9 Funky Ways to Make your Cocktails Bitter

curated by ryan

You might have to just check out the bitters below to see what we’re talking about. From cricket bitters to thai green chili. These bitters are perfect for any mad scientist. Bonus is all these funky bitters are sold at Art in the Age in Old City. Buy them online (click the posts below) go to Art in the Age in person.


Organic – Toasted cacao nibs bring this blend to life and, with just a hint of spice and oak, imparts the essence of chocolate into any drink. Truly a necessity in a well-stocked bar.

Fig & Cinnamon

Using the sweetness from dried figs, spice from cinnamon & clove and the bitterness from gentian, our Fig & Cinnamon is a delicious dark and bittersweet additive which brings a touch of Christmas into any cocktail. This bitters works amazingly with any whisky, cognac or rum. Try it in a classic Old Fashioned, or whip it up into a sours cocktail for a lovely spicy twist.

Filthy Dirty

The blend of herbs and spices in our Filthy Dirty Cocktail Spice is designed specifically to complement and enhance the briny goodness of a standard Dirty. Add three or four blasts to your shaker and enjoy!

Pure Cricket Tincture

A tincture made from crickets. They have an earthy, nutty flavor we like to compare to a dark honey. The perfect introduction to edible insects.


These bitters are for the creative cocktail and culinary minds out there. Direct and to the point but also wildly complex, these flavors add their own element. They also meld well together for complexity and true mastery of flavor.

Chai Walla

Inspired by our time in India and Sri Lanka this bitter is full of spices. Made with black tea, ginger juice, cardamom, cinnamon, clove and black pepper the flavor will transport you straight to the street chai’walla tea vendors of India. Add a few drops to a cocktail or to a glass of milk and sugar.

Honeyed Apricot & Smoked Hicory

This delicious concoction has a sweet front and smoky finish with a blend of leatherwood honey, apricot and smoked hickory. Honeyed Apricot & Smoked Hickory bitters add depth and complexity to your cocktails. Try it with gin or light rum.

Crawfish Boil

Crawfish Boil Bitters are aromatic and flavorful with the perfect touch of heat! This unique flavor profile tastes just like a traditional cajun boil, with notes of clove, anise, allspice, pepper, onion, garlic and bay. Great with savory cocktails, typically used to Improve Bloody Marys and Bloody Marias, but also great in savory and spicy vodka martinis for an additional depth of flavor. Incorporate these in your favorite seafood dishes, add a few dashes on raw oysters or add a tablespoon to your favorite pimento cheese recipe. The possibilities are endless!

Thai Green Chili Cocktail Spice

Thai Green Chili has a fresh, bright, green flavor and its heat is serious – a few blasts of this spice go a long way. A versatile flavor, but works especially well in margaritas and citrus-heavy cocktails.

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