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Forget all of those same old after dinner drinks, try something unforgettable this Christmas, The Bitter Truth ELIXIER is a digestif unrivalled, based on recipes from yesteryear but with a definite taste of now.

Since the middle ages herbal liqueurs have been associated with aiding digestion after a large meal. The church was the main source of potions, with some French and Italian herbal liqueurs from this era still around today. It was thought that alcohol was a good carrier for the medicinal benefits of herbs and spices and that drinking a digestive liqueur helped to settle the stomach and even refresh the breath after a meal. Out of this practice several modern forms of alcohol consumption as we know them have evolved, and in the Alpine regions of Europe the digestive bitters were born.  They are usually dark in colour, as their taste comes from herbs and spices being marinated into grain based alcohols.

ELIXIER merges the best from the past and the present to create a new and distinctive digestive liqueur. The roots of the success of this liqueur are in the botanicals used to create the flavour and colour, with ingredients such as mint, rhubarb, gentian, lemon … Read more

Beauregarde’s Breakfast Cocktail by Jamie Boudreau

Remember Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory were an overzealous Violet Beauregarde chews some special gum resulting in her plumping up like a giant blueberry? Jamie Boudreau, from Canon Bar in Seattle uses a house-made blueberry preserves, and creates a delightful brunch cocktail that celebrates that most American of spirits, Bourbon Whiskey.

How to make the Beauregarde’s Breakfast Cocktail


1 1/2 oz (60ml) Bourbon Whiskey

1/2 oz (25 ml) Amaro Monte Negro

3/4 oz 8 (20ml) fresh lemon juice

2 tsp. blueberry preserves

2 dashes The Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters

Vigorously shake all ingredients with ice to ensure that the preserves are well combined. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Serve with blueberry pancakes.

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Canon Cocktail – Raising the Bar with Jamie Boudreau

Jamie Boudreau’s award winning Seattle bar Canon – Whiskey and Bitters Emporium developed a signature cocktail to epitomize the bar’s full title. He came up with a recipe using whiskey, topped with a Cointreau foam and a touch of aromatic bitters in the form of a stenciled Canon logo.

How to make the Canon Cocktail


1 oz (30 ml) rye whiskey

1/2 oz ( 15 ml) sweet vermouth

1/2 oz (45 ml) Ramazzotti Amaro

Cointreau Foam

dashes The Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters


Stir first three ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled rocks glass. Top with Cointreau foam. If you don’t have a stencil, use a dropper to place bitters on top of foam and run a toothpick or suitable tool through each dot to create a whimsical pattern.

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Digestion is in Session E**X**R Amaro reviewed

It seems the U.S. consumer slowly get accustomed to the black stuff we highly praise here in Europe, not only for it´s aroma and taste, but also for it`s effect on the body in general.

Over at SLASHFOOD, Joshua M. Bernstein, got the chance to taste The Bitter Truth`s brand new amaro-style liqueur E**X**R.

“But then I took a nip. Initially offputting, the intensely complex herbaceousness soon proved appealing. In minutes the bottle was empty. And my stomach? It soon followed suit, creating extra room for dessert.”

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E**X**R and Ginger

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E**X**R & Ginger

50 ml (2 oz) The Bitter Truth – E**X**R

Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer

Build in longdrink glass on ice and stir. Garnish with

orange peel.

ELIXIER rated by UK`s Class Magazine 4,5 out of 5

The Bitter Truth ELIXIER Class Magazine No. 5 reviewed The Bitter Truth`s ELIXIER and rated it 4,5* out of 5, which equals “Highly Recommended”.
Class Magazine is a well respected premium on Trade publication in the U.K.… Read more

Kentucky Medicine Cocktail brought to you by Jamie Boudreau

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Negroni Vermiglio

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Negroni Vermiglio

30 ml (1 oz) The Bitter Truth – Sloeberry BlueGin

30 ml (1 oz) The Bitter Truth – E**X**R or Elixier

30 ml (1 oz) Campari

splash Soda Water (optional)

Build in a tumbler on ice & stir.

New York Mutt

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New York Mutt

60 ml (2 oz) Irish Whiskey

25 ml (3/4 oz) Cynar

25 ml (3/4 oz) Maraschino liqueur

3 dash of Bitter Truth Creole Bitters

Stir and serve up in a cocktail glass with a lemon twist

by Abigail Gullo / NYC

The Bitter Truth Elixier awarded Best in Class at IWSC International Wine and Spirits Challenge

Another great award for The Bitter Truth!

Already voted “Exellent, highly recommended” earlier this year at Paul Pacults Ultimate Spirits Challenge in New York City, we just recieved word that we rocked the bitters category and won the BEST IN CLASS award at this years IWSC International Wine and Spirits Challenge with The Bitter Truth Elixier, known stateside as E**X**R.

Tasting Notes by IWSC Judges:

Very dark with green tinged rim. Complex nose with combination of anise, gentian and wide herbal range. Hints of clove, ginger and liquorice.

Rich and full in the mouth with sweet, syrupy flow. Initially soothing until you register the chilli content which sets up a burning sensation the lifts all the bitter, sweet characters. The chilli burn stays forever !

See how Robert Hess enjoyes mixing a Elixier & Ginger at Small Screen Network…… Read more

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