100 Proof (ABV 50%)
Made from beautiful Montmorency sour cherries from the Western Slope. Lighter than our regular Cherry Bitters, they are feminine, elegant, perfumed. 50% A.B.V.
Cocktailpunk cocktail bitters are handmade in very small batches in Boulder, Colorado. Our bitters do not include any sugar, caramel, or added sweetener of any kind, nor is there any coloring, artificial or otherwise. We believe that bitters should be just that, bitter, and ours do not add any confusing sweetness. A great cocktail incorporates spirits with sweet, sour, and bitter components to achieve a harmonious balance, and Cocktailpunk bitters are designed do their part with great accuracy.
All our bitters are fabulous alone in cold sparkling water, and very useful for balancing often-too-sweet non-alcoholic cocktails.
BOURBON PERFECT MANHATTAN
Created or adapted by Cocktailpunk
2 oz best bourbon
0.5 oz Torino vermouth, Cocchi preferred
0.5 oz bianco vermouth, Del Professore preferred
2 squeezes Cocktailpunk Colorado Cherry bitters
Stir, strain, and serve in a chilled coupe.
Courtesy of Ms. Allison Anderson, Frasca Food and Wine
1 oz Cherry-soaked Leopold's Navy Strength Gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz Cocchi Rosé
2 squeezes Cocktailpunk Colorado Cherry Bitters
Stir ingredients and pour over large rocks in a heavily iced lowball. Express the oils of a lemon twist and discard or save to use as garnish on a cocktail pick with your preference of cherry.
NOTE: Cherry Soaked Gin 1 Liter Campari 1 lb. Cherries (Colorado are best, or whatever is easily acquired, ripe and delicious) Leave the pits in! **off season: 12-16 oz dried, bing or sweeter, cherries Soak cherries in Gin in a glass or non-reactive container for at least 10 days if not double that. The longer the better. If a shorter infusion time is needed, smash the cherries gently to expose more of the meat...