BRAZILIAN BITTERS

Celebrating the incredible flavours from the beautiful country of Brazil

THE STORY

The conversation around terroir in the world of spirits is rarely had and it’s something we’re exploring throughout 2018 at The House of Botanicals with our Single Origin series, kicking things off with Brazilian Bitters.

A unique formulation created by Adam Elan-Elmegirab in 2017, these Brazilian Bitters are focused on six key botanicals all of which originated from Brazil; tonka beans, cacao nibs, dried coconut, Arabica coffee, vanilla and black pepper, with additional botanicals selected for their complimentary flavours and their wide usage in Brazilian food and drinks, helping create aromatics and flavour unlike any other.

We intend to source all botanicals directly from growers and farmers wherever possible, with a percentage of the profits donated to a Brazilian charity.

KEY BOTANICALS

  • Tonka beans (Brazil)
  • Cacao nibs (Brazil)
  • Dried coconut (Brazil)
  • Black pepper (Brazil)
  • Fazendo Pantano coffee (Brazil)
  • Vanilla beans (Brazil)
  • Cinnamon (Sri Lanka)
  • Fennel seed (Italy)
  • Mace blades (Indonesia)
  • Allspice berries (Jamaica)
  • ​Cloves (Sri Lanka)
  • Rhubarb root (China)
  • Gentian root (France)

Tasting NOTES

Nose: Complex vanilla, almond, cherry, smoke and cracked peppercorns.

Taste: Warm baking spice, clove, and tonka with hints of sweet coconut, spicy mace and flamed cinnamon.

Finish: Long, spiced and bittersweet with toasted almond throughout.

WORKS WITH...

​Aged rum, bourbon, genever, rye whiskey, fortified wines, amari, sweet sherry, oat milks, tropical fruits, cream, caramel, pineapple, cinnamon, chicory, ginger, banana, dandelion, stoned fruits, plum…

RECOMMENDED SERVE

Palmetto

  • 60ml / 2oz El Dorado 15 year old rum
  • 30ml / 1oz Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
  • 3 Dashes Dr. Adam Elmegirab’s ​Brazilian Bitters
  • 1 Dash Orange Curaçao

Add all ingredients to mixing glass, fill with cubed ice and stir for 15-20 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with fresh orange zest and a cocktail cherry

Origin of drink unknown​

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