Think concentrated salty amaro and citrus
Notes: One of a series of bitters from Bittermans Bitters , the founders of the company, Janet and Avery launched their unique products on the market in 2007.
The other bitters in the regular series are: Bittermens ‘Elemakule Tiki Bitters, Bittermens Grapefruit ,and Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Bitters, there also may be seasonal bitters of different flavors coming out in the future.
First Impression: Earthy and spicy combination with lots of citrus going on.
Appearance: Green brown, fairly thin and free flowing compared to some bitters.
Taste: Very dry, aromatic, bitter and quite salty with al fair amount spice notes. Bitter, salty and a interesting blend of chamomiles bitter playing off against citrus make this a savory/herbal fruit bitter.
Drinks: Great to use for a variation on a Hanky Panky – a Manhattan that uses Fernet Branca instead of Vermouth – you can use vermouth and substitute Boston Bittahs for your regular bitters to make a kinder, gentler version of the Hanky Panky.
Bottle: Dark cobalt blue glass old-style / tincture bottle with a built in eyedropper in the screw on cap for ease of use
Other: Dropper eliminates imprecision in use (rather than a dash type top).
Final Thoughts: An interesting bitters- somewhere between a Campari with salt and a citrus (as opposed to mint) amaro in terms of the flavor palette Well made and interesting addition to the bitters category. If you are worried about the price compared to the cheap stuff take a look at our Bitter Math page to see how meaningless that is.