Scrappy’s Bitters was founded in 2008 by Seattle, WA bartender Miles Thomas. As a bartender, he was constantly searching for bitters with cleaner, brighter flavors. He was unable to find exactly what he wanted, so he decided to take matters into his own hands. Therefore, he decided to immerse himself in the world of herbs, botanicals, and bittering agents.
Experimenting and Perfecting
Thomas spent years experimenting with flavors and extraction methods, because he wanted to perfect his recipes. He learned to pair multiple ingredients to intensify the flavor he was seeking, and came to understand that different methods of extracting flavor from the same source could yield vastly different results. Thomas finally perfected his flavors and released a range of bitters based on fruits, spices, and herbs. Ever since, Scrappy’s has been handcrafting their bitters with a small dedicated team. Their commitment to quality shows in the boldness and purity of their flavors and they consider their bitters to be the best in the world.
Gentian root is a very traditional ingredient and bittering agent in craft cocktail bitters. Scrappy’s Grapefruit combines the natural brightness of fresh grapefruit zest with traditional Gentian root. These fruit forward, citrusy Grapefruit Bitters are incredibly versatile and can pair well with any alcohol, season, or flavor profile. They’re sure to become a new favorite addition to your home bar!
Check out the recipe below to get some citrusy cocktail inspiration!
The San Pedro Cocktail
2 oz silver tequila
1/2 oz dry vermouth
1/2 oz cointreau
3 -4 dashes Scrappy’s grapefruit bitters
Shake all ingredients together with ice, and serve up with a lime twist.