Craft Cocktail Bitters Made In Portland, OR

The best drinks are made with real ingredients, exactly how you like them, regardless of the rules.

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  • "Gimlet Game Changer – (The Lime Coriander) sat rarely used in our bar for quite some time. That is until my wife decided to add some to the Gimlet she was making. The result was hands down the best Gimlet I've ever had."

    – Nathan P.

  • "If you like orange bitters these bitters are the best orange bitters, and I've tried a lot of different brands. Best old fashioned ever!"

    – Curtis J.

  • "So Delicious – These bitters are just amazing! Yes, I can't wait to use them in cocktails, but now I'm also thinking of other recipes I'd like to add them to as well. The flavor is magnificent! Well done!"

    – Jeanne

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  • Flavor First

    We craft every flavor of bitters to not only taste good on its own but to make your drinks taste the best they can. Bitters should enhance, not overpower, whatever you put them in.

  • Whole Ingredients

    We only use real, whole ingredients for the best possible flavor. You'll never find anything artificial in anything we make.

  • Transparency

    We mean this both literally and figuratively. We use transparent bottles so you can see exactly what you're getting and we list all the ingredients we use so you know exactly what you're consuming.

  • Usability

    The flavors we make are crafted to blend seamlessly into your drinks and to be used in a variety of ways. If you're adding it to your barcart it should make more than one kind of drink.

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  • Ginger Lime Sour

    This summer sipper is a Thai inspired upgrade to your basic sour. The addition of the ginger Makrut syrup and lime coriander bitters make this easy to mix drink taste like you slaved all day.

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  • Rosé Sangria

    This easy to mix up batched cocktail is perfect for guests on a warm afternoon but not too boozy to put everyone asleep.

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  • Spanish Spritz

    This simple spritz is a perfect balance of crisp cava, spicy ginger, and rich sherry all brightened up with a few dashes of grapefruit bitters. 

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