Not much more than three years ago, Nicholas Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz were just two talented bartenders. But, they've evolved into a cocktail brand – and cocktail bitters making machine -- that has attracted national attention.
But, what are bitters? In a sense, they are nothing more than highly concentrated forms of liquid spice made from roots, barks, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds. A bit like a spice cupboard for your bar, bitters impart a wide range of flavors to craft cocktails with what amounts to very little effort.
And Bittercube has gotten a little bit famous for theirs, which are made by hand from natural ingredients, with no extracts, artificial colors or flavors.
Bittercube began macerating larger batches of bitters in July of 2010, and now has distribution and wholesale accounts around the country.
And, we're pretty proud to lay claim to them right here in Milwaukee. After all, they're a pretty big deal.
To give you a taste of just how influential they've become, their work has been featured in "Martha Stewart's Everyday Food," "Playboy," "Imbibe Magazine," "Timeout," "Chicago Tribune," "Bloomberg BusinessWeek," "GO – AirTran Inflight Magazine," "NPR" and "Daily Candy," among others. Their bitters are distributed in eight states, and exported to Australia. And European distribution is next on the list.