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Tuesday
Jul212015

Fun Local Stuff

Today I had a morning meeting with Erin Hines, the founder and creator of Bitter Girl: a family-owned and operated business out of Sonoma County. Erin used to bartend at Fog City in San Francisco (and still tends the bar near her home), but now she's focused entirely on her bitters business. Normally I would wonder how someone who hand-writes and hand-delivers her own hand-made bitters could subside completely on that amount of commerce alone, but then I tasted them. These are absolutely spectacular, and they're all made using fruits, herbs, and spices mostly grown in her own backyard (or her mother's). The flavors explode right off the bat and the intensity of the fruit makes your mouth water in seconds. She's going to sell insane amounts of these bitters. I can't wait to get home later so I can start tinkering with them.

Bitter Girl Batch One Bitters 2 oz $16.99 - Batch One is made from pomegranate, orange, tangerine, and vanilla bean. Use it spice up your citrus cocktails!

Bitter Girl Bitter Rose Bitters 2 oz. $16.99 -  The Bitter Rose uses rose petals, hibiscus, and lavender to create a delicate flavor profile just begging for a gin martini.

Bitter Girl Mom's Prickly Poms Bitters 2 oz. $16.99 -Mom's Prickly Poms uses pomegranate, prickly pear, pineapple, and guava all grown by Erin's mother in her yard.

Bitter Girl Pear Jordan Bitters 2 oz. $16.99 - The Pear Jordan uses Bartlett pear, cascade hops, and nugget hops to create a fall flavor delight.

-David Driscoll