Mix one up for mom: Local bitters that can make your Mother’s Day cocktails, mocktails better

MILWAUKEE -- Help mom take the edge off this Mother's Day and mix her up a cocktail. Brandon Reyes with Bittercube Bitters joins Real Milwaukee to tell us a little about their bitters -- and offer up some drinks mom will love.

Bittercube Bitters are developed and created in Milwaukee by hand with naturally sourced ingredients. No extracts or oils have ever been used in Bittercube Bitters.  Bittercube was founded by Nicholas Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz in 2009. Now their products are now distributed in more than 25 states around the country.

Their bitters varieties include:

  • Cherry Bark Vanilla
  • Bolivar
  • Orange
  • Jamaican #1 and #2
  • Blackstrap
  • Corazon
  • Trinity

Memories of Another Time

  • 2 oz. Gamle Ode Celebration Aquavit
  • ¾ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz. Rose Syrup
  • 1 dash Bittercube Trinity Bitters

Shake ingredients lightly with ice. Add 2 oz. seltzer. Strain into highball glass and top with ice.
Garnish with a lemon peel and rose petal.
N/A Version

  • 1 ½ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 ½ oz. Rose Syrup
  • 3 Raspberries

Shake ingredients lightly with ice. Add 2 ½ oz. seltzer. Strain into highball glass and top with ice.
Garnish with a rose petal.

None So Devotional

  • ½ oz. Twisted Path Gin
  • ½ oz. Rujero Singani
  • ½ oz. Lime Juice
  • ¾ oz. Lavender Syrup
  • 1 dash Bittercube Cherry Bark Vanilla Bitters

Shake ingredients lightly with ice. Add 2 ½ oz Sparkling Wine. Strain into champagne flute.
Garnish with small edible flowers.

N/A Version

  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1 oz. Lavender Syrup

Shake ingredients lightly with ice. Add 2 ½ oz. Sparkling Cider. Strain into champagne flute.
Garnish with small edible flowers.