Next Generation Cocktail by Lee Jones

Lee Jones Next Generation Cocktail Vintage to Visionary Cocktail Competition UK

Next Generation Cocktail

by Lee Jones
Wax Bar, Leeds/UK
(Finalist Vintage to Visionary Cocktail Competition 2013)

Ingredients:
25ml (1oz) Haymans Royal Dock Gin
25ml (1oz) The Bitter Truth EXR
25ml (1oz) Campari
2 dashes The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters
Garnish:
Orange Wedge
Glass:
Martini
Ice:
None
Method:
Blend ingredients and barrel age* for optimum 3 days-2 weeks.
Decant and hard shake and strain to serve.
*if this is not feasible make the cocktail by shaking the ingredients fresh

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 with Robert Hess

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

Ingredients:
60 ml (2 oz) The Bitter Truth E**X**R
8 ml (1/4 oz) fresh Lime Juice
120 ml (~4 oz) Ginger Beer

Instructions:
Build in glass over ice. Stir carefully and enjoy.

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.

Monastery Cocktail

Monastery Cocktail

Monastery Cocktail

Ingredients:
40 ml (1 1/4 oz) Sweet Red Vermouth
20 ml (3/4 oz) The Bitter Truth E**X**R
10 ml (1/3 oz) The Bitter Truth Bitters (any)
Garnish:
Lemon Twist
Glass:
Martini
Ice:
None
Method:
Stir in mixing glass with ice & strain into a cocktail glass.

Hanky Panky

Hanky Panky Cocktail

Hanky Panky Cocktail

Ingredients:
40 ml (1 1/4 oz) Gin
40 ml (1 1/4 oz) Sweet Red Vermouth
10 ml (1/3 oz) The Bitter Truth E**X**R
Garnish:
Lemon Twist
Glass:
Martini
Ice:
None
Method:
Stir in mixing glass on ice & strain into a cocktail glass.

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.

Wild Mountain Thyme Julep

Wild Mountain Thyme Julep

Wild Mountain Thyme Julep

by Abigail Gullo, New Orleans

Ingredients:
60 ml (2 oz) Irish Whiskey
30 ml (1 oz) maple syrup
30ml (1 oz) The Bitter Truth E**X**R
15 ml (1/2 oz) fresh lemon juice
large bunch of fresh Thyme
Garnish:
Thyme Sprig
Glass:
Julep Cup
Ice:
Crushed Ice
Method:
Muddle thyme in the maple syrup, add other ingredients and shake.  Strain and pour in a julep cup filled with crushed ice and garnish with a fat sprig of fresh flowering thyme.

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 Liberal

Cocktail Glas

The Liberal Cocktail

Ingredients:
50 ml (1 1/2 oz) Bourbon Whiskey
30 ml (1 oz) Sweet Vermouth
15 ml (1/2 oz) The Bitter Truth E**X**R
2 dashes The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters
Garnish:
Orange Twist
Glass:
Martini
Ice:
None
Method:
Stir all ingredients over ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange peel.