Scrappy's Bitters first hit the bitters scene in 2008 when it wasn't the crowded market it's become today, and they have only grown more successful since that time. Part of their success can be attributed to their commitment to organic ingredients and no artificial flavors or colors. Scrappy's "craft" bitters are perfect representations of the ingredients they contain along with a balance of carefully selected herbs and spices. We mixed up a few of their recommendations, one classic cocktail and two original cocktails from influential West Coast bartenders.
(recipe from Phil Thompson, of Tavern Law)
1.25 oz Gin
.5 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
.5 oz Aperol
.75 oz Grapefruit Juice
.5 oz Lemon Juice
Float Scrappy's Lavender Bitters
Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for 15-30 seconds. Double-strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Better Part of Valor
(recipe from Allison Weber)
1.5 oz Weste Bourne Navy Strength Gin
1 oz Cocchi Americano
.75 oz Amaro Nonino
1/8 oz Fernet
2 dashes of Scrappy's Grapefruit Bitters
Add all ingredients to cocktail mixing glass filled with ice. Stir for 30-45 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
1 oz Old Tom Gin
2 oz sweet vermouth
2 dashes Scrappy's Orange Bitters
1/8 oz Maraschino
Add all ingredients to cocktail mixing glass filled with ice. Stir for 30-45 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.