The Darkness - Embrace the darkness...
The Darkness Cacao Coffee bitters are a rich blend of flavors with a deep chocolate essence, strong notes of coffee and a complex undertone of dark spices. Add to that a pleasant, warming bitterness and just a hint of orange and you're ready for the darkness.
Spirits: These bitters work particularly well in brown spirits but they also offer an interesting play of flavors with mezcal or tequila.
Ideas: Try them in a Mai Tai, a Mint Julep or a Rob Roy.
Tasting Notes: Aroma notes of cacao, dark chocolate, coffee, spice and burnt orange.
Taste follows with cocao, dark chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, brown sugar and a subtle bitter note.
Shadow of the Sun
1.5 oz (45 ml) bourbon (Woodford Reserve)
0.5 oz (15 ml) Cointreau
0.25 oz (7.5 ml) cinnamon simple syrup*
4 droppers Apothecary Bitters The Darkness bitters
Orange twist, for garnish
Add bourbon, Cointreau, cinnamon simple syrup and The Darkness to a mixing glass with ice. Stir well, then strain into a chilled coupe.
Twist the orange peel over the drink, rub the rim of the glass, then drop it in as a garnish.
* see recipes page for instructions on creating cinnamon simple syrup.
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