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Santa, will you bring me orange bitters?

french roast Dec 23, 2007 07:41 PM

Hi Everyone.

I have a special cocktail recipe that I first had at the restaurant at the Getty, and I was all excited to have it as my "house cocktail" on Christmas day. (Junipero gin, Cointreau, orange bitters, topped with a splash of champagne) Only thing is, it calls for orange bitters. I live in the Glendale/Pasadena area, and I can't find orange bitters anywhere! Not at BevMo, and even my beloved Top Line Liquors. I'm hoping I can find them tomorrow, so that I can serve my special drink...any ideas where I could find them locally?

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  1. tritip RE: french roast Dec 23, 2007 07:44 PM

    Stirrings makes a decent blood orange bitters. I've seen it at K&L in Hollywood.

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      Hailyn RE: french roast Dec 23, 2007 07:50 PM

      I buy Stirring orange bitters at How's market in San Gabriel, which has a great, well-edited wine and liquor selection (not to mention Alexander's Meats, one of the best butchers in town).

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        jacinthe RE: french roast Dec 23, 2007 09:12 PM

        I think I saw Fee Brothers orange bitters at Surfas.

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          AquaW RE: jacinthe Dec 24, 2007 12:47 PM

          Yep, i just got my Fee Brothers Orange Bitters (they also have the other kinds too) at Surfas! Really adds an edge to my lemon drops :)


        2. Amuse Bouches RE: french roast Dec 24, 2007 09:37 AM

          Bevmo.com says they have orange bitters at the Pasadena location. You can purchase it online and have it waiting for your pickup at the store.

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            Dave and Stuff RE: french roast Jan 4, 2008 09:32 PM

            I've had that cocktail at the Getty Center, and it is wonderful!

            Try Stirrings brand Blood Orange bitters...you can fond them at upscale groceries.

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