APHRODITE BITTERS

Named after the Greek goddess of love and beauty, and paying tribute to the original medicinal usage of bitters

THE STORY

Released in the summer of 2011, Aphrodite Bitters epitomise everything that the Dr. Adam Elmegirab’s brand is about; through a modern understanding of flavour I pay homage to the historical usage of bitters and reinterpret them in a way never seen before.

Taking their name from the Greek goddess of sexuality and love, Aphrodite Bitters pay tribute to the original medicinal usage of bitters, with the botanicals selected for this bottling having been chosen for their alleged aphrodisiac qualities, aphrodisiacs being substances that are believed to increase sexual desire. These bitters are compounded to create a complex profile focused on the sensuous flavours of coffee and cacao, supported by an array of botanicals which play off and enhance one another making for an end product that is as intricate as it is versatile.

KEY BOTANICALS

  • Cacoa nibs (Brazil)
  • Fazendo Pantano coffee (Brazil)
  • Red chillies (Various)
  • Dried ginger root (China)
  • Allspice berries (Jamaica)
  • Black peppercorns (Brazil)
  • Gentian root (France)

Tasting NOTES

Nose: Burnt cacao, anise, vanilla and cinnamon on the nose.

Taste: Buttery mouthfeel, with bright fresh notes of juniper and pine predominant. This is balanced with warm orange citrus, vanilla, chamomile and subtle hints of maple and fudge throughout

Finish: Long wood-spiced bitter finish with a soft kick of chilli.

WORKS WITH...

​Aged rum, bourbon, genever, rye whiskey, mezcal, fortified wines, amari, sweet sherry, eggs, cream, caramel, pineapple, cinnamon, chicory, ginger beer, banana, mint, beetroot…

RECOMMENDED SERVE

​Rye’n Gosling

  • 22.5ml / 0.75oz Rye whiskey
  • 22.5ml / 0.75oz Gosling’s Black Seal rum
  • 2 Dashes Dr. Adam Elmegirab’s Aphrodite Bitters
  • 22.5ml / 0.75oz Fresh lime juice
  • 22.5ml / 0.75oz Orgeat

Shake all ingredients with cubed ice for 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupette glass and garnish with a wheel of fresh lime dropped into the drink.

Created at The Pinewood in Atlanta (GA)

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