Brandy Crusta featuring Boker's Bitters

Boker's Bitters is a vintage cocktail bitters, invented by Johann Boker in 1828. Production of Boker's Bitters ceased during Prohibition, but the formula has been recreated and reintroduced by Adam Elmegirab in August 2009. 

Featuring seven different botanicals including orange peel, catechu, quassia bark, cardamom, and mallow flowers. It is 62 proof, and smells and tastes of pine, coffee bean and citrus. It is fairly bitter, with a long, intricate finish. 

Some popular cocktails containing Boker's

  • Sunny Disposition — Blanco tequila, Dry apricot brandy, Suze, Bitters, Lemon juice
  • Martinez — Old Tom Gin, Sweet vermouth, Maraschino Liqueur, Bitters
  • Foreign Key — Japanese Whisky, Aromatized wine, Herbal liqueur, Bitters
  • Requiem for an Old Friend — Islay Scotch, Sweet vermouth, Zirbenz Stone Pine Liqueur, Dry vermouth, Bitters
  • Spruce Moose — Spruce Beer, Rye, Fernet Branca, Bitters, Lime