Bob’s Bitters feature in the smallest bar in the world

31 October 2018

In “Travel Man: 48 Hours in Milan” Channel 4, first shown: 1 Oct 2018, Richard Ayoade and comedian Morgana Robinson tour Milan, taking in paintings, a musical pasta-making lesson, and cocktails at Backdoor 43, the smallest bar in the world with a maximum capacity of 4 people.

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Bob’s Bitters and The Modern Cocktail book

06 August 2018

Bob’s Bitters feature in several recipes in Matt Whiley’s new book The Modern Cocktail published by Jacqui Small.

In an introductory quote, Michael O’Hare, of The Man Behind The Curtain restaurant said: “People who don’t like cocktails like Matt’s drinks and people who don’t like bartenders like Matt. He is creative, intelligent and driven and it’s those qualities that make him the best in the country.”

In Matt’s cocktail recipe for “Turkish Coffee” (Raki) p.191,“It is basically an espresso martini” he uses Bob’s Cardamon Bitters.

For the recipe “Lack of Faith” (Tequila) p.184, “One of my bar staff was really keen to make a drink using roasted artichokes” Matt used Bob’s Vanilla Bitters.

In the “Perfect Martini” recipe, p.112, Matt writes: “A ‘perfect’ Manhattan has an even mixture of sweet and dry vermouth alongside the bourbon, and I wanted to think about how you could create a martini in the same way.” Matt’s “Perfect Martini” used Bob’s Orange and Mandarin Bitters.

For everything Matt Whiley see: www.talentedmrfox.com

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Bob’s Bitters New Label Design

16 November 2017

We’ve simplified our label which now includes a barcode plus social media icons for Instagram and Twitter.



Bob’s Bitters range

Why bitters are back on the bar

18 May 2014

Award-winning food writer Christopher Hirst investigates the recent rise in popularity of bitters.

If you happen to have visited a cocktail bar recently, you might have noticed that the forest of spirits has been augmented by a sapling colony of much smaller bottles, often decorated with ornate, old-fashioned labels. These are cocktail bitters, customarily added in minute quantities – usually a drop or two – but making a disproportionate contribution in terms of flavour and aftertaste. In the past year or two, such potent tinctures have become must-have ingredients for top-end bartenders.

Read the full article on the Independent website.


Craft cocktail bitters: What are they?

25 November 2013

The BBC Food website investigate bitters and talk to Bob about his range of single flavours:

Bob Petrie came up with Bob’s Bitters - a range of single flavours, when the Dorchester hotel in London wanted to develop a range.

“The idea was to create ‘The Gin Experience’ serving gin with a selection of bespoke bitters. I took the idea further, making single flavoured bitters with the botanicals used in the flavour profile of gin, e.g. cardamom, ginger, liquorice,” he says.

“I enjoy a cocktail, but am not really a drinker, so I see it more as a culinary point of view,” he says.

“Palates are changing - mine aren’t as bitter as others in the market, as they are single flavours, so people like the idea of adding and mixing those with control,” he says.

Read the full article on the BBC website.


Oh Gosh! Meets Bob

19 December 2008

London based Cocktail enthusiast Jay Hepburn runs the popular website Oh Gosh! Jay met Bob to chat about his bitters and sample the different flavours available.

Bob produces these bitters from a culinary perspective, aiming to concentrate on single ingredients that can then be used by bartenders in a controlled fashion to add specific flavours to drinks. This is a very different approach compared with traditional bitters, which usually combine many spices and botanicals to create a complex ingredient that adds an intricate mixture of flavours to a drink.

Read the full article at Oh Gosh!


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