“Have the courage to drink well, and call your mom.”


DRINK RECIPES

Bloody Mary

Made with 100% tomato juice and real horseradish, Hella Co. Bloody Mary Mix has just the right amount of bite and texture. Shaking up a Bloody for yourself and guests is easy! Just combine mix and vodka over ice and you're off to the races.

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Hibiscus Hound

Fewer drinks are more classic and more refreshing than a Greyhound made with fresh grapefruit juice. Its Hibiscus counterpart is one of them. Hella Hibiscus cocktail mixer is made with real dried hibiscus flower petals and vanilla bean. View full recipe →

Rum & Cola

Mix yourself a truly unique and refreshing Rum & Cola with Hella Cola Cocktail Syrup. We've the best parts of classics tonic and cola sodas and matches them together perfectly. Dry, aromatic and perfect with aged rum.

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Gin & Tonic

Premium crafted gins call for a better tonic. Pure and simple. Good bars will take this drink seriously, often making it with a small batch tonic syrup, like our very own Hella Tonic.

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Rosemary Lemonade

For each tall glass of rosemary lemonade, add 2-3 dashes of Hella Bitters Citrus bitters, stir, throw a fresh sprig of rosemary in the mix and enjoy.  View full recipe →

50/50 Martini

The Martini is, hands down the most iconic cocktail. Simple yet elegant with endless variations and a storied past. 

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Iced Tea

Bitters in your Iced Tea all summer long. 

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Dark and Stormy

Named a Dark and Stormy because because If you add the alcohol after the ginger beer it will float on top creating a dark layer (the rum) and a stormy layer (the ginger beer).  

 

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Negroni

A Negroni is a classic cocktail, with a somewhat mysterious and unverifiable history involving a thirsty Count, a talented barman and the right amount of inspiration.

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Bitters + Coffee

Bitters and coffee are a match made in sweet sweet heaven. 

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Smoked Chili Margarita

No excuse necessary to drink this Smokey, Spicy Margarita... 

 

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Mint Julep

Juleps aren't just for Derby Day... 

 

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Champagne Cocktail

Need an easy cocktail for a festive occasion? This might be just what you're looking for. You can easily substitute different bitters or seasonal syrups to create a truly unique variation. 

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Bitters and Seltzer

There's a reason this is a favorite pick me up among bartenders. After a big night, few things will help bring you back more than a tall refreshing seltzer with a hefty dose of cocktail bitters. But for us, it doesn't stop there - hot ass summer day? Ice-cold bitters and soda. Tummy ache? Ice-cold bitters and soda. Healthy alternative to sugary sodas? You get the idea...

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Rob Roy

Simply put, a Rob Roy is a scotch Manhattan. This cocktail goes back over 100 years and still widely enjoyed today by those that prefer a dry smokey profile. 

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Bittered G & T

We love gin and tonics. When done with a small batch tonic and your favorite gin, this becomes one of our warm weather favorites.

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Whiskey, Ginger and Bitters

One of Jomaree’s go-to’s, especially when he’s in the mood for a delicious easy drink at home… Or on a plane.

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Princeton Screwdriver

Sometimes you just want vodka and oj. This variation is nice and aromatic. Plus you get your vitamins!

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Cuba Libre

It’s just a rum and coke, but when made well there’s something undefinable and transportive about it.

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Martinez

This precursor to the Martini is a celebration of gin and sweet vermouth. What makes this cocktail perfectly well rounded is the addition of Maraschino liqueur and aromatic bitters.

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Swizzle

Don’t be fooled by the playful name, this is one serious cocktail. A Caribbean classic that’s meant to cool you down, even on the hottest day.

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Manhattan

A foundational American cocktail. The name of which is not easily traced to the populous island where it is often enjoyed. This elegant drink requires a gentle touch and the Italian vermouth must not be overlooked.

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Old Fashioned

This quintessential and storied cocktail has infinite variations, many inspired by regional ingredients.

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FOOD RECIPES

Apple Cardamom Cable Knit Pie

If there's one thing we find more welcoming than the crack of cocktail ice, it's the cozy aroma of freshly baked pie. That's why, every March 14th, we infuse everyone's favorite mathematical constant with a few healthy dashes of Hella bitters. Happy Pi Day!

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Grilled Onion Dip

Hints of charred flavor amp up a traditional onion dip. Serve with grilled bread for dipping.

 

 

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Coffee Spice Rubbed Spareribs

Don't stop at pork, this rub is delicious on whatever meaty delight you fancy. 

 

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Caramel Popcorn

Sticky Fingers? Fortunately we're not talking about thieves. We're talking about sticky fingers you can't stop licking after you've finished a bowl of these cinnamon-and-caramel-infused treats.

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Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

The only way to make these better is with a side of bacon.

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Smokey Cheddar Grits

You want your grits to be smooth and creamy. Not stuck in your pot like cement.

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Bittered Buttermilk Biscuits

So, what shall we have with our biscuits? Peaches? See how here...

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Bitters + Coffee

Bitters and coffee are a match made in sweet sweet heaven. 

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Smoked Chili Wings

We like chicken wings.... A lot.

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Smoked Chili Roasted Almonds

These Almonds, inspired by the fantastic almonds served at the bar at Union Square Cafe, are unique and irresistible. They're a great party snack to offer guests along with your delicious cocktails. 

Photo Contribution by: The Coastal Table

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

As we all know by now, Cocktail bitters are generally enjoyed in delicious cocktails, but bitters, which are really just robust flavor extracts, also add layers of flavor when used in cooking. When baking we regularly swap out vanilla extract for one of our bitters flavors. The orange Hella Bitters in particular pair perfectly with dark chocolate chunks in cookies.
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Bitter Candied Bacon

This is a real crowd pleasing confection - it can be enjoyed on it’s own or used in a salad or apple pie. Make it and see, it’s delicious enough to spruce up any holiday recipe. It can also be made up to two days ahead, just remember; keep it dry, in a sealed container and OUT of the fridge.
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DIY FORMULAS

Mexican Chocolate Bitters

We made these bitters for the first time when we were experimenting with flavor profiles that would benefit a nice aged tequila. We love the warming depth of Mexican chocolate. It's mix of baking spice and chili pepper result in a satisfying complexity. 

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Simple Orange Bitters

If you crack an old cocktail book you're liable to notice two bitters appear frequently. The first, Aromatic will always be the most prevalent, but right behind it is Orange. Good orange bitters are hard to come by but they are quintessential to any bar. This recipe is deceptively simple. 

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Cranberry Ginger Bitters

Cranberry and Ginger are two ingredients that are meant for each other. They also happen to be incredibly versatile. With distinct bitterness and intensity they play well not just with milder spirits like vodka but can also stand up to the richness of brandy and whiskies. These bitters add a unique seasonal twist to any cocktail you can dream up. 

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