Bittermens - Elemakule Tiki Bitters
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A taste of the islands.
We recommend adding a dash to libations served in shrunken heads, volcanoes and miniature ceramic Moai.
These bitters were inspired by one of the new garde of Tiki legends: Brian Miller. He asked if we (Bittermens) ever considered making Falernum, a cordial filled with the spices of the West Indies. Since we weren’t cordial makers at the time, we decided to see if it was possible to create a bitter designed with tiki cocktails in mind. Our formulation takes into account the contributions from both the Eastern (Polynesia) and Western (Caribbean) schools of tropical cocktails.
Primary Flavors: Cinnamon and Allspice with a strong cast of supporting spice flavors
1.5 oz Junipero Gin
1.5 oz Don’s Mix*
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
1 dash Bittermens Elemakule Tiki Bitters
Shake with ice and serve in a highball glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.
* equal parts cinnamon bark syrup and grapefruit juice
The Bitter Monk
Created by Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli of Island Creek Oyster Bar in Boston, MA, this cocktail was one of the Cocktails of the Week in Esquire Magazine
1.5 oz Old Monk Rum (or other dark rum)
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz Aperol
1 dash Bittemens ‘Elemakule Tiki Bitters
Mount in a mixing glass, add ice, shake, and strain into a coupe glass. No garnish.
White Port Cobbler
This modern take on a cobbler was created by Nick Detrich of Cure in New Orleans.