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Avery Glasser

Amor y Amargo, 443 E. 6th St., nr. Ave. A; 646-926-6702

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Why open a tasting room and shop devoted to bitters?
I was originally a beer geek, but my wife and I started making our own bitters in 2007.

So now you’re a bitters geek.
A drop of bitters makes a radical difference in a drink.

How many different kinds do you sell?
We’ll have 60 by mid-month; you can get a one-ounce pour of most everything on the shelf for $4.

Any favorites?
The most unusual is probably the celery shrub—it pairs really well with tequila and amber vermouth.

Why is there such a bitters craze right now?
I think it’s because it’s illegal to make your own whiskey or gin, but you can create your own bitters at home. It’s a way for people to contribute to the cocktail world.


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