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tempehtempeh Feb 6, 2009 08:30 AM

Anyone have suggestions on where one can buy bitters (amer picon, amaro, etc. - not angostura, which Key Foods carries) in or near Brooklyn? Why are they so hard to find? Thanks much.

  1. jen kalb Feb 6, 2009 08:43 AM

    you probably need to look in liquor stores, esp in Italian neighborhoods, since most of these bitters are alcoholic beverages. Amaros like campari, cynar, averna etc are readily available. I dont know about amer picon.

    1. Up With Olives Feb 6, 2009 09:17 AM

      Amer Picon isn't available in the US now. Tragic. I love love love a Picon Punch.
      You might want to specify where in Brooklyn. One fine spot that I know of is LeNell's in Red Hook. Most midsized liquor stores will have a few things like Campari, and maybe Averna or Cynar.

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      1. re: Up With Olives
        lambretta76 Feb 6, 2009 09:33 AM

        If you're looking for the "add a few drops" kind of bitters like Angostura, LeNell's and Stinky (on Smith) have a number of different kinds. Kalustyan's in Manhattan has a bunch, too, but I think LeNell's is the place.

        As for the real amaros and stuff like Cynar and Aperol you'll need to hit a liquor store, but most places stock them.

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        dhs Feb 6, 2009 12:58 PM

        Borisal Liquor & Wine 468 4th Ave

        they have a web site too.

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