With the spirit of the season in full swing, The Hort invited Mark Bitterman, a leading culinary salt, chocolate, and cocktail bitters expert, on December 9th to lead an in-depth bitters making. Mark brought everyone on a small, cocktail inspired trip through history; he discussed the foundations of bitters, their prohibition survival, and modern developments. Sticking with the bitter’s tradition, he mixed a classic Manhattan, a tempting Angostura Sour, and a mystery drink – made complete by attendee-made bitters.
The evening also highlighted Mark’s new book, Bitterman’s Field Guide to Bitters & Amari – the most comprehensive handbook available on selecting, understanding, mixing, and cooking with bitters. For any additional tips, tricks, or supplies, Mark’s artisanal shop, The Meadow is located in the west village and is a great place to find the perfect gift for any cocktail or cooking aficionado!
View pictures of the workshop on Flickr.