Herbal cocktail bitters are specific flowers, barks, roots, and herbs that have been infused in alcohol, to extract their many health benefits. Bitters are traditionally formulated to aid in over indulgence, cravings and many side effects of poor digestion. While formulating the perfect herbal remedies we stumbled upon the most unique and delicious cocktail bitters we've ever tasted. We are confident you will agree!
Our very first and best selling bitters inspired by our team's roots in India. Close your eyes and let the earthy, warming, and aromatic world of Golden envelope you. A velvety mouth feel with a bright and bitter tannic finesse, Golden brings deep spice to anything from water to whiskey.Hot Toddy with Bitters, Staunch, Golden Fashioned, Old Fashioned Classic, Liberty Nail, White Negroni
Embodying the heady and mystic history of cacao, our Amores swirls around your senses reminding you of how the world fell in love with chocolate. The most delicious and dynamic chocolate bitters you'll ever taste with herbal notes of bitter cherry bark and rose petal, vegetal elements of milk thistle, and hints of almond.
Indulge yourself in ancient and luxurious flavor! Known as "The Bartender's Favorite" in our office, Riza is a perfectly balanced and versatile blend of bold and rich botanicals. Combined fragrances of citrus, licorice, and rose will transport you to another place and time. Folks who fall in love with Riza aren't just fans, they're fanatics.
Botanicals: Orange, licorice, anise, rose hips
Benefits: Immunity, pain and stress relief, anti-depressant
Pairings: Absinthe, gin, vodka, whiskey, bourbon, tea, bubble water
Fire Tamer presents the essence of bright heat but with a powerful depth of flavor. A vivid and luminous bouquet of citrus concentrated with the precision of ginger spice, you may just start putting this in everything from green tea to tequila. Ginger lovers rejoice!
Botanicals: Ginger, lemon, clove, fennel
Benefits: Calms heart burn and indigestion, relieves nausea and motion sickness
Pairings: Gin, vodka, whiskey, tea, green tea, bubble water
We can't get enough of our Native Floral bitters. Floral, earthy, grassy perfume, bitter and fresh only begin to describe the gorgeous blend of this backyard mountain pharmaceutical! Bury your senses in this traditional remedy and find out what it truly means to taste the Rockies.
Botanicals: Lavender, chamomile, vervain, calendula other native Colorado flowers
Benefits: Calming, improves sleep, anti-anxiety, anti-depressant
Pairings: Champagne; gin and vodka martinis, tea, bubble water
Like spice? Our Wildfire spicy bitters are unlike any spicy bitters you've ever tasted. With so much more flavor and complexity than just a single spice, Wildfire carries with it vegetal notes, bright lime, earthy kefir lime leaves, as well as a symphony of multiple chiles and peppers.
Botanicals: Habanero, jalapeno, hatch green chile, lime, kefir lime leaves
Benefits: Anti-inflammatory and weight loss
Pairings: Tequila, mezcal, bloody mary, scrambled eggs!
Get warm and cozy with this decadent chocolate cocktail! We have partnered with Ritual Chocolate to bring to you the best boozy chocolate cocktail you've ever tasted. Take time to sip and enjoy the sweet moment!
Kit includes 2oz of Ritual Drinking Chocolate, 1oz Strongwater Amores Bitters, 3/4-1 1/2oz jigger, and recipes card for the Amor-Reyes Cocktail in a killer branded Strongwater wooden box.
Amor-Reyes Cocktail Recipe
3/4 oz bourbon
3/4 oz Ancho Reyes Ancho Chile Liqueur
1/2 oz Averna 3 dropper fulls Amores Bitters
1 oz (1/4 cup) Ritual Drinking Chocolate
1/4 cup milk (or sub almond milk, coconut, etc)
Cinnamon (ground) for garnish
Combine all spirits and bitters in mixing class or mug and set aside. Combine chocolate and milk in saucepan stirring over low heat until completely melted. Slowly pour hot chocolate over spirit mixture. Stir, dust with ground cinnamon and enjoy!
Our collection of award-winning bitters are expertly crafted to bring you only the best in a diversity of flavor profiles. This custom gift box includes 1/2 oz. bottles of our Golden "Aromatic Turmeric," Riza "Orange-Licorice," Fire Tamer "Spicy Lemon-Ginger," Amores "Chocolate-Vanilla," and Colorado Native "Mountain Wildflower Bitters." Find cocktail inspiration for all five at sipstrongwater.com.
Complete your master home bar with this collection of Strongwater award-winning bitters in our signature squares. Each bottle is 5 ounces of bitters with a traditional dasher. Enjoy craft cocktails with our Golden, Riza, Amores, Fire Tamer, and Native Floral. Buying as a gift? Let us know in your purchase notes and we'll dress it up!
Don't forget to visit our Recipes page for inspiration and recipes for all five bitters.
Our specialty branded Strongwater Cocktail Kit is a limited edition branded cigar box that contains our four award-winning bitters and all five shrubs (aka sipping vinegars). Also included are recipe cards for the bitters and shrubs each with six recipes from our team mixologists. Enjoy Golden "Aromatic Turmeric," Riza "Orange-Licorice," Fire Tamer "Spicy Lemon Ginger," and Amores "Chocolate Vanilla" bitters and Blueberry Mint, Persimmon Lavender, Peach Rose, Ginger Pear, and Cherry Thyme shrubs. Includes 1 oz. sample bottles of all and two cocktail recipe postcards. Find cocktail inspiration for all products at sipstrongwater.com.
The Strongwater Whiskey Cocktail Kit comes with everything you need to make the THREE classic whiskey cocktails and variations on each. Up your home bar game with these six recipes and enjoy an Old Fashioned, Manhattan or Sazerac with Strongwater bitters. The kit includes Golden "Aromatic Turmeric," Riza "Orange Licorice," Fire Tamer "Spicy Lemon Ginger," and Amores "Chocolate Vanilla" bitters, a cocktail bar spoon and muddler, jigger, strainer, and amarena cherries.
For all Colorado orders, your Whiskey Cocktail Kit includes a $10 voucher for any purchase or tour at the Laws Whiskey House in Denver!
Our old fashioned cocktail kit provides you with everything you'll need to make our award-winning old fashioned with our Golden Ichor Bitters, gorgeous Amarena cherries, a jigger and recipe.
Designed by Mike Huggins, this twist on a classic brings together the warmth, strength and spices of spirit, bitter and sweet. Cheers and enjoy at home or gift to that old fashioned enthusiast on your list!
Stir ingredients over ice and strain into an Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with orange twist and brandied black cherry.
One of our absolute favorites in our Strongwater family library! Amy Stewart beautifully displays the botanical background and intricacies of the world's greatest spirits and boozy drinks.
"Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet? In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol.
Of all the extraordinary and obscure plants that have been fermented and distilled, a few are dangerous, some are downright bizarre, and one is as ancient as dinosaurs–but each represents a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history.
This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology–with more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardeners–will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party."