agency.  Monsieur, the robot bartender, will also be there and you can grab an 18.21 Bitters drink out of the robot bar!

After the Daylight Beach Club please join us at Marquee Mondays at the Marquee Nightclub at the Cosmopolitan Hotel hosted by the Ashley Avery Agency.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, stop by booth #1421 on the TradeShow Floor to sample our new products and try out the Monsieur Bartender!  Vegas Baby!  Yeah!

BevNet Live

We have known for a while but today, we were able to present 18.21 Bitters to a panel of highly regarded judges in the beverage arena as a semi-finalist in the BevNET new beverage showdown and we (drum roll please.....) have advanced to the finals!

We are very excited to present tomorrow to a new panel of judges!  We are competing against 5 other beverage brands who have great products we were able to sample and we are pleased to be in such good company!

Keep your fingers crossed for us and thanks for all of your support!

Holiday Gift Giving

The holiday season has arrived!  It seems like more and more it is getting harder and harder to shop for our loved ones.  They have everything they need but we still want to get them something they will enjoy to show them we are thinking of them!  We have the perfect solution - 18.21 Bitters!  A bottle of Shrub, Syrup or Bitters is a nice gift and a 1oz bottle of bitters makes a pretty great stocking stuffer as does one of our 3-pack gift packs!

Looking for something a little different?  We have cocktail packages in the store starting at $39.99 ready to go for Gin, Vodka, Whiskey/Bourbon, Tequila/Mezcal, and Rum Lovers complete with products and recipes!  Some packages even include one of a kind vintage bar-ware!

See you at the store which is located in the Market Hall in Ponce City Market just across from Minero and Behind Simply Seoul.

A twist on our bottled cocktails

Our bottled cocktails were designed with a specific spirit in mind.  The Hans was designed with Mezcal in mind, Bourbon and Spice was crafted to pair with Bourbon, Hibiscus Cooler with Vodka, and Barbados on the Rocks with light rum but they pair well with so much more!

Our Bourbon and Spice is excellent with Irish Whiskey, Genever and Barrel Aged Genever, Hibiscus Cooler is so tasty with Rye Whiskey, the Hanz is great with Tequila or Whiskey and Barbados on the Rocks is delicious with a nice botanical gin or vodka so if you have a bottle, play around with it and enjoy!

 

 

October Cocktail of the Month

Our October cocktail of the month comes to you from Patrick Doughtry of Le Fat and Miso Izakaya and is the winning entry from our Grand Opening 18.21 Bitters/Solbeso Cocktail Competition!

His cocktail is Beauregard's Revenge:

1.5oz Solbeso

1oz Manzanilla Sherry

.5oz Blueberry Gomme Syrup

.5oz Lime Juice

7 Drops 18.21 Black Currant+Coco Tincture 

Blueberry Garnish



A Little Write up From Creative Loafing on What is Coming!

In addition to 18.21 Bitters coming Sep. 1st to Ponce City Market, Chef Waxman will be introducing a concept and Mercury will be opening brought to you by the guys over at Pinewood Tippling Room.  Plenty of other goodness is at PCM including Strippagio, which has our favorite basil olive oil, King of Pops, Biltong Bar by Justin Anthony where we are looking forward to enjoying organic Biltong (south african jerky), Spiller Park for excellent coffee and sublime donuts and many more wonderful retail and food concepts!

 

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Ponce City Market Update

Hey guys!  As many of you know, 18.21 Bitters is opening a retail store at Ponce City Market where you will be able to grab a daily bottled mocktail, sample all of our products, watch us make bitters, and purchase every single product we make!  We will also have some flavors available exclusively in our retail store and will be offering cocktail classes, private/custom events and cocktail consulting.  In addition to bitters, tinctures, syrups, shrubs, tonic and ginger beer, the retail store will carry vintage bar ware and glass ware as well as high quality new bar ware and glass ware plus cocktail tools, books and accessories. 

Pop in and say hi to us starting on September 1st, try some products, get suggestions from our knowledgable and friendly staff on what works with what you like to drink, grab a bottled cocktail for a hassle free craft experience or just say hi!  We can't wait to meet you and help you elevate your cocktail!

Interested in wholesale or distribution? Email us at drink@1821bitters.com