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
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
Stir with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a large orange zest.
What do you do when a new product arrives that you have never mixed with before? Start by tasting it and comparing it to what you know. Then, mix up a simple cocktail that will express the nuances and characteristics of the spirit or liqueur. The Bitter Truth E**X**R is wonderfully sweet with characteristics of an Italian amaro. It pairs perfectly with a spicy ginger beer!
E**X**R and Ginger
60 ml (2 oz) The Bitter Truth E**X**R
8 ml (1/4 oz) fresh Lime Juice
120 ml (~4 oz) Ginger Beer
Build in glass over ice. Stir carefully and enjoy.
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.”