Heliotropic - As we head towards the sun...
Our Heliotropic Botanical Citrus bitters are bright, vibrant and extremely versatile.
These bitters start with a strong citrus punch, bright and fresh, but with a great depth from the several varieties of citrus used. Add to that large amounts of various citrus-like botanicals such as Pacific Northwest hops and lemon verbena plus some subtle floral, stone fruit and honey-like notes and you've got a blossoming orchard in a bottle, complex yet delicious.
Spirits: Gin, tequila, mezcal, sparkling wine and rhum agricole.
Ideas: Try them in a Martini to revamp a classic or in a Negroni, Paloma or Seelbach.
Tasting Notes: Aroma notes of lemon, grapefruit, honey, herbs, stone fruit, and flowers.
Taste follows with big citrus flavors, botanicals, elderflower, and a dry bitterness.
1.5 oz (45 ml) Mezcal (Los Siete Misterios)
0.25 oz (7.5 ml) Meyer Lemon/Thyme simple syrup*
0.5 oz (15 ml) Sweet vermouth
0.75 oz (22.5 ml) Campari
2 droppers Apothecary Bitters Heliotropic bitters
meyer lemon twist and fresh thyme, for garnish
Add mezcal, meyer lemon/thyme simple syrup, sweet vermouth, Campari and Heliotropic to a mixing glass with ice and stir well. Strain mixing glass into a chilled old fashioned glass with a large cube/chunk of ice in it. Twist the orange peel over the drink, rub the rim of the glass, then drop it in as a garnish.
*To make meyer lemon/thyme simple syrup, combine in a small saucepan over medium heat:
1 cup water, 1 cup white sugar, juice and peel of 1 meyer lemon, 7-8 sprigs of thyme.
Stir frequently until the sugar is dissolved and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, allow to cool and strain. Add 1/2 oz of vodka to help preserve. Keep refrigerated.
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