Cocktail bitters have a unique power. Spirits, wine, cider, sodas, and other beverages can be transformed with just a few dashes. They're most famous for their use in classic cocktails like the Manhattan and the Sazerac. However, an explosion of mass- and craft-produced bitters has resulted in flavors for a wide range of cocktail styles.
Bitters: What are they?
The majority of bitters are created by steeping botanicals in a high-proof alcohol such as everclear or whiskey over a period of time. As the botanicals sit, the alcohol acts as a solvent, extracting flavors and volatile aromatics from them. Because the alcohol acts as a preservative, a bottle of well-made bitters can be kept for an indefinite period of time.
What’s it that Bab Louie does differently?
Bab Louie's Bitters are completely non-alcohol. Cocktails, as is well known, have a lot of sweet-sour notes, and adding a bitter to them makes them more flavorful and complete. In a nutshell, if you're looking to spice up your cocktail, a Bitter is the Holy Grail! Bitters are made out of a variety of ingredients, including fruit, spices, leaves, bark, roots, and herbs, all of which are classified as Botanicals.
Bitters are created by infusing plant materials in a clear spirit. After proper storage, in our case, all the essentials are macerated under an aging process of 8-10 weeks in European wooden barrels, and then the component Bitter is extracted, which can then be used as a lively cocktail ingredient.
Exotic herbals and organic herbs invigorate our aromatic bitters. This can leave a strong and pungent aftertaste in your cocktail. These bitters, which are fully non-alcoholic, belong to the tincture family and go great with classic cocktails like the Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Bramble, and Sidecar.
Their Orange Bitters are made using Seville orange peels, coriander, cardamom, anise, and caraway seeds. These homely components give this Bitter a citrus flavor, giving your drink a tropical touch. Bab Louie's homies are particularly fond of the flavor, which they can't get enough of in their Negroni.
While most bitters have varying vigour of coalescence of spices, certain bitters allow for the dominance of a single spice, and that’s what makes Bab Louie’s Cherry Bitters special. A bunch of Spice-forward bitters including Mexican mole, BBQ, Thai, and Jamaican jerk seasoning playfully resemble renowned culinary spice combinations.