Cool Item of the Day: The Bitter Truth Cocktail Bitters Traveler’s Set

Cool Item of the Day: The Bitter Truth Cocktail Bitters Traveler’s Set

bitter truth travelers set

The line between a good cocktail and a great one can often be drawn with a sprinkling of bitters, staples of any serious watering hole and surely a part of any high-end home bar, too.

Traveling, however, poses a particular challenge. It’s one thing to throw a bottle of rye in the car for the trip to Tahoe. It’s another to deal with all the little things — garnishes, mixers, bitters — as well.

The Bitter Truth is at least making one of those easier with this fun “Traveler’s Set” of five miniature (20ml) bottles packed into a tin travel kit. You get Celery, Orange, Creole, Old Time Aromatic, and Jerry Thomas’ Own Decanter Bitters in the mix. Not sure the Celery Bitters are essential, but the other four (sub Creole for Peychaud’s and either the Aromatic or the Jerry Thomas bitters for Angostura) cover the bitters bases of 90% of the cocktail recipes out there.

Fun stuff.


Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

1 Comment

  1. Nathan on February 1, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Going to have to disagree with you, the celery bitters are absolutely essential! Bloody Marys and Michelada’s are obvious choices for them (or any other ‘savory’ drink), but I’ve found that they also stand up well in a Hendrick’s Martini and even a Whiskey Sour. Maybe not the most versatile, but definitely delicious if you know how to use them.

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