UPDATE: CONTEST HAS COME TO AN END. WINNER WILL BE CONTACTED VIA EMAIL
Even more good news everyone!
I have another amazing set of bitters to giveaway to one lucky reader! (Contest rules below)
When I first started getting into bitters and building my own little collection at home, Scrappy’s was one of the first companies that I was really drawn to. They use mostly organic ingredients, and their commitment to quality means that their bitters are strongly concentrated with great pure flavor. Their single note flavors are perfect for true cocktail enthusiasts, and are easily understood by people new to the world bitters.
From their website, ” Our focus (is) to create bitters using nearly all organic ingredients of the highest quality with no artificial flavors, chemicals, or dyes, all while respecting sustainability, and contributing to our communities in the process. These values and beliefs are what set us apart from other brands and make our bitters shine even brighter in your drinks and your dishes.
We draw our inspiration from the Old World, utilizing small-batch, handcrafted techniques that allow us to control the quality of our product on a level not yet achievable by robots. We know this because in our quest to make the best bitters possible, we have tested almost every modern-day commercial production technique and consistently discovered that there is no substitute for our original methods. Every component of our bitters has been thoroughly considered and developed by us, by hand.
At Scrappy’s, we believe that by making bitters with the finest ingredients, a touch of love, and a meticulous attention to detail, you’ll be able to taste and smell our commitment to excellence.”
The winner of this giveaway will receive two of their gift set sampler packs, for a total of 8 half-ounce bottles. You’ll get one each of their 8 flavors; aromatic, lavender, orange, lime, cardamom, chocolate, grapefruit, & celery. This way you’ll get to taste each and every flavor they have to offer. Think of all the fun and creative things you can do with all of these great bitters flavors! If you’re ever at a loss, they have a bunch of delicious recipes on their website for all the different flavors.
I have a few favorites when it comes to the flavors they offer, and one of them is definitely their lavender bitters. One of my favorite ways to use them is to add some complexity to a vodka lemonade. It’s total heaven, especially on a lazy sunny day. It’s perfectly light and summery, with just enough lavender flavor to add depth to the lemonade without overpowering the drink or making it taste perfume-y. Seriously delicious.
Spiked Lavender Lemonade
4 oz vodka
4 dashes Scrappy’s lavender bitters
sliced lemon wedges
In a cocktail shaker, combine lemonade, vodka, & lavender bitters. Shake well and pour over ice in a large glass.
Garnish with lemon slices if desired.
makes about 6 1/2 cups of lemonade
3/4 cups of sugar
5 cups of water, divided
1 cup of lemon juice
In a small saucepan make a simple syrup by bringing sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil, stirring frequently. Once all sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and let cool. In a pitcher, combine remaining water, lemon juice, and cooled simple syrup; and stir until well mixed.
Entries will be accepted until, and contest will end on, Friday June 13th, at 6PM EST.
To enter, please follow these links and “like” both Brooklyn Homemaker and Scrappy’s Bitters on facebook. Then come back and leave the comment “Gimme Some Scrappy’s!” on this post, and tell me which flavor you’re most excited about winning and how you think you’ll use it.
Only one comment per entrant, please. Sorry, but immediate family is excluded. The winning bitters can only be shipped within the contiguous United States, so entrants must live or have a mailing address within the lower 48. Winner will be chosen, using a random number generator, from the total number of comments when the contest comes to a close. Winner will be contacted via email for shipping information.