Dr Adam Elmegirab's - Aphrodite Bitters
Rum and eight botanicals including organic dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, Arabica coffee, red chili, ginger root and ginseng.
Released in the summer of 2011, Aphrodite Bitters are a unique, hand-crafted cocktail ingredient which take their name from the Greek goddess of sexuality and love.
Aphrodisiacs are substances that are alleged to increase sexual desire and like many traditional bitters the botanicals selected for this bottling have been chosen for their alleged medicinal qualities, in this case as an aphrodisiac. The finest chocolate, cocoa nibs, ginger root, red chili, Arabica coffee and ginseng are compounded to create a complex flavor profile with each botanical playing off and enhancing one another.
Color/Nose – Dark. Burnt cocoa, anise, vanilla and a hint of cinnamon
Palate – Creamy texture capturing fresh roasted espresso, bitter dark chocolate, roasted hazelnuts, rum & raisin truffles, vanilla and a soft spicy kick throughout
Finish – Long wood-spiced bitter finish with a soft kick of chili
25ml Rye Whiskey
25ml English Harbour 5 year old
25ml Sweet Vermouth
2 Dashes Jade Nouvelle-Orleans Absinthe
3 Dashes Aphrodite Bitters
Add all ingredients to mixing glass fill with cubed ice and stir for 15-20 seconds and pour in glass. Garnish with Cherry.