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Packing for vacation? Don't forget your traveling cocktail bitters

July 13, 2012 | 10:00 am

Cocktail travels (1 of 1)Packing your suitcase for a quick weekend or a more leisurely vacation? I know you’ve got your miniature shampoo and lotions. But do you have your traveling cocktail bitters?

Yes, that’s right, a special box of bitters in adorable mini-sizes to ensure you can keep up your cocktail mixing skills while away from home. The German bitters company the Bitter Truth has packed up five little bottles, one each of original celery bitters, old time aromatic bitters, orange bitters, Creole bitters and Jerry Thomas bitters, this last named for arguably the most famous bartender of the 19th century, in its Cocktail Bitters Traveler’s Set.

Think what you could do to upgrade an in-flight martini or gin & tonic with one of these kits!

The wonderful thing: Each bottle is 20 milliliters, therefore — hear, hear! — small enough to be carried in your hand luggage. 

Where did I spy them? On the counter at Silverlake Wine. But they should be widely available at fine wine and liquor stores.


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Photos: The Bitter Truth's Cocktail Bitters Traveler’s Set. Credit: S. Irene Virbila / Los Angeles Times.