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.

Beauregarde’s Breakfast Cocktail

Ingredients:
45 ml (1 1/2 oz) Bourbon Whiskey
25 ml (1/2 oz) Amaro Monte Negro
20 ml (3/4 oz) fresh Lemon Juice
2 tsp. Blueberry Preserves
2 dashes The Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters

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

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.

Canon Cocktail

Ingredients:
30 ml (1 oz ) Rye Whiskey
15 ml (1/2 oz) Sweet Vermouth
15 ml (1/2 oz) Ramazzotti Amaro
Cointreau Foam
dashes The Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters

Instructions:
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.

Kentucky Medicine Cocktail by Jamie Boudreau

Jamie brings back the “golden ratio” and discusses proper technique when opening a corked bottle of wine or vermouth. The resulting cocktail, Kentucky Medicine, will surely cure what ails you this Winter season.

Kentucky Medicine Cocktail

Ingredients:
45 ml (1 1/2 oz) Bulleit Rye Whiskey
25 ml (3/4 oz) Cocchi Barolo Chinato
8 ml (1/4 oz) The Bitter Truth E**X**R
1 dash The Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters

Instructions:
Stir with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a large orange zest.

E**X**R and Ginger

EXR & Ginger

E**X**R & Ginger

Ingredients:
50 ml (2 oz) The Bitter Truth E**X**R
Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer
Garnish:
Orange Twist
Glass:
Highball
Ice:
Rocks
Method:
Build in long drink glass on ice and stir. Garnish with orange peel.

New York Mutt

New York Mutt

New York Mutt

by Abigail Gullo / New Orleans

Ingredients:
60 ml (2 oz) Irish Whiskey
25 ml (3/4 oz) Cynar
25 ml (3/4 oz) Maraschino Liqueur
3 dash of The Bitter Truth Creole Bitters
Garnish:
Lemon Twist
Glass:
Martini
Ice:
None
Method:
Stir and serve up in a cocktail glass with a lemon twist.

Negroni Vermiglio

Negroni Vermiglio

Ingredients:
30 ml (1 oz) Sloe Gin
30 ml (1 oz) The Bitter Truth E**X**R
30 ml (1 oz) Campari
splash of plain Soda Water (optional)
Garnish:
Orange Twist
Glass:
Tumbler
Ice:
Rocks
Method:
Build in a tumbler on ice & stir.

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.”

Read the full story here…

The Guadalajara

Cocktail Glas

The Guadalajara

by Misty Kalkofen, Boston

Ingredients:
60 ml (2 oz) El Tesoro Reposado Tequila
15 ml (1/2 oz) Fernet Branca
15 ml (1/2 oz) Agave Simple Syrup (1:1 agave nectar and water)
2 dashes The Bitter Truth Chocolate Bitters
Garnish:
Grapefruit Zest
Glass:
Coupette
Ice:
None
Method:
Stir ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with grapefruit zest.

Kávé

Tumbler

Kávé

by Stevi Deter for Mixology Monday

Ingredients:
25 ml (0.75 oz) dark Jamaican rum
25 ml (0.75 oz) Zwack Unicum
25 ml (0.75 oz) Kahlua Cream Liqueur
2 dashes The Bitter Truth Chocolate Bitters
Garnish:
None
Glass:
Tumbler
Ice:
Rocks
Method:
Shake over ice until well chilled, then strain into ice-filled tumbler.