100 Proof (ABV 50%)
Smoked Orange is the new black. Orange zest is cold-smoked with alderwood, and the result is smoky but not overly intense; a finishing touch of mint adds interest. Built for and absolutely killer in tequila and mezcal drinks, but there are also unexpected and wonderful effects in combination with darker spirits. 2.0 oz., 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.
Courtesy of Ms. Lucinda Sterling, Middle Branch
2 oz Reposado Tequila
.75 oz lemon juice
.5 oz medium amber maple syrup
2 drops Cocktailpunk Smoked Orange Bitters
Shake and serve up
THE BARLEY BARREL AGED MANHATTAN
Courtesy of Ms. Megan Stromberg, The BARley
2 oz Feisty Rye
1 oz Carpano Antica Vermouth
2 squeezes Cocktailpunk Smoked Orange Bitters
Stir and serve over a big cube in a rocks glass.
They barrel-age this cocktail at The BARley, but it's delicious made the usual way.
ONE TRICK PONY
Courtesy of Ms. Hannah Morris, Tender Bar + Kitchen
2 oz Corralejo reposado tequila
1/4 oz Aperol
1/4 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Orange Curacao
1/2 oz maple syrup
3/4 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
3 squeezes Cocktailpunk Smoked Orange bitters
Shake and double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
Hannah says "it's basically a fancy mid-winter margarita." Enjoy!