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The Bitter Truth Creole Cocktail Bitters 200ml

$48.00

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A kitchen spice type of aromatic bitters
Creole equals flavorful, and these bitters are as unique as the culture it encapsulates. These bitters smell like a kitchen in the French Quarter.
The Bitter Truth Creole Bitters are reminiscent of a style of bitters dating back to an era before cocktails even existed. Back then, bitters were made by doctors and apothecaries, primarily for the use in liquid tonics and then eventually as an ingredient in alcoholic beverages.

The Bitter Truth Creole Bitters reflect the Creole way of life with all its beautiful complexity and spiciness. With the first taste, cayenne and pink peppercorns emerge, supported by anise, big red cinnamon, dusky caraway, and fennel seed. Fruit scents of dried apricots, cherries, and cranberries are mingling with the strong flavors of anise, smoked paprika, and hints of smoldering pine wood.

The vintage metallic label is hiding fiery anise, cherry red-colored liquid. Try it in your favorite Manhattan, Old Fashioned, French 75, or for that matter, any drink that could do with perking up. Put on a brass band march and get your feet moving!

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In the brave new world of cocktails, bitters have had their resurrection, and perhaps to a few, it may have felt like a long time coming. In fact, it is a miracle we have them at all.

At one point, and for a long time, bitters were out of fashion. No longer outrageous, they simply gave way to simpler, faster, more streamlined tastes. Brands and flavors withered and died. Something wonderful was lost then, and it took years to regain enough perspective to see that. But possibly the most gratifying story is that of devotees-turned-professionals, Stephan Berg and Alexander Hauck founding The Bitter Truth.

They, from their personal interests, made bitters something of their lives’ work and galvanized the bitters movement with a series of bitters that famously included the commercial attempt to revive an extinct brand, Boker’s (Bogart`s). For all they have done, for all they will do, Gentlemen here’s to you!

Ted Haigh – Cocktail Historian

Bitter, sweet, and spicy. According to the traditional Creole style, fruity and floral aromas unite with the flavors of anise, caraway, and fennel.

Creole Cocktail
45 ml (1 1/2 oz) Cognac or Whiskey
10 ml (1/3 oz) Sugar Syrup (2:1 Sugar: Water)
2 dashes The Bitter Truth Creole Bitters
2 dashes Absinthe
Lemon Zest

Stir in mixing glass with ice and strain into a chilled rock or cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon zest.

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