Select from your favorite flavors & serve up some cocktails that sing... Blackwater Bitters is honored to bring local bartenders, culinary & cocktail experts, and general citizenry high quality, hand-crafted bitters.
Your cocktail CAN taste better, and a little goes a long way with their unique blends. Don’t imbibe? Not to worry! Bitters can be used in coffee, tea, water and more; or, to add an added layer of excitement to your mocktails! If you want to test the flavor before adding to your beverage, place a drop or two onto the back of your hand to taste.The Aromatic, Cedar, and Apple and Oak are quite fitting for holiday influenced cocktails (and others too, of course), whereas the Lavender and Coffee offer an alternative for different drink applications. Not only will your bartending game be amplified, but you can show off a little local craftsmanship!
**Cedar and Apple + Oak are sold out - keep an eye out for it's return soon!
A little bit about each flavor...
- Aromatic Bitters • An intense and versatile flavor, cinnamon and other warm spices are punctuated by the strength of gentian root and birch bark, with a hint of celery seed on the finish. Pairing extraordinarily well with bourbon and whiskey, these flavors also mix well with a number of other spirits and non-alcoholic beverages alike. Don’t forget to add a few drops to your marinades or homemade salad dressings.
- Mocha • Natural layers of bitterness from the cacao and coffee beans (shout out to Lynchburg's own Hill City Coffee for their delicious air roasted Sumatra beans) are smoothed and accented by notes of orange peel, chicory and cinnamon, and sweetened with a touch of molasses.
- Orange Bitters • Riding on a comparable wave of popularity to the Aromatic Bitters, these Orange Bitters carry an equal level of versatility. Orange Peel, Ginger, All Spice, Clove, and Caraway Seed provide a nice balance of citrus and spice.
- Lavender Bitters • Lavender, it speaks for itself. To accent this powerful, yet calming flavor, we add a range of herbs and spices, along with some hops, ginger and lemon peel to accentuate the natural brightness of the recipe. Any gin cocktail begs for lavender bitters.
- Apple and Oak Bitters • Apples for these carefully crafted bitters were sourced from local orchards and are finished with a distinct smoky note from oak chips. Easily incorporate this blend into your fall beverage concoctions, add to a cider, or even your morning coffee.
- Chamomile • Herbaceous, tangy and floral, Chamomile Bitters pair well with an array of spirits, such as whiskey, bourbon, vodka, and tequila, as well as champagne and liqueurs. Lemon peel and honey add the finishing notes for a more complex or soothing beverage.
- Celery • Mostly celery with a tinge of sweet sourness from hibiscus and some heat from jalapeno, these bitters carry a medley of intense flavors. The savory bitterness of burdock root helps to balance the experience. This recipe adds an extra pop to your bloody mary’s, clean and/or dirty martinis, etc.