Bittermens Orange Cream Citrate 44% 14,6 cl

Bittermens Orange Cream Citrate 44% 14,6 cl


For years, Bittermens been asked when they were going to start making an orange bitters. Their thought was that there are already so many orange bitters out there that it really didn’t make sense to create another one.


But… the idea of doing something with orange was still looming in their collective consciousness.


Bittermens really had been less than satisfied with the orange bitters that are generally available, as so many orange bitters have burnt caramel in their base, giving them a very dark flavor. When they think of what an orange should taste like, they want something more like orange juice. Honestly, at home when we want orange bitters, we just use an orange twist paired with a complimentary bitter.


Maybe the answer wasn’t to do an orange bitter at all, but to do something orange that would pair with bitters in a cocktail.


Instead of thinking about bitters, Bittermens started to explore the syrups and preparations used in soda shops, focusing on cream sodas and phosphates. Riffing on an orange cream soda syrup, they created a concentrated orange cream tincture and modified it with a heavy dose of citric acid (instead of using phosphoric acid like the soda jerks used to use). The result? The Orange Cream Citrate. Sweet, sour, tart and creamy, but not bitter by any sense.


So, please don’t call this their Orange Bitters. If anything, it’s our orange anti-bitter.